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

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Bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Makarska to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$26 - $34

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Bus, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Makarska to Split
  2. Take the train from Split to Vrhovine

$93 - $118

Bus via Dugopolje  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Makarska to Dugopolje
  2. Take the bus from Dugopolje to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$26 - $35

Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Makarska to Trogir
  2. Take the bus from Trogir to Plitvička Jezera

$61 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park 190.4 miles

$35 - $55

Bus, fly  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Makarska to Split
  2. Fly from Split (SPU) to Zagreb (ZAG) SPU - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$74 - $294

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The cheapest way to get from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 160 kn - 220 kn and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 230 kn - 340 kn and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Makarska and arriving at Plitvice Lakes National Park via Split. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Makarska and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 209 km. The road distance is 304.6 km.

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The best way to get from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 32 min and costs 160 kn - 220 kn.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Promet Makarska, depart from Makarska station.

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The quickest flight from Split Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 305 km. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Distance: 130.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

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

You can take a bus from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Split and Plitvice Lakes National Park in around 5 h 32 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Split to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Makarska to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Makarska to Dugopolje
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
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
Bus from Dugopolje to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Makarska to Trogir
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trogir to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Makarska to Trogir
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.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 Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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