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Train, night bus  •  13h 47m

  1. Take the train from Jena West to Erfurt Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Rosenheim Re / ...
  5. Take the night bus from Rosenheim station to Ljubljana bus station
  6. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka 481 / ...

729 kn - 2.210 kn

Cheapest option

Night train, night bus, train  •  15h 23m

  1. Take the night train from Jena Paradies train station to Nuremberg central bus station
  2. Take the night bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka 481 / ...

367 kn - 535 kn

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Train  •  15h 33m

  1. Take the train from Jena West to Erfurt Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana 211 / ...
  6. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka 481 / ...

879 kn - 2.310 kn

Train, bus  •  17h 57m

  1. Take the train from Jena Paradies to Wels Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Wels Hbf to Villach Hbf Rj
  3. Take the bus from Villach Bus Station to Rijeka bus station 944

1.200 kn - 1.610 kn

Bus  •  19h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Jena bus station to Frankfurt central train station N1305
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Rijeka bus station N948

456 kn - 561 kn

Drive  •  8h 11m

  1. Drive from Jena to Rijeka 889 km

700 kn - 1.100 kn

Train, fly to Rijeka  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the train from Jena Paradies to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Rijeka (RJK) LEJ - RJK

1.592 kn - 4.257 kn

Train, fly to Trieste, bus  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the train from Jena Paradies to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Trieste (TRS) LEJ - TRS
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station

1.062 kn - 5.207 kn

Jena to Rijeka by train and night bus

The journey time between Jena and Rijeka is around 23h 7m and covers a distance of around 943 km. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 7m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Erfurter Bahn, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Jena to Rijeka service departs from Jena West and arrives in Rijeka. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23h 7m
Fastest journey time:
23h 7m
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
74 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:08
Last service departs at:
19:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Jena to Rijeka train and night bus schedules

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  • Face masks are mandatory
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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 Jena to Rijeka is to night train and night bus and train which costs €45 - €75 and takes 15h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Jena to Rijeka is to drive which costs €95 - €140 and takes 8h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jena station to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Jena bus station and arriving at Rijeka bus station via Frankfurt central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Jena to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Jena West and arriving at Rijeka via Erfurt Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Villach Hbf and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 33m.

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The distance between Jena and Rijeka is 658 km. The road distance is 889 km.

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The best way to get from Jena to Rijeka without a car is to train and night bus which takes 13h 47m and costs €95 - €300.

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It takes approximately 13h 47m to get from Jena to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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Jena to Rijeka train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Jena West station.

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The best way to get from Jena to Rijeka is to train which takes 15h 33m and costs €110 - €310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €60 - €75 and takes 19h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Jena to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 657.8 km
  • Duration: 13h 47m

What companies run services between Jena, Germany and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a train from Jena to Rijeka via Erfurt Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Villach Hbf, and Ljubljana in around 15h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Jena to Rijeka via Frankfurt central train station in around 19h 32m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 5.000 kn
Flights from Leipzig to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Leipzig to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Leipzig to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kn - 4.200 kn
Flights from Leipzig to Trieste via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
950 kn - 4.600 kn
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Jena West to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 kn - 85 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
200 kn - 290 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Jena Paradies to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Jena West to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Erfurter Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Jena West to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
270 kn - 370 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
400 kn - 600 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
380 kn - 550 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Jena Paradies to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 kn - 1.000 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
300 kn - 410 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
270 kn - 380 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Jena Paradies to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
170 kn - 240 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80 kn - 100 kn
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Jena Paradies to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
Flixtrain
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
90 kn - 130 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
250 kn - 350 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 160 kn
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 480 kn
Website
Railjet
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
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 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
Train from Wels Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
370 kn - 490 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Jena Paradies to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 150 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night train from Jena Paradies train station to Nuremberg central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 85 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Jena Paradies to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Jena Paradies to Halle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Rosenheim station to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
140 kn - 170 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Villach Bus Station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
120 kn - 150 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Jena bus station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 160 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
330 kn - 410 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Night bus from Nuremberg Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
230 kn - 320 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
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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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Rijeka Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Jena to Rijeka is 889 km. It takes approximately 8h 11m to drive from Jena to Rijeka.

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