• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 9 ways to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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 Crnja Tours  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien Stadion Center to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$37 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Zagreb 903 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$36 - $56

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$57 - $85

Train  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec
  2. Take the train from Zagreb to Vrhovine

$127 - $170

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park 305.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Zagreb, bus  •  6 h 7 min

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

$124 - $440

Fly to Graz, shuttle, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Graz (GRZ) VIE - GRZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Zagreb
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$135 - $630

Fly to Ljubljana, shuttle, bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Ljubljana (LJU) VIE - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera

$140 - $640

Fly to Split, bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Split (SPU) VIE - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$136 - $391

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 50 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Wien Stadion Center and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

More details

The distance between Vienna and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 374 km. The road distance is 489.4 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 50 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

More details

It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

More details

Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Wien Stadion Center station.

More details

The best way to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which takes 7 h 50 min and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 10 h 46 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

Search flights

Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

More details

Map of how to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 234 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb and Plitvička Jezera in around 7 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Zagreb Glavni Kolod., Zagreb, and Vrhovine in around 10 h 46 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Graz
Ave. Duration
36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Wien Stadion Center to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.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 - $17
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
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
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Globtour
Website
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 Wien Zob Vib to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
globtour.com
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$150 - $330
Shuttle from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $280

Want to know more about travelling around Croatia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 489 km. It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to drive from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Get driving directions

Croatia Airlines and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Zagreb Airport.

Search flights

There are 789+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

More details