Airport Bus Rijeka

Rijeka Airport (RJK) is located on the Krk island, around 1 km east of the town of Omišalj. It is located approximately 30km from Rijeka city centre. With over 180 000 passengers that have passed through the airport, Rijeka Airport is the sixth busiest airport in Croatia.

How to get from Rijeka Airport to Rijeka

Airport bus

If you take the airport bus you can reach the cities of Rijeka, Crikvenica, Kraljevica and Omišalj.

  • The journey to the main bus station in Rijeka lasts approximately 30 minutes.
  • Tickets can be bought directly from the bus driver or at Rijeka Airport
  • One way ticket from Rijeka to Rijeka Airport costs approximately €7.
  • Rijeka Airport – Rijeka → timetable
  • Rijeka Airport – Crikvenica – Kraljevica → timetable 

NOTE: there are no public bus lines to Rijeka Airport.


Taxis are located in front of the airport building. It is recommended to agree on the price with the driver before the ride. On the official airport website you can find official taxi prices.


It is possible to book in advance a private transfer and thus make sure you will get at the desired address. Private transfers are good for those who carry a lot of luggage; a driver will wait for you at the airport in due time and take anywhere within Rijeka, its surroundings but also to any other destination. Here you can book your transfer in advance.

Renting a car at Rijeka Airport

it is also possible to rent a car at the airport. You can choose between different rental companies; in the tourist season it is recommended to book a vehicle in advance. Click here to see car rental offers from Rijeka airport.

Renting a bus

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.

Accommodation near Rijeka Airport

Rijeka Airport FAQs

What is the easiest way to reach Rovinj, Pula or some other Istrian town?

There are several options to choose between.
It is possible to take a bus from the airport to the main bus station in Rijeka and from there take another bus to Rovinj or Pula. Rijeka has good bus connections with the cities in Istria and other Croatian cities.
Another option is to book a private transfer in advance; this is a simpler and faster option but more expensive than the bus.

What is the easiest way to reach the cities on the island of Cres and Losinj from Rijeka Airport?

You can take a taxi from the airport to the roundabout in Omisalj; there you can wait for a bus which goes from Rijeka to Veli Losinj through Malinska and Valbiska ferry port; from Valbiska you take a ferry (25 minute ride) to Merag (island of Cres) from where you can continue to the cities of Cres, Mali Losinj and Veli Losinj. Here you can check the schedules.
Another option is to take the airport bus and go to the main bus station in Kraljevica where you change to a bus which goes to Omisalj and the above mentioned cities.

How to reach cities like Senj or Novi Vinodolski?

Take the airport bus to the main bus station in Kraljevica where you change a bus to the mentioned cities. The schedule can be found here.

How to reach cities on the island of Krk?

You can take a taxi to the roundabout in Omisalj where you can wait for a suburban bus to Njivice, Malinska, Krk, Punat and Baska.
Another option is to take the airport bus to the main bus station in Kraljevica and take another bus to the mentioned cities. The schedule is available here. The easiest way is to book a private transfer from Rijeka Airport.

If I travel with a baby, can I be sure that taxis have a child seat?

Some taxis do but to be safe it is best to book a private transfer in advance.

Is it possible to pay for the transfer from the airport in euros, dollars or pounds?

The only currency allowed by law is the Croatian kuna but there are exceptions. Airport bus drivers as well as private transfer drivers and taxi drivers will accept euros. If you do not give the correct amount of money, the rest will be given to you in kuna.

If you are not sure where to find main bus stations in Croatian cities, you can use the Station locator on where you will find all the info on the desired bus station.


  1. Karoline Louise Høi   •  

    Will we be abel reach a bus to Pula in Rijeka at 10.15 if we take the airport bus to Rijeka ?
    When we arrive at 8.15 at the morning.

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Karoline,

      If there is no delays that should for sure be possible.

      Kindest regards

      Support GetByBus

  2. Laura Vassar   •  

    Hi! Will we be able to catch the bus from the airport to Rijeka in time if we also need to collect our big luggage?

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Yes Laura, you should be able to catch your luggage, usually the bus waits till everybody is out of the terminal.

