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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Rijeka  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Rijeka (RJK) STR - RJK

1.055 kn - 3.141 kn

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Bus via Pforzheim Central Bus Station  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Pforzheim Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station Pforzheim Central Bus Station

280 kn - 390 kn

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zagreb (ZAG) STR - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

745 kn - 1.781 kn

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zagreb (ZAG) FRA - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

881 kn - 1.834 kn

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Trieste, bus  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Trieste (TRS) FRA - TRS
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station

751 kn - 16.744 kn

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Venice (VCE) FRA - VCE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

761 kn - 4.114 kn

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Ljubljana, train  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Ljubljana (LJU) FRA - LJU
  3. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

1.001 kn - 2.654 kn

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Pula, bus  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Pula (PUY) FRA - PUY
  3. Take the bus from Porec Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station

756 kn - 1.784 kn

Bus  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Rijeka bus station N948 / ...

290 kn - 410 kn

Train, bus  •  14h 46m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  3. Take the bus from Villach Bus Station to Rijeka bus station 944

580 kn - 1.116 kn

Train  •  15h 9m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana 211 / ...
  4. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka 481 / ...

650 kn - 1.276 kn

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Rijeka 814.9 km

650 kn - 1.000 kn

Karlsruhe to Rijeka by bus

The bus journey time between Karlsruhe and Rijeka is around 12h 17m and covers a distance of around 826 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 17m. Operated by FlixBus and Autotrans d.d., the Karlsruhe to Rijeka bus service departs from Karlsruhe central train station and arrives in Rijeka bus station. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
12h 17m
Fastest bus time:
12h 17m
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
290 kn
Carbon emissions:
103 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
19:05
Last bus departs at:
19:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Karlsruhe to Rijeka 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 Karlsruhe to Rijeka is to bus via Pforzheim Central Bus Station which costs €35 - €55 and takes 14h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Rijeka is to train and fly which costs €130 - €420 and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe central train station station and arriving at Rijeka bus station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Rijeka via Stuttgart Hbf, Villach Hbf and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 9m.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Rijeka is 613 km. The road distance is 814.9 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 12h 17m and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Karlsruhe to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Karlsruhe to Rijeka bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Karlsruhe central train station.

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Karlsruhe to Rijeka train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Rijeka is to bus which takes 12h 17m and costs €35 - €55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €170 and takes 15h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 612.9 km
  • Duration: 5h

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Rijeka bus station 5 times a week. Tickets cost 290 kn - 350 kn and the journey takes 12h 17m. Autotrans d.d. also services this route once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Karlsruhe to Rijeka via Stuttgart Hbf, Villach Hbf, and Ljubljana in around 15h 9m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.200 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
18.000 kn - 23.000 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.400 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Pula
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.400 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.800 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Stuttgart to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
290 kn - 3.600 kn
Train operators
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
300 kn - 420 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
170 kn - 240 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
230 kn - 320 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
170 kn - 260 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
220 kn - 260 kn
1st Class
170 kn - 210 kn
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
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
390 kn - 550 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Pleso Prijevoz
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 Karlsruhe central train station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 17m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
290 kn - 350 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
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.
Bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
290 kn - 410 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Pforzheim Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Porec Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50 kn - 70 kn
Website
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Porec Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 65 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Poreč to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Rijeka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Rijeka is 815 km. It takes approximately 7h 45m to drive from Karlsruhe to Rijeka.

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Eurowings offers flights from Stuttgart Airport to Rijeka Airport.

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