Rijeka is the third biggest city in Croatia and the biggest port.
Public transport network in Rijeka is very well developed. The city transport company is Autotrolej with 20 city lines, 33 suburban and 3 night lines which connect 12 cities and municipalities with Rijeka.
Buses are orange and they run frequently and regulary. The main bus stations in Rijeka for the city buses are Jelacic Square and Delta terminal.
Lines nr. 2, 8 and 8A connect the center with Trsat and the University campus.
Line nr. 1 connects the city stadium and the pools on Kantrida with the Tower centre (a shopping centre).
In order to meet the needs of the young people in Rijeka, the city decided to introduce free night bus lines on friday and saturday nights; these lines run along the main Rijeka roads.
Bus schedules can be seen here.
Iin the vicinity of Rijeka is the city of Opatija. Line nr. 32 runs from Rijeka to Opatija, Lovran and Volosko and it runs every 30 to 45 minutes; the starting point in Rijeka is Jelacic Square. There are two bus stations in Opatija, Trznica (the Market) and Slatina.
Public transport tickets
In Rijeka you can buy a single ticket for one ride, a single ticket for two rides, a daily and a weekly ticket.
If you buy a ticket from the driver it will be a bit more expensive; other than from the driver, tickets can be purchased at kiosks and Autotrolej sales points.
Single tickets purchased at kiosks have to be validated at a machine on the bus; a traveller can change buses but has to bear in mind that a ticket for zone 1 is valid for 60 minutes, zone 2 – 70 minutes, zone 3 – 90 minutes and zone 4 – 130 minutes.
Daily tickets have to be validated at a machine on the bus and it is valid for 24 hours. Once validated you can use it for an unlimited number of rides on that day, on all lines within zone 1. These tickets can be transferred to other people.
Weekly tickets are valid for an unlimited number of rides in a period of 7 days, they are not transferable, and they have a name of the person who will be using the ticket as well as the date till it’s valid.
The main bus station in Rijeka is located in Zabica, in the very centre; here you can check the GEO location.
It is Rijeka from where two important traffic routes begin which means that it is very well connected with other cities in Croatia as well as cities in Europe.
Luggage storage in Rijeka can be found within the bus station building at the address 1 Zabica, next to a kiosk. Working hours are from 06:00 till 22:00. The price for storing luggage is 9 kn per hour.
Autotrans bus company is in charge of intercity transport. On Getbybus.com you can find bus lines to most Croatian cities.
By clicking on the links you will find more information on prices, discounts and departures. Once you have chosen the line you want to travel with you will be able to see the route on which it goes as well as the Google map:
Rijeka has great international bus connections with Italy, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. On Getbybus.com you can find the following routes:
The bus MAN Lion’s City DD is the first tourist double-decker of that kind in Croatia. The bus runs on all days of the week, including holidays, but only during the summer season. By using this bus service you can see Rijeka, Trsat and Opatija. A ticket is valid for 24 hours and you can also use it to take a ride in any of the city buses.
The bus offers the so called Hop on hop off service which means it will shortly stop at bus stops. The tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Info Centre in Rijeka and Opatija, in many hotels and tourist agencies in Rijeka and Opatija but also from the guide on the bus. More info and the schdule can be seen here.
Rijeka Airport is actually located on the island of Krk which is 25 km from the centre of Rijeka. There is an organized bus transport from/to the airport which is in accordance of fligts departures and arrivals. The bus stops at four places: Crikvenica, Kraljevica, Rijeka and Opatija. Travel time is 30 minutes, tickets can be purchased on the bus and the price is 30 HRK.
If you don’t want to waste your time waiting for the bus, you can book in advance a private transfer on this link and this make sure there will be a driver waiting for you.