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Train, bus  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the train from Wels Hbf to Villach Hbf Rj
  2. Take the bus from Villach Bus Station to Rijeka bus station 944

492 kn - 640 kn

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Bus  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Linz Industriezeile to Graz P&R Webling N881
  2. Take the bus from Graz P&R Webling to Rijeka bus station N919

322 kn - 449 kn

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Train  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Wels Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana 211 / ...
  4. Take the train from Ljubljana to Rijeka 481 / ...

388 kn - 674 kn

Drive  •  5h 9m

  1. Drive from Wels to Rijeka 419.9 km

320 kn - 470 kn

Train to Vienna, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Wels, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

948 kn - 2.892 kn

Train, train to Munich, fly to Rijeka  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Wels Hbf to Passau Hbf
  2. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
  4. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Rijeka (RJK) MUC - RJK

1.223 kn - 3.222 kn

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Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed from Austria.

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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
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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 Austria from Croatia.

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The cheapest way to get from Wels to Rijeka is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 5h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Wels to Rijeka is to drive which takes 5h 9m and costs €40 - €65.

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No, there is no direct train from Wels to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Wels Hbf and arriving at Rijeka via Salzburg Hbf, Villach Hbf and Ljubljana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 1m.

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The distance between Wels and Rijeka is 317 km. The road distance is 419.9 km.

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The best way to get from Wels to Rijeka without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 2m and costs €65 - €85.

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It takes approximately 10h 2m to get from Wels to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Wels to Rijeka train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wels Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Wels to Rijeka is to bus which takes 10h 26m and costs €40 - €60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €50 - €90 and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Wels to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 317.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 2m

What companies run services between Wels, Austria and Rijeka, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Wels to Rijeka via Linz Hbf, Linz Hbf, Linz Industriezeile, and Graz P&R Webling in around 10h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Wels to Rijeka via Salzburg Hbf, Villach Hbf, and Ljubljana in around 11h 1m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Munich to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.600 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.700 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.600 kn
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wels Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
370 kn - 490 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wels Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
240 kn - 320 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wels Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
270 kn - 370 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wels Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Wels Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80 kn - 90 kn
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wels, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30 kn - 75 kn
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
30 kn - 45 kn
1st Class
50 kn - 75 kn
Train from Wels, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 kn - 150 kn
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
45 kn - 70 kn
1st Class
95 kn - 150 kn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 kn - 300 kn
Website
Railjet
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
70 kn - 90 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 80 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
100 kn - 130 kn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wels Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
420 kn - 600 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wels Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 440 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wels Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
460 kn - 850 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Passau Hbf to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65 kn - 100 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Villach Bus Station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
120 kn - 150 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Linz Industriezeile to Graz P&R Webling
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 120 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Graz P&R Webling to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
120 kn - 150 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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