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There are 4 ways to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres by bus, bus and ferry, ferry, car or car ferry

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, bus and ferry  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Karlovac to Cres

$18 - $38

3 alternative options

Bus, Catamaran  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Karlovac
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Rijeka 940
  3. Take the Catamaran from Rijeka to Cres

$21 - $39

Drive, line 332 car ferry  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Valbiska
  2. Take the line 332 car ferry from Valbiska to Merag 332

$26 - $40

Drive, bus and ferry  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Valbiska
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Valbiska to Cres

$32 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres is to bus and Catamaran which costs 130 kn - 260 kn and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres is to drive and line 332 car ferry which costs 160 kn - 270 kn and takes 3 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres. However, there are services departing from Plitvička Jezera and arriving at Cres via Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Cres is 96 km.

The best way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 6 h 5 min and costs 110 kn - 250 kn.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres, including transfers.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres bus services, operated by Autoherc, depart from Plitvička Jezera station.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Cres station.

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There are 3266+ hotels available in Cres. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres.
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  • Distance: 59.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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

There is no direct connection from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres. However, you can take the walk to Plitvička Jezera, take the bus to Karlovac, take the walk to Karlovac, then take the bus and ferry to Cres. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Cres via Plitvice Lakes National Park, Karlovac, Rijeka, and Rijeka in around 6 h 50 min.

Bus operators
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2 to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Karlovac Zob to Rijeka Zob
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
globtour.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Karlovac to Cres
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $30
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
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Valbiska to Cres
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Karlovac to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Rijeka to Cres
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$4 - $6
Car ferry from Valbiska to Merag
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$1 - $3

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