There are 6 ways to get from Budapest East Station to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb 976 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$26 - $54

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Train, bus  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. D
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$67 - $109

Train, bus via Karlovac  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. D
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Karlovac
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$70 - $106

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Budapest East Station to Plitvice Lakes National Park 300.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, bus  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zagreb (ZAG) BUD - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$133 - $451

Shuttle  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Plitvička Jezera Eurobusways

$60 - $140

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The distance between Budapest East Station and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 395 km. The road distance is 481.4 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest East Station to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 23 min to get from Budapest East Station to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest East Station to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 481 km. It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to drive from Budapest East Station to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 843+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Budapest East Station to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 246.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 23 min

What companies run services between Budapest East Station, Hungary and Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Budapest East Station to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Kelenföld vasútállomás, Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld, Zagreb, and Plitvička Jezera in around 8 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
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 Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
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autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $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 Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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