There are 9 ways to get from Italy to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, night bus, bus, car ferry, car, plane or shuttle

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

Recommended option

Train, night bus, bus  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
  4. Take the bus from Rijeka to Karlovac 940
  5. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$82 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Florence, Florence 510 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Zadar
  3. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes 931 / ...

$64 - $111

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Zadar 51
  3. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$66 - $97

Train  •  16 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Zagreb to Vrhovine

$166 - $283

Bus Vincek Autobusi ltd.  •  17 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb 4
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$166 - $173

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Zadar 51
  3. Drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$77 - $111

Fly Rome to Split, bus  •  9 h 8 min

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

$80 - $336

Fly Milan Linate to Trieste, shuttle, bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trieste (TRS) LIN - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$153 - $785

Fly Naples to Split, bus  •  8 h 41 min

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

$69 - $451

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to train and car ferry and bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 390€ and takes 8 h 41 min.

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The distance between Italy and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 344 km.

It takes approximately 13 h 51 min to get from Italy to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Principe Umberto and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Rome Tiburtina and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 29 min.

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

You can take a train from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Venezia Mestre, Villach Hbf, Zagreb Glavni Kolod., Zagreb, and Vrhovine in around 16 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Staz.Ne Tiburtina, Rome Tiburtina, Zagreb, and Plitvička Jezera in around 17 h 29 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Milan Linate to Trieste
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Zadar
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
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
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
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
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
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
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$158
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.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
$8 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Ancona to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$14 - $19

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