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There are 9 ways to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, car ferry, car, bus, bus and ferry, plane, night bus 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.

Recommended option

Train, car ferry, drive, bus  •  32h 5m

  1. Take the train from Cagliari to Porto Torres Marittima Rv / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Porto Torres to Civitavecchia
  3. Drive from Civitavecchia to Ancona
  4. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Zadar 51
  5. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera

$129 - $215

Cheapest option

Fly to Venice Treviso, shuttle, night bus  •  11h 46m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Venice Treviso (TSF) CAG - TSF
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Treviso Airport to Zagreb
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

$101 - $849

7 alternative options

Car ferry, train, bus  •  38h 40m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cagliari to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the train from Civitavecchia to Pavia Fb
  3. Take the bus from Pavia to Pula
  4. Take the bus from Pula to Karlovac 940
  5. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

$208 - $289

Car ferry, bus and ferry, bus  •  45h 13m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cagliari to Palermo
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina
  3. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb 4
  4. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 975

$292 - $361

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 57m

  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

$161 - $270

Fly to Split, bus  •  12h 17m

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

$167 - $414

Fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  10h 50m

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

$110 - $415

Fly to Trieste, shuttle, night bus  •  12h 28m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Trieste (TRS) CAG - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
  4. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

$226 - $909

Fly to Venice, shuttle, night bus  •  11h 52m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Venice (VCE) CAG - VCE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Zagreb
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

$111 - $869

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to train and car ferry and drive and bus which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 32h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and night bus which costs 95€ - 370€ and takes 10h 50m.

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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 train and bus which takes 38h 40m and costs 180€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 32h 5m to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cagliari Airport to Split Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Eurowings, easyJet, Croatia Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Cagliari Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 797+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $41 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: 32h 5m

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 train to Porto Torres Marittima, take the walk to Porto Torres, take the car ferry to Civitavecchia, take the drive to Ancona, take the car ferry to Zadar, take the drive to Zadar - poluotok, take the line 2,4 bus to Zadar, take the bus to Plitvička Jezera, then take the walk to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Cagliari Autostazione Arst, Cagliari, Civitavecchia, Civitavecchia, Pavia, Pavia, Pula, Pula, Karlovac, and Plitvička Jezera in around 38h 40m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cagliari to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $950
Flights from Cagliari to Split via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $950
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cagliari to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cagliari to Split via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Cagliari to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cagliari to Trieste via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Cagliari to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cagliari to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Prague
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Prague
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cagliari to Zagreb via Venice, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Cagliari to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Train operators
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 Cagliari to Porto Torres Marittima
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Civitavecchia to Pavia
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Pula to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Pula to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Stav Bus
Phone
0381 325195
Email
stavbus@stav.it
Website
stavautolinee.it
Bus from Pavia to Pula
Ave. Duration
9h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Schedules at
stavautolinee.it
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Pula to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
brioni.hr
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Pula to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Pula to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Pula to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Pula Zob to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$156
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $40
Private
$130 - $240
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $650
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$52 - $57
Private
$290 - $650
Shuttle from Treviso Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $650
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$50 - $60
Private
$300 - $650
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Porto Torres to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Ancona to Zadar
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$13 - $18
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Cagliari to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
en.tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Cagliari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
12h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
en.tirrenia.it
Moby S.p.A
Phone
+49 (0)611 14020
Email
info@moby.it
Website
mobylines.com
Car ferry from Olbia to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
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

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