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There are 80 intercity buses per day from Zagreb to Rijeka. Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Rijeka usually takes around 2 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Autotrans by Arriva bus can make the trip in 2 hours,
|Distance||82 mi (132 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 0m|
|Trips per day||80|
|Most frequent service||GoOpti|
How much is a bus ticket from Zagreb to Rijeka?
Bus tickets for a trip from Zagreb to Rijeka cost $7.71 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
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What bus companies travel from Zagreb to Rijeka?
There are 6 bus lines from Zagreb to Rijeka available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 72 daily trips, GoOpti usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Autotrans by Arriva||16||2h 25m||$15.81|
|Panturist by Arriva||1||2h 30m||$18.32|
Autotrans by Arriva is the largest bus company in Croatia, with intercity services connecting many of Croatia's most popular destinations. It also operates international services to several countries in Europe, including Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Germany. For trouble-free bookings with Autotrans by Arriva, look no further than Wanderu!
Brioni is a renowned passenger bus company located in Croatia. As part of the esteemed Nomago group of companies, Brioni has a rich history spanning over 70 years, offering reliable and trusted transportation services. With an extensive network of routes, Brioni connects towns and cities across Croatia, including popular destinations like Rovinj, and Zagreb. The company's coaches are equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, Wi-Fi access, power sockets, and entertainment screens, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience for passengers exploring the diverse beauty of Croatia.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 3 trips from Zagreb to Rijeka, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 0 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
GoOpti is a bus company based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, that specializes in airport transfers to and from cities with limited or no public transportation. It has expanded its services to several countries in central Europe, including Croatia, Italy, Germany, Hungary, and Austria, providing convenient airport transportation options for passengers in these regions.
Nomago offers transportation to multiple destinations within Slovenia, such as the capital Ljubljana, as well as routes to five other European countries - Croatia, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, and Germany. The company's buses come equipped with various amenities like spacious legroom, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and WiFi. Passengers can choose between Economy and Premium seats, or opt for Family seats around a table.
Panturist is a prominent bus company based in Croatia that connects various destinations, including Slovenia, Zagreb, Istria, Dalmatia, and recently the Baranja region. They prioritize passenger comfort and provide amenities like air conditioning, power outlets, and on-board Wi-Fi. Some coaches may offer additional features like a restroom, satellite TV, and extra legroom for an enhanced travel experience.
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The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 82 miles from Zagreb to Rijeka. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Because many passengers travel from Zagreb to Rijeka at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Zagreb to Rijeka, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. Although often overlooked as a travel destination, Zagreb is the center of Croatia's art, culture, academic, and sports scene, providing visitors with much to explore. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest capitals to visit in Central Europe!
Zagreb is divided into three areas: Gornji grad (upper town), which is over 1000 years old and hosts the Presidential palace as well as St Mark's Church; the Donji grad (lower town), home to 19th-century architecture, shops, theatres, cafes, and parks; and the Novi Zagreb (New Zagreb), which was developed post-World War II and is the main residential and business area of the city.
In what is known as the "city of museums," there is no shortage of fascinating places to shelter from the midday heat. The Museum of Broken Relationships is a unique but heartrending museum dedicated to lost love and the real stories of heartbreak. The Museum of Illusions offers a more lighthearted but equally compelling experience, with many deceiving and confusing exhibits on show.
Zagreb is well-connected to many other European cities and destinations throughout the continent. About 15 kilometers from the city center, Zagreb International Airport provides many national and international flight routes, and Zagreb Central Station is a major railway hub. Several bus companies depart Zagreb daily for cities like Dubrovnik, Split, Vienna, and Berlin.
Where does the bus leave from in Zagreb?
Main departure station: Avenija Marina Držića 4
Autobusni Kolodvor Zagreb is the central bus station in Croatia's capital city. FlixBus and Arriva operate here and run routes outside the country and within Croatia, with regular routes to Split, Pula, and Rijeka. The bus station doubles as a shopping center, and the building is lined with shops, cafes, restaurants, and waiting areas inside. You can also find parking and car rental services within the station. The bus station is in central Zagreb in the district of Kanal, so you can find plenty of hotels, restaurants, and stores within walking distance.
All bus stations in Zagreb:
Avenija Marina Držića 4
Trg kralja Tomislava 12
Where does the bus arrive in Rijeka?
Main arrival station: Bus Station
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Rijeka.
All bus stations in Rijeka:
Rijeka International Airport
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