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There are 6 ways to get from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Kaštel Stari to Vrhovine

$100 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus Autoherc  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Trogir to Plitvička Jezera

$13 - $51

4 alternative options

Bus Prijevoz Knežević  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

$23 - $28

Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Trogir to Plitvička Jezera

$19 - $51

Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park 142.9 miles

$28 - $45

Fly, night bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Zagreb (ZAG) SPU - ZAG
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

$59 - $177

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 140 kn - 180 kn and takes 5h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 180 kn - 270 kn and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Split Airport and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Split. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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The distance between Split Airport (SPU) and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 159 km. The road distance is 228.6 km.

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The best way to get from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs 600 kn - 850 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Prijevoz Knežević, depart from Split station.

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The best way to get from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs 600 kn - 850 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140 kn - 180 kn and takes 5h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Split Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Prijevoz Knežević, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Map of how to get from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 99.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Split Airport (SPU), Croatia and Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia?

Croatian Railways (HŽPP) operates a train from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 3h 36m. Alternatively, Prijevoz Knežević operates a bus from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park 3 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $25 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Split to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Kaštel Stari to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trogir to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $50
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Trogir to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
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 Trogir to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
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
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 229 km. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Split Airport (SPU) to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Split Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 797+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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