There are 11 ways to get from Rijeka to Zürich by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Zurich

$60 - $75

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Trieste 406 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Zurich 409

$49 - $94

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Train via Milano Centrale  •  14 h 28 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 Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Ec

$108 - $198

Train  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zürich HB En

$105 - $174

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Zürich 477.6 miles

$95 - $150

Train to Ljubljana, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Zurich (ZRH) LJU - ZRH

$121 - $359

Bus to Trieste, fly to Zurich  •  8 h 19 min

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

$118 - $581

Bus to Zagreb, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 19 min

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

$114 - $344

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Rijeka to Venice Airport
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH

$109 - $685

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Basel, train  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Rijeka to Venice Airport
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$126 - $750

Train, shuttle to Graz, fly to Zurich  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
  3. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Zurich (ZRH) GRZ - ZRH

$161 - $704

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rijeka and arriving at Zurich. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Rijeka to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Zürich HB via Pivka, Trieste Aeroporto, Venezia Mestre and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 28 min.

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The distance between Rijeka and Zürich is 506 km. The road distance is 764.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs .

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The bus from Rijeka to Zurich takes 11 h including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Zürich is to bus which takes 11 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Rijeka to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 316.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h

What companies run services between Rijeka, Croatia and Zürich, Switzerland?

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Rijeka to Zürich 4 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rijeka to Zürich via Pivka, Trieste Airport, Trieste Aeroporto, Venezia Mestre, and Milano Centrale in around 14 h 28 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Trieste to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Trieste to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
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
$9 - $12
Train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $21
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Pivka to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
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
$16 - $19
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Rijeka to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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 - $14
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
$9 - $14
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Rijeka to Venice Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $120
Private
$200 - $370
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$42 - $46
Private
$150 - $360

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Rijeka to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rijeka to Zürich is 764 km. It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to drive from Rijeka to Zürich.

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Austrian Airlines and Adria Airways offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Zurich Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Venice Airport is to shuttle which takes 4 h 16 min and costs .

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