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

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Train, bus  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Venezia Mestre Fr
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

415 kn - 1.266 kn

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Bus  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa to Trieste N482 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

334 kn - 427 kn

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Train  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Venezia Mestre Fr
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Villa Opicina Re
  4. Take the train from Pivka to Rijeka 481 / ...

357 kn - 1.221 kn

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Genoa to Rijeka 611.3 km

550 kn - 850 kn

Fly Genoa to Venice, shuttle  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Venice (VCE) GOA - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

689 kn - 3.922 kn

Fly Genoa to Trieste, bus  •  8h 47m

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

469 kn - 1.652 kn

Fly Genoa to Zagreb, bus  •  9h 42m

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

1.159 kn - 3.742 kn

Fly Genoa to Ljubljana, train  •  11h 15m

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Ljubljana (LJU) GOA - LJU
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

1.329 kn - 6.462 kn

Bus to Nice, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  10h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Genova to Nice
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Venice (VCE) NCE - VCE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

Bus, shuttle  •  12h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs Baltour / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna to Rijeka

452 kn - 4.234 kn

Genoa to Rijeka by train and bus

The journey time between Genoa and Rijeka is around 11h 12m and covers a distance of around 620 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 12m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Genoa to Rijeka service departs from Genova Brignole 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:
11h 12m
Fastest journey time:
11h 12m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
355 kn
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:58
Last service departs at:
06:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Genoa to Rijeka train and bus schedules

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  • 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.

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Rijeka is to bus which costs €40 - €60 and takes 11h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Rijeka is to drive which costs €75 - €110 and takes 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Genoa to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Genoa and arriving at Rijeka bus station via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Genova Brignole and arriving at Rijeka via Venezia Mestre, Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr, Villa Opicina and Pivka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 36m.

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The distance between Genoa and Rijeka is 445 km. The road distance is 611.3 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 12m and costs €55 - €170.

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It takes approximately 9h 12m to get from Genoa to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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Genoa to Rijeka train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Genova Brignole station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Rijeka is to bus which takes 11h 10m and costs €40 - €60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €45 - €170 and takes 12h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 445.2 km
  • Duration: 9h 12m

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

You can take a bus from Genoa to Rijeka via Trieste in around 11h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Genoa to Rijeka via Venezia Mestre, Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr, Villa Opicina, and Pivka in around 12h 36m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.200 kn - 5.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Genoa to Zagreb via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Zagreb via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
2.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Genoa to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Ljubljana via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.600 kn
Flights from Genoa to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Trieste via Olbia, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Zagreb via Rome, Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.000 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
450 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
450 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Genoa to Trieste via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
480 kn - 2.400 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Genoa to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 7.500 kn
Flights from Genoa to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.000 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260 kn - 2.200 kn
Train operators
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 Genova Brignole to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 750 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Standard
410 kn - 550 kn
Base Premium
500 kn - 750 kn
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
Train from Venezia Mestre to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 350 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
85 kn - 120 kn
Base Standard
190 kn - 270 kn
Base Premium
250 kn - 350 kn
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
Train from Venezia Mestre to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
100 kn - 110 kn
Train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Villa Opicina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28 kn - 60 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
55 kn - 60 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
Train from Venezia Mestre to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 85 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
55 kn - 85 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
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Pivka to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20 kn - 35 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
20 kn - 25 kn
Regional Train Ticket
21 kn - 28 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
29 kn - 35 kn
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
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 Genoa to Trieste
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 kn - 270 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.
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
280 kn - 2.400 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
280 kn - 750 kn
Private
1.300 kn - 2.400 kn
Shuttle from Bologna to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
350 kn - 4.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
350 kn - 380 kn
Private
2.200 kn - 4.100 kn
Pleso Prijevoz
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Genova to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Bus from Genova to Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Website
Baltour

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There is no direct flight from Genoa Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Rijeka is 611 km. It takes approximately 6h 8m to drive from Genoa to Rijeka.

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KLM, Lufthansa, Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Genoa Airport to Venice Airport.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs €1 - €3.

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