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There are 11 ways to get from Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, bus, night bus, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train, bus, night bus  •  15h 33m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Wien to Zagreb
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

1.427 kn - 1.961 kn

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  22h 22m

  1. Take the night bus from Hannover Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station Hannover Central Bus Station - Zagreb Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

439 kn - 607 kn

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Train, bus  •  19h 21m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Karlovac Centar Re
  5. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

1.263 kn - 1.862 kn

Bus  •  19h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Hanover central bus station to Zagreb N881
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

475 kn - 583 kn

Train, night train, bus  •  19h 40m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit Ice
  2. Take the night train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

1.599 kn - 2.201 kn

Drive  •  11h 31m

  1. Drive from Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park 1264.5 km

1.000 kn - 1.500 kn

Fly Hannover to Zadar, bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Zadar (ZAD) HAJ - ZAD
  2. Take the bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera

1.101 kn - 3.514 kn

Fly Hannover to Zagreb, night bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Zagreb (ZAG) HAJ - ZAG
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

726 kn - 2.999 kn

Fly Hannover to Ljubljana, shuttle, night bus  •  11h

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Ljubljana (LJU) HAJ - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

1.516 kn - 4.459 kn

Fly Hannover to Rijeka, bus  •  10h 39m

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Rijeka (RJK) HAJ - RJK
  2. Take the bus from Meja Gaj to Karlovac
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

1.496 kn - 6.434 kn

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  10h 11m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zagreb (ZAG) FRA - ZAG
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

1.084 kn - 2.088 kn

Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, bus, night bus and walk

The journey time between Hanover and Plitvice Lakes National Park is around 37h 49m and covers a distance of around 1438 km. The fastest journey normally takes 37h 49m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Croatia Bus International and FlixBus, the Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park service departs from Hannover Hbf and arrives in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
37h 49m
Fastest journey time:
37h 49m
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
1.427 kn
Carbon emissions:
112 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:26
Last service departs at:
09:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park train, bus, night bus and walk schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plitvice Lakes National Park is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

Yes, entry into Germany from Croatia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to night bus and bus which costs €55 - €80 and takes 22h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and bus which costs €140 - €470 and takes 9h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hanover station to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Hanover central bus station and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 22m.

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The distance between Hanover and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 938 km. The road distance is 1264.5 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 15h 33m and costs €180 - €260.

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It takes approximately 15h 33m to get from Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hanover central bus station.

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There is no direct flight from Hannover Airport to Zadar Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Prijevoz Knežević, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 1264 km. It takes approximately 11h 31m to drive from Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 937.7 km
  • Duration: 15h 33m

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

You can take a bus from Hanover to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb and Plitvička Jezera in around 19h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hannover to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Hannover to Zadar via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Hannover to Zadar via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Hannover to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Hannover to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Hannover to Zagreb via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Hannover to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.700 kn
Flights from Hannover to Ljubljana via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.700 kn
Flights from Hannover to Ljubljana via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.700 kn
Flights from Hannover to Ljubljana via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 4.700 kn
Flights from Hannover to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Hannover to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Hannover to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.000 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.400 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.100 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hannover to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Hannover to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 3.300 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hannover to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.000 kn
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hannover to Zagreb via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.100 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hannover to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Hannover to Ljubljana via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.400 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hannover to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.100 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hannover to Zagreb via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.400 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Hannover to Zagreb via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.200 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hannover to Ljubljana via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.100 kn
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 1.600 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
460 kn - 650 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 1.500 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
480 kn - 700 kn
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
500 kn - 750 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
410 kn - 600 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
470 kn - 650 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Wien to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
180 kn - 270 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hanover central bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
400 kn - 490 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
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 - 60 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45 kn - 65 kn
Website
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 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 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Meja Gaj to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Night bus from Hannover Central Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
360 kn - 550 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.900 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 280 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.900 kn

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Eurowings, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Hannover Airport to Zadar Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Hannover Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs €3 - €10.

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