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There are 8 ways to get from Avignon to Rijeka by car, plane, bus, shuttle or train

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Drive, fly to Rijeka  •  6h 17m

  1. Drive from Avignon to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Rijeka (RJK) MRS - RJK

1.480 kn - 3.581 kn

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Bus  •  19h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Trieste 1922
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

487 kn - 610 kn

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Drive, fly to Trieste, bus  •  8h 37m

  1. Drive from Avignon to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Trieste (TRS) MRS - TRS
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station

490 kn - 1.931 kn

Drive, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  7h 14m

  1. Drive from Avignon to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Venice (VCE) MRS - VCE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

560 kn - 4.101 kn

Drive, fly to Ljubljana, train  •  9h 30m

  1. Drive from Avignon to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Ljubljana (LJU) MRS - LJU
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

890 kn - 2.841 kn

Train, bus  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale Fr
  4. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

1.151 kn - 1.959 kn

Bus, shuttle  •  22h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Bologna Barcelona - Bologna
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna to Rijeka

Drive  •  10h 24m

  1. Drive from Avignon to Rijeka 1045.8 km

850 kn - 1.300 kn

Avignon to Rijeka by train and bus

The journey time between Avignon and Rijeka is around 35h 11m and covers a distance of around 1122 km. The fastest journey normally takes 34h 53m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Avignon to Rijeka service departs from Avignon TGV and arrives in Rijeka bus station. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
35h 11m
Fastest journey time:
34h 53m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
1.091 kn
Carbon emissions:
64 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:50
Last service departs at:
07:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Avignon to Rijeka train and bus schedules

France → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from France

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from France

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from France

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from France.

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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 France from Croatia.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Rijeka is to bus which costs €60 - €85 and takes 19h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Rijeka is to drive and fly which costs €190 - €480 and takes 6h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Avignon to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Avignon and arriving at Rijeka bus station via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 55m.

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The distance between Avignon and Rijeka is 777 km. The road distance is 1045.8 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 14h 7m and costs €150 - €260.

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It takes approximately 6h 17m to get from Avignon to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Avignon to Rijeka bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Avignon station.

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Rijeka Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Avignon to Rijeka bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rijeka bus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Avignon to Rijeka is 1046 km. It takes approximately 10h 24m to drive from Avignon to Rijeka.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 777 km
  • Duration: 6h 17m

What companies run services between Avignon, France and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Avignon to Rijeka via Trieste in around 19h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Marseille to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Marseille to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Marseille to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Marseille to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 4.200 kn
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.400 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Marseille to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kn - 750 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200 kn - 800 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.800 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.300 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.600 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.200 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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
470 kn - 850 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon Tgv to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
340 kn - 400 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
350 kn - 400 kn
1st Class
340 kn - 400 kn
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
410 kn - 500 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
410 kn - 480 kn
1st Class
420 kn - 500 kn
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 kn - 900 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
290 kn - 400 kn
Base Standard
500 kn - 700 kn
Base Premium
600 kn - 900 kn
Bus operators
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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Contact Details
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
Bus from Avignon to Trieste
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
370 kn - 450 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.
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 Bologna to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
350 kn - 4.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
350 kn - 380 kn
Private
2.200 kn - 4.100 kn
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Avignon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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