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

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Bus Samoborček  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Split to Gospić
  2. Take the bus from Gospic to Rijeka

$23

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Split to Senj, Starigrad 941
  2. Take the bus from Senj, Starigrad to Rijeka 941

$21 - $36

5 alternative options

Train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Split to Ostarije
  2. Take the train from Ostarije to Rijeka

$27 - $40

Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Split to Rijeka 941

$23 - $55

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from Split to Rijeka 259.6 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Zagreb (ZAG) SPU - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

$71 - $198

Fly to Rijeka  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Rijeka (RJK) SPU - RJK

$56 - $916

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The cheapest way to get from Split to Rijeka is to bus which costs 144 kn and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Split to Rijeka is to fly which costs 350 kn - 6.000 kn and takes 3h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Split and arriving at Rijeka. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Split to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Split and arriving at Rijeka via Ostarije. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 2m.

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The distance between Split and Rijeka is 257 km. The road distance is 415.3 km.

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The best way to get from Split to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 5h 30m and costs 144 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Split to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Split to Rijeka is to bus which takes 5h 30m and costs 144 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170 kn - 260 kn and takes 8h 2m, you could also fly, which costs 350 kn - 6.000 kn and takes 3h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Split to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 160.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

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

You can take a bus from Split to Rijeka via Gospić and Gospic in around 5h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Split to Rijeka via Ostarije in around 8h 2m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Split to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Trade Air
Website
trade-air.com
Flights from Split to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Split to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Ostarije to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Bus operators
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Split to Gospić
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Gospic to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
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 Split to Senj, Starigrad
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Senj, Starigrad to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Split to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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 Split to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr

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The quickest flight from Split Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Split to Rijeka bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rijeka station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Split to Rijeka is 415 km. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Split to Rijeka.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Split Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Split to Rijeka bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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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 Split to Split Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 40m and costs 17 kn.

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