There are 6 ways to get from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Rijeka 409
  2. Take the bus from Rijeka to Karlovac 940
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$27 - $47

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Train, bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale Rv
  2. Take the bus from Trieste Zob to Karlovac Zob
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$34 - $58

Bus via Buzet  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Buzet
  2. Take the bus from Buzet to Karlovac
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$27 - $36

Night bus, bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Zagreb N402
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 933

$29 - $55

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park 248.4 miles

$55 - $90

Fly, bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VCE - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$121 - $421

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Rijeka and Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 46 min.

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The distance between Venice and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 265 km. The road distance is 397.5 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice Airport, Venice station.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 397 km. It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to drive from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Air France, Swiss, KLM and six other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 843+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 165.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Rijeka, Karlovac, and Plitvička Jezera in around 8 h 46 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $25
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
Bus from Venice, Venice to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
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
Night bus from Venice Airport, Venice to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $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
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Buzet to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
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
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
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
Brusutti
Phone
+39 041 5415488
Email
info@brusutti.com
Website
brusutti.com
Bus from Venice to Buzet
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
brusutti.com

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