How to get to and from Rijeka-Krk Airport in Croatia

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Vintage photo of Rijeka-Krk airport

UPDATED: 28.6.2023.

Zračna luka Rijeka-Krk (Rijeka-Krk Airport) is 30 km away from the city center of Rijeka and is located on the island of Krk.

The flight to Rijeka is an excellent choice if you are traveling to the islands of Krk, Cres, and Lošinj, as well as for any destination in the Kvarner Bay area.

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Transport to and from Rijeka-Krk Airport, Croatia

Where is Rijeka-Krk Airport situated in Croatia?

Zračna Luka Rijeka is located on the island of Krk and not in the city of Rijeka. It is next to the city of Omišalj on Krk.

How to get to/from Rijeka-Krk Airport in Croatia

Certainly, the easiest and most convenient way for anyone traveling from the airport of Rijeka or some other destination in the area is a pre-booked transfer. In this case, you are sure to have a driver waiting for you on arrival.

You can check the detailed offer and prices for transfer to any destination in Croatia here.

#1 Rent a car

If you have decided to rent a car from the airport and go to Rijeka or some other destination on the mainland, you will have to cross over the Krk Bridge. There is no toll for this bridge.

If you are traveling to the islands of Cres or Lošinj, first go to Valbiska on Krk. From Valbiska, there are frequent lines to Merag on the island of Cres.

You can check out the options here if you are considering a rental car from Rijeka-Krk Airport.

#2 Buses

Upon the arrival of each planned flight at the airport Rijeka, bus service is organized towards the following destinations:

  • Rijeka, bus station peron 5 at Jelačićev Trg 3 – 10 euros
  • Omišalj, central bus station – 5,50 euros
  • Kraljevica, bus station at Jadranska magistrala – 4 euros

Tickets can be bought on the bus.

If there are no big crowds, the estimated travel time is approximately 1.5-2 hours from landing. From the center of Rijeka, the bus’ departure is planned 2.5 hours before the scheduled take-off.

You can check the latest bus timetables here.

Rijeka street
The city center of Rijeka

#3 Taxi

There is a taxi terminal in front of the Rijeka-Krk airport. Arrange the taxi fare before starting your journey because the rates are exceptionally high in the summer tourist season.

Tips on the Rijeka-Krk Airport, Croatia

Rijeka-Krk offers domestic and international flights. Airlines that operate at this airport are airBaltic, AirSerbia, Condor, Croatia Airlines, Easy Jet, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Transavia, and Tradeair.

Although this airport is not as big as Zagreb airport, arrive there enough time before the flight (2 hours ideally). Check-in online if your airline offers it to save some time. Rijeka-Krk is busier in summer due to the Croatian tourist season.

The airport has caffe bars and shops, but a better option is to buy what you need outside the airport. Prices at airports can be relatively higher than the ones in the city.

You can learn more about the Rijeka-Krk Airport on their official pages here.

View our other Croatian airport guides

Zračna luka Rijeka

Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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