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About Rijeka

Rijeka, which is located in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County of Croatia, is an important seaport in the country. The economy of the city is entirely based on port operators, shipbuilding and tourism. In Rijeka having a population of 214,000 there is also the Croatian National Theater. Due to its geographical location, Rijeka is under the effect of hot and temperate climate. In Rijeka, which receives regular precipitation throughout the year, agricultural soils are highly fertile. The average annual temperature is calculated as 14,6.

Torpedo Factory, Prototypes of Torpedo, Old Gate or Roman Arch and Trsat Sanctuary are located in the most important historical sites of the city. Many music groups in addition to people from different ethnic backgrounds attend to the Students Festival which is held every year. As in other Croatian cities, the most important foods in Rijeka are based on fish, meat and vegetables. Vegetable dishes, olive oil dishes and fish served with special cooking techniques take much attention. For the tourists coming to the country, many alternatives are offered from the world cuisine as well as Fast-Food. Rijeka Airport is also located in the city which is developed in terms of airline, highway and maritime.

Transportation to Rijeka City Center from Airport


Rijeka Airport

Rijeka city center is located about 25 kilometers from Rijeka Airport and the journey to the city center takes about 30 minutes by car and taxi. In front of the terminal in accordance with flight times, taxis, buses and rental cars are waiting ready which are some of the alternative vehicles offered to travelers who want to travel from Rijeka Airport to the city center. If your priority is to travel more economicly to the city center the best choice would be to travel by the buses which are arranged in accordance with flight times. On the other hand, if your priority is to travel more comfortable and where you can carry your belongings more easily than an economic vehicle, an alternative you may prefer is the taxis that are ready waiting in front of the terminal. Rental vehicles are waiting for travelers who want to stay in the city for a few days or to explore different centers in the vicinity of Rijeka.


If you choose the airport shuttle buses departing in front of the Rijeka Airport terminal, you can complete your journey a lot more affordablely compared to other vehicle options. Also the buses to the city travel at the same speed as taxis and rental cars. However if you use the bus you may still need to use a taxi or a different vehicle from the city center to your destination. The journey time of the 25-kilometer route from the airport to the city center by bus is between 30-35 minutes. The cost of the airport bus to the city center is only 20 Croatian kuna per passenger. Buses travel through places such as Opatija, Kraljevica, Rijeka, Omisalj and Crikvenica. If you want to travel from Rijeka to a different city nearby, you can take the airport bus to the terminal and then change to one of the local buses traveling to other cities. There is no extra charge for suitcases on buses and you can make your payment when you get onto the bus.

Rent a car

At Rijeka Airport you have the chance to rent a car by choosing from companies such as Sixt, Last Minute, Enterprise, ORYX and Thrifty. If you make a reservation before arriving in the city from a wide range of cars, from classic sedan to luxury vehicles, you can find your car ready and continue your journey without waiting. When you depart from Rijeka Airport, you can complete your journey to Rijeka city center in minutes not hours by following the directions to the center of the city. Please note that in Rijeka, as in many other cities you must have an internationally valid drivers license for car rental.


Taxis await passengers at the taxi stop out front of Riijeka Airport, for those who do not prefer buses and rental cars when traveling from the airport to the city. Although the buses to the city are not so expensive, the taxis are usually found to be affordable and the price is worked out by a taximeter system. The fact that the city center is not too far away prevents the taxi journey in Rijeka to be expensive, but it is not as affordable as buses. If you cannot find a taxi in front of the terminal after you have landed, you can ask the airport information desk to call a taxi for you. If you need to travel further afield outside the city in Rijeka you can try to make a bargain in order to reduce the taxi fare or you can complete your journey by offering the driver a deal at a fixed rate.

Transfer Vehicles

Passengers traveling to Rijeka city center or a nearby residential area can also benefit from the transfer vehicles of private companies. Transfer vehicle private companies have vehicles for different capacity from 1 person to 6-8 persons and can be considered very economical for passengers traveling with a group of several people. If you are traveling alone, you can travel with these vehicles to reach different places outside of Rijeka. However for those who only want to reach the city center, it may be a more convenient choice to travel by taxi instead of transfer vehicles. Before coming to Rijeka you can contact the transfer vehicle companies on the internet or by telephone to find out the fees and the type of vehicle you want to book and you find your vehicle ready at the terminal exit as soon as you arrive at the airport.

Weather in Rijeka

DayMin - Max
SundayMin 21ºC - Max 30ºC
MondayMin 24ºC - Max 33ºC
TuesdayMin 26ºC - Max 31ºC
WednesdayMin 25ºC - Max 31ºC
ThursdayMin 24ºC - Max 29ºC

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