  3. Syafa   •  

    Hi, may I know how I can reach rijeka airport from zagreb bus station?I have flight at 3.00pm. I try to google it but it is not clear how to go there

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Take a bus from Zagreb to Rijeka bus station, and then change to a bus to the airport from there one, you probably will have to leave Zagreb around 9 AM to manage to be there on do time for your fligth

  4. Ta   •  

    I can’t find reliable connection from Rijeka airport to Rijeka city for 26th of august. Could you tell me is there any bus for that destination?

    • GetByBus Team   •  


      we do not have online schedules for the airport bus, bus the general information, which apply to the operation of the airport bus is what is says in the text we wrote about the airport bus.

  5. Sally Tyler   •  

    Hi there, our flight arrives at Rijeka at 4.15pm. After reading the information above it seems the best way to get to Senj is to get the airport bus to Kraljevica then to Senj but the timetable from Kraljevica to Senj seems to have a huge gap between a bus at 13.55 and 22.54. Are there no buses all afternoon or am I missing something? Many thanks in advance.

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Sally, we only have information about the intercity buses (Long distance), their might be some local buses, but we unfortunately have no information about those.

  6. carianne wylie   •  

    I am arriving on Saturday 24th at 16:15pm and need to travel to Rovinj – what bus is best to catch? How long and the cost?


  7. Johanna   •  


    I am planning a trip to Croatia this April, is there any chance that I can go by bus/train/boat from Rijeka Airport to Svetog Andrije, Labin in Rabac?

    Kindest regards

  8. Carolyn   •  

    Good afternoon,
    Your information regarding the airport bus is excellent.
    We are traveling to Opatija in June is this the airport that we should use?

    Thank you.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Carolyn,

      We are glad the article has helped you and you should definitely use Rijeka Airport since it is the closest to Opatija (approximately 39 km from the airport).

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  9. Mary   •  

    How can I best travel from Amstrdam to Lopar, Rab – preferably by air? I intend to travel early June ’18.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Mary,

      The best way to get to Rab is to first take a flight from Amsterdam to Rijeka and then take a bus from Rijeka to Rab. You can check all the bus lines from Rijeka to Rab on

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  10. Natalia   •  

    Hey, could you let me know how much cost ticket?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Natalia,

      The ticket price range goes from 30 to 50 kuna, depending where you wish to go from Rijeka Airport (e.g. Rijeka, Opatija, Crikvenica, etc.). You can check official Rijeka Airport page for more details –>

      Melani, GBB Team

  11. Maximilian Pöppl   •  

    Hi, how can WE get from Rijeka Airport top Opatija by Bus, in saturday 26th. Out arrivel time ist 12:00 h. Thank you

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Maximilian,

      There is no direct bus from Rijeka Airport to Opatija. You’ll first need to take a shuttle bus to Rijeka Bus Terminal and from there take a bus to Opatija which departs approximately every two hours.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  12. Maryam   •  

    Hi how will I get from Rijeka airport to Novalja

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Maryam,

      There is no direct bus from Rijeka Airport to Novalja. First You need to reach Rijeka bus station and then take a bus to Novalja. Here’s the link to timetable for Rijeka-Novalja bus route –>

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  13. Jon   •  

    Hi! Great info.

    I’m in Rijeka right now. “Jelacic Square 3” appear as a location for either of the bus stations. Can you tell me more about where to go get our airport transfers tickets? Delta is on the East end of the square, and there’s a different one on the West end, yes?


    • Melani   •  

      Dear Jon,

      If departing from Rijeka, tickets can be bought only on board. You will notice the bus with RIJEKA AIRPORT sign in front. The name of the carrier is Autotrans.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  14. Mirjana Jovic   •  

    Hi how frequentoy bus go from Rijeka Airport to Rijeka? How many stops in Rijeka? Scheduled flight is for beginning of September,Monday.


    • Melani   •  

      Dear Mirjana,

      Buses from Rijeka Airport are usually in accordance with arriving flights. For now, timetable of departures is available only for August. Please check the official website of Rijeka Airport for more upcoming information.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  15. Melanie   •  

    Hi I’m arriving at rijeka airport on the 18th of February at 16H20..Is there a bus that goes to the Rijeka cruise terminal?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Melanie,

      Rijeka Airport shuttle bus runs to bus terminal Zabica which is located 10-min walk from the ferry port. It’s not a complicated walk, just walk down the waterfront.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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