There are 4 ways to get from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus 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.

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Bus Crnja Tours  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb 402 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$23 - $42

Cheapest option

Bus via Rijeka  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Karlovac 940
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$18 - $40

2 alternative options

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

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 Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 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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The best way to get from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Trieste station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 244 km. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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There are 843+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 104.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

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 Zagreb and Plitvička Jezera in around 6 h 40 min.

Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
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 Zagreb Zob to Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Rijeka Zob to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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.

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
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
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
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Trieste Station to Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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
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
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
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com

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