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There are 4 ways to get from Rab to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus and ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rab to Karlovac
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

$24 - $46

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, drive via Jablanac intersection  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rab to Jablanac intersection
  2. Drive from Jablanac intersection to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$23 - $34

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry, drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rab to Stinica
  2. Drive from Stinica to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$24 - $34

Line 338 car ferry, drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the line 338 car ferry from Lopar to Valbiska 338
  2. Drive from Valbiska to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$28 - $43

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rab to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus and ferry and drive which costs 140 kn - 220 kn and takes 2h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Rab to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus and ferry and drive which costs 150 kn - 230 kn and takes 2h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rab to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Rab and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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The distance between Rab and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 69 km.

The best way to get from Rab to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 6h 35m and costs 150 kn - 300 kn.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Rab to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Rab to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, depart from Rab station.

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

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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 Rab to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 43.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 35m

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

There is no direct connection from Rab to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Karlovac, take the walk to Karlovac, take the bus to Plitvička Jezera, then take the walk to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Alternatively, you can take the bus and ferry to Stinica then take the drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Bus operators
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus and ferry from Rab to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
ap.hr
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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
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
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
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
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 Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Rab to Stinica
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus and ferry from Rab to Jablanac intersection
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Lopar to Valbiska
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$3 - $5

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