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There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Rijeka by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Rijeka bus station

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station

Train

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
  2. Take the train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Pivka
  3. Take the train from Pivka to Rijeka

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Rijeka

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

Venice to Rijeka by bus

21 Weekly Buses
4h 35m Average Duration
100 kn Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Venice to Rijeka is to bus, which costs €13 - €17 and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Rijeka is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 2h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Rijeka bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Rijeka via Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr and Pivka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 18m.

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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 bus which takes 4h 35m and costs €13 - €17.

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The bus from Venice to Rijeka bus station takes 4h 35m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Venice to Rijeka train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Rijeka is to bus which takes 4h 35m and costs €13 - €17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €17 - €40 and takes 7h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 165.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Rijeka bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 100 kn - 130 kn and the journey takes 4h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Rijeka via Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr and Pivka in around 7h 18m.

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
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 kn - 120 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
105 kn - 120 kn
Train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Pivka
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 100 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
85 kn - 100 kn
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 410 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
110 kn - 150 kn
Base Standard
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Premium
290 kn - 410 kn
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Pivka to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30 kn - 75 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
45 kn - 55 kn
Regional Train Ticket
30 kn - 40 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
60 kn - 75 kn
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Venice to Rijeka bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rijeka bus station.

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Venice to Rijeka train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), arrive at Rijeka 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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