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There are 11 ways to get from Bern to Rijeka by train, night bus, shuttle, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, night bus  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Rho-Fiera Milano Ec
  2. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Trieste Centrale Fr
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station

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Bus  •  15h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Ljubljana bus station N953
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Rijeka bus station N948 / ...

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Train, shuttle  •  11h 43m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Domodossola Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Milano Centrale Re4
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Mestre
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Venezia Mestre to Rijeka

Train, night train  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Sargans
  2. Take the night train from Sargans to Ljubljana En
  3. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Rijeka En

Drive  •  8h 30m

  1. Drive from Bern to Rijeka 828.2 km

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

Train to Zurich, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ZRH - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

Train to Basel, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Zagreb (ZAG) BSL - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

Train to Basel, fly to Pula, bus  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pula (PUY) BSL - PUY
  3. Take the bus from Labin to Rijeka

Train to Zurich, fly to Pula, bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Pula (PUY) ZRH - PUY
  3. Take the bus from Labin to Rijeka

Train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana, train  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ljubljana (LJU) ZRH - LJU
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka
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Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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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
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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, returning to Switzerland from Croatia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Rijeka is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 60 and takes 15h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Bern to Rijeka is to train and fly and bus. Taking this option will cost SFr 150 - SFr 370 and takes 7h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Rijeka bus station via Ljubljana bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Rijeka via Sargans and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 21m.

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The distance between Bern and Rijeka is 568 km. The road distance is 828.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Rijeka without a car is to train and night bus which takes 10h 58m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 10h 58m to get from Bern to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Rijeka train services, operated by Südostbahn, depart from Bern station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 568.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 58m

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Bern to Rijeka via Ljubljana bus station in around 15h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 14.000 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Basel to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.800 kn
Flights from Basel to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Basel to Pula via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Pula via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 5.500 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Zurich to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.700 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Zurich to Pula via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.900 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.600 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120 kn - 1.600 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
470 kn - 4.000 kn
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 3.000 kn
Train operators
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 Bern to Rho-Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
360 kn - 650 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Sargans
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
490 kn - 900 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
320 kn - 600 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
260 kn - 480 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Rho-Fiera Milano to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 750 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
230 kn - 320 kn
Base Standard
420 kn - 600 kn
Base Premium
500 kn - 750 kn
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Domodossola to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
65 kn - 80 kn
Website
Trenord
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 410 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
160 kn - 220 kn
Smart Low Cost
140 kn - 200 kn
Smart Flex
300 kn - 410 kn
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Bern to Sargans
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
bahn.com
Night train from Sargans to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
10h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
390 kn - 550 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Night train from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
190 kn - 270 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
210 kn - 600 kn
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
210 kn - 290 kn
1st Class
410 kn - 600 kn
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
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 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
70 kn - 90 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 75 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 46m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
290 kn - 360 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
60 kn - 80 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venezia Mestre to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
280 kn - 2.500 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
280 kn - 750 kn
Private
1.400 kn - 2.500 kn
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
Pleso Prijevoz
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Labin to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr
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brioni.hr

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

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Bern to Rijeka train services, operated by EuroNight, arrive at Rijeka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Rijeka is 828 km. It takes approximately 8h 30m to drive from Bern to Rijeka.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti offer flights from Zurich Airport to Venice Airport.

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