There are 11 ways to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car ferry, car, train, taxi, bus, night bus, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Car ferry, drive, train, taxi  •  35 h 43 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cagliari to Naples
  2. Drive from Naples to Ancona
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split
  4. Take the train from Split to Vrhovine
  5. Take a taxi from Vrhovine to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$251 - $365

Cheapest option

Bus, fly to Venice Treviso  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Pula Via Corinaldi 38 to Cagliari Autostazione Arst
  2. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Venice Treviso (TSF) CAG - TSF
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$100 - $851

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Car ferry, bus, night bus  •  44 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cagliari to Palermo
  2. Take the bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to VENEZIA MESTRE - Viale stazione lato opposto civico 8/C
  3. Take the night bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Zagreb
  4. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$168 - $247

Car ferry, bus via Rome Tiburtina  •  44 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cagliari to Palermo
  2. Take the bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Rome Stazione Tiburtina
  3. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb 4
  4. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$384 - $485

Car ferry, bus Baltour  •  45 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cagliari to Palermo
  2. Take the bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12
  3. Take the bus from Padova to Zagreb 4
  4. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$216 - $347

Car ferry, bus, train  •  45 h 56 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cagliari to Palermo
  2. Take the bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to VENEZIA MESTRE - Viale stazione lato opposto civico 8/C
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  4. Take the bus from Trieste Zob to Karlovac Zob
  5. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$174 - $252

Drive, car ferry  •  22 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Pula to Olbia
  2. Take the car ferry from Olbia to Civitavecchia
  3. Drive from Civitavecchia to Ancona
  4. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Zadar 51
  5. Drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$162 - $270

Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Zagreb (ZAG) CAG - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$119 - $521

Fly to Split, bus  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Split (SPU) CAG - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$167 - $417

Bus, fly to Venice  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Pula Via Corinaldi 38 to Cagliari Autostazione Arst
  2. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Venice (VCE) CAG - VCE
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$110 - $871

Fly to Trieste, shuttle, bus  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Trieste (TRS) CAG - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$225 - $911

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The cheapest way to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to car ferry and bus and night bus which costs 140€ - 220€ and takes 44 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and bus which costs 100€ - 450€ and takes 10 h 49 min.

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The distance between Pula and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 852 km.

The best way to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to car ferry and bus and night bus which takes 44 h 44 min and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 35 h 43 min to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cagliari Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Condor Flugdienst and two other airlines offer flights from Cagliari Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 920+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 532.2 miles
  • Duration: 35 h 43 min

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

There is no direct connection from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, you can take the bus to Cagliari Autostazione Arst, take the walk to Cagliari, take the car ferry to Naples, take the drive to Ancona, take the car ferry to Split, take the drive to Split, take the train to Vrhovine, then take the taxi to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Cagliari Autostazione Arst, Cagliari, Palermo, PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS, VENEZIA MESTRE - Viale stazione lato opposto civico 8/C, Venice, Venice Mestre, Zagreb, and Plitvička Jezera in around 44 h 44 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cagliari to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $950
Flights from Cagliari to Split via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $950
Flights from Cagliari to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Cagliari to Split via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Cagliari to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Cagliari to Venice Treviso via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Cagliari to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Cagliari to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$440 - $950
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Cagliari to Split via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Cagliari to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cagliari to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Split to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$27 - $40
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to VENEZIA MESTRE - Viale stazione lato opposto civico 8/C
Ave. Duration
20 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Bus from PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS to Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12
Ave. Duration
19 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Rome Stazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$158
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Padova to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
globtour.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
ARST Spa - Trasporti Regionali Della Sardegna
Phone
800 865 042
Email
informazioni@arst.sardegna.it
Website
arst.sardegna.it
Bus from Pula Via Corinaldi 38 to Cagliari Autostazione Arst
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arstspa.info
Ferry operators
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Cagliari to Naples
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Cagliari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
12 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Olbia to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
tirrenia.it
SNAV
Phone
+39 081 428 5555
Email
booking@snav.it
Website
snav.it
Car ferry from Ancona to Split
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
www.snav.it
Passenger
$47
Vehicle
$70
Moby S.p.A
Phone
+49 (0)611 14020
Email
info@moby.it
Website
mobylines.com
Car ferry from Olbia to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Schedules at
mobylines.com
Standard car
$40 - $65
Low season
$30 - $45
High season
$45 - $75
Jadrolinija
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Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Ancona to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$14 - $18
Other operators
Taxi from Vrhovine to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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