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There are 13 ways to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, night bus, bus, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train, night bus  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

561 kn - 851 kn

Cheapest option

Bus via Zagreb  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg P+R South to Zagreb Central Bus Station Frankfurt - Zagreb / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

217 kn - 381 kn

11 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Karlovac Centar Re
  4. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

560 kn - 856 kn

Bus  •  12h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg South to Rijeka bus station N948 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera

247 kn - 321 kn

Train, night train, bus  •  12h 53m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Bischofshofen Re / ...
  2. Take the night train from Bischofshofen to Zagreb Glavni Kol. En
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

743 kn - 1.107 kn

Drive  •  5h 42m

  1. Drive from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park 501.2 km

380 kn - 600 kn

Train to Vienna, fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

1.042 kn - 3.042 kn

Train to Munich, fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zagreb (ZAG) MUC - ZAG
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

799 kn - 1.962 kn

Train to Munich, fly to Graz, shuttle, night bus  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Graz (GRZ) MUC - GRZ
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Zagreb
  4. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

1.059 kn - 5.022 kn

Train to Munich, fly to Zadar, bus  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zadar (ZAD) MUC - ZAD
  3. Take the bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera

924 kn - 2.577 kn

Train to Munich, fly to Split, bus  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Split (SPU) MUC - SPU
  3. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

744 kn - 2.019 kn

Train to Munich, fly to Ljubljana, shuttle, night bus  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Ljubljana (LJU) MUC - LJU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
  4. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

1.239 kn - 4.522 kn

Train to Munich, fly to Rijeka, bus  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Rijeka (RJK) MUC - RJK
  3. Take the bus from Meja Gaj to Karlovac
  4. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

969 kn - 2.897 kn

Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, tram, night bus and walk

The journey time between Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and Plitvice Lakes National Park is around 9h 3m and covers a distance of around 560 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 3m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Railjet and others, the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park service departs from Salzburg Hbf and arrives in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 3m
Fastest journey time:
9h 3m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
561 kn
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:12
Last service departs at:
14:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park train, tram, night bus and walk schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plitvice Lakes National Park is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Croatia.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus via Zagreb which costs €28 - €50 and takes 11h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Salzburg P+R South and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 31m.

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The distance between Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 381 km. The road distance is 501.2 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to train and night bus which takes 10h 31m and costs €70 - €120.

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It takes approximately 10h 31m to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Nomago, depart from Salzburg P+R South station.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Prijevoz Knežević, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 501 km. It takes approximately 5h 42m to drive from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Distance: 381.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 31m

What companies run services between Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, Austria and Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Salzburg Ginzkeyplatz, Salzburg P+R South, Zagreb Central Bus Station, Zagreb, and Plitvička Jezera in around 11h 31m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Munich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Munich to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Munich to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Munich to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.600 kn
Flights from Munich to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.600 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Munich to Graz
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.000 kn
Flights from Munich to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Munich to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.100 kn
Flights from Munich to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.600 kn
Flights from Munich to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Munich to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.600 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Munich to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Munich to Graz
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.200 kn
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Graz
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.500 kn
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Munich to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
260 kn - 2.000 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
300 kn - 2.400 kn
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Bischofshofen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
90 kn - 130 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
240 kn - 320 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Bischofshofen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Bischofshofen to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 kn - 850 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
430 kn - 600 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
190 kn - 260 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 kn - 300 kn
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Bischofshofen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 kn - 150 kn
Website
Railjet
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
650 kn - 1.300 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Salzburg South to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
160 kn - 200 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Salzburg South to Rijeka bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 190 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Salzburg P+R South to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 260 kn
Book at
Nomago
Economy
130 kn - 190 kn
Premium
150 kn - 220 kn
Family&friends
180 kn - 260 kn
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Meja Gaj to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 60 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45 kn - 65 kn
Website
Panturist d.d. Osijek
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
240 kn - 2.200 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
240 kn - 290 kn
Private
1.000 kn - 2.200 kn
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.900 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 280 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.900 kn

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