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

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Bus Autobusni Promet  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera 975

$11 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$12 - $18

Train, bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Karlovac 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera 975

$12 - $23

Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park 86.8 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 70 kn - 130 kn and takes 2h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 110 kn - 160 kn and takes 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Plitvička Jezera. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 107 km. The road distance is 138.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park without a car is to bus which takes 2h 19m and costs 70 kn - 130 kn.

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The bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera takes 2h 15m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park bus services, operated by Autobusni Promet, depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb 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 Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park is 139 km. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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There are 837+ hotels available in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 67.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

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

Autobusni Promet operates a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Five other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
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
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
Book at
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
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
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
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
atpsi.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
atpsi.hr
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 Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com

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