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Plitvice Lakes to Zadar

Traveling from Plitvice to Zadar by bus is possible year-round, the bus trip from Plitvice to Zadar takes between 1.45 and 2.30 hours.

Price and ticket Plitvice Lakes to Zadar Bus

The price for a one-way adult ticket averages around 15 Euros. Occasionally, you can find early-bird tickets for 10 Euros or less. Some bus companies offer discounts for round-trip purchases. On most departures, it is also possible to buy discounted tickets for children under 12 years of age.

Bus stopping by Plitvice Lakes
Bus at Plitvice Lakes bus stop

Frequency and scheduled bus Plitvice Zadar

Buses are most frequent during summertime, when there is up to 10 daily departures, during winter you will find only a few daily departures. Below, you can see some of the most popular departure times. Please use the search form above for a full schedule on any date.

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17 July | 03:06 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
02h 14m Direct
05:20 Zadar (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
13 EUR
03:06 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
05:20 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
13 EUR
02h 14m Direct

Polet Vinkovci (PVK)
6.4
48 reviews
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17 July | 07:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
01h 45m Direct
09:30 Zadar (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
14 EUR
07:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
09:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
14 EUR
01h 45m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5400 reviews
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17 July | 09:30 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
01h 45m Direct
11:15 Zadar (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
15 EUR
09:30 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
11:15 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
15 EUR
01h 45m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5400 reviews
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17 July | 09:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
02h 45m Direct
12:30 Zadar (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
14 EUR
09:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
12:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
14 EUR
02h 45m Direct

Autobusni prijevoz Varaždin d.o.o. (APV)
7.6
1749 reviews
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17 July | 13:50 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
02h 50m Direct
16:40 Zadar (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
14 EUR
13:50 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
16:40 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
14 EUR
02h 50m Direct

Autobusni prijevoz Varaždin d.o.o. (APV)
7.6
1749 reviews
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17 July | 15:15 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
01h 45m Direct
17:00 Zadar (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
15 EUR
15:15 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
17:00 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
15 EUR
01h 45m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5400 reviews
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17 July | 16:20 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
01h 40m Direct
18:00 Zadar (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
15 EUR
16:20 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
18:00 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
15 EUR
01h 40m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5400 reviews
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17 July | 17:00 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
01h 30m Direct
18:30 Zadar (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
15 EUR
17:00 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ST) > Korenica
18:30 Zadar (HR) , Bus terminal
15 EUR
01h 30m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5400 reviews
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Air-conWifi
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Map travel route Plitvice Lakes (HR) to Zadar (HR)

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Bus station Plitvice Lakes

At Plitvice, there is no bus station; buses depart from roadside stops near both Entrance 1 and Entrance 2, allowing you to board the bus at either location.

Bus station Zadar

In Zadar all buses arrive at the main intercity bus station which can be found at the address: Ante Starcevica 1, 23000 Zadar, you can find more info about the bus station here:

FAQ - Plitvice Lakes to Zadar

At which Plitvice entrance should I wait for the bus?

When travellling from Plitvice to Zadar I would recommend that you wait for the bus at the entrance 1 bus stop, as this is where the bus first picks up passengers.

Where can I buy a ticket for the Plitvice Lakes to Zadar Bus?

Ticket for the Plitvice Lakes to Zadar bus can be bought online here or at the bus stop shelter in front of entrance 1.

Is there an evening bus from Plitvice to Zadar?

Unfortunately not, the latest bus departure is around 5 p.m., if you need to travel in the evening the best option is to book a private transfer.

Is there a bus from Plitvice Lakes to Zadar Airport?

No, the buses only drive between Plitvice and Zadar main bus station, where you can change to a bus towards the airport.

What other bus travel option do I have from Plitvice Lakes?

In addition to traveling to Zadar, there is a bus connection from Plitvice to Split, as well as from Plitvice to Zagreb, for any other destination you have to you private transfer or Taxi.

Summary of transportation from Plitvice to Zadar

Travel distance fastest route135 km / 84 Miles
Average bus ticket Price€15 / $17 / £13
Daily Bus departures in Summer8-10
Daily Bus departures in Winter1-4
Bus companiesPrijevoz Knezevic, AP Varazdin
Bus to Zadar AirportNo
Train No

Text and travel tips by Morten Smalby