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Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb

Traveling by bus from Plitvice National Park to Zagreb is possible year-round. During winter, there are only a few daily departures; however, in the summer season, there is up to 15 departures each day.

Price and Ticket Bus Plitvice to Zagreb

The price for a one-way adult ticket is about 12-15 Euro, and from time to time the bus company has special campaigns with reduced prices. Most bus operators offer a discount for kids under the age of 12. Ticket for the bus can bought online or at the bus shelter during the daytime.

Bus stopping at Plitvice Lakes
Bus stopping at Plitvice Lakes

Frequency and schedule Bus Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb

In winter seasons there are up to 5 daily departures, in the summer season this number increases to 15 daily departures, majority of departures are between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 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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Plitvice Lakes (HR)
2h 4min
Zagreb (HR)
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  • no charge for flight delay
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22 May | 06:52 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
02h 38m Direct
09:30 Zagreb (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
15 EUR
06:52 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
09:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
15 EUR
02h 38m Direct

Arriva - Autotrans (ATR)
7.8
9002 reviews
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22 May | 09:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
02h 05m Direct
11:50 Zagreb (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
14 EUR
09:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
11:50 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
14 EUR
02h 05m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5195 reviews
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22 May | 14:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
02h 20m Direct
17:05 Zagreb (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
15 EUR
14:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
17:05 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
15 EUR
02h 20m Direct

Arriva - Autotrans (ATR)
7.8
9002 reviews
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Air-conWifiSeat belt
22 May | 15:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
02h 10m Direct
17:55 Zagreb (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
14 EUR
15:45 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
17:55 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
14 EUR
02h 10m Direct

Arriva - Autotrans (ATR)
7.8
9002 reviews
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Air-conWifiSeat belt
22 May | 16:15 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
02h 22m Direct
18:37 Zagreb (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
14 EUR
16:15 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
18:37 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
14 EUR
02h 22m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5195 reviews
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22 May | 17:15 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
01h 50m Direct
19:05 Zagreb (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
15 EUR
17:15 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
19:05 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
15 EUR
01h 50m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5195 reviews
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22 May | 17:16 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
02h 34m Direct
19:50 Zagreb (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
15 EUR
17:16 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
19:50 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
15 EUR
02h 34m Direct

Arriva - Autotrans (ATR)
7.8
9002 reviews
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Air-conWifiSeat belt
22 May | 17:50 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
02h 30m Direct
20:20 Zagreb (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
14 EUR
17:50 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
20:20 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
14 EUR
02h 30m Direct

Autobusni prijevoz Varaždin d.o.o. (APV)
7.6
1707 reviews
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22 May | 10:15 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
02h 15m Direct
12:30 Zagreb (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
10:15 Plitvice Lakes (HR) , Entrance 1 (ZG) > Slunj
12:30 Zagreb (HR) , Bus terminal
02h 15m Direct

Arriva - Autotrans (ATR)
7.8
9002 reviews
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Map travel route Plitvice Lakes (HR) to Zagreb (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 Zagreb

The arrival bus station in Zagreb is located at the address Avenija Marina Držića 4, 10000 Zagreb, which is about 20 minute's walk from the city center, you can find more info about the bus station here:

FAQ - Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb

At which Plitvice entrance should I wait for the bus?

I would personally recommend waiting at Entrance 2, as this is the first stop at Plitvice Lakes when the bus drives towards Zagreb (Hence more seats to pick from😉), You can of course also board the bus at Entrance 1.

Is there an evening bus from Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb?

In the summer season, the last bus leaves Plitvice around 6 p.m. If you wish to travel to Zagreb later in the evening, you will have to book a private transfer.

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

You can book the ticket online here, alternatively, you can buy the ticket at the bus stop shelter by entrance 1 during the daytime.

How Frequent are the buses from Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb?

In Summer time there are about 15 daily departures between Plitvice and Zagreb, the earliest bus is around 6 a.m. and the latest around 6 p.m. You can use the search form above to see the timetable for a specific date.

Is there a bus from Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb Airport?

No, from Plitvice Lakes there are buses to Zagreb, Buses to Split and Buses to Zadar, for any other destination you should take a taxi or book a private transfer

Summary of transportation from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

Travel distance fastest route140 km / 87 Miles
Travel time by bus2 to 2.5 hours
Average ticket Price€15 / $17 / £13
Daily Bus departures in Summer15
Daily Bus departures in Winter5
Bus companiesArriva, Prijevoz Knezevic, Ines Tours, AP Varazdin
Night busNo
Train No

Text and travel tips by Morten Smalby