There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train, night bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb 976 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park

204 kn - 280 kn

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Train, bus via Székesfehérvár  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Szekesfehervar Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Szekesfehervar to Karlovac
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

168 kn - 332 kn

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Train, night bus  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 204 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes N975

177 kn - 249 kn

Train, bus  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 204 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park

177 kn - 284 kn

Drive  •  5h 3m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park 479.1 km

390 kn - 600 kn

Fly, night bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zagreb (ZAG) BUD - ZAG
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

858 kn - 2.233 kn

Shuttle  •  5h 5m

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

400 kn - 850 kn

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to train and night bus which costs 7 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 17 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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The distance between Budapest and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 392 km. The road distance is 479.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 7h 52m and costs 9 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 35m and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Plitvice Lakes National Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 479 km. It takes approximately 5h 3m to drive from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Distance: 392.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 52m

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

You can take a bus from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes National Park in around 7h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 5.500 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 4.600 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.500 kn - 6.000 kn
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.300 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.500 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.500 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.300 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.900 kn - 7.000 kn
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Szekesfehervar
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
22 kn - 35 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szekesfehervar to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 kn - 150 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
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
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
130 kn - 160 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 85 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 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 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 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 Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 75 kn
Schedules at
atpsi.hr
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
autopromet.hr
Autoherc - Autopoduzeće d.o.o. Imotski
Phone
060 301 301
Email
autopoduzece-imotski@st.t-com.hr
Website
autoherc.info
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26 kn - 40 kn
Schedules at
Autoherc - Autopoduzeće d.o.o. Imotski
Promet Makarska
Phone
+385 21 612 005
Email
kontakt@promet-makarska.hr
Website
promet-makarska.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40 kn - 60 kn
Book at
Promet Makarska
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Website
panturist-turizam.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
panturist-turizam.hr
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
400 kn - 850 kn
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Brussels Airlines, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 867+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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