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There are 5 ways to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Szekesfehervar

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Bus, train via Karlovac

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac
  2. Take the train from Karlovac Centar to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
  3. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Szekesfehervar

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
  3. Take the bus from Budapest Sasadi út to Székesfehérvár Autóbusz-Állomás

Drive

  1. Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár

Shuttle, train

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Plitvička Jezera to Budapest
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar

Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár by walk, bus and train

The journey time between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Székesfehérvár is around 15h 16m and covers a distance of around 421 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 46m. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 36m. Operated by Autobusni Promet, FlixBus, Autotransport Šibenik and others, the Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár service departs from Plitvice Lakes National Park and arrives in Szekesfehervar. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 29m
Layover time:
7h 46m
Total time:
15h 16m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
10h 36m
Journey distance:
421 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
8 934 Ft
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:00
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár walk, bus and train schedules

Walk services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Croatia → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Croatia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Croatia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Croatia
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Bahrain, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

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Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Croatia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Székesfehérvár is 0036 6 80 277 455.

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

The social distance requirement in Székesfehérvár is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Hungary.

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár is to bus and train which costs 190 kn - 290 kn and takes 8h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár is to drive. Taking this option will cost 320 kn - 480 kn and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár. However, there are services departing from Plitvička Jezera and arriving at Székesfehérvár Autóbusz-Állomás via Zagreb and Budapest Sasadi út. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 2m.

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The distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Székesfehérvár is 335 km. The road distance is 419.3 km.

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The best way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár without a car is to bus and train which takes 8h 29m and costs 190 kn - 290 kn.

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It takes approximately 8h 29m to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár, including transfers.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár bus services, operated by Prijevoz Knežević, depart from Plitvička Jezera station.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár bus services, operated by Volanbusz, arrive at Székesfehérvár Autóbusz-Állomás station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár is 419 km. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár.

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Map of how to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár.
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  • Distance: 335.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 29m

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

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Székesfehérvár via Plitvička Jezera, Zagreb, Budapest Kelenföld bus station, and Budapest Sasadi út in around 10h 2m.

Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Bus operators
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3 900 Ft - 4 900 Ft
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
3 400 Ft - 4 700 Ft
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 6 500 Ft
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 600 Ft - 3 200 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
2 100 Ft - 2 700 Ft
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Plitvička Jezera to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 41 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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