Getting around by bus
The orange city buses are run by Autotrolej. They connect all the points you need the city centre with Trsat and other suburbs, plus resorts on the Opatija Riviera and Kvarner coast (at Jelačić square), and places inland such as Kastav. Buy tickets in any news kiosk for 11kn (1st Zone): they’re valid for two trips on within the city – stamp your ticket on entry. Tickets bought inside the bus cost 8kn for one trip in first zone on any city route. For timetable information, call (051) 33 30 10, and for info about routes outside the city call (051) 21 20 84.
No night lines! Last bus goes from town at 23.30 (number 2 & 6). Others last buses finished around 23.15 h.
At morning starts about 4.30 - 5.00.
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The small airport (zračna luka) near Omišalj on Krk island serves Rijeka with flights to Zagreb, London (both Croatia Airlines) and Hannover and Cologne (Hapag-Lloyd Express).
Getting there: Catch an Autotrolej bus from Rijeka’s city bus station on Jelačić Square, 18kn one way. Check with your airline for the timetable. You can also take a taxi, or if you go by car there’s free parking.
Office in Rijeka (2-E) Jelačićev trg 7, tel. 213 526, fax 321 555.
From Rijeka to HANNOVER ------- (15.06 – 25.10)
From Rijeka to KÖLN ---------------- (15.06 – 23.10)
From Rijeka to LONDON ----------- (15.06 – 26.10)
From Rijeka to ZAGREB ------------ (15.06 – 26.10)
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Rijeka is a starting point (or end) of the Adriatic ferry line between Rijeka and Dubrovnik. The company that runs it is called Jadrolinija and the journey cost about 50 Euros one-way back in 2002. I even managed to arrange ticket pickup in Vienna. Overall, it was a great experience and I met some cool people on board.
the best way is ...just by...
the best way is ...just by taking a bus..
its kind a kosy..i mean..youve got an aircondition in it and it doesnt coast much.
When I go to Rijeka..er just take a fly to Munchen and then we take a bus to Rijeka course its cheap and the bus leaves at 19pm so you can just take a nap and when you wake up you’ll be in Rijeka.
theres a city bus who drives around the city but not further then perhaps 20km but if you want to go any further then you can just go to the bus station and take a but and it doesnt coast much.
We travelled from Trieste by...
We travelled from Trieste by bus. Can't remember exactly but the cost was around €7 each for a one way trip.
Be careful on a Saturday afternoon - there are no buses leaving Trieste between 13.30 and around 18.00.
Although some of the buses are getting a little old, they are frequent and reliable - more than can be said for those in and around Ayr, where I live.
Buy a ticket in advance or pay the driver - then stamp your ticket in the machine.
A local journey costs 7Kn (Croatian Kuna) and longer trips e.g. Lovran to the west is 14Kn and Krk (Omisalji) to the south costs 22Kn.
Boat running between Mali...
Boat running between Mali Losinj, Unije and Susak. It occasionaly stops at Velike Srakane, an island with just a few houses and 30 or so inhabitants. There are interesting stories wich are told by barba Ante, machinist on the boat, about the local people. Price 8 kunas, but be aware that boat goes from island to island and it takes you 2.30 hours to reach Susak.
Ferryboat. It will take you...
Ferryboat. It will take you just some 30 min to reach Porozina, Cres from Brestova. If you are not by car the prise is reasonable low (11 kunas=1.5 EUR), if you are traveling by car or motorbike you'll have to pay 75+11 kunas
I made one big mistake on my...
I made one big mistake on my first trip to Opatija that I'll never, never make again: I took the train from Trieste! This journey was a strange experience: I had to change trains at the small Slovenian village of Pivka which is famous for its wood industry but has only got one run-down pizzeria where they put tomato ketchup on the pizzas :-(! I had to wait about 4 hours for the connecting train, and after 6 hours of total journey from Trieste I arrived at the railway station of Matulji that you can see on the pic, located about 3 km above Opatija...
So take my advice: If you don't have your own car and arrive from Western Europe, use the great bus connections from Trieste to Opatija or Rijeka (several departures each day).
There is Rijeka airport on the...
There is Rijeka airport on the island of Krk, but is largely unused. So, you can fo from Zagreb to Rijeka by train or by bus.
Bus terminal Zagreb – www. autokol-zg.tel.hr/autokol-zg
Croatian railways – www.tel.hr/hz
Rijeka is the starting point for many ferries crossing the Adriatic, including frequent service to Dubrovnik, which stops an many other places along the coast (Rab, Zadar, Split, Hvar, Korcula).
Check out “Jadrolinija” at www.tel.hr/jadrolinija
Trains Run Through Here
The trains can be picked up by the Capuchin church area in the square near there. The rail runs along the water front
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If you like to go around by boat from Rijeka,"Jadrolinija" naval company is the best choice.