There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, night bus, bus, car ferry, 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, night bus, bus  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Zagreb
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$69 - $172

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  14 h 8 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

$57 - $82

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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

$162 - $174

Bus Eurolines IT  •  19 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Romе Tiburtina to Ljubljana Avtobusna Postaja
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Karlovac Zob
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$73 - $107

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

$76 - $111

Fly Rome to Zagreb, bus  •  8 h 58 min

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

$127 - $464

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 - $334

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 Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
  4. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$133 - $844

Fly Rome to Venice, shuttle, bus  •  10 h 39 min

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

$103 - $914

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 Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
  4. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$102 - $842

Questions & Answers

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

The best way to get from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to train and night bus and bus which takes 12 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 6 min to get from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., depart from Rome Tiburtina station.

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There is no direct flight from Rome Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Norwegian Air International and five other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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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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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Rome to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 260.1 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 6 min

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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 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
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Rome to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
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
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Rome to Zagreb via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
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
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoherc
Website
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
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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
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Ljubljana Zob Postaja to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
globtour.com
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 - $25
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus
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
$156
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Airport to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$120 - $330
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $40
Private
$130 - $240
Shuttle from Venice Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $650
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$53 - $58
Private
$290 - $650
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
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
$13 - $18
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$13 - $18

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