Getting to Plitvice Lakes

Getting to Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes National Park is easy to reach from Zagreb, Split, Sibenik and Zadar as well as from other surrounding places. You can also do a nice stop over in Plitvice if you travel from Zagreb to the Adriatic coast especially if you drive. Visiting Plitvice from other places takes bit longer, sometime 4 to 6 hours travelling by bus or driving so day trip is not easy to do and visit to Plitvice lakes would need to involve overnight stay. See below info about getting there from various popular starting points in Croatia and beyond:

Getting to Plitvice Lakes from Zagreb :

It takes 2 to 3 hours by bus from  Zagreb to reach Plitviceread more and see map and other travel options

Getting to Plitvice Lakes from Split:

It takes 3 to 4 hours by bus from Split to reach Plitvice Lakes – read more and see map of the travel route

Getting to Plitvice Lakes from Zadar:

It takes 3 hours by bus from Zadar to reach Plitvice national park – more info and travel route map and directions is here

Getting to Plitvice Lakes from Dubrovnik:

There are several options to reach Plitvice lakes from Dubrovnik – see all travel options here; buses are here

From Krka National Park to Plitvice:

Buses from Skradin (Krka National Park) to Plitvice

From Istria to Plitvice:

It takes much longer to reach Plitvice from Istria – you would need to take bus to Rijeka and from there change it to bus to Zagreb. From Zagreb you have to change again for bus to Plitvice. If you drive, you will use the same / similar route that also involves several hours of driving.

From Sarajevo to Plitvice:

From Mostar to Plitvice:

Some additional info about travelling / visiting Plitvice lakes: