There are 6 ways to get from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor Florentia Bus
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$42 - $62

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Bus Georg  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$105 - $137

Drive  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park 573 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Sofia to Zagreb, bus  •  9 h 37 min

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

$141 - $464

Fly Sofia to Ljubljana, bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Ljubljana (LJU) SOF - LJU
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$147 - $694

Bus to Skopje, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Skopje
  2. Fly from Skopje (SKP) to Zagreb (ZAG) SKP - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$98 - $371

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs $40 - $65 and takes 14 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $470 and takes 9 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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The distance between Sofia and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 664 km. The road distance is 916.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 20 min and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 14 h 20 min to get from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by ATVO S.p.A., depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Plitvice Lakes National Park is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 1:37 PM in Sofia and 12:37 PM in Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Map of how to get from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 415 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Autobusni kolodvor, Zagreb, and Plitvička Jezera in around 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
atvo.it
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
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 - $18
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
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 Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com

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