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There are 5 ways to get from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, night bus or car

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Bus, night bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Banja Luka to Zagreb
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera N975

208 kn - 281 kn

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Banja Luka to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

208 kn - 291 kn

Bus via Karlovac  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Banja Luka to Karlovac
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

373 kn - 403 kn

Bus #2  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Banja Luka to Zadar
  2. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera

244 kn - 334 kn

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park 173.4 km

130 kn - 200 kn

Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, night bus and walk

The journey time between Banja Luka and Plitvice Lakes National Park is around 7h 15m and covers a distance of around 328 km. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 15m. Services are operated by Pepeks Zagreb, Toping Trade, Croatia Bus International and others. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 15m
Fastest journey time:
7h 15m
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
222 kn
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:00
Last service departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus, night bus and walk schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plitvice Lakes National Park is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Banja Luka and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 39m.

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The distance between Banja Luka and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 125 km. The road distance is 173.4 km.

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The best way to get from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 5h 39m and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Pepeks Zagreb, depart from Banja Luka station.

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Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 173 km. It takes approximately 2h 55m to drive from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 124.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 39m

What companies run services between Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Banja Luka to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb and Plitvička Jezera in around 5h 57m.

Bus operators
Pepeks Zagreb
Phone
098 417 140
Email
info@pepeks.hr
Website
pepeks.hr
Bus from Banja Luka to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
152 kn
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
Book at
pepeks.hr
Bus from Banja Luka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
313 kn
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
Book at
pepeks.hr
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Banja Luka to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Bus from Banja Luka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Banja Luka to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 200 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Tourist Company
Phone
066 890 490
Email
tourist@teol.net
Website
touristcompany.ba
Bus from Banja Luka to Zadar
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
175 kn
Schedules at
touristcompany.ba
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com

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