There are 3 ways to get from Rijeka to Zadar by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Zadar 941 / ...

$17 - $28

2 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ostarije
  2. Take the train from Ostarije to Knin
  3. Take the train from Knin to Zadar

$27 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Zadar 147.9 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Zadar is to bus which costs 110 kn - 190 kn and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rijeka to Zadar is to drive which costs 180 kn - 280 kn and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Rijeka and Zadar is 148 km. The road distance is 236.7 km.

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The bus from Rijeka to Zadar takes 3 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rijeka and arriving at Zadar. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rijeka to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Zadar via Ostarije and Knin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 37 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Rijeka to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 92.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

Velebit Tours operates a bus from Rijeka to Zadar 3 times a day, and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rijeka to Zadar via Ostarije and Knin in around 9 h 37 min.

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
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $21
Train from Ostarije to Knin
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $26
Train from Knin to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Bus operators
Velebit Tours
Phone
053 560 388
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
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 Zadar
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Schedules at
brioni.hr

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