There are 7 ways to get from Rijeka to Split by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus Samoborček  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Gospic
  2. Take the bus from Gospić to Split

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Bus, night bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Gospić L938
  2. Take the night bus from Gospić to Split N920

$21 - $35

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Train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ostarije
  2. Take the train from Ostarije to Split

$28 - $41

Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Split 941

$23 - $55

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Split 225.7 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Zagreb, fly  •  4 h 54 min

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

$71 - $197

Night bus to Pula, fly  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rijeka to Pula
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Split (SPU) PUY - SPU

$68 - $247

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rijeka and arriving at Split. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rijeka to Split. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Split via Ostarije. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 59 min.

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The distance between Rijeka and Split is 257 km. The road distance is 361.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Split without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Rijeka to Split, including transfers.

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Rijeka to Split bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Rijeka station.

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

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Split is to bus which takes 6 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Rijeka to Split bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Split station.

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Map of how to get from Rijeka to Split.
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  • Distance: 160.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between Rijeka, Croatia and Split, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Rijeka to Split via Gospic and Gospić in around 6 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rijeka to Split via Ostarije in around 7 h 59 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Pula to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$16 - $22
Train from Ostarije to Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Velebit Tours
Phone
053 560 388
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Gospic
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Gospić to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Split
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rijeka to Split
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Gospić
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Gospić to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Rijeka to Pula
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rijeka to Split is 361 km. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Rijeka to Split.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zagreb Airport to Split Airport.

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Book your Rijeka to Split bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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