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Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska Zupanija, Croatia

How much does it cost to travel to Rijeka?

You should plan to spend around $102 (kn716) per day on your vacation in Rijeka. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $37 (kn258) on meals
  • $17 (kn120) on local transportation
  • $108 (kn763) on hotels

A one week trip to Rijeka for two people costs, on average, $1,424 (kn10,025). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Rijeka cost?

A one week trip to Rijeka usually costs around $712 (kn5,012) for one person and $1,424 (kn10,025) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Rijeka on average costs around $1,424 (kn10,025) for one person and $2,847 (kn20,050) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Rijeka will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Rijeka on average costs around $3,051 (kn21,482) for one person and $6,101 (kn42,964) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Rijeka has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Rijeka expensive to visit?

Prices in Rijeka are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Rijeka is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Rijeka Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Rijeka?

The average Rijeka trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Rijeka travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kn763 ($108)
Local Transportation 1 kn120 ($17)
Food 2 kn258 ($37)
Entertainment 1 kn67 ($10)
Alcohol 2 kn60 - 180 ($9 - 26)
Accommodation Budget in Rijeka
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Rijeka is $54 (kn381). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Rijeka is $108 (kn763). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Rijeka

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Rijeka based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $67. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Rijeka
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Rijeka is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 (kn120) per person, per day, on local transportation in Rijeka.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Rijeka
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Rental Cars in Rijeka
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Food Budget in Rijeka
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Rijeka can vary, the average cost of food in Rijeka is $37 (kn258) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Rijeka should cost around $15 (kn103) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rijeka is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Rijeka
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Rijeka typically cost an average of $9.54 (kn67) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Rijeka
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $17 (kn120) on alcoholic beverages in Rijeka per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Rijeka On a Budget
Rijeka is the main seaport city of Croatia. It is located in Kvarner on the Kvarner Bay, which is an inlet of the Adriatic Sea. There are over 100,000 residents, making it Croatia's third largest city. The city's economy is heavily dependent on shipbuilding and maritime transport. There is also the University of Rijeka, which was founded in 1973 with roots dating back to 1632.

Rijeka's climate is humid subtropical with warm summers and mild, but damp, winters. It rarely snows, roughly three days a year, and there are, on average, 22 days a year where the temperature reaches 30 degrees Celsius.
It's possible to see most of Rijeka's sights on foot. There's a tourist path that connects the most important sights and many places are located in the city center. The Trsat Castle does require a vehicle, or you could take a bus. It's also possible to climb the 561 stairs that connect the city center to the castle. Regardless of how you get there, the castle is worth the effort.

Other sights around town include the City tower, the Our Lady of Trsat Sanctuary, the main City Market, the Governor's Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Molo Longo, the Old Gateway and Capuchin church of Our Lady of Lourdes.

There are museums that help you understand the city's history. Make sure you go to the Rijeka City Museum, the Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral, the Natural History Museum, and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum.
As a tourist, you'll probably spend the majority of your time in the city center, which can be explored on foot. The Trsat Castle is connected to the city by about 561 steps and is also accessible by bus.

There are a variety of activities that your can enjoy around town. There are several theatres you could go to. There's also the Kantrida pools, which are near the sea and offer great views. You can also dive off the coast of Rijeka. Finally, a visit to one of the city's parks or promenades is well worth it.
Food and Dining
You'll find many restaurants around town with options that range from Croatian to international cuisine. Prices are generally reasonable and there are a variety of regional specialties. The local fish dishes are particularly good, as are the meat and vegetarian options. If you're looking for a fine dining experience, then there are also some excellent, and expensive options including Zlatna skoljka, Kamov and Municipium. More moderately priced options include taverns, which have a relaxed atmosphere and serve local food. There are also pizzerias and fast food restaurants around. Many of these stay open 24 hours a day.

Rijeka is an important transportation hub in Croatia and its train service is connected to most other major cities in Croatia. There are also two daily trains to Ljubljana and one to Budapest that passes through Zagreb. You'll find the train station at the northern edge of town.

Rijeka has the largest port in Croatia and ships are an important part of daily life. As a traveler, you'll likely find the Jadrolinija ferry service useful. It's a state owned company that runs small and fast ferries to the nearby islands. It also operates larger ferries that carry vehicles down the Adriatic Coast to Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik, as well as Bari, Italy. Ferries run year around and you'll find the ferry terminal in the city center on the waterfront by the Jadrolinija office building.

You can walk most places in Rijeka and it is not recommended you take a car as vehicles are actually banned on Korzo in the heart of the city. If you end up staying farther outside of town then there is a decent local bus network which circles through the central city.The buses travel in one direction and make a circle around the central part of the city. You'll likely spend most of your time on either Bus 2 or Bus 8, which swing by most of the popular tourist destinations. They are particularly helpful if you don't want to climb the 561 stairs to the top of the hill. There is also a decent and affordable taxi system in Rijeka. There are three terminals in the middle of town; one at the bus station, one near the Matije Gupca Street, and one at the railway station.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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