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There are 9 ways to get from Marseille to Rijeka by plane, bus, shuttle, train, night train or car

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Fly to Rijeka  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Rijeka (RJK) MRS - RJK

1.884 kn - 4.040 kn

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Bus  •  17h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Trieste N482 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

464 kn - 583 kn

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Fly to Trieste, bus  •  7h 59m

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

894 kn - 2.390 kn

Fly to Venice, shuttle  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Venice (VCE) MRS - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

964 kn - 4.560 kn

Fly to Ljubljana, train  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Ljubljana (LJU) MRS - LJU
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

1.294 kn - 3.300 kn

Train, bus  •  14h 44m

  1. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale Fr
  4. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

1.248 kn - 2.083 kn

Train, night train, bus  •  18h 4m

  1. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  3. Take the night train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia Mestre Nj
  4. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...

929 kn - 1.567 kn

Bus, shuttle  •  22h 8m

  1. Take the bus from MARSEILLE - Gare St Charles - MARSEILLE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
  2. Take the bus from Nice to Bologna
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna to Rijeka

Drive  •  9h 45m

  1. Drive from Marseille to Rijeka 984.1 km

800 kn - 1.200 kn

Marseille to Rijeka by train and bus

The journey time between Marseille and Rijeka is around 35h 49m and covers a distance of around 1215 km. The fastest journey normally takes 35h 34m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Marseille to Rijeka service departs from Marseille-Saint-Charles and arrives in Rijeka bus station. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
35h 49m
Fastest journey time:
35h 34m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
1.188 kn
Carbon emissions:
69 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:13
Last service departs at:
06:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Marseille to Rijeka train and bus schedules

France → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Croatia from France

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from France.

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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

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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 France from Croatia.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Rijeka is to bus which costs €60 - €80 and takes 17h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Rijeka is to fly which costs €240 - €550 and takes 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Marseille and arriving at Rijeka bus station via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 30m.

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The distance between Marseille and Rijeka is 755 km. The road distance is 984.1 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 14h 44m and costs €160 - €280.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Marseille to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Marseille to Rijeka is to fly which takes 5h 39m and costs €240 - €550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €60 - €80 and takes 17h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Rijeka Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 755 km
  • Duration: 5h 39m

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Rijeka, Croatia?

Lufthansa and Croatia Airlines fly from Marseille to Rijeka 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marseille to Rijeka via Trieste in around 17h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Marseille to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Marseille to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Marseille to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Marseille to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 4.200 kn
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.400 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Marseille to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kn - 750 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200 kn - 800 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.800 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.300 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.600 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Ljubljana via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.200 kn
Train operators
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.200 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
480 kn - 900 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Marseille St Charles to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
430 kn - 550 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
430 kn - 500 kn
1st Class
450 kn - 550 kn
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
410 kn - 500 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
410 kn - 480 kn
1st Class
420 kn - 500 kn
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
350 kn - 410 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
350 kn - 410 kn
1st Class
350 kn - 410 kn
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 Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 kn - 900 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
290 kn - 400 kn
Base Standard
500 kn - 700 kn
Base Premium
600 kn - 900 kn
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
200 kn - 420 kn
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
200 kn - 300 kn
Rail 1st Class
290 kn - 420 kn
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
130 kn - 150 kn
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
75 kn - 110 kn
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 kn - 140 kn
Website
Thello
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
220 kn - 290 kn
Website
Nightjet
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Marseille to Trieste
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
350 kn - 430 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice Mestre to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 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.
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
280 kn - 2.400 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
280 kn - 750 kn
Private
1.300 kn - 2.400 kn
Shuttle from Bologna to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
350 kn - 4.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
350 kn - 380 kn
Private
2.200 kn - 4.100 kn
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from MARSEILLE - Gare St Charles - MARSEILLE to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Zou! LER
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Rijeka is 984 km. It takes approximately 9h 45m to drive from Marseille to Rijeka.

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Croatia Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Marseille Airport to Rijeka 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 Marseille to Marseille Airport is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs €60 - €75.

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