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

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Graz to Zagreb N261
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$27 - $38

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Train, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$34 - $49

Train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Vrhovine

$104 - $134

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park 192.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, bus  •  8 h 39 min

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

$135 - $547

Shuttle, bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$49 - $324

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The cheapest way to get from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Graz and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Graz and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 243 km. The road distance is 307.6 km.

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The best way to get from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs 23€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Graz station.

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The best way to get from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs 23€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 8 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Graz Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Map of how to get from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 152.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb and Plitvička Jezera in around 5 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb Glavni Kolod., Zagreb, and Vrhovine in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Graz to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Graz to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Graz to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
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 Graz, Graz central train station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Graz Hauptbahnhof to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
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
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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 Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 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
Autoherc
Website
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
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 308 km. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Graz to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Graz Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 778+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Graz to Graz Airport is to shuttle which takes 8 min and costs 7€ - 26€.

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