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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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Bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Makarska to Split Makarska Central Bus Station - Split Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

173 kn - 318 kn

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Bus, train  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Makarska to Split Makarska Central Bus Station - Split Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Split to Vrhovine Ic

643 kn - 908 kn

Bus, night bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Makarska to Split Makarska Central Bus Station - Split Central Bus Station
  2. Take the night bus from Split Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop Split Central Bus Station - Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop

173 kn - 338 kn

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park 303.1 km

230 kn - 340 kn

Makarska → Plitvice Lakes National Park
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plitvice Lakes National Park is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

Last updated: 28 Feb 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 170 kn - 320 kn and takes 5h 47m.

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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 3h 20m.

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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 47m.

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It is 209 km from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is approximately 303.1 km to drive.

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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 47m and costs 170 kn - 320 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m 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 303 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Makarska to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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  • Distance: 208.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

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 47m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Makarska to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 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 Makarska Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Makarska to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
panturist-turizam.hr
Night bus from Split Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 190 kn
Website
Panturist d.d. Osijek

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