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Recommended option

Fly to Rijeka  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Rijeka (RJK) OTP - RJK

$194 - $665

Cheapest option

EuroNight, train  •  32 h 15 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia
  2. Take the train from Kelenföld to Rijeka Istria First Water

$63 - $98

10 alternative options

Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Zagreb (ZAG) OTP - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

$134 - $327

Fly to Ljubljana, bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Ljubljana (LJU) OTP - LJU
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$156 - $557

Fly to Venice Treviso  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Venice Treviso (TSF) OTP - TSF

$71 - $502

Fly to Trieste, bus  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Trieste (TRS) OTP - TRS
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$68 - $304

Fly to Klagenfurt, bus  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Klagenfurt (KLU) OTP - KLU
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$171 - $757

Bus  •  23 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Trieste
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$92 - $112

Bus, night train  •  24 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Ploiesti
  2. Take the bus from Ploieşti to Ljubljana
  3. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Rijeka En

Train, bus  •  25 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Kelenföld D
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb 976 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rijeka

$102 - $164

Train  •  27 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D / ...
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Koprivnica
  3. Take the train from Koprivnica to Rijeka

$96 - $139

Drive  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Rijeka 733 miles

$140 - $210

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Rijeka, Croatia?

Lufthansa, Croatia Airlines and five other airlines fly from Bucharest to Rijeka twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Rijeka via Trieste in around 23 h 41 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Klagenfurt via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Klagenfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rijeka via Stockholm Skavsta
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Trieste via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rijeka via Munich, Split
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rijeka via Vienna, Split
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ljubljana via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Trade Air
Website
trade-air.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rijeka via Munich, Split
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rijeka via Vienna, Split
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Klagenfurt via Warsaw, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
16 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Koprivnica
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenföld to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Ploiești
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
comantotrans.ro
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Ploieşti to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
18 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Skreb
Phone
098606060
Website
bus60.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bus60.hr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bucharest and Rijeka is 924 km. The road distance is 1173 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Rijeka is to EuroNight and train which costs $60 - $100 and takes 32 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Rijeka is to fly and bus which takes 7 h 54 min and costs $130 - $330.

No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Rijeka via Budapest-Keleti and Koprivnica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 14 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti and arriving at Rijeka via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 41 min.

It takes approximately 10 h 23 min to get from Bucharest to Rijeka, including transfers.