There are 2 ways to get from Istria to Rijeka by bus or car
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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
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The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Istria to Rijeka bus schedules
Buses departing Saturday, July 31, 2021
Buses departing Sunday, August 1, 2021
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply
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- There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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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.
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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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Istria to Rijeka is to bus which costs 55 kn - 360 kn and takes 1h 40m.
The quickest way to get from Istria to Rijeka is to drive which costs 80 kn - 120 kn and takes 1h 16m.
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.
The distance between Istria and Rijeka is 42 km. The road distance is 106.8 km.
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.
The bus from Pula to Rijeka takes 1h 40m including transfers and departs every three hours.
Istria to Rijeka bus services, operated by Brioni Pula, depart from Pula station.
Istria to Rijeka bus services, operated by Brioni Pula, arrive at Rijeka station.
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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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.
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Bus from Pula bus station to Rijeka bus station
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 50m
- 6 times a week
- Estimated price
- 60 kn - 75 kn
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