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Getting from Venice to Zagreb

Visiting Venice and then heading to Croatian capital Zagreb? Looking for the best way to get from one city to another?

Read on to find more details about getting from Venice to Zagreb by bus, train, car or even flying. Or opt for booking a private car transfer (with a visit to Postojna Cave in Slovenia).

View of the city of ZagrebView of the city of Zagreb

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Buses from Venice to Zagreb

The cheapest way of getting from Venice to Zagreb is by taking the bus. FLIXBUS offers numerous departures throughout the day between Venice and Zagreb, with stops in Ljubljana (see the best things to do in this Slovenian city).

The journey can take from 5 h 30 minutes to 8 hours, and ticket prices start from €35 (1 carry-on luggage of 7kg & 1 luggage of 20kg are included in the price).

Venice to Zagreb trains

Note that there are no direct trains between Venice and Zagreb. You'll have to change the train at Trieste (Italy) and then continue your travel to Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Zagreb.

The total journey time is around 12 hours and the train tickets start from €40 one-way. Taking a bus from Venice to Zagreb is far more convenient option with cheaper tickets and less travelling time.

The Venetian gondolaThe Venetian gondola

Private transfer from Venice to Zagreb

For completely stress free transfer between Venice and Zagreb, choose your private car transfer. The driver will pick you up at your Venice accommodation, take care of your luggage and drive in air-conditioned vehicle to your Zagreb hotel or apartment.

We can recommend this private transfer with Postojna Cave tour included. 

The tour will give you access to one of Slovenia's top attractions—the magnificent Postojna Cave. You’ll have time to see the caves before heading to Croatia’s capital - Zagreb.

Driving from Venice to Zagreb

If you decide to drive on this route, you should know that total distance is about 385 kilometers. The drive will take around 3h 30 minutes.

Croatia, Slovenia and Italy are all part of the European Union, so you can take rental cars in and out of those countries. Note that Slovenia has a national highway toll system in place.

Visit Discover Cars to compare available car hire deals from leading rental companies and book the one that best suits you.

Flights from Venice to Zagreb

There are no direct flights between Venice and Zagreb, only flights with layover somewhere in Europe - Vienna, Munich or similar.

One of the options would be taking a high-speed train from Venice to Rome (frequent service by Trenitalia; 3h 30min), then from there catch one of the flights to Zagreb (choose from Croatia Airlines or Ryanair flights).

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