COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Croatia. Learn More.

There are 4 ways to get from Venice to Rijeka by train, bus, car 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  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Trieste 402 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station Trieste Central Bus Station - Rijeka Central Bus Station

185 kn - 283 kn

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Venice to Rijeka 228 km

210 kn - 310 kn

Shuttle  •  5h 8m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

341 kn - 2.480 kn

Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rijeka is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rijeka is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rijeka is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Croatia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 9 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Venice to Rijeka is to bus, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Rijeka is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Rijeka Central Bus Station via Venice Mestre and Trieste Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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The distance between Venice and Rijeka is 165 km. The road distance is 228 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 Mestre 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 44m to drive from Venice to Rijeka.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get 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 Stazione MESTRE FS C4, Venice Mestre, and Trieste Central Bus Station in around 6h 45m.

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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice Mestre to Trieste
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75 kn - 95 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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