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By Car -- Almost all roads in Croatia eventually lead to Rijeka, but the Zagreb-Rijeka autocesta (A-6) from the north gets travelers there in less than 2 hrs. The A-6 also connects to the A-1autocesta from Split in the south. From Ljubljana in Slovenia, take E-70 via Postojna and connect with local Route 6 at Illirska Bistrica. You will encounter a border crossing at Rupa and occasionally there is some hassle there, so be sure your documents are in order. Across the border, follow E-63/E-61 to Rijeka. Ferries from several nearby islands stop at Rijeka and dock near the Riva (boardwalk) south of the center. A schedule and prices can be obtained from www.jadrolinija.hr (tel. 051/211-444).

By Train -- Rijeka is connected to Zagreb by train. There are two daily, with a journey time of approximately 4 hrs. (www.hzpp.hr; tel. 060/333-444).

By Bus -- Buses to and from Rijeka connect with other parts of Croatia, as well as with other cities in Europe. The main bus hub is at Trg ┼Żabica 1 (tel. 060/302-010 for reservations and information).

By Plane -- Rijeka is accessible by air, though the airport is actually near Omišlj on Krk Island, 24km (15 miles) south of the city. The airport is served by an airport bus, which takes you to Rijeka bus station. You can also grab a taxi outside the airport, but it will be much more expensive. Call Rijeka Airport (tel. 054/841-222; www.rijeka-airport.hr) for flight info (tel. 051/842-040).

Getting Around

Walking is the most convenient way to explore Rijeka, and maps and information about restaurants, shows, and monuments can be obtained at the tourist information center  (www.visitrijeka.hr; tel. 051/335-882) at Korzo 14.

Taxis are plentiful and you can hail one off the street that will take you anywhere within the city limits. Buses make regular runs from 5am to 11:30pm daily.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.