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Train, bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

381 kn - 1.213 kn

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Fly from Naples, bus  •  6h 9m

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

303 kn - 1.568 kn

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Bus  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Trieste N533
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

381 kn - 533 kn

Drive  •  7h 23m

  1. Drive from Rome to Rijeka 743.7 km

650 kn - 1.100 kn

Fly from Rome, bus  •  6h 26m

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

475 kn - 1.895 kn

Fly from Bari, bus  •  6h 20m

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

318 kn - 1.318 kn

Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, Cyprus, India, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Italy.

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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
  • 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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Croatia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Rijeka is to bus which costs €50 - €75 and takes 13h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Rijeka is to fly and bus which costs €40 - €210 and takes 6h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Principe Umberto and arriving at Rijeka bus station via Rome Tiburtina Bus station and Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 40m.

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The distance between Italy and Rijeka is 331 km. The road distance is 743.7 km.

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The best way to get from Italy to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 15m and costs €50 - €160.

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It takes approximately 9h 15m to get from Italy to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Italy to Rijeka bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Trieste Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Italy to Rijeka is 744 km. It takes approximately 7h 23m to drive from Italy to Rijeka.

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  • Distance: 330.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 15m

What companies run services between Italy and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Rome to Rijeka via Staz.ne Tiburtina, Rome Tiburtina Bus station, and Trieste in around 13h 40m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Bari to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.700 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
170 kn - 1.300 kn
Flights from Bari to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
150 kn - 1.400 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
210 kn - 1.400 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 Roma Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
340 kn - 1.000 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
340 kn - 470 kn
Base Standard
600 kn - 800 kn
Base Premium
700 kn - 1.000 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 Rome Tiburtina to Trieste Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260 kn - 750 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
270 kn - 390 kn
Smart Low Cost
260 kn - 370 kn
Smart Flex
500 kn - 750 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Trieste
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
260 kn - 320 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.

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Ryanair, Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Naples Airport to Trieste Airport.

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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 Italy to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs €1 - €5.

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