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

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb 976
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rijeka 940

$28 - $56

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Train, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. D
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rijeka 940

$72 - $113

Bus Eurolines HU  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Rijeka 675

$51 - $76

Train via Zagreb Glavni Kolod.  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. D
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Rijeka

$78 - $110

Train  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Koprivnica D
  2. Take the train from Koprivnica to Rijeka

$75 - $106

Drive  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Rijeka 314.3 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zagreb (ZAG) BUD - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

$134 - $356

Fly to Trieste, night bus  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Trieste (TRS) BUD - TRS
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$107 - $615

Fly to Ljubljana, shuttle, night bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Ljubljana (LJU) BUD - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$135 - $678

Fly to Venice Treviso, shuttle  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Venice Treviso (TSF) BUD - TSF
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Treviso Airport to Rijeka

$68 - $521

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Rijeka is to bus which costs 7 500 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Rijeka is to drive which costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 4 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Rijeka via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Déli and arriving at Rijeka via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 6 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Rijeka is 427 km. The road distance is 502.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 7 500 Ft - 16 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Budapest to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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Budapest to Rijeka train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Déli station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Rijeka is to bus which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 7 500 Ft - 16 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 21 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft and takes 10 h 6 min.

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  • Distance: 266.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Budapest to Rijeka via Zagreb in around 6 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Rijeka via Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and Zagreb in around 10 h 6 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,000
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Budapest to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Ljubljana via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Déli to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Déli to Koprivnica
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$24 - $35
Train from Koprivnica to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$30 - $45
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
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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
$14 - $25
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Skreb
Phone
098606060
Website
bus60.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bus60.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Eurolines HU
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Shuttle from Treviso Airport to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $110
Private
$200 - $370

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Budapest to Rijeka train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Rijeka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Rijeka is 503 km. It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to drive from Budapest to Rijeka.

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Swiss, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Rijeka bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 4971+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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