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There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Rijeka by plane, bus, train, ferry, shuttle or car

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Fly to Rijeka  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Rijeka (RJK) GVA - RJK

1.395 kn - 5.559 kn

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Bus  •  14h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Milan 472 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Rijeka bus station 406

285 kn - 395 kn

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Fly to Trieste, bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Trieste (TRS) GVA - TRS
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station

715 kn - 2.609 kn

Fly to Ljubljana, train  •  10h 3m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Ljubljana (LJU) GVA - LJU
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

1.005 kn - 2.319 kn

Train, bus  •  12h 1m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Venezia Mestre Ec
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

1.457 kn - 2.789 kn

Train, bus, line 2 ferry, shuttle  •  16h 50m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Luzern
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
  3. Take the line 2 ferry from Tronchetto Mercato to P.le Roma "F" 2 / ...
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

1.253 kn - 3.952 kn

Train  •  17h 22m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Venezia Mestre Ec
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana 211 / ...
  4. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka 481 / ...

1.782 kn - 2.969 kn

Drive  •  8h 11m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Rijeka 794.5 km

600 kn - 950 kn

Geneva to Rijeka by train and bus

The journey time between Geneva and Rijeka is around 12h 51m and covers a distance of around 846 km. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 51m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Geneva to Rijeka service departs from Geneve and arrives in Rijeka bus station. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 51m
Fastest journey time:
12h 51m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
1.397 kn
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:39
Last service departs at:
07:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Rijeka train and bus schedules

Switzerland → Croatia
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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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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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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: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Rijeka is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 14h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Rijeka is to fly which costs SFr 200 - SFr 850 and takes 6h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Rijeka bus station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Rijeka via Venezia Mestre, Villach Hbf and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 22m.

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The distance between Geneva and Rijeka is 651 km. The road distance is 794.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 12h 1m and costs SFr 210 - SFr 410.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Geneva to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Rijeka is to fly which takes 6h 4m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 14h 55m, you could also train, which costs SFr 250 - SFr 440 and takes 17h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 650.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Rijeka, Croatia?

Lufthansa and Swiss fly from Geneva to Rijeka once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Rijeka via Milan in around 14h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.900 kn
Flights from Geneva to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Geneva to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Geneva to Rijeka via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.900 kn
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 2.400 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kn - 1.900 kn
Flights from Geneva to Trieste via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
500 kn - 1.900 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.400 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.500 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.900 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
950 kn - 2.300 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.800 kn
Train operators
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
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 Geneve to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 2.300 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kn - 160 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
140 kn - 160 kn
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 Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 400 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
100 kn - 150 kn
Base Standard
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Premium
280 kn - 400 kn
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
75 kn - 110 kn
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Mestre to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 320 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
120 kn - 180 kn
Smart Low Cost
100 kn - 160 kn
Smart Flex
230 kn - 320 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 Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 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
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 Geneva to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 160 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190 kn - 240 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.
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 kn - 120 kn
Website
Blablabus
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
280 kn - 600 kn
Website
ExpressBus
Ferry operators

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Rijeka is 795 km. It takes approximately 8h 11m to drive from Geneva to Rijeka.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Geneva Airport to Rijeka Airport.

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Book your Geneva 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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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 12 - SFr 45.

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