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There are 7 ways to get from Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, night bus, car or plane

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Bus, night bus  •  16h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Prizren
  2. Take the bus from Prizren to Zagreb
  3. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

604 kn - 814 kn

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Bus  •  18h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Kotor
  2. Take the bus from Kotor to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

412 kn - 513 kn

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Bus via Dubrovnik  •  21h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Tirana to Budva
  2. Take the bus from Budva to Dubrovnik
  3. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera

497 kn - 774 kn

Drive  •  9h 56m

  1. Drive from Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park 714.9 km

500 kn - 800 kn

Fly Tirana to Zadar, bus  •  11h 16m

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Zadar (ZAD) TIA - ZAD
  2. Take the bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera

583 kn - 1.963 kn

Fly Tirana to Zagreb, night bus  •  9h 19m

  1. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Zagreb (ZAG) TIA - ZAG
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

468 kn - 2.948 kn

Bus to Skopje, fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  11h 24m

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

1.087 kn - 2.157 kn

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The cheapest way to get from Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs $65 - $85 and takes 18h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to fly and night bus which costs $75 - $480 and takes 9h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Tirana and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Prizren and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 14m.

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The distance between Tirana and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 522 km. The road distance is 714.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 16h 14m and costs $95 - $140.

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It takes approximately 16h 14m to get from Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Arditi Tours, depart from Tirana station.

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There is no direct flight from Tirana Airport to Zadar Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 715 km. It takes approximately 9h 56m to drive from Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Distance: 521.7 km
  • Duration: 16h 14m

What companies run services between Tirana, Albania and Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Tirana to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Kotor, Split, and Plitvička Jezera in around 18h 12m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Tirana to Zadar via Vienna, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
290 kn - 1.600 kn
Flights from Tirana to Zadar via Belgrade, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Tirana to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
190 kn - 1.100 kn
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.300 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tirana to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 5.500 kn
Flights from Tirana to Zadar via Bologna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.900 kn
Flights from Tirana to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.500 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tirana to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 6.500 kn
Flights from Tirana to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.400 kn - 8.500 kn
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Tirana to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Skopje to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 3.100 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Tirana to Zadar via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
490 kn - 2.200 kn
Flights from Tirana to Zadar via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
350 kn - 1.800 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tirana to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
290 kn - 1.600 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Tirana to Zadar via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.500 kn
Bus operators
Arditi Tours
Phone
+383 49 871 234
Email
ardititours@hotmail.com
Website
sr-rs.facebook.com
Bus from Tirana to Prizren
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
75 kn
Schedules at
sr-rs.facebook.com
Vector
Phone
045 119 284
Email
info@vectortravelgroup.com
Website
vectortravelgroup.com
Bus from Prizren to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
460 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
vectortravelgroup.com
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 Dubrovnik bus station to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Old Town Travel
Phone
+382 32 520 495
Email
info@kotortotirana.com
Website
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Tirana to Kotor
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 230 kn
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Book at
kotortotirana.com
Bus from Tirana to Budva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 210 kn
Schedules at
kotortotirana.com
Book at
kotortotirana.com
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Kotor to Split
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
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
Bozur
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 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
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Split
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 220 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 220 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Tiranë to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 230 kn
Schedules at
ms.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Tirana to Skopje
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
360 kn - 430 kn
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Book at
hafet.getbybus.com

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Ryanair, Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Tirana Airport to Zadar Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Tirana to Tirana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs $3.

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