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Getting from Rome to Croatia

Many travellers have Italy and Croatia as a part of the same itinerary. They are in the luck that travelling between these two countries is fairly easy nowadays, especially during the summer months.

For those departing from Rome, there are many flights available (to Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb), plus there is an option of heading to the ports of Ancona or Bari and catching one of ferries to Croatia from there.

Continue to read to find out more details about getting from Rome to Croatia.

Getting from Rome to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Old Town portDubrovnik Old Town port

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Taking into consideration that Rome is situated somewhere in the centre of Apennine Peninsula, and Dubrovnik in the very south of Croatia, with Adriatic sea in middle, the easiest way to travel between these two cities is to take a plane (travel time is only 1h 15min).

Along the way you'll enjoy amazing views of Croatian islands and you'll have a chance to capture scenic photos through a plane window.

Travellers have a choice of several companies operating flights between Rome and Dubrovnik.

Vueling Airlines offers direct flights from April until end of October, while Croatia Airlines flies on this route all-year round (direct flights in the summer, flights via Zagreb/Split the rest of the year).

We recommend you to book your flight with Vueling, as it offers flights with affordable prices and great service.

Ryanair connects Rome with Dubrovnik several times a week from April until end of October.

Reaching Fiumicino Airport, situated some 22km from Rome, is easy thanks to the Leonardo Express train which runs from Termini Station to the airport every 15 minutes and takes 32 minutes. For seeing other ways of transfer to the airport, check here.

For a slightly different experience, we suggest to take a train from Rome to the port of Bari and from there catch a ferry to Dubrovnik (this is possible only during summer months due to seasonal ferry service). 

Rome to Dubrovnik flights:

  • Vueling Airlines: 31/03 - 26/10 (daily; direct flight) 👉 Find tickets here!
  • Croatia Airlines: all-year long (daily; direct flight or via Split/Zagreb) 👉 Book tickets here!
  • Ryanair: 03/04 - 26/10 (direct flights)

View over Lopud island from the plane

Getting from Rome to Split

Those who need to reach Split from Rome, there are several flights available. Some of them are running all-year long while others are only seasonal. The flight between Rome and Split is quick - it lasts only 1 hour 10 minutes.

Once landed to Split take the airport shuttle bus or book a private car transfer to the city center from where you can catch one of catamarans sailing to the nearby islands (Brac, Hvar, Korcula) or take a bus to reach some of smaller cities and places along the Croatian coast (see all available bus routes HERE).

Rome to Split flights:

  • Croatia Airlines: operating all-year round (every day) 👉 Book tickets!
  • Vueling Airlines: 27/03 - 29/10 (several times a week) 👉 Book here!
  • Wizz Air: 26/06 - 01/09 (three times a week)

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Getting from Rome to Zagreb

Ilica, shopping street in ZagrebIlica, shopping street in Zagreb

If travelling from Rome to the Croatian capital Zagreb you can choose from several flights. 

Croatia Airlines has flights throughout the year from Rome Fiumicino to Zagreb via Split Airport. The total journey takes around 2 hours 40 minutes. 

In addition, Ryanair operates direct flights (all-year long) between Rome and Zagreb (the flight takes 1.5 hour).

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