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There are 9 ways to get from Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train, night bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus FlixBus  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 901 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Zagreb 903 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 975

$37 - $59

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Bus Crnja Tours  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station Bratislava - Umag / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 975

$41 - $57

Bus Crnja Tours #2  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station Bratislava - Umag / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$41 - $58

Train, night bus  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Wien Hbf Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

$62 - $99

Train, bus  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Wien Hbf Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec
  3. Take the train from Zagreb to Karlovac
  4. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

$68 - $110

Drive  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park 349.8 miles

$70 - $110

Bus, fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

$99 - $325

Bus, fly to Graz, shuttle, night bus  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Graz (GRZ) VIE - GRZ
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Zagreb
  4. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

$120 - $619

Bus, fly to Ljubljana, shuttle, night bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Ljubljana (LJU) VIE - LJU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
  4. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

$125 - $629

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 10h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 5m.

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The distance between Bratislava and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 381 km. The road distance is 559.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 10h 5m and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 10h 5m to get from Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP station.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 560 km. It takes approximately 5h 55m to drive from Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Distance: 237.9 miles
  • Duration: 10h 5m

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Bratislava to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Vienna, Vienna Erdberg, Zagreb, and Plitvička Jezera in around 10h 5m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Graz
Ave. Duration
36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Wien Zob Vib to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Bratislava Zob to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
globtour.com
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Wien Erdberg to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Bratislava to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Bratislava Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Crnja Tours
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$150 - $330
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $280

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