There are 10 ways to get from Zagreb to Merano by bus, train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus Luki Bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Trieste 427 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Bolzano

$103 - $219

Cheapest option

Train via Villach Hbf  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Lienz in Osttirol Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Lienz in Osttirol to Fortezza/Franzensfeste Rex / ...
  4. Take the train from Fortezza to Merano Reg / ...

$53 - $93

8 alternative options

Train  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Innsbruck Hbf En
  2. Take the train from Brennero to Merano Reg / ...

$69 - $112

Bus Euroda SRL Rovereto  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bregana to Bolzano

$95 - $130

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Merano 408.2 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Zagreb to Innsbruck, bus, train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Innsbruck (INN) ZAG - INN
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno
  3. Take the train from Vipiteno to Merano

$198 - $669

Fly Zagreb to Munich, bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Munich (MUC) ZAG - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano

$195 - $641

Fly Graz to Munich, bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Munich (MUC) GRZ - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano
  3. Take the bus from Bolzano to Merano

$222 - $890

Fly Ljubljana to Munich, bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Munich (MUC) LJU - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano

$229 - $825

Fly Zagreb to Zurich, train  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zurich (ZRH) ZAG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Brennero to Merano

$169 - $544

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Merano is to train which costs 330 kn - 600 kn and takes 11 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Merano is to drive which costs 600 kn - 900 kn and takes 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Merano. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Merano via Trieste and Bolzano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Merano. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Merano via Villach Hbf, Lienz in Osttirol and Fortezza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Merano is 382 km. The road distance is 653.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Merano without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 49 min and costs 650 kn - 1.400 kn.

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It takes approximately 10 h 49 min to get from Zagreb to Merano, including transfers.

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

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Zagreb to Merano 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 Merano is to bus which takes 10 h 49 min and costs 650 kn - 1.400 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 330 kn - 600 kn and takes 11 h 19 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Innsbruck Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Merano bus services, operated by Luki Bus, arrive at Bolzano station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Merano.
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  • Distance: 239 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 49 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy?

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Merano via Trieste and Bolzano in around 10 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Merano via Villach Hbf, Lienz in Osttirol, Fortezza/Franzensfeste, and Fortezza in around 11 h 19 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Graz to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Graz to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Graz to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Innsbruck via Warsaw, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Zagreb to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Lienz in Osttirol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Lienz in Osttirol to Fortezza/Franzensfeste
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Lienz to Fortezza
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Fortezza to Merano
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $14
Train from Brennero to Merano
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Train from Vipiteno to Merano
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $17
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
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.

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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
4 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Trieste Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
globtour.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Luki Bus
Phone
+381 36 35-90-90
Email
lukireisen@gmail.com
Website
lukibus.com
Bus from Trieste to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
lukibus.com
Alto Adige Bus
Phone
895 895 0831
Email
info@suedtirolbus.it
Website
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Bolzano to Merano
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com

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