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There are 7 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train, ferry, car or plane

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Bus Samoborček  •  8 h 8 min

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

$12 - $18

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Bus Autobusni Promet  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

$40 - $53

Bus, train  •  9 h 38 min

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

$98 - $132

Ferry, bus  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

$49 - $93

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

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

$55 - $80

Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  6 h 29 min

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

$73 - $210

Fly to Zadar, bus  •  10 h 41 min

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

$94 - $227

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 80 kn - 120 kn and takes 8 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 350 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 80 kn - 120 kn.

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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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via Pula, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zadar via London Luton
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 - $25
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$17 - $25
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
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
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
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Schedules at
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 Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
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
$19 - $28
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 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
promet-sinj.hr
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
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
Ferry operators

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Dubrovnik Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 785+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport is to shuttle which takes 29 min and costs 45 kn.

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