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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb

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Bus via Jezerce Mukinje

  1. Take the bus from Jezerce Mukinje to Zagreb Central Bus Station

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Bus via Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop

  1. Take the bus from Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop to Zagreb Central Bus Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Vrhovine to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

Drive

  1. Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb

Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb by walk and bus

10 Weekly Services
2h 17m Average Duration
80 kn Cheapest Price
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Plitvice Lakes National Park → Zagreb
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The cheapest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb is to bus which costs 80 kn - 110 kn and takes 2h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb is to drive which costs 160 kn - 240 kn and takes 1h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plitvička Jezera and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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The distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zagreb is 107 km. The road distance is 138.1 km.

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The best way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 2h 17m and costs 80 kn - 110 kn.

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The bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb takes 2h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb bus services, operated by Croatia Bus, depart from Plitvička Jezera station.

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The best way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb is to bus which takes 2h 17m and costs 80 kn - 110 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 550 kn - 700 kn and takes 3h 24m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb is 138 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb.

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  • Distance: 107.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 17m

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

Croatia Bus operates a bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb once daily. Tickets cost 70 kn - 100 kn and the journey takes 2h 15m. Prijevoz Knežević also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Croatian Railways (HŽPP) operates a train from Vrhovine to Zagreb Glavni Kol. once daily. Tickets cost 75 kn - 100 kn and the journey takes 2h 41m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Croatia Bus
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
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12 kn - 110 kn
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Bus from Jezerce Mukinje to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12 kn - 110 kn
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 160 kn
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
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 Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
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