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

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 via Gospić  •  6h 5m

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

219 kn - 244 kn

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Train  •  8h 10m

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

187 kn - 255 kn

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 50m

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

260 kn - 370 kn

Bus #2  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Dramalj Jadranska Magistrala to Split Central Bus Station Dramalj Jadranska Magistrala - Split Central Bus Station

269 kn - 376 kn

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Split 411.9 km

310 kn - 460 kn

Bus to Zagreb, fly  •  4h 54m

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

445 kn - 786 kn

Night bus to Pula, fly  •  8h 23m

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

534 kn - 1.234 kn

Rijeka to Split by bus

The bus journey time between Rijeka and Split is around 13h 15m and covers a distance of around 426 km. The fastest bus normally takes 13h 15m. Services are operated by Velebit Tours and Samoborček. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
13h 15m
Fastest bus time:
13h 15m
Bus distance:
426 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
219 kn
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
14:30
Last bus departs at:
14:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rijeka to Split bus schedules

Rijeka → Split
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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Split is to train which costs 180 kn - 260 kn and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Rijeka to Split is to drive which costs 310 kn - 460 kn and takes 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rijeka bus station station and arriving at Split bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 50m.

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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 8h 10m.

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The distance between Rijeka and Split is 257 km. The road distance is 411.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Split without a car is to bus via Gospić which takes 6h 5m and costs 210 kn - 250 kn.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Rijeka to Split, including transfers.

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Rijeka to Split bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rijeka bus 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 via Gospić which takes 6h 5m and costs 210 kn - 250 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180 kn - 260 kn and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Rijeka to Split.
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  • Distance: 256.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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 6h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rijeka to Split via Ostarije in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
290 kn - 750 kn
Flights from Pula to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
490 kn - 1.900 kn
Flights from Pula to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 kn - 3.800 kn
Flights from Pula to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
490 kn - 1.900 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
290 kn - 750 kn
Flights from Pula to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 kn - 3.800 kn
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Pula to Split via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.400 kn
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Pula to Split via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 kn - 4.100 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pula to Split via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.000 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Pula to Split via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.700 kn
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Phone
+385 1 3782 583
Email
informacije@hzpp.hr
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 80 kn
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Train from Ostarije to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Book at
Croatia Rail Pass
Bus operators
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Gospic
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
144 kn
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
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 Split bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
180 kn - 220 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Rijeka bus station to Rovinj bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 75 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Split
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260 kn - 370 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Dramalj Jadranska Magistrala to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 kn - 240 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
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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 FlixBus, arrive at Split bus station.

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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 412 km. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Rijeka to Split.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zagreb Airport to Split Airport.

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