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There are 4 ways to get from Salzburg to Rijeka by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Rijeka N948 / ...

$22 - $40

3 alternative options

Train  •  9 h

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

$31 - $66

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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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Rijeka is to bus which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Rijeka is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg, Salzburg South and arriving at Rijeka. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Rijeka. This train operates every day. 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 bus which takes 5 h 47 min and costs 19€ - 35€.

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The bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Rijeka takes 5 h 47 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Rijeka is to bus which takes 5 h 47 min and costs 19€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 26€ - 60€ and takes 9 h.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg to Rijeka twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Rijeka via Villach Hbf and Ljubljana in around 9 h.

Train operators
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
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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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
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 Salzburg, Salzburg South to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Salzburg to Rijeka bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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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There are 5303+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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