There are 4 ways to get from Zagreb to Rijeka by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rijeka 940

$9 - $55

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Rideshare  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zagreb to Rijeka 101.5 miles

$9

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Rijeka

$15 - $22

Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Rijeka 101.4 miles

$19 - $29

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Rijeka. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zagreb and arriving at Rijeka. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Rijeka is 131 km. The road distance is 162.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 2 h and costs .

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The bus from Zagreb to Rijeka takes 2 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Zagreb to Rijeka bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Rijeka train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Rijeka is to bus which takes 2 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 37 min.

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

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Zagreb to Rijeka train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Rijeka station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Rijeka.
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  • Distance: 82 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

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

Arriva d.o.o. operates a bus from Zagreb to Rijeka twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h. Eight other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Croatian Railways (HŽPP) operates a train from Zagreb to Rijeka 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 37 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Skreb
Phone
098606060
Website
bus60.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bus60.hr
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
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Polet Vonkovci
Phone
+385 (0) 32 308 935
Email
polet@polet.hr
Website
polet.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
polet.hr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zagreb to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Rijeka is 162 km. It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to drive from Zagreb to Rijeka.

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Book your Zagreb to Rijeka bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 4954+ hotels available in Rijeka. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zagreb and Rijeka. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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