There are 5 ways to get from Zagreb to Rome by plane, bus, ferry, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4h 31m

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

112€ - 300€

Cheapest option

Bus via Trieste  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Trieste
  2. Take the bus from Trieste, Trieste to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N533 / ...

50€ - 72€

3 alternative options

Bus, line 2 ferry, train  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Venezia - Tronchetto
  2. Take the line 2 ferry from Tronchetto Mercato to P.le Roma "F" 2 / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Roma Termini Fr / ...

Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina

80€ - 95€

Drive  •  8h 21m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Rome 887.6 km

120€ - 180€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Rome is to bus via Trieste which costs 370 kn - 550 kn and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Rome is to fly which costs 850 kn - 2.300 kn and takes 4h 31m.

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

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The distance between Zagreb and Rome is 517 km. The road distance is 887.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Rome without a car is to bus and line 2 ferry and train which takes 9h 52m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 31m 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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The best way to get from Zagreb to Rome is to fly which takes 4h 31m and costs 850 kn - 2.300 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 600 kn - 700 kn and takes 13h.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Rome Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m 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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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Rome.
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  • Distance: 516.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

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

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and 16 other airlines fly from Zagreb 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 600€
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 600€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 600€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Split
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 410€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 850€
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
65€ - 90€
Base Premium
80€ - 120€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 45€
Smart Low Cost
29€ - 45€
Smart Flex
60€ - 85€
Bus operators
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Venezia - Tronchetto
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
33€ - 38€
Schedules at
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
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
Twice 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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste, Trieste to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
ACTV S.p.a
Phone
+ 39 041 27 22 111
Email
protocollo@pec.actv.it
Website
actv.avmspa.it
Ferry from Tronchetto Mercato to P.le Roma "F"
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
ACTV S.p.a

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Rome is 888 km. It takes approximately 8h 21m to drive from Zagreb to Rome.

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Swiss, KLM, Eurowings and 10 other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 12043+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs 220 kn - 270 kn.

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