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There are 7 ways to get from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus ATVO S.p.A.  •  14 h 50 min

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

$48 - $65

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Bus Georg  •  15 h 50 min

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

$109 - $139

Bus, train  •  20 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Šid
  3. Take the train from Vinkovci to Zagreb D
  4. Take the train from Zagreb to Vrhovine

$102 - $139

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 54 min

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

$137 - $364

Fly Sofia to Ljubljana, shuttle, bus  •  10 h 10 min

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

$153 - $688

Bus to Skopje, fly to Zagreb, bus  •  13 h 35 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

$94 - $271

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The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs $45 - $65 and takes 14 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $370 and takes 9 h 54 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 50 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 50 min and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 14 h 50 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 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Plitvice Lakes National Park is 1 h behind Sofia. It is currently 5:33 PM in Sofia and 4:33 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 50 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 50 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Sofia to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Zagreb via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Sofia to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Train operators
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Novi Beograd to Šid
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
1st class
$6
2nd class
$4
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Vinkovci to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$27 - $40
Train from Zagreb to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $20
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
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
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Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.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
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
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
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
karat-s.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
$12 - $19
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 917 km. It takes approximately 9 h 58 min to drive from Sofia to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Bulgaria Air, Air Serbia, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 790+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $1.

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