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There are 7 ways to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus via Imotski  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Imotski 975
  2. Take the bus from Imotski to Dubrovnik

200 kn - 261 kn

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Vrhovine to Split Ic
  2. Take the bus from Split to Zagvozd
  3. Take the bus from Zagvozd to Dubrovnik

750 kn - 959 kn

Bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Dubrovnik

230 kn - 310 kn

Night bus, bus  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the night bus from Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop to Trogir Central Bus Station Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop - Trogir Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Trogir Central Bus Station to Dubrovnik Central Bus Station Trogir Central Bus Station - Dubrovnik Central Bus Station

284 kn - 392 kn

Drive  •  5h 16m

  1. Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik 447.2 km

340 kn - 500 kn

Bus to Zagreb, fly  •  6h 14m

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

521 kn - 1.653 kn

Bus to Zadar, fly  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
  2. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Dubrovnik (DBV) ZAD - DBV

715 kn - 1.312 kn

Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik by walk and bus

The journey time between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Dubrovnik is around 10h 45m and covers a distance of around 583 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 45m. Services are operated by Autobusni Promet. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 45m
Fastest journey time:
10h 45m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
230 kn
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:45
Last service departs at:
09:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik walk and bus schedules

Plitvice Lakes National Park → Dubrovnik
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dubrovnik is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik is to bus via Imotski which costs 200 kn - 270 kn and takes 8h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik is to drive which costs 340 kn - 500 kn and takes 5h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plitvička Jezera and arriving at Dubrovnik. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 45m.

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The distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Dubrovnik is 319 km. The road distance is 447.2 km.

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The best way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik without a car is to bus via Imotski which takes 8h 13m and costs 200 kn - 270 kn.

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It takes approximately 8h 13m to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik bus services, operated by Croatia Bus Domestic, arrive at Dubrovnik station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik is 447 km. It takes approximately 5h 16m to drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik.

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Map of how to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik.
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  • Distance: 319.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 13m

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

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik via Plitvička Jezera, Imotski, and Dubrovnik - Gruz 2 in around 8h 13m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330 kn - 950 kn
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik via Split
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
330 kn - 950 kn
Flights from Zadar to Dubrovnik via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
480 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Zadar to Dubrovnik via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
480 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Zadar to Dubrovnik via Munich, Split
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
480 kn - 1.500 kn
Flights from Zadar to Dubrovnik via Vienna, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.600 kn - 3.400 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
330 kn - 950 kn
Flights from Zadar to Dubrovnik via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
480 kn - 1.500 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
330 kn - 950 kn
Flights from Zadar to Dubrovnik via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
410 kn - 1.500 kn
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zadar to Dubrovnik via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.900 kn
Train operators
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
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Imotski
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Imotski to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Zagvozd
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagvozd to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 310 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
arriva.com.hr
Night bus from Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop to Trogir Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
120 kn - 170 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 Trogir Central Bus Station to Dubrovnik Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com

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