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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 19 min

$16 - $24

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 1 min

$84 - $111

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. 107.1 miles

$21 - $35

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 19 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
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
brioni.hr
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 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Biss-Tours
Phone
032 245 451
Email
info@biss-tours.ba
Website
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rijeka and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 105 km. The road distance is 171 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 95 kn - 150 kn and takes 4 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 130 kn - 190 kn.

No, there is no direct bus from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Plitvice Lakes National Park via Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.