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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  5h 32m

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

$26 - $33

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  8h

  1. Take the night bus from Makarska to Split N973
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

$25 - $41

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6h 38m

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

$93 - $118

Drive  •  3h 21m

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

$35 - $55

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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 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 240 kn - 350 kn and takes 3h 21m.

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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 Plitvička Jezera via Split. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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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 5h 32m and costs 160 kn - 220 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m 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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Makarska 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 Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 305 km. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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There are 811+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 130.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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 Plitvička Jezera in around 5h 32m.

Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Split to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
knezevic.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
Night bus from Makarska to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusni Promet
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com

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