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There are 11 ways to get from Nantes to Rijeka by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Nantes to Venice, shuttle  •  9h 10m

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

553 kn - 3.613 kn

Cheapest option

Fly Nantes to Trieste, bus  •  11h 37m

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

473 kn - 2.243 kn

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Fly Nantes to Zagreb, bus  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Zagreb (ZAG) NTE - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

963 kn - 3.033 kn

Fly Nantes to Ljubljana, train  •  12h 48m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Ljubljana (LJU) NTE - LJU
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

883 kn - 2.643 kn

Fly Nantes to Pula, bus  •  10h 36m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Pula (PUY) NTE - PUY
  2. Take the bus from Porec Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station

958 kn - 3.283 kn

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Venice (VCE) CDG - VCE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

1.543 kn - 5.153 kn

Train, bus  •  18h 6m

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon 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 / ...

1.719 kn - 2.796 kn

Night train, bus, train  •  22h 41m

  1. Take the night train from Nantes to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Sežana
  3. Take the train from Pivka to Rijeka 481 / ...

2.201 kn - 3.754 kn

Bus  •  28h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 774 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Ljubljana bus station
  3. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Rijeka bus station 958

603 kn - 823 kn

Train, night train  •  21h 33m

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Muenchen Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Rijeka En

2.651 kn - 4.303 kn

Drive  •  15h 35m

  1. Drive from Nantes to Rijeka 1596.2 km

1.300 kn - 2.000 kn

Nantes to Rijeka by train, walk, subway and bus

The journey time between Nantes and Rijeka is around 29h 24m and covers a distance of around 1735 km. The fastest journey normally takes 27h 36m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Nantes to Rijeka service departs from Nantes and arrives in Rijeka bus station. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
29h 24m
Fastest journey time:
27h 36m
Journey distance:
1735 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
1.659 kn
Carbon emissions:
96 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:06
Last service departs at:
22:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nantes to Rijeka train, walk, subway 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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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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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
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania
  • 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
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, Cyprus, India, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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
  • 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 France from Croatia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Rijeka is to bus which costs €80 - €110 and takes 28h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Rijeka is to fly and shuttle which costs €70 - €490 and takes 9h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nantes to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from St-Pierre and arriving at Rijeka bus station via Nantes, Paris and Ljubljana bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nantes to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Nantes and arriving at Rijeka via Strasbourg and Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 33m.

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The distance between Nantes and Rijeka is 1245 km. The road distance is 1596.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 18h 6m and costs €220 - €380.

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It takes approximately 9h 10m to get from Nantes to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Nantes to Rijeka bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Nantes station.

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Nantes to Rijeka train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Nantes station.

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 1245 km
  • Duration: 9h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Nantes to Rijeka via Haluchère - Batignolles, Nantes, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Paris, and Ljubljana bus station in around 28h 51m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.800 kn
Flights from Nantes to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Nantes to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Nantes to Trieste via Lyon, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Nantes to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
650 kn - 4.500 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kn - 3.000 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Nantes to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Nantes to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Nantes to Trieste via Basel, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Nantes to Pula via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 7.500 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.800 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Nantes to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Nantes to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Nantes to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
650 kn - 4.500 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Pula via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Nantes to Pula via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
300 kn - 2.500 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nantes to Trieste via Malta
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
330 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Nantes to Trieste via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Nantes to Trieste via Bari
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.400 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Nantes to Zagreb via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.100 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nantes to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
650 kn - 4.500 kn
Flights from Nantes to Trieste via Nice, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.100 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nantes to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
290 kn - 2.000 kn
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Nantes to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
320 kn - 3.000 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Ljubljana via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
700 kn - 5.000 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.400 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 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 - 75 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
Train from Pivka to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20 kn - 35 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
20 kn - 25 kn
Regional Train Ticket
21 kn - 27 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
29 kn - 35 kn
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 Nantes to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
550 kn - 750 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
550 kn - 650 kn
1st Class
600 kn - 750 kn
Train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 kn - 650 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
500 kn - 600 kn
1st Class
500 kn - 650 kn
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
800 kn - 950 kn
1st Class
900 kn - 1.100 kn
Train from Nantes to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
950 kn - 1.300 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
950 kn - 1.100 kn
1st Class
1.100 kn - 1.300 kn
Train from Strasbourg to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
500 kn - 650 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
500 kn - 600 kn
1st Class
550 kn - 650 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 Nantes to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 kn - 1.700 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Nantes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 3.000 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nantes to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 3.100 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nantes Haluchère to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 180 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
430 kn - 550 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 80 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.
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
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Lyon to Sežana
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
440 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nantes to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
Blablabus

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to Rijeka is 1596 km. It takes approximately 15h 35m to drive from Nantes to Rijeka.

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Volotea, Transavia France and Lufthansa offer flights from Nantes Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Nantes Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs €2.

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