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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale Fr
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

912 kn - 1.913 kn

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Bus  •  15h 3m

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

362 kn - 434 kn

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Bus, line 2 ferry, shuttle  •  15h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
  2. Take the line 2 ferry from Tronchetto Mercato to P.le Roma "F" 2 / ...
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

739 kn - 3.010 kn

Train, night train  •  17h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Jesenice En
  3. Take the night train from Jesenice to Rijeka En

1.272 kn - 1.864 kn

Drive  •  8h 30m

  1. Drive from Bern to Rijeka 828.2 km

650 kn - 1.000 kn

Train to Zurich, fly to Rijeka  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Rijeka (RJK) ZRH - RJK

1.561 kn - 3.709 kn

Train to Basel, fly to Rijeka  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Rijeka (RJK) BSL - RJK

1.928 kn - 5.973 kn

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  9h 12m

  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

1.041 kn - 4.029 kn

Train to Zurich, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  8h

  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

1.001 kn - 2.749 kn

Train to Zurich, fly to Ljubljana, train  •  9h 19m

  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

1.121 kn - 3.769 kn

Bern to Rijeka by buses

The bus journey time between Bern and Rijeka is around 2 days 21h and covers a distance of around 956 km. The fastest bus normally takes 33h 22m. Operated by FlixBus, the Bern to Rijeka bus service departs from Bern and arrives in Rijeka bus station. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2 days 21h
Fastest bus time:
33h 22m
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
362 kn
Carbon emissions:
119 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
22:00
Last bus departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bern to Rijeka bus schedules

Switzerland → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Switzerland

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • 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 Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia 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
  • 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 Switzerland from Croatia.

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Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Rijeka is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 15h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Bern to Rijeka is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost SFr 220 - SFr 550 and takes 7h 9m.

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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 3m.

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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 Zuerich Hb and Jesenice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 46m.

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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 bus which takes 11h 11m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 11h 11m 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 Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Rijeka Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 568.1 km
  • Duration: 11h 11m

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 3m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Zurich to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Basel to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 7.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 3.500 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
440 kn - 2.100 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.300 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Rijeka via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Basel to Rijeka via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 5.000 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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.000 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
280 kn - 500 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
300 kn - 550 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
240 kn - 440 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 Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 750 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Standard
420 kn - 600 kn
Base Premium
500 kn - 750 kn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Zuerich Hb to Jesenice
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
3 times a day
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
210 kn - 600 kn
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
210 kn - 290 kn
1st Class
420 kn - 600 kn
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 58m
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
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 Bern to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 46m
Frequency
4 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 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 80 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.
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
340 kn - 600 kn
Website
ExpressBus
Pleso Prijevoz
Ferry operators

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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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Croatia Airlines, Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Rijeka Airport.

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Book your Bern to Rijeka bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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

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