There are 4 ways to get from Venice to Rijeka by train, bus, car, ferry or shuttle

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Train, bus  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale Re
  2. Take the bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station Trieste Central Bus Station - Rijeka Central Bus Station / ...

191 kn - 319 kn

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Trieste, Trieste 977 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station Trieste Central Bus Station - Rijeka Central Bus Station / ...

190 kn - 255 kn

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from Venice to Rijeka 228.4 km

230 kn - 350 kn

Ferry, shuttle  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the ferry from Rialto "A" to Aeroporto A
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

341 kn - 2.461 kn

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Rijeka is to bus which costs 25€ - 35€ and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Rijeka is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Rijeka Central Bus Station via Trieste Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.

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The distance between Venice and Rijeka is 165 km. The road distance is 228.4 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h and costs 25€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Venice to Rijeka, including transfers.

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

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Venice to Rijeka bus services, operated by Autotrans d.d., arrive at Rijeka Central Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Rijeka is 228 km. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Venice to Rijeka.

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  • Distance: 165.2 km
  • Duration: 5h

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

You can take a bus from Venice to Rijeka via Trieste Central Bus Station in around 5h 10m.

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 Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80 kn - 160 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
140 kn - 160 kn
Bus operators
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste, Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice, Venice to Trieste, Trieste
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 95 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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