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

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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Train, bus  •  10h 41m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Ljubljana Ec / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Trieste 907 / ...
  3. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$67 - $210

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina 4 / ...

$50 - $160

5 alternative options

Train  •  11h 48m

  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

Drive  •  8h 24m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Rome 554.7 miles

$130 - $200

Fly from Zagreb  •  7h 8m

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

$108 - $330

Shuttle, shuttle to Trieste, fly  •  6h 21m

  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 Rome (FCO) TRS - FCO

$129 - $820

Shuttle to Venice, fly  •  7h 29m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Venice Airport
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Rome (FCO) VCE - FCO

$99 - $850

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Rome is to train and bus which costs 430 kn - 1.400 kn and takes 10h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Rome is to shuttle and fly which costs 800 kn - 5.500 kn and takes 6h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Rome Tiburtina. Services depart three times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Rome. 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 11h 48m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Rome is 517 km. The road distance is 887.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Rome without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 41m and costs 430 kn - 1.400 kn.

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It takes approximately 10h 41m to get from Zagreb to Rome, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Rome bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Rome 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 Rome is to train which takes 11h 48m and costs 500 kn - 1.000 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 330 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 13h, you could also fly, which costs 650 kn - 2.200 kn and takes 7h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Rome.
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  • Distance: 322.9 miles
  • Duration: 10h 41m

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Rome, Italy?

You can take a train from Zagreb to Rome via Villach Hbf and Bologna C.Le in around 11h 48m. Alternatively, Vincek Autobusi ltd. operates a bus from Zagreb to Rome twice a week. Tickets cost $156 and the journey takes 13h. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Venice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Trieste to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Trieste to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Prague
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.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 Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
Train from Villach Hbf to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
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 Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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 Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.si
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Trieste Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Crnja Tours
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Ljubljana to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trg Osvobodilne Lubiana to Trieste Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
atvo.it
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
$156
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
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
1h 16m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330
Shuttle from Zagreb to Venice Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $650
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$52 - $57
Private
$290 - $650

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Rome Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Rome is 887 km. It takes approximately 8h 24m to drive from Zagreb to Rome.

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Austrian Airlines, Air France, Brussels Airlines and nine other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Zagreb to Rome bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 12148+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to line 290 shuttle which takes 31m and costs .

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