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There are 4 ways to get from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, night bus or car

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Bus  •  1h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera

70 kn - 100 kn

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Bus via Plitvička Jezera  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera

70 kn - 160 kn

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the night bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop Zadar Central Bus Station - Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop

70 kn - 100 kn

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park 133.8 km

100 kn - 150 kn

Zadar → Plitvice Lakes National Park
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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.

Last updated: 28 Feb 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 70 kn - 100 kn and takes 1h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus. Taking this option will cost 70 kn - 100 kn and takes 1h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zadar and arriving at Plitvička Jezera. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Zadar and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 91 km. The road distance is 133.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 1h 47m and costs 70 kn - 100 kn.

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The bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera takes 1h 45m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Prijevoz Knežević, depart from Zadar station.

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Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Prijevoz Knežević, arrive at Plitvička Jezera station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 134 km. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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  • Distance: 90.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 47m

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

Prijevoz Knežević operates a bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera 4 times a day. Tickets cost 80 kn - 110 kn and the journey takes 1h 45m. Croatia Bus Domestic also services this route once daily.

Bus operators
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Panturist d.d. Osijek
Phone
+385 (0)31 214 388
Website
panturist-turizam.hr
Night bus from Zadar Central Bus Station to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Website
Panturist d.d. Osijek

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