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

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 to Trieste, fly  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Trieste Airport, Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) TRS - CLJ

$181 - $1,016

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Bus Teo Trans  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Trieste 406 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Monfalcone to Cluj

$49 - $91

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Train to Ljubljana, fly  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) LJU - CLJ

$144 - $504

Shuttle to Venice Treviso, fly  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Rijeka to Treviso Airport
  2. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) TSF - CLJ

$82 - $538

Bus Brianna Tour  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Trieste 406 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Cluj

$70 - $100

Train  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Sušak Pećine to Zagreb
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca Ic

$52 - $76

Drive  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca 594.4 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca is to train which costs 330 kn - 500 kn and takes 19 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca is to shuttle and fly which costs 500 kn - 3.500 kn and takes 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Cluj via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Sušak Pećine and arriving at Cluj Napoca via Zagreb and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 27 min.

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The distance between Rijeka and Cluj-Napoca is 724 km. The road distance is 951 km.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 10 min and costs 450 kn - 650 kn.

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It takes approximately 10 h to get from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca, including transfers.

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Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Rijeka station.

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Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Sušak Pećine station.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca is to bus which takes 16 h 10 min and costs 450 kn - 650 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 330 kn - 500 kn and takes 19 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca.
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  • Distance: 452.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h

What companies run services between Rijeka, Croatia and Cluj-Napoca, Romania?

You can take a bus from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca via Trieste in around 16 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca via Zagreb and Budapest-Keleti in around 19 h 27 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Trieste to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Trieste to Cluj-Napoca via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Cluj-Napoca via Rome, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Belgrade, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Trieste to Cluj-Napoca via Rome, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Trieste to Cluj-Napoca via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Venice Treviso to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Cluj-Napoca via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $21
Train from Sušak Pećine to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$24 - $35
Train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$30 - $45
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
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
Teo Trans
Phone
004-0745517360
Email
office@teotrans.ro
Website
teotrans.ro
Bus from Monfalcone to Cluj
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
teotrans.ro

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by Brianna Tour, arrive at Cluj station.

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Cluj-Napoca is 1 h ahead of Rijeka. It is currently 6:52 PM in Rijeka and 7:52 PM in Cluj-Napoca.

Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Cluj Napoca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca is 951 km. It takes approximately 10 h 44 min to drive from Rijeka to Cluj-Napoca.

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Wizz Air, Alitalia, Tarom and Lufthansa offer flights from Trieste Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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There are 660+ hotels available in Cluj-Napoca. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Venice Treviso Airport is to shuttle which takes 4 h 15 min and costs 270 kn - 2.400 kn.

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