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There are 6 ways to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, night bus, bus or car

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  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes N975

279 kn - 363 kn

Cheapest option

Bus #2  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka N948 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera

144 kn - 197 kn

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb N973 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

153 kn - 275 kn

Bus via Karlovac  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Karlovac
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Jezerce Mukinje Karlovac Central Bus Station - Jezerce Mukinje

Train, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Karlovac Centar Re
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

258 kn - 423 kn

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park 224.5 km

170 kn - 260 kn

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 7h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h 54m.

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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 5h 37m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 156 km. The road distance is 224.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to train and night bus which takes 5h 9m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m 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 Prijevoz Knežević, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 225 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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There are 928+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 156.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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 5h 37m.

Train operators
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 Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60 kn - 80 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Ljubljana to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
Book at
Nomago
Economy
75 kn - 110 kn
Premium
90 kn - 130 kn
Family&friends
100 kn - 150 kn
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Website
Crnja Tours
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
110 kn - 170 kn
Website
Eurolines FR
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 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 Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Jezerce Mukinje
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
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
atpsi.hr
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
panturist-turizam.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

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