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

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Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Zagreb 427 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 975

$35 - $138

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Train, bus  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale Rv
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera

$28 - $56

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Train, bus via Karlovac  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Centrale Rv
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka 406 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rijeka to Karlovac 940
  4. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

$35 - $74

Ferry, shuttle, bus  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the ferry from Rialto to Aeroporto Venice
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venice Airport to Rijeka
  3. Take the bus from Rijeka to Plitvička Jezera

$60 - $396

Drive  •  4h 52m

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

$55 - $90

Fly, night bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VCE - ZAG
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

$113 - $312

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to train and bus which costs 23€ - 50€ and takes 10h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 52m.

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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 Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 10m.

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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 10h 10m and costs 30€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 10h 10m 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, Venice station.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, 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 4h 52m to drive from Venice to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Distance: 165.6 miles
  • Duration: 10h 10m

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 Zagreb and Plitvička Jezera in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
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
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $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 Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
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
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Venezia - Tronchetto to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$121
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com
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
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
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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
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autoherc.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
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
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Plitvice Lakes Eingang 2
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
globtour.com
Bus from Rijeka Zob to Karlovac Zob
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
globtour.com
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
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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
Ferry operators
Alilaguna Lines
Phone
+39 041 2401701
Email
info@alilaguna.it
Website
alilaguna.it
Ferry from Rialto to Aeroporto Venice
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
alilaguna.it

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Swiss, Brussels Airlines, KLM and six other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 797+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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