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There are 4 ways to get from Rijeka to Ljubljana by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka bus station to Ljubljana bus station N948 / ...

€7 - €10

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Rideshare  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rijeka to Ljubljana 113.7 km

€8

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Train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ljubljana 480 / ...

€8 - €11

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Ljubljana 113.3 km

€11 - €17

Rijeka to Ljubljana by bus

The bus journey time between Rijeka and Ljubljana is around 2h 26m and covers a distance of around 113 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 15m. Operated by FlixBus and Crnja Tours, the Rijeka to Ljubljana bus service departs from Rijeka bus station and arrives in Ljubljana bus station. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 26m
Fastest bus time:
2h 15m
Bus distance:
113 km
Buses per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€8
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:20
Last bus departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rijeka to Ljubljana bus schedules

Croatia → Slovenia
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International entry into Slovenia from Croatia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Slovenia from Croatia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Croatia
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Slovenia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Croatia

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovenia from Croatia.

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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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ljubljana is 080 1404.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ljubljana is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ljubljana is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 080 1404.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Slovenia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Ljubljana is to rideshare which costs 55 kn and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Rijeka to Ljubljana is to drive which costs 85 kn - 130 kn and takes 1h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rijeka bus station station and arriving at Ljubljana bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rijeka and arriving at Ljubljana. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Rijeka and Ljubljana is 81 km. The road distance is 113.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Ljubljana without a car is to bus which takes 2h 16m and costs 55 kn - 75 kn.

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The bus from Rijeka bus station to Ljubljana bus station takes 2h 16m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Ljubljana is to bus which takes 2h 16m and costs 55 kn - 75 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60 kn - 85 kn and takes 2h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Rijeka to Ljubljana.
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  • Distance: 80.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 16m

What companies run services between Rijeka, Croatia and Ljubljana, Slovenia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Rijeka bus station to Ljubljana bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €8 - €11 and the journey takes 2h 16m. Crnja Tours also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Croatian Railways (HŽPP) operates a train from Rijeka to Ljubljana once daily. Tickets cost €8 - €11 and the journey takes 2h 51m.

Train operators
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 Rijeka bus station to Ljubljana bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka Central Bus Station to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Crnja Tours
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rijeka to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Rijeka to Ljubljana train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Ljubljana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rijeka to Ljubljana is 113 km. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Rijeka to Ljubljana.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rijeka and Ljubljana. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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