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There are 7 ways to get from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car, bus, train, ferry, plane or night bus

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Drive, bus, train

  1. Drive from Podgorica to Dubrovnik bus station
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik bus station to Split bus station
  3. Take the train from Split to Vrhovine

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Podgorica to Bar
  2. Take the bus from Bar to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Podgorica to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik bus station to Split bus station
  3. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Podgorica to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

Bus via Dubrovnik

  1. Take the bus from Podgorica to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

Drive

  1. Drive from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park

Fly, night bus

  1. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Zagreb (ZAG)
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus and walk

The journey time between Montenegro and Plitvice Lakes National Park is around 14h 2m and covers a distance of around 699 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by Bozur, FlixBus, Croatia Bus and others, the Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park service departs from Podgorica and arrives in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
14h 2m Average Duration
312 kn Cheapest Price
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Montenegro → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Montenegro

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Montenegro
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Montenegro

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Montenegro

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed from Montenegro.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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.

No, returning to Montenegro from Croatia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to train and bus, which costs €35 - €45 and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and night bus which costs €55 - €130 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Podgorica and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Dubrovnik bus station and Split. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 2m.

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The distance between Montenegro and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 377 km. The road distance is 561 km.

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The best way to get from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 14h 2m and costs €40 - €60.

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It takes approximately 11h 42m to get from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Bozur, depart from Podgorica station.

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The quickest flight from Dubrovnik Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Montenegro 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 Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 561 km. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Map of how to get from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 376.5 km
  • Duration: 11h 42m

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

You can take a bus from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Dubrovnik bus station, Split, and Plitvička Jezera in around 14h 2m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
320 kn - 1.100 kn
Train operators
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Podgorica to Bar
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
18 kn - 35 kn
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Second Class
18 kn - 20 kn
First Class
27 kn - 31 kn
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dubrovnik bus station to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Croatia Bus
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Book at
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Book at
samoborcek.hr
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Podgorica to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
bozur.net
Book at
busticket4.me
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Bar to Split
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Autotransport Šibenik
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 180 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 200 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Ferry operators

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Dubrovnik Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Montenegro to Dubrovnik Airport is to drive which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €5.

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