There are 8 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train, ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Samoborček  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Benkovac 920
  2. Take the bus from Benkovac to Plitvička Jezera

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes 934 / ...

$37 - $63

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Split
  2. Take the train from Split to Vrhovine

$103 - $137

Ferry, bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$51 - $70

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park 282.5 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  5 h 37 min

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

$77 - $310

Fly to Zadar, bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Zadar (ZAD) DBV - ZAD
  2. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes

$93 - $224

Fly to Split, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Split (SPU) DBV - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$80 - $216

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 230 kn - 400 kn and takes 9 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 340 kn - 550 kn and takes 5 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Dubrovnik and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Benkovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 8 min.

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The distance between Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 318 km. The road distance is 452.1 km.

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

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It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to get from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Samoborček, depart from Dubrovnik station.

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The quickest flight from Dubrovnik Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 452 km. It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to drive from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Distance: 198.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Benkovac and Plitvička Jezera in around 8 h 8 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Flights from Dubrovnik to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dubrovnik to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Trade Air
Website
trade-air.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Split to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$17 - $26
1st Class
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Benkovac
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
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 Dubrovnik to Benkovac
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $29
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
Bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
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 Benkovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Promet Makarska
Promet Sinj
Phone
+385 (0) 21 821 566
Email
prometsinjdoo@gmail.com
Website
promet-sinj.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
promet-sinj.hr
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
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
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zadar Zob to Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Ferry operators

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