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There are 8 ways to get from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, ferry, night bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  14h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Podgorica to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

313 kn - 529 kn

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Bus, ferry  •  14h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Podgorica to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

422 kn - 561 kn

Bus, night bus  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Podgorica to Herceg Novi
  2. Take the bus from Herceg Novi to Split
  3. Take the night bus from Split Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop

332 kn - 469 kn

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park 561 km

420 kn - 650 kn

Bus to Dubrovnik, fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Podgorica to Dubrovnik
  2. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Zagreb (ZAG) DBV - ZAG
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

553 kn - 1.109 kn

Fly Podgorica to Zagreb, night bus  •  9h 12m

  1. Fly from Podgorica (TGD) to Zagreb (ZAG) TGD - ZAG
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

703 kn - 1.844 kn

Bus to Sarajevo, fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  11h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Podgorica to East Sarajevo
  2. Fly from Sarajevo (SJJ) to Zagreb (ZAG) SJJ - ZAG
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

861 kn - 2.581 kn

Fly Podgorica to Ljubljana, shuttle, night bus  •  8h 58m

  1. Fly from Podgorica (TGD) to Ljubljana (LJU) TGD - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

793 kn - 3.804 kn

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plitvice Lakes National Park is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

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The cheapest way to get from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 14h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 6h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Podgorica and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Dubrovnik and Split. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 17m.

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The distance between Podgorica and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 399 km. The road distance is 561 km.

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The best way to get from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 14h 17m and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 14h 17m to get from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Bozur, depart from Podgorica station.

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

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Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Prijevoz Knežević, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 561 km. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Distance: 399.3 km
  • Duration: 14h 17m

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

You can take a bus from Podgorica to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Dubrovnik, Split, and Plitvička Jezera in around 14h 17m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
330 kn - 1.100 kn
Flights from Sarajevo to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.300 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
330 kn - 1.100 kn
Flights from Podgorica to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.200 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Podgorica to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.300 kn
Montenegro Airlines
Website
montenegroairlines.com
Flights from Podgorica to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 2.300 kn
Bus operators
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Podgorica to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
bozur.net
Bus from Podgorica to East Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
bozur.net
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 220 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Herceg Novi to Split
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Gardasevic
Phone
040 214 382
Email
gardasevic@t-com.me
Website
gardasevic.org
Bus from Podgorica to Herceg Novi
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40 kn - 50 kn
Schedules at
gardasevic.org
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
panturist-turizam.hr
Night bus from Split Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 190 kn
Website
Panturist d.d. Osijek
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.900 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 280 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.900 kn
Ferry operators

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Dubrovnik Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Podgorica to Podgorica Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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