There are 3 ways to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 7 min

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

$15 - $26

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ostarije
  2. Take the train from Ostarije to Vrhovine

$83 - $105

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park 107.1 miles

$21 - $35

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No, there is no direct bus from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Rijeka and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 105 km. The road distance is 171.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Rijeka station.

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The best way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which takes 4 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 1 min.

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Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Autoherc, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 171 km. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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There are 843+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 65.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

You can take a bus from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Karlovac and Plitvička Jezera in around 4 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Ostarije and Vrhovine in around 5 h 1 min.

Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$16 - $22
Train from Ostarije to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$3 - $6
1st Class
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.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 Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
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
Autoherc
Website
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

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