There are 6 ways to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2 to Zagreb Zob 933
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 976 / ...

$26 - $52

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Bus, train  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2 to Zagreb Zob 933
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Déli D

$29 - $52

Bus, train via Karlovac  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Karlovac
  2. Take the train from Karlovac to Zagreb
  3. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Déli D

$36 - $52

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest 299 miles

$55 - $85

Bus, fly  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2 to Zagreb Zob
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Budapest (BUD) ZAG - BUD

$133 - $449

Shuttle  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Plitvička Jezera to Budapest Eurobusways

$65 - $133

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2 and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Budapest is 392 km. The road distance is 478.4 km.

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The best way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest, including transfers.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest bus services, operated by Globtour, depart from Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2 station.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest is 478 km. It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest.

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LOT, Swiss, Brussels Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 245.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

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

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Budapest via Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2, Zagreb Zob, and Zagreb in around 7 h 41 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,000
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Budapest-Déli
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Karlovac to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2 to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
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autoherc.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Croatia Bus
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Plitvička Jezera to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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