Split or Dubrovnik, Croatia to Greece with rail pass

What is the fastest why other than air to travel from (Split or Dubrovnik ) to Greece?
And will I need to purchase additional ferry tickets? In addition to the Eurail pass?
Or would it be better to leave from Italy?
Thank-you!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 24, 2016 19:42
    Hi Anne,

    Dubrovnik is only accessed by bus or ferry from Split. Therefore, you would first have to get to Split in order to continue on by rail to Greece. The bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes about 3 to 4 hours in duration, and the ferry takes about 9 hours in duration. A rail pass would not be valid on the bus or the ferry. Tickets for both the bus and the ferry can only be purchased locally when you're there.

    From Split, you would take a train up to Zagreb. For a connection to Greece, your best option would be to take the direct overnight train from Split to Zagreb. In Zagreb, you would then head down toward Greece on a train to Belgrade. In Belgrade, you would switch to overnight train that would take you to Thessaloniki in northern Greece. From Thessaloniki, you would be able to connect to other destinations in Greece.

    Your rail pass would have to be valid in each of the countries being traveled through (Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece), and these trains do require reservations in addition to a rail pass. Currently, however, only the overnight train from Split to Zagreb would be able to be booked on our website. To purchase reservations for the train from Zagreb to Belgrade and the overnight train from Belgrade to Thessaloniki, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600.

    In the meantime, you can check reservation costs for the night train from Split to Zagreb by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.

    Generally, trains from Split to Zagreb and Zagreb to Belgrade can only be booked within 60 to 90 days of an intended departure date, while trains from Belgrade to Thessaloniki are only able to be booked within 60 days of an intended departure date.

    There may be ferries from Croatia to Greece, but we would not have any information about them.
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