Rijeka is town at the north of the Adriatic Sea with many attractions and the most famous are Korzo, Trsat Castle, St Vitus' Cathedral, City Tower and City Market. If you ever have visited the city of Rijeka, then you know what magnificent place it is. Centuries of culture, nice beaches, great Mediterranean cuisine and friendly people make this town one of the most desired travel destinations in Croatia.
Although Rijeka has its airport, many travelers choose Zagreb Airport as their starting point to Rijeka because of better or cheaper flights.
Private transfer from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka
The best selection for your transportation from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka is Transferyst private transfer service with a fixed price of 1050 kuna (140€) for a vehicle for up to 8 passengers. This is the most comfortable transportation option for big families, groups of people, and all other travelers who are interested only in enjoying and relaxing while traveling to Croatia.
After you arrive at Zagreb Airport and after all border and customs formalities are done, your driver will meet you at arrivals, escort you to the vehicle, and help you with your luggage.
The distance from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka is 176 km and the drive will take less than 5 hours. The route goes from Zagreb through continental Croatia, Lika and Gorski Kotar to coastal Croatia.
After a few hours of a comfortable ride, you will arrive in the city of Rijeka. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel and your Rijeka adventure can begin.
Route map from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka
Taxi from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka
You can take a taxi when you arrive at Zagreb Airport. Classic taxi drivers are offering to drive you from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka but there are also Uber, Bolt and other taxi apps that are working just fine in Croatia. Taxies are parked in front of the airport arrivals and you shouldn't have a problem with finding your ride. Taxi prices from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka are starting at 628 kuna (85€) up to 1615 kuna (217€) depending on availability, type of the vehicle and how many passengers are traveling.
The biggest downside of hiring a taxi for your transportation from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka is that you never can be 100 percent sure in pricing and there is always the possibility that taxi driver wants more money for his service. So, you should always agree on a price in front and try not to fall into taxi pricing scams.
Flight from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka
You can take a flight from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka Airport at a price starting from 1.065 kuna (143€) per person. The planes are relatively comfortable, and the journey can take more than 17 hours because there's no direct flight at the moment. Rijeka Airport is 27 km away from the center of Rijeka and you will have to find transportation to your hotel.
Public bus from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka
There is a public bus that runs regularly from Zagreb Bus Station to Rijeka Bus Station at a price starting from 80 kuna (11€) per person. If you decide to take the bus, you will need to find transportation from Zagreb Airport to the Zagreb Bus Station on your own. The buses are relatively comfortable, the journey often takes more than 3 hours without stopping, and you will have to find your own way from the bus station in Rijeka to your hotel.
Public train from Zagreb Airport to Rijeka
There is also a public train that runs regularly from Zagreb Main Station to Rijeka Train Station at a price starting from 115 kuna (16€) per person. If you decide to take the train, you will need to find transportation from Zagreb Airport to the Zagreb Main Station on your own. The train is much less comfortable, the journey often takes more than 7 hours because there is a long waiting time at another train in Ogulin, and you will also have to find your own way from the train station in Rijeka to your hotel.
Public transportation is a common choice of backpackers, singles, and anyone who has the excess time or travels on a budget.
Places to visit on the way to Rijeka
There are quite a number of interesting places you can make a stop and visit when traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka. Here are some ideas:
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Risnjak National Park