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There are 4 ways to get from Zadar to Rijeka by bus, ferry or car

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Bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar bus station to Rijeka bus station N535 / ...

140 kn - 220 kn

3 alternative options

Ferry  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the ferry from Zadar to Rijeka

160 kn - 290 kn

Bus via Selce Bus Stop  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Selce Bus Stop Zadar Central Bus Station - Selce Bus Stop

195 kn - 333 kn

Drive  •  3h 5m

  1. Drive from Zadar to Rijeka 290.5 km

220 kn - 320 kn

Zadar to Rijeka by bus

The bus journey time between Zadar and Rijeka is around 3h 55m and covers a distance of around 254 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by FlixBus, Autotrans d.d., Velebit Tours and others, the Zadar to Rijeka bus service departs from Zadar bus station and arrives in Rijeka bus station. Typically 19 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 55m
Fastest bus time:
3h 35m
Buses per week:
19
Cheapest price:
110 kn
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
19:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zadar to Rijeka bus schedules

Zadar → Rijeka
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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.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zadar to Rijeka is to bus which costs 140 kn - 220 kn and takes 3h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Zadar to Rijeka is to drive which costs 220 kn - 320 kn and takes 3h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zadar bus station station and arriving at Rijeka bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Zadar and arriving at Rijeka. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Zadar and Rijeka is 148 km. The road distance is 290.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zadar to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs 140 kn - 220 kn.

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The bus from Zadar bus station to Rijeka bus station takes 3h 35m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Zadar to Rijeka bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rijeka bus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zadar to Rijeka is 291 km. It takes approximately 3h 5m to drive from Zadar to Rijeka.

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  • Distance: 148.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Zadar, Croatia and Rijeka, Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Zadar bus station to Rijeka bus station twice daily. Tickets cost 110 kn - 140 kn and the journey takes 3h 35m. Three other operators also service this route.

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 Zadar bus station to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
150 kn - 220 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Selce Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Zadar to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
144 kn
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Zadar to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Ferry operators
G&V Line Iadera
Phone
+385 23 250 733
Email
info@gv-zadar.hr
Website
gv-zadar.com
Ferry from Zadar to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
160 kn - 290 kn
Website
G&V Line Iadera
Low Season Price
160 kn - 280 kn
High Season Price
190 kn - 290 kn

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