Travelling from Venice to Croatia
Travellers can choose from a number of ways of getting from Venice to Croatia. There are several flights from Venice to airports in Croatia with short flight time.
Another options would be taking a catamaran from Venice in Italy to one of Istrian ports or taking one of numerous daily trains from Venice Santa Lucia or Mestre train stations to Trieste and then change there for more transportation options to Croatia.
Find bellow more details about the best ways of getting between Venice and Croatian destinations.
Venice in Italy
Travelling from Venice to Istria
If you are travelling from Venice to Istria you can choose from taking a high-speed catamaran to the following ports - Rovinj, Porec, Pula and Umag. These routes are operated by two different companies - Venezia Lines and Kompas. The service is available between April and October.
Otherwise you can book a van transfer from Venice to several destinations in Istria including Rijeka, Rovinj, Porec, Pula and Umag. This service is provided by GoOpti transfers which offer private and shared transfers between many destinations.
This service is available all-year round. You can choose departures from Venice Marco Polo Airport, Venice Piazzale Roma Parking and Venice Mestre.
Travelling from Venice to Split and Dubrovnik
Many travellers wonder if there is a direct ferry between Venice and Split or Dubrovnik. Unfortunately, there are no ferries from Venice to these ports. By far the easiest way of travelling from Venice to Split or Dubrovnik is by plane.
Spanish low-cost airline, Volotea offers flights from mid-June to mid-September from Venice to both Split and Dubrovnik. EasyJet also flies from Venice to Split and Dubrovnik several times a week starting from July and ending in October.
You could travel from Venice to Trieste by train, and then take one of the daily buses from here to Split and Dubrovnik. However, the bus journey from Trieste to Split or Dubrovnik is pretty long and we think that there are better ways of travelling this routes.
One of the options would be to take a train down the Italian side of the Adriatic and then take a ferry across to Croatia (from the ports of Ancona or Bari).