There are 4 ways to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$17 - $29

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb 954 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$14 - $28

2 alternative options

Bus Globtour  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Karlovac Zob
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$17 - $24

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park 140.3 miles

$27 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 12€ - 24€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 156 km. The road distance is 224.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs 15€ - 25€.

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

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

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Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Autoherc, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 224 km. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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The nearest airport to Plitvice Lakes National Park is Zadar (ZAD) Airport which is 89.8 km away. Other nearby airports include Zagreb (ZAG) (100.8 km), Pula (PUY) (133.7 km), Split (SPU) (159 km) and Ljubljana (LJU) (175.3 km).

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 97.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb and Plitvička Jezera in around 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana Avtobusna postaja to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Bus operators
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
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
FlixBus
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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Arriva Slovenia
Phone
090 74 11
Website
arriva.si
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.si
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
globtour.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com

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