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There are 10 ways to get from Athens to Rijeka by plane, bus, shuttle, train, night bus or car

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Fly to Rijeka  •  9h 6m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rijeka (RJK) ATH - RJK

1.236 kn - 3.356 kn

Cheapest option

Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ATH - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

536 kn - 1.396 kn

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Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Venice (VCE) ATH - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

616 kn - 3.676 kn

Fly to Trieste, bus  •  10h 51m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Trieste (TRS) ATH - TRS
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station

756 kn - 1.906 kn

Fly to Klagenfurt, shuttle, train  •  13h 9m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Klagenfurt (KLU) ATH - KLU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

961 kn - 2.156 kn

Train, bus  •  23h 2m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Rijeka

679 kn - 1.069 kn

Bus  •  27h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Rijeka Belgrade - Pula

738 kn - 963 kn

Bus, night bus  •  28h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the night bus from Belgrade bus station to Rijeka bus station N1906

579 kn - 1.398 kn

Train  •  33h 30m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade
  4. Take the train from Beograd Centar to Dugo Selo 410 / ...
  5. Take the train from Dugo Selo to Rijeka Re

634 kn - 1.559 kn

Drive  •  15h 52m

  1. Drive from Athens to Rijeka 1635.7 km

1.500 kn - 2.300 kn

Athens to Rijeka by train and bus

The journey time between Athens and Rijeka is around 46h 38m and covers a distance of around 1701 km. The fastest journey normally takes 46h 38m. Services are operated by Greek Railways (OSE), Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD, Makedonija Soobrakaj AD and others. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
46h 38m
Fastest journey time:
46h 38m
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
679 kn
Carbon emissions:
160 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:22
Last service departs at:
12:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Athens to Rijeka train and bus schedules

Greece → Croatia
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rijeka is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rijeka is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rijeka is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Greece from Croatia.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Rijeka is to bus which costs €95 - €130 and takes 27h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Athens to Rijeka is to fly and bus which takes 7h 52m and costs €70 - €190.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Rijeka via Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Rijeka via Thessaloniki, Skopje, Beograd Centar and Dugo Selo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 30m.

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The distance between Athens and Rijeka is 1122 km. The road distance is 1635.7 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 23h 2m and costs €85 - €150.

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It takes approximately 9h 6m to get from Athens to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Athens to Rijeka bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Rijeka train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Rijeka is to fly which takes 9h 6m and costs €160 - €450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €95 - €130 and takes 27h 2m, you could also train, which costs €80 - €210 and takes 33h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 1121.8 km
  • Duration: 9h 6m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Rijeka, Croatia?

Lufthansa, Croatia Airlines and three other airlines fly from Athens to Rijeka once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Rijeka via Belgrade in around 27h 2m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Athens to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Athens to Rijeka via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Athens to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.500 kn
Flights from Athens to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.200 kn
Flights from Athens to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Athens to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Athens to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Athens to Klagenfurt via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 2.400 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Athens to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Athens to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Athens to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Athens to Trieste via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.700 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Athens to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Athens to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Athens to Trieste via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.700 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Athens to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 1.800 kn
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Athens to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.200 kn
Flights from Athens to Venice via Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.200 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
300 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Athens to Venice via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
300 kn - 1.700 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Rijeka via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.200 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Zagreb via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.100 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 5.500 kn
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
70 kn - 90 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 80 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
140 kn - 210 kn
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Email
mztransportad@mztransportad.com.mk
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 360 kn
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 kn - 700 kn
Website
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Pleso Prijevoz
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
280 kn - 2.400 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
280 kn - 750 kn
Private
1.300 kn - 2.400 kn
Shuttle from Klagenfurt Flughafen to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
75 kn - 1.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
75 kn - 240 kn
Private
320 kn - 1.100 kn
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).

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Belgrade bus station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
210 kn - 260 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
12h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
340 kn - 460 kn
Schedules at
ms.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Skopje to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
420 kn - 500 kn
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Book at
hafet.getbybus.com
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.com
Bus from Athens to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
18h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
410 kn - 500 kn
Schedules at
siamostours.com
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
260 kn - 410 kn
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
360 kn - 1.200 kn
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Rijeka Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h and has one stopover.

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Athens to Rijeka bus services, operated by BS Tours, arrive at Rijeka station.

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Rijeka is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 5:02 PM in Athens and 4:02 PM in Rijeka.

Athens to Rijeka train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Rijeka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Rijeka is 1636 km. It takes approximately 15h 52m to drive from Athens to Rijeka.

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Croatia Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Rijeka Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs €10.

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