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There are 6 ways to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Rome  •  5h

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Rome (FCO) ZAG - FCO

123€ - 212€

Cheapest option

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) ZAG - CIA

33€ - 171€

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Bus, train  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Trieste 402
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Roma Tiburtina Fr

62€ - 162€

Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina

84€ - 100€

Night train, train  •  13h 51m

  1. Take the night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf En
  2. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Bologna Centrale Nj
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

96€ - 195€

Drive  •  8h 21m

  1. Drive from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome 893.8 km

110€ - 160€

Croatia → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Croatia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Israel and United Kingdom

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Croatia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from Croatia
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Croatia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Italy.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome is to bus which costs 600 kn - 800 kn and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome is to fly which costs 900 kn - 1.600 kn and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Airport and arriving at Rome Tiburtina via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 30m.

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The distance between Zagreb Airport (ZAG) and Rome is 513 km. The road distance is 893.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome without a car is to bus and train which takes 11h 32m and costs 470 kn - 1.300 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome, including transfers.

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Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome is to fly which takes 5h and costs 900 kn - 1.600 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 600 kn - 800 kn and takes 14h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Rome Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome.
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  • Distance: 512.8 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Zagreb Airport (ZAG), Croatia and Rome, Italy?

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome hourly. Alternatively, Vincek Autobusi ltd. operates a bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina twice a week. Tickets cost 80€ - 95€ and the journey takes 13h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome Ciampino via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Zagreb to Rome Ciampino via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Zagreb to Rome Ciampino via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Zagreb to Rome Ciampino via Frankfurt, Krakow
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Zagreb to Rome Ciampino via Frankfurt, Brussels
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 270€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Split
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 210€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 250€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome Ciampino via Frankfurt, Tirana
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 65€
Base Standard
75€ - 110€
Base Premium
90€ - 140€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
50€ - 70€
Base Premium
60€ - 90€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Villach Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Nightjet
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Bus operators
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome is 894 km. It takes approximately 8h 21m to drive from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) to Rome.

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Swiss, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Rome Airport.

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