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There are 12 ways to get from Zürich to Rijeka by bus, train, night bus, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Rijeka

$60 - $75

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Trieste 409
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...

$53 - $93

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Train, night bus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre Fr
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  4. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$73 - $132

Night train  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Jesenice(SL) En
  2. Take the night train from Jesenice(SL) to Rijeka En

$110 - $175

Drive  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rijeka 478 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Zurich to Zagreb, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Zagreb (ZAG) ZRH - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka - Autobusni Kolodvor

$114 - $344

Fly Zurich to Venice, shuttle  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

$106 - $689

Fly Zurich to Trieste, night bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Trieste (TRS) ZRH - TRS
  2. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$117 - $583

Fly Zurich to Ljubljana, shuttle, night bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ljubljana (LJU) ZRH - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$140 - $506

Train to Basel, fly to Venice, shuttle  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka

$126 - $754

Fly Zurich to Graz, shuttle, bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Graz (GRZ) ZRH - GRZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Ljubljana
  3. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka

$157 - $700

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Trieste, night bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trieste (TRS) LIN - TRS
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$133 - $279

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Rijeka is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 75 and takes 11 h.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Rijeka is to fly and bus which costs SFr 110 - SFr 350 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Rijeka. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Rijeka. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Rijeka via Jesenice(SL). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 47 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Rijeka is 506 km. The road distance is 764.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs SFr 60 - SFr 75.

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The bus from Zurich to Rijeka takes 11 h including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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Zürich to Rijeka train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 316.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Rijeka, Croatia?

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Rijeka 4 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Jesenice(SL)
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
italotreno.it
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 Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Trieste
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
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
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $110
Private
$200 - $370
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$42 - $46
Private
$150 - $360

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

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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