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There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Italy by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Zagreb to Bologna  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Bologna (BLQ) ZAG - BLQ

$116 - $391

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Rome N997

$53 - $86

5 alternative options

Fly Zagreb to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZAG - MXP

$111 - $361

Shuttle, shuttle to Trieste, fly to Milan Linate  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
  3. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) TRS - LIN

$149 - $766

Train  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Bologna C.Le En
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$78 - $155

Bus  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina 4

$157

Drive  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Rome 556.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Italy is to night bus which costs 340 kn - 600 kn and takes 12 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Italy is to fly which costs 700 kn - 2.400 kn and takes 4 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Italy. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Italy. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Roma Termini via Villach Hbf and Bologna C.Le. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 48 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Italy is 440 km. The road distance is 890.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Italy without a car is to train which takes 11 h 48 min and costs 500 kn - 1.000 kn.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Zagreb to Italy, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Italy train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Italy is to fly which takes 6 h 30 min and costs 750 kn - 2.600 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 500 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 11 h 48 min, you could also bus, which costs 1.017 kn and takes 13 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Italy.
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  • Distance: 275.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Italy?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Zagreb to Bologna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Rome via Villach Hbf and Bologna C.Le in around 11 h 48 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Zagreb to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Zagreb to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bologna via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $60
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $40
Private
$130 - $240
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$156
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zagreb to Rome
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Zagreb to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Italy is 891 km. It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to drive from Zagreb to Italy.

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TAP Portugal, Austrian Airlines, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 547+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs 90 kn - 700 kn.

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