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There are 4 ways to get from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park by night bus, 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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Night bus, bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka N406
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera

$15 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus via Karlovac  •  7h 7m

  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 975

$23 - $50

Bus Croatia Bus  •  7h 7m

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

$16 - $32

Drive  •  3h 24m

  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 night bus and bus which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 7h 2m.

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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 3h 24m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 2m.

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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 night bus and bus which takes 7h 2m and costs 13€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 7h 2m 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 FlixBus, depart from Trieste station.

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Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Croatia Bus, 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 3h 24m to drive from Trieste to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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There are 811+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $41 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: 7h 2m

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 7h 7m.

Bus operators
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 Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Toping Trade
Phone
+387/(0)52-751-339
Email
toping@teol.net
Website
topingtrade.com
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
topingtrade.com
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com

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