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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 - $29

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

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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 - 270 kn and takes 3 h 4 min.

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

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Zadar without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs 110 kn - 190 kn.

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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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Rijeka to Zadar bus services, operated by Velebit Tours, depart from Rijeka station.

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

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Zadar is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs 110 kn - 190 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170 kn - 270 kn and takes 9 h 37 min.

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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
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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

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 Zadar
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
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
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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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Rijeka to Zadar bus services, operated by Velebit Tours, arrive at Zadar station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rijeka to Zadar is 237 km. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Rijeka to Zadar.

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