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There are 3 ways to get from Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka by bus or car

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Bus  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Rijeka Central Bus Station Vrelo Borje - Rijeka Central Bus Station

224 kn - 306 kn

Cheapest option

Bus via Karlovac  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac 975 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Rijeka

105 kn - 227 kn

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka 169.4 km

130 kn - 190 kn

Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka by bus

The bus journey time between Plitvička Jezera and Rijeka is around 6h 52m and covers a distance of around 196 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 50m. Services are operated by Autobusni Promet, FlixBus, Autopromet d.d. Slunj and others. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 52m
Fastest bus time:
3h 50m
Bus distance:
196 km
Buses per week:
13
Cheapest price:
105 kn
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
11:00
Last bus departs at:
17:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka bus schedules

Plitvička Jezera → Rijeka
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rijeka is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rijeka is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rijeka is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka is to drive which costs 130 kn - 190 kn and takes 2h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka is to drive which costs 130 kn - 190 kn and takes 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka station. However, there are services departing from Plitvička Jezera and arriving at Rijeka Central Bus Station via Vrelo Borje. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Plitvička Jezera and Rijeka is 105 km. The road distance is 169.4 km.

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The best way to get from Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka without a car is to bus which takes 3h 3m and costs 220 kn - 310 kn.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka, including transfers.

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Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka bus services, operated by Autotrans d.d., depart from Vrelo Borje station.

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Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka bus services, operated by Autotrans d.d., arrive at Rijeka Central Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka is 169 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Plitvička Jezera to Rijeka.

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  • Distance: 105 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between Plitvička Jezera, Croatia and Rijeka, Croatia?

Autotrans d.d. operates a bus from Vrelo Borje to Rijeka Central Bus Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 130 kn - 190 kn and the journey takes 1h 48m.

Bus operators
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Vrelo Borje to Rijeka Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 190 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop to Karlovac Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Plitvice Lakes to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45 kn - 60 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr

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