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There are 7 ways to get from Rijeka to Bologna by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train via Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport 406
  2. Take the train from Trieste Aeroporto to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$26 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Padua, Padova N406
  2. Take the bus from Padua, Padova to Bologna, Bologna N440 / ...

$22 - $37

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Bus, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Trieste 406 / ...
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Rv
  3. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$28 - $70

Train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Pivka
  2. Take the train from Pivka to Trieste Airport
  3. Take the train from Trieste Aeroporto to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...

$32 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Bologna 231.6 miles

$55 - $85

Bus, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Bologna (BLQ) TRS - BLQ

$73 - $294

Shuttle  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Rijeka to Bologna

$50 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Bologna is to bus which costs 140 kn - 240 kn and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rijeka to Bologna is to drive which costs 360 kn - 550 kn and takes 3 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rijeka to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Bologna, Bologna via Padua, Padova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rijeka to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Pivka, Trieste Aeroporto and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 57 min.

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The distance between Rijeka and Bologna is 261 km. The road distance is 370.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Bologna without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 42 min and costs 160 kn - 390 kn.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Rijeka to Bologna, including transfers.

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

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Rijeka to Bologna train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Rijeka station.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Bologna is to bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs 140 kn - 240 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200 kn - 440 kn and takes 8 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Rijeka to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 163.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

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

You can take a bus from Rijeka to Bologna via Padua, Padova in around 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rijeka to Bologna via Pivka, Trieste Aeroporto, and Venezia Mestre in around 8 h 57 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Trieste to Bologna via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Train operators
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 Trieste Aeroporto to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Pivka
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rijeka to Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Padua, Padova
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Padua, Padova to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Trieste
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Bologna Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Rijeka to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rijeka to Bologna is 371 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Rijeka to Bologna.

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Ryanair, Air Dolomiti, Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Trieste Airport to Bologna Airport.

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Book your Rijeka to Bologna bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1579+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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