There are 9 ways to get from Zagreb to Rome by bus, train, night 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Trieste 427 / ...
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$64 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h

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

$50 - $160

7 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$82 - $176

Night bus  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Rome N997

$55 - $89

Drive  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Rome 554.7 miles

$130 - $200

Fly Zagreb to Rome  •  6 h 13 min

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

$122 - $443

Shuttle to Trieste, fly to Rome  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Rome (FCO) TRS - FCO

$131 - $823

Fly Venice to Rome  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Rome (FCO) VCE - FCO

$101 - $858

Shuttle to Trieste, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) TRS - CIA

$99 - $791

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Rome is to night bus which costs 350 kn - 600 kn and takes 13 h 4 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Rome is to fly which costs 750 kn - 2.900 kn and takes 6 h 13 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 10 h 36 min to get from Zagreb to Rome, including transfers.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Rome Tiburtina. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

More details

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 Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 5 min.

More details

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

You can take a train from Zagreb to Rome via Villach Hbf and Venezia Mestre in around 12 h 5 min. Alternatively, Vincek Autobusi ltd. operates a bus from Zagreb to Rome twice a week. Tickets cost $158 and the journey takes 13 h. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Venice to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Trieste to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Trieste to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Split
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $220
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 Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
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
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Bus from Zagreb to Rome
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zagreb to Rome
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Trieste Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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
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
$158
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com

Want to know more about travelling around Italy

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.