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Driving to Rijeka

A Motorists guide to Rijeka - directions, parking and more

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Rijeka is the main port of Croatia, situated on the Kvarner Bay. It is located between sea and mountains, and is east of the Opatija Riviera, which is Croatia’s main tourist region.

Amongst the most worthwhile attractions are the Tvornica, or ‘torpedo’ factory, where Giovanni Luppis made Europe’s first self-propelled torpedoes. A more conventional sight is the Sanctuary of the Trsatian Madonna, constructed 700 years ago and located 135 metres above sea level.

If you visit Rijeka around January or February you’ll be able to witness the carnival, which is the third biggest in the world after Rio de Janeiro and Venice. There are further festivities on the 15th of June, when the city celebrates its patron, Saint Vitus.

Rijeka is incredibly well connected, Slovenia is a half hour drive away, Trieste in Italy is one hour away, while driving to Zagreb takes a mere hour and a half.

Map of the area

Speed limits around Rijeka

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 110 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Rijeka to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Rijeka
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Zagreb, Croatia141 km (88 miles)

Venice, Italy164 km (102 miles)

Salzburg, Austria294 km (183 miles)

Florence, Italy306 km (190 miles)

Innsbruck, Austria317 km (197 miles)

The Stelvio Pass, Italy336 km (209 miles)

Vienna, Austria352 km (219 miles)

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany375 km (233 miles)

Bratislava, Slovakia375 km (233 miles)

Munich, Germany380 km (236 miles)

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic387 km (240 miles)

Rome, Italy413 km (256 miles)

Dubrovnik, Croatia416 km (258 miles)

Budapest, Hungary433 km (269 miles)

Genoa, Italy447 km (278 miles)

Belgrade, Serbia476 km (296 miles)

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