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There are 11 ways to get from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park by plane, night bus, bus, car, train, night train or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Nice to Zagreb, night bus  •  10h 24m

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

666 kn - 1.739 kn

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Zagreb N482
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

441 kn - 551 kn

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Fly Nice to Zadar, bus  •  9h 6m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zadar (ZAD) NCE - ZAD
  2. Take the bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera

656 kn - 2.056 kn

Fly Nice to Split, bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Split (SPU) NCE - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

616 kn - 1.598 kn

Fly Nice to Rijeka, bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Rijeka (RJK) NCE - RJK
  2. Take the bus from Meja Gaj to Karlovac
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

1.181 kn - 3.576 kn

Drive to Marseille, fly to Zadar, bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Drive from Nice to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Zadar (ZAD) MRS - ZAD
  3. Take the bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera

693 kn - 2.688 kn

Train, bus  •  16h 39m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale Fr
  3. Take the bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Opatija Central Bus Station 944
  4. Take the bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Vrelo Borje

667 kn - 1.350 kn

Train, night bus, bus  •  17h 21m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Udine Fr
  3. Take the night bus from Udine to Opatija
  4. Take the bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Vrelo Borje

682 kn - 1.325 kn

Train, night train, bus  •  19h 17m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  2. Take the night train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia Mestre Nj
  3. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Rijeka bus station 406 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera

510 kn - 680 kn

Bus, shuttle  •  24h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Bologna
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bologna to Rijeka
  3. Take the bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera

Drive  •  9h 59m

  1. Drive from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park 953.6 km

750 kn - 1.200 kn

Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, night train, bus and walk

The journey time between Nice and Plitvice Lakes National Park is around 2 days 1h and covers a distance of around 976 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 1h. Operated by Thello, Nightjet, FlixBus and others, the Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park service departs from Nice Ville and arrives in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 1h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 1h
Journey distance:
976 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
510 kn
Carbon emissions:
83 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:57
Last service departs at:
08:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park train, night train, bus and walk schedules

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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.

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The most affordable way to get from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 20h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive and fly and bus which costs €90 - €360 and takes 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Albert 1er / Verdun and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Nice Airport and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 38m.

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The distance between Nice and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 677 km. The road distance is 953.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 16h 39m and costs €85 - €180.

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It takes approximately 10h 24m to get from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice Airport station.

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Nice 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 Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 954 km. It takes approximately 9h 59m to drive from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 677.4 km
  • Duration: 10h 24m

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

You can take a bus from Nice to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Centre Commercial Cap 3000, Nice Airport, Zagreb, and Plitvička Jezera in around 20h 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 kn - 3.900 kn
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Nice to Zadar via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Nice to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 4.900 kn
Flights from Nice to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Nice to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 5.500 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.300 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Nice to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 2.700 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nice to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 3.800 kn
Flights from Nice to Zadar via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
190 kn - 1.200 kn
Flights from Marseille to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
250 kn - 3.300 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nice to Zadar via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.600 kn
Flights from Nice to Rijeka via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Nice to Rijeka via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.700 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.900 kn
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
500 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.000 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 2.800 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.600 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.400 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 2.600 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
500 kn - 1.800 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.300 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Zadar via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.100 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
140 kn - 1.200 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.300 kn - 5.500 kn
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Nice to Rijeka via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.000 kn
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 220 kn
Website
Thello
Train from Nice Ville to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 150 kn
Website
Thello
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 750 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
230 kn - 310 kn
Base Standard
420 kn - 600 kn
Base Premium
500 kn - 750 kn
Train from Milano Centrale to Udine
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 kn - 700 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
220 kn - 300 kn
Base Standard
400 kn - 550 kn
Base Premium
490 kn - 700 kn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
220 kn - 290 kn
Website
Nightjet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
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
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Opatija
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Udine to Opatija
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
75 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice Mestre to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
360 kn - 440 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Meja Gaj to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 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
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 60 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45 kn - 65 kn
Website
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste Central Bus Station to Opatija Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Vrelo Borje
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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