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Train to Leipzig, fly to Rijeka  •  7h 57m

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

1.748 kn - 3.343 kn

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  16h 47m

  1. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig central train station to Rijeka bus station N883

477 kn - 874 kn

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Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Rijeka  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
  2. Take the train from Potsdam Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  3. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Rijeka (RJK) BER - RJK

1.078 kn - 2.749 kn

Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  11h 12m

  1. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
  2. Take the train from Potsdam Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  3. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Venice (VCE) BER - VCE
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

668 kn - 4.169 kn

Train  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana 211 / ...
  6. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka 481 / ...

1.199 kn - 2.603 kn

Train, night train  •  16h 41m

  1. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  3. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Rijeka En

1.089 kn - 1.823 kn

Drive  •  9h 20m

  1. Drive from Magdeburg to Rijeka 1035.8 km

850 kn - 1.300 kn

Magdeburg to Rijeka by train

The train journey time between Magdeburg and Rijeka is around 24h 3m and covers a distance of around 1097 km. The fastest train normally takes 21h 11m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Magdeburg to Rijeka train service departs from Magdeburg Hbf and arrives in Rijeka. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
24h 3m
Fastest train time:
21h 11m
Train distance:
1097 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
1.199 kn
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:35
Last train departs at:
21:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Magdeburg to Rijeka train schedules

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International entry into Croatia from Germany

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

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Germany

  • 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
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • 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
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Germany.

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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 Germany from Croatia.

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Magdeburg to Rijeka is to train and bus which costs €60 - €120 and takes 16h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Magdeburg to Rijeka is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €140 - €370 and takes 6h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Magdeburg to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Magdeburg Hbf and arriving at Rijeka via Halle(Saale)Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, Villach Hbf and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 40m.

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The distance between Magdeburg and Rijeka is 784 km. The road distance is 1035.8 km.

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The best way to get from Magdeburg to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 16h 47m and costs €60 - €120.

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It takes approximately 7h 57m to get from Magdeburg to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Magdeburg to Rijeka is 1036 km. It takes approximately 9h 20m to drive from Magdeburg to Rijeka.

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Map of how to get from Magdeburg to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 783.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 57m

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

You can take a train from Magdeburg to Rijeka via Halle(Saale)Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, Villach Hbf, and Ljubljana in around 17h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Leipzig to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2.100 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.100 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.100 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
400 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Venice via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.700 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.400 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.300 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
310 kn - 1.800 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 Magdeburg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
310 kn - 430 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
330 kn - 460 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
340 kn - 470 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
360 kn - 500 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Magdeburg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100 kn - 160 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Potsdam Hbf to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
140 kn - 210 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 Magdeburg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
170 kn - 250 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210 kn - 290 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
210 kn - 300 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
600 kn - 850 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Potsdam Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
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 Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 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 Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
170 kn - 260 kn
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
200 kn - 300 kn
Website
Railjet
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
210 kn - 300 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
260 kn - 370 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240 kn - 330 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 54m
Frequency
Twice 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
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
Bus from Leipzig central train station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
330 kn - 410 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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