There are 5 ways to get from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Bus via Rijeka  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$24 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb N482 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$19 - $102

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Fužine
  2. Take the train from Fužine to Ostarije
  3. Take the train from Ostarije to Vrhovine

$81 - $102

Bus Globtour  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste Zob to Karlovac Zob
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$23 - $33

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park 152.4 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 16€ - 90€ and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Trieste and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 168 km. The road distance is 243.8 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Rijeka and Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Rijeka, Karlovac, and Plitvička Jezera in around 6 h 31 min.

Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Fužine to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Ostarije to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$3 - $6
1st Class
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
brioni.hr
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
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 Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Fužine
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Trieste Zob to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
globtour.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it

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