There are 6 ways to get from Salzburg to Rijeka by train, bus, night train or car

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Train, bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf. to Villach Hbf En
  2. Take the bus from Villach to Rijeka 944

$29 - $56

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Train, bus via Ljubljana  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana D / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka 958

$44 - $71

Bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Zagreb Zob
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rijeka 940

$45 - $76

Train, night train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana D / ...
  3. Take the night train from Ljubljana to Rijeka En

$47 - $74

Night train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Rijeka En

$30 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Rijeka 243.5 miles

$45 - $70

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Rijeka via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Rijeka. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Rijeka is 295 km. The road distance is 389.6 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 17 min to get from Salzburg to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Rijeka bus services, operated by Globtour, depart from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof station.

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Salzburg to Rijeka train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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

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Salzburg to Rijeka train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Rijeka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Rijeka is 390 km. It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to drive from Salzburg to Rijeka.

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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 17 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Salzburg to Rijeka via Zagreb Zob and Zagreb in around 8 h 47 min.

Train operators
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 Salzburg Hbf. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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 Villach to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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 Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Rijeka Zob
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
globtour.com
Skreb
Phone
098606060
Website
bus60.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bus60.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
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