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Bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Pula to Rijeka Pula Central Bus Station - Rijeka Central Bus Station / ...

55 kn - 360 kn

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Drive  •  1h 16m

  1. Drive from Pula to Rijeka 106.8 km

80 kn - 120 kn

Istria to Rijeka by bus

The bus journey time between Istria and Rijeka is around 2h 7m and covers a distance of around 105 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 15m. Operated by Brioni Pula, Autotrans d.d., Croatia Bus Domestic and others, the Istria to Rijeka bus service departs from Pula and arrives in Rijeka. Typically 55 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 7m
Fastest bus time:
1h 15m
Bus distance:
105 km
Buses per week:
55
Cheapest price:
55 kn
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
03:45
Last bus departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Istria to Rijeka bus schedules

Istria → Rijeka
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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Istria to Rijeka is to bus which costs 55 kn - 360 kn and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Istria to Rijeka is to drive which costs 80 kn - 120 kn and takes 1h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pula and arriving at Rijeka. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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The distance between Istria and Rijeka is 42 km. The road distance is 106.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istria to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 1h 40m and costs 55 kn - 360 kn.

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The bus from Pula to Rijeka takes 1h 40m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Istria to Rijeka bus services, operated by Brioni Pula, depart from Pula station.

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Istria to Rijeka bus services, operated by Brioni Pula, arrive at Rijeka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istria to Rijeka is 107 km. It takes approximately 1h 16m to drive from Istria to Rijeka.

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  • Distance: 42 km
  • Duration: 1h 40m

What companies run services between Istria, Croatia and Rijeka, Croatia?

Brioni Pula operates a bus from Pula to Rijeka 5 times a day. Tickets cost 55 kn - 85 kn and the journey takes 1h 40m. Six other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
55 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Pula Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110 kn - 170 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 150 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
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Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Pula Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 75 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
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 Pula bus station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60 kn - 75 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Polet Vinkovci
Phone
+385 (0) 32 308 935
Email
polet@polet.hr
Website
polet.hr
Bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
351 kn
Schedules at
polet.hr

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