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There are 3 ways to get from Trieste to Rijeka by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...

$5 - $15

2 alternative options

Train, night train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste to Pivka
  2. Take the night train from Pivka to Rijeka En

$10 - $18

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Rijeka 46.7 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Rijeka is to bus which costs 4€ - 13€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Rijeka is to drive which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 1 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Rijeka. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Rijeka via Pivka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Trieste and Rijeka is 63 km. The road distance is 74.8 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 55 min and costs 4€ - 13€.

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The bus from Trieste to Rijeka takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Trieste to Rijeka bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Trieste station.

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Trieste to Rijeka train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Trieste station.

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

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 39.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Rijeka, Croatia?

Arriva d.o.o. operates a bus from Trieste to Rijeka 4 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Trieste to Pivka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.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 Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
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 Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com

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Trieste to Rijeka train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), arrive at Rijeka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Rijeka is 75 km. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Trieste to Rijeka.

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