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There are 9 ways to get from Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train, night bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  12h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Prague Main station to Zagreb N958 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

322 kn - 401 kn

Cheapest option

Train, night bus  •  15h 31m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera N975

229 kn - 718 kn

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Drive  •  8h 34m

  1. Drive from Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park 764 km

550 kn - 850 kn

Fly Prague to Zadar, bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zadar (ZAD) PRG - ZAD
  2. Take the bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera

470 kn - 2.951 kn

Fly Prague to Zagreb, night bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zagreb (ZAG) PRG - ZAG
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

335 kn - 2.136 kn

Fly Prague to Split, bus  •  9h 22m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Split (SPU) PRG - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

700 kn - 1.693 kn

Train to Vienna, fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

511 kn - 2.256 kn

Fly Prague to Rijeka, bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Rijeka (RJK) PRG - RJK
  2. Take the bus from Meja Gaj to Karlovac
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

1.025 kn - 3.271 kn

Shuttle, bus  •  9h 17m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Praha to Zagreb Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

453 kn - 1.215 kn

Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus and walk

The journey time between Prague and Plitvice Lakes National Park is around 16h 9m and covers a distance of around 841 km. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 47m. Operated by FlixBus, Prijevoz Knežević and Croatia Bus Domestic, the Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park service departs from Prague Main station and arrives in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
16h 9m
Fastest journey time:
12h 47m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
332 kn
Carbon emissions:
104 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:05
Last service departs at:
21:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus and walk schedules

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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
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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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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 1 100 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 12h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost 1 600 Kč - 11 000 Kč and takes 7h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prague station to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Prague Main station and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 32m.

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The distance between Prague and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 586 km. The road distance is 764 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 12h 32m and costs 1 100 Kč - 1 400 Kč.

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It takes approximately 12h 32m to get from Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prague Main station.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Prague 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 Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 764 km. It takes approximately 8h 34m to drive from Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 585.9 km
  • Duration: 12h 32m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Prague to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb and Plitvička Jezera in around 12h 32m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Prague to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Prague to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.700 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Prague to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Prague to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Prague to Rijeka via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 8.500 kn
Flights from Prague to Rijeka via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 8.500 kn
Flights from Prague to Rijeka via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 8.500 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Prague to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Prague to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.700 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.500 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.000 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Prague to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.600 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
130 kn - 1.200 kn
Smartwings
Website
smartwings.com
Flights from Prague to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 1.900 kn
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
12h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 650 kn
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
150 kn - 220 kn
1st Class
410 kn - 650 kn
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75 kn - 270 kn
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
75 kn - 110 kn
1st Class
170 kn - 270 kn
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 Prague Main station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 kn - 310 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
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
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Meja Gaj to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 60 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45 kn - 65 kn
Website
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Praha to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
370 kn - 1.100 kn
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Ryanair and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Zadar Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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