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There are 6 ways to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rio de Janeiro by bus, plane or shuttle

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Bus to Zagreb, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  22h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) ZAG - GIG

R$ 2047 - R$ 6204

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Bus to Zagreb, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  23h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) ZAG - SDU

R$ 1632 - R$ 5585

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Bus, shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  23h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
  3. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) LJU - GIG

R$ 2767 - R$ 8704

Bus to Zadar, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  20h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
  2. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) ZAD - GIG

R$ 2986 - R$ 7243

Bus, bus to Split, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  24h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
  2. Take the bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Trogir Central Bus Station
  3. Fly from Split (SPU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) SPU - GIG

R$ 2013 - R$ 6687

Bus to Pula, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  23h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) PUY - GIG

R$ 2153 - R$ 5150

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The most affordable way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rio de Janeiro is to bus and fly, which costs 1.800 kn - 6.500 kn and takes 23h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rio de Janeiro is to bus and fly which costs 3.400 kn - 8.500 kn and takes 20h 45m.

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The distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rio de Janeiro is 9603 km.

It takes approximately 22h 45m to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 16h 15m and has one stopover.

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Rio de Janeiro is 5h behind Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is currently 10:14 PM in Plitvice Lakes National Park and 5:14 PM in Rio de Janeiro.

Gol Transportes Aéreos, Lufthansa, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 4711+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 9603.1 km
  • Duration: 22h 45m

What companies run services between Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

There is no direct connection from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Rio de Janeiro. However, you can take the walk to Plitvička Jezera, take the bus to Zagreb, take the walk to Zagreb, take the shuttle to Zagreb Airport, take the walk to Zagreb airport, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, take the walk to Avenida Vinte De Janeiro próximo ao 1455, then take the line 2101 bus to Rio de Janeiro. Alternatively, you can take the walk to Plitvička Jezera, take the bus to Zagreb, take the walk to Zagreb, take the shuttle to Zagreb Airport, take the walk to Zagreb airport, then fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 6000
Flights from Ljubljana to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 7500
Flights from Ljubljana to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 7500
Flights from Ljubljana to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 3200 - R$ 8000
Flights from Zadar to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 7000
Flights from Zadar to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 7500
Flights from Split to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 6000
Flights from Split to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 6500
Flights from Pula to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 4800
Flights from Pula to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 5000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 7000
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7500
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6500
Flights from Ljubljana to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 9000
Flights from Ljubljana to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 9000
Flights from Split to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h 37m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6500
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4900
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Salvador
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 4500
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Zurich, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6000
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 5000
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 4600
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Madrid, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 6000
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4900
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 5500
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Zurich, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 5500
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Munich, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 5500
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 4600
Flights from Ljubljana to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt, Porto
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 7000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6500
Flights from Ljubljana to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 9000
Flights from Split to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h 37m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Split to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6500
Flights from Split to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dubrovnik, Rome, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 4900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 8500
Bus operators
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 90
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 90
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 60 - R$ 90
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 60 - R$ 85
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 60 - R$ 85
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
R$ 190 - R$ 1600
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
R$ 190 - R$ 240
Private
R$ 750 - R$ 1600
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Trogir Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 100 - R$ 150
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 130 - R$ 190
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 100 - R$ 140
Schedules at
ap.hr
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 50 - R$ 70
Schedules at
sibenik.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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zadar bus station to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 60 - R$ 75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Zadar to Trogir
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 60 - R$ 90
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Trogir Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 55 - R$ 80
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zadar, aut.kolodvor to Trogir, aut.kolodvor
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 30 - R$ 45
Website
RegioJet

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