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

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Train, bus  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale Fr
  2. Take the bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station Trieste Central Bus Station - Rijeka Central Bus Station / ...

281 kn - 773 kn

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Bus  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Poreč International
  2. Take the bus from Porec Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station Porec Central Bus Station - Rijeka Central Bus Station

469 kn - 535 kn

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Milan to Rijeka 479.6 km

450 kn - 700 kn

Fly Milan Linate to Trieste, bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trieste (TRS) LIN - TRS
  2. Take the bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station

730 kn - 2.449 kn

Fly Milan Malpensa to Trieste, bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Trieste (TRS) MXP - TRS
  2. Take the bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station

504 kn - 2.449 kn

Fly Milan Linate to Pula, night bus  •  9h 27m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Pula (PUY) LIN - PUY
  2. Take the night bus from Pula to Rijeka

810 kn - 2.379 kn

Fly Milan Linate to Ljubljana, train  •  10h 26m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Ljubljana (LJU) LIN - LJU
  2. Take the train from Postojna to Rijeka

1.305 kn - 4.189 kn

Fly Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana, train  •  10h 53m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Ljubljana (LJU) MXP - LJU
  2. Take the train from Postojna to Rijeka

1.129 kn - 2.289 kn

Shuttle, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Milano Centrale Station to Novigrad
  2. Take the bus from Novigrad Konzum to Rijeka Central Bus Station Novigrad Konzum - Rijeka Central Bus Station

449 kn - 5.124 kn

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Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed 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

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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, returning to Italy from Croatia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 22 Nov 2020
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Rijeka is to bus which costs 60€ - 75€ and takes 10h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Rijeka is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Milan and arriving at Rijeka Central Bus Station via Porec Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 26m.

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The distance between Milan and Rijeka is 410 km. The road distance is 479.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 7m and costs 35€ - 110€.

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

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Milan to Rijeka bus services, operated by Stav Bus, depart from Milan station.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Trieste Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Milan to Rijeka bus services, operated by Panturist d.d. Osijek, arrive at Rijeka Central Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Rijeka is 480 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Milan to Rijeka.

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  • Distance: 410.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Milan to Rijeka via Porec Central Bus Station in around 10h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.900 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.600 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Pula via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
850 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.300 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.300 kn - 3.600 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Cagliari, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Bari, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste via Palermo, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
230 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via Rome, Podgorica
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.300 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Pula via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Pula via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
500 kn - 1.900 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
430 kn - 1.600 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
380 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
380 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380 kn - 2.500 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
230 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.200 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.900 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.800 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.700 kn
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.400 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Ljubljana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 2.600 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 Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 750 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Standard
420 kn - 550 kn
Base Premium
500 kn - 750 kn
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Postojna to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35 kn - 85 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
50 kn - 60 kn
Regional Train Ticket
35 kn - 45 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
70 kn - 85 kn
Bus operators
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.
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, Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60 kn - 75 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Stav Bus
Phone
0381 325195
Email
stavbus@stav.it
Website
stavautolinee.it
Bus from Milan to Poreč
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
420 kn - 470 kn
Schedules at
stavautolinee.it
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
panturist-turizam.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
Bus from Novigrad Konzum to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50 kn - 110 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.
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Milano Centrale Station to Novigrad
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
390 kn - 5.500 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
390 kn - 430 kn
Private
2.800 kn - 5.500 kn

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Lufthansa and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Trieste Airport.

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There are 1367+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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