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There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Rijeka by bus, night train, train, car or plane

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Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  14h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rijeka 940 / ...

$47 - $73

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Bus Georg  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rijeka 940 / ...

$108 - $147

Bus, night train, train  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
  2. Take the night train from Beograd to Vinkovci En
  3. Take the train from Vinkovci to Zagreb D
  4. Take the train from Zagreb to Rijeka

$82 - $116

Drive  •  9h 45m

  1. Drive from Sofia to Rijeka 587.8 miles

$110 - $170

Fly to Rijeka  •  9h 18m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Rijeka (RJK) SOF - RJK

$139 - $564

Fly to Ljubljana, train  •  8h 32m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Ljubljana (LJU) SOF - LJU
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka

$132 - $452

Fly to Trieste, bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Trieste (TRS) SOF - TRS
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$73 - $283

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Rijeka is to bus which costs $45 - $75 and takes 14h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Rijeka is to fly and train which costs $130 - $460 and takes 8h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Rijeka via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 3m.

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The distance between Sofia and Rijeka is 768 km. The road distance is 940.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 14h 3m and costs $45 - $75.

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It takes approximately 14h 3m to get from Sofia to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Sofia to Rijeka bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Rijeka is to bus which takes 14h 3m and costs $45 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $600 and takes 9h 18m.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Rijeka Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 479.7 miles
  • Duration: 14h 3m

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Sofia to Rijeka via Autobusni kolodvor and Zagreb in around 14h 3m. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Croatia Airlines and three other airlines fly from Sofia to Rijeka 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Sofia to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Sofia to Rijeka via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Sofia to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Vinkovci to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$27 - $40
Train from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$20 - $27
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Skreb
Phone
098606060
Email
info@bus60.hr
Website
bus60.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
bus60.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 Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Crnja Tours
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S

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More Questions & Answers

Rijeka is 1h behind Sofia. It is currently 7:59 AM in Sofia and 6:59 AM in Rijeka.

Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Rijeka is 941 km. It takes approximately 9h 45m to drive from Sofia to Rijeka.

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Croatia Airlines, Transavia Holland, Condor Flugdienst and two other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Rijeka Airport.

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There are 5303+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34m and costs $1.

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