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There are 7 ways to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, night bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Brioni Pula  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Pula to Karlovac 940
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

$21 - $41

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the night bus from Pula to Rijeka 940
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera

$17 - $27

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Pula to Fužine
  2. Take the train from Fužine to Ostarije
  3. Take the train from Ostarije to Vrhovine

$94 - $120

Bus Croatia Bus  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Pula to Rijeka 941 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera

$22 - $33

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park 172.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Zadar, bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zadar (ZAD) PUY - ZAD
  2. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera

$68 - $139

Fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  4h 22m

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

$62 - $148

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The cheapest way to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to night bus and bus which costs 110 kn - 180 kn and takes 6h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 210 kn - 320 kn and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Pula and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between Pula and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 140 km. The road distance is 276.5 km.

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The best way to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs 130 kn - 270 kn.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Brioni Pula, depart from Pula station.

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The quickest flight from Pula Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 35m.

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Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 277 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Map of how to get from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 87.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

You can take a bus from Pula to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Karlovac and Plitvička Jezera in around 5h 35m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Flights from Pula to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Fužine to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Ostarije to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$5 - $8
Bus operators
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
Bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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 50m
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
Night bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Pula to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
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 Pula to Fužine
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
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
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Pula to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
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 Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Pula to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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
Bus from Pula to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
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 Pula Zob to Rijeka Zob
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
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

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Pula Airport to Zadar 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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The best way to get from Pula to Pula Airport is to taxi which takes 7m and costs 100 kn - 130 kn.

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