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There are 6 ways to get from Bologna to Rijeka by train, night bus, bus, night train, car or shuttle

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, night bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$25 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Trieste Station Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...

$20 - $36

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia S.Lucia Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale Rv
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...

$28 - $70

Train, night train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Aeroporto Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Trieste Airport to Pivka
  4. Take the night train from Pivka to Rijeka En

$31 - $71

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Rijeka 231.5 miles

$55 - $85

Shuttle  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna to Rijeka

$50 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Rijeka is to bus which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Rijeka is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Bologna and arriving at Rijeka via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Rijeka via Venezia Mestre, Trieste Airport and Pivka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Rijeka is 261 km. The road distance is 370.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Rijeka without a car is to train and night bus which takes 6 h 43 min and costs 22€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Bologna to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Bologna to Rijeka bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., depart from Bologna station.

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Bologna to Rijeka train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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Bologna to Rijeka bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Rijeka station.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 163.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Bologna to Rijeka via Trieste Station and Trieste in around 7 h 15 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia

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 Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
Train from Trieste Airport to Pivka
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Bologna to Trieste Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
atvo.it
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com

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Bologna to Rijeka train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), arrive at Rijeka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Rijeka is 370 km. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Bologna to Rijeka.

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There are 4841+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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