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There are 6 ways to get from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, ferry, car, plane or night bus

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

Bus  •  14h 32m

  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

313 kn - 529 kn

Cheapest option

Bus via Herceg Novi  •  16h 32m

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

292 kn - 379 kn

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  15h 17m

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

377 kn - 671 kn

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park 561 km

420 kn - 650 kn

Fly from Dubrovnik, night bus  •  6h 10m

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

442 kn - 973 kn

Drive to Sarajevo, fly, night bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Pljevlja to Sarajevo
  2. Fly from Sarajevo (SJJ) to Zagreb (ZAG) SJJ - ZAG
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

833 kn - 2.350 kn

Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus and walk

The journey time between Montenegro and Plitvice Lakes National Park is around 32h 45m and covers a distance of around 699 km. The fastest journey normally takes 32h 45m. Operated by Bozur, Croatia Bus Domestic, Promet Makarska 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.

Route overview

Average journey time:
32h 45m
Fastest journey time:
32h 45m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
313 kn
Carbon emissions:
87 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:00
Last service departs at:
06:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus and walk schedules

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia 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: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Montenegro to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus via Herceg Novi, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 16h 32m.

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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 6h 10m.

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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 and Split. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 32m.

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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 32m and costs €40 - €70.

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It takes approximately 14h 32m 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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  • Distance: 376.5 km
  • Duration: 14h 32m

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, Split, and Plitvička Jezera in around 14h 32m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330 kn - 950 kn
Flights from Sarajevo to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.100 kn
Bus operators
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
Croatia Bus Domestic
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
Promet Makarska
Phone
+385 21 612 005
Email
kontakt@promet-makarska.hr
Website
promet-makarska.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95 kn - 140 kn
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Promet Makarska
Bus from Omiš to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Book at
Promet Makarska
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dubrovnik bus station to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 220 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.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
Gardasevic
Phone
040 214 382
Email
gardasevic@t-com.me
Website
gardasevic.org
Bus from Podgorica to Herceg Novi
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40 kn - 50 kn
Schedules at
gardasevic.org
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Herceg Novi to Split
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 220 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 62+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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