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

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Bus, night bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Zagreb
  2. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera N975

259 kn - 352 kn

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Bus  •  7h 32m

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

259 kn - 362 kn

Train, bus  •  9h 52m

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

662 kn - 889 kn

Train, bus via Karlovac  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Karlovac Centar Re
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

661 kn - 884 kn

Drive  •  5h 19m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park 487.6 km

370 kn - 550 kn

Fly to Zagreb, night bus  •  5h 40m

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

434 kn - 1.914 kn

Fly to Zadar, bus  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zadar (ZAD) VIE - ZAD
  2. Take the bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera

559 kn - 2.829 kn

Fly to Graz, shuttle, night bus  •  7h 59m

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

1.094 kn - 4.374 kn

Fly to Split, bus  •  8h 57m

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

649 kn - 1.971 kn

Austria → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Austria

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Austria
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Plitvice Lakes National Park is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Plitvice Lakes National Park is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Croatia.

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Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus and night bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 7h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Wien and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 14m.

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The distance between Vienna and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 374 km. The road distance is 487.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 7h 14m and costs 30€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, depart from Wien station.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 488 km. It takes approximately 5h 19m to drive from Vienna to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  • Distance: 374.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 14m

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 7h 32m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Vienna to Graz
Ave. Duration
36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Vienna to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Vienna to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.000 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Vienna to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Vienna to Split via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.000 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
170 kn - 2.300 kn
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
550 kn - 800 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Wien to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
180 kn - 270 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 70 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Poličnik to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 95 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 60 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Phone
+00385 47 777 276
Email
autopromet.slunj@gmail.com
Website
autopromet.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Autopromet d.d. Slunj
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45 kn - 65 kn
Website
Panturist d.d. Osijek
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
240 kn - 2.200 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
240 kn - 290 kn
Private
1.000 kn - 2.200 kn

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

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There are 62+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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