There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, car ferry, bus, night bus, car, plane 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, bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Zadar 51
  3. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$68 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Florence, Florence 510 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Zadar
  3. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes 931 / ...

$64 - $111

8 alternative options

Train, night bus, bus  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale Rv / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
  4. Take the bus from Rijeka to Karlovac 940
  5. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$82 - $144

Bus Vincek Autobusi ltd.  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb 4
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$164 - $171

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Zadar 51
  3. Drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$77 - $112

Fly Rome to Zagreb, bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Zagreb (ZAG) FCO - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$127 - $460

Fly Rome to Split, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Split (SPU) FCO - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$80 - $336

Fly Rome to Trieste, shuttle, bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Trieste (TRS) FCO - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$133 - $840

Fly Rome to Venice, bus  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Venice (VCE) FCO - VCE
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$103 - $910

Fly Rome Ciampino to Trieste, shuttle, bus  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Trieste (TRS) CIA - TRS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$102 - $837

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to train and car ferry and bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and bus which costs 100€ - 400€ and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between Rome and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 416 km.

It takes approximately 13 h 30 min to get from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 20 min.

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

You can take a bus from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb and Plitvička Jezera in around 16 h 20 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Rome to Trieste via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Rome to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Zadar
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$158
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zadar Zob to Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
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Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Ancona to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$14 - $19

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