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

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione 171
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale Fr
  4. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

528 kn - 1.177 kn

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Chur Obere Au to Venice Tronchetto Train Station Basel-Venedig
  2. Take the bus from Venice to Rijeka bus station 541 / ...

375 kn - 507 kn

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Bus, line 2 ferry, shuttle  •  12h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Chur Obere Au 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

672 kn - 2.929 kn

Train  •  15h 29m

  1. Take the train from Sargans to Schwarzach-St.Veit Ec
  2. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana 211 / ...
  4. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka 481 / ...

1.117 kn - 1.975 kn

Night train, train  •  15h 47m

  1. Take the night train from Sargans to Ljubljana En
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka 481 / ...

917 kn - 1.375 kn

Drive  •  7h 19m

  1. Drive from Chur to Rijeka 697.5 km

550 kn - 850 kn

Train, fly to Rijeka  •  7h 37m

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

1.491 kn - 3.406 kn

Train, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  9h 39m

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

911 kn - 4.226 kn

Train, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  8h 27m

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

981 kn - 2.646 kn

Train, fly to Ljubljana  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Chur to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ljubljana (LJU) ZRH - LJU
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

1.051 kn - 3.166 kn

Chur to Rijeka by bus and train

The journey time between Chur and Rijeka is around 22h 2m and covers a distance of around 703 km. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 2m. Operated by Swiss PostAuto, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Chur to Rijeka service departs from Chur, Postautostation and arrives in Rijeka bus station. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
22h 2m
Fastest journey time:
22h 2m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
598 kn
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:08
Last service departs at:
20:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chur to Rijeka bus and train schedules

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International entry into Croatia from Switzerland

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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
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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 Chur to Rijeka is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 12h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Chur to Rijeka is to drive which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 7h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chur to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Chur, Alexanderplatz and arriving at Rijeka bus station via Chur Obere Au and Venice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chur to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Chur and arriving at Rijeka via Sargans, Schwarzach-St.Veit, Villach Hbf and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 29m.

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The distance between Chur and Rijeka is 415 km. The road distance is 697.5 km.

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The best way to get from Chur to Rijeka without a car is to bus and train which takes 12h 25m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 12h 25m to get from Chur to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Chur to Rijeka bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Chur Obere Au station.

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Chur to Rijeka train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Sargans station.

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The best way to get from Chur to Rijeka is to bus which takes 12h 34m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 290 and takes 15h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Chur to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 414.7 km
  • Duration: 12h 25m

What companies run services between Chur, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Chur to Rijeka via Chur Obere Au and Venice in around 12h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chur to Rijeka via Sargans, Schwarzach-St.Veit, Villach Hbf, and Ljubljana in around 15h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Zurich to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.800 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 - 2.700 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
500 kn - 2.400 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
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.200 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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
140 kn - 260 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Sargans to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 kn - 1.300 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chur to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
270 kn - 490 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 65 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Sargans to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
10h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 220 kn
Website
Railjet
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 52m
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
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 Chur to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
210 kn - 290 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
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 Venice to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 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 Chur Obere Au to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
270 kn - 600 kn
Website
ExpressBus
Pleso Prijevoz
Ferry operators

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chur to Rijeka is 697 km. It takes approximately 7h 19m to drive from Chur to Rijeka.

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

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

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