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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

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

$26 - $45

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 33 min

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

$70 - $103

Train  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. D
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Vrhovine

$146 - $198

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park 299.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, bus  •  8 h 31 min

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

$131 - $444

Shuttle  •  5 h 48 min

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

$61 - $141

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 Plitvička Jezera in around 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb Glavni Kolod., Zagreb, and Vrhovine in around 9 h 32 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Istanbul
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
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Déli to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Budapest and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 392 km. The road distance is 479 km.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 6 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 7 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 15 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft.

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 Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.