There are 3 ways to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Karlovac 940
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes National Park

$20 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ostarije
  2. Take the train from Ostarije to Vrhovine

$89 - $111

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park 107.1 miles

$21 - $35

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

You can take a bus from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Karlovac and Plitvice Lakes National Park in around 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park via Ostarije and Vrhovine in around 5 h 1 min.

Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ostarije
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$16 - $23
Train from Ostarije to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$3 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $8
Bus operators
Autotrans
Website
autotrans.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
autotrans.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
autotrans.hr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
[email protected]
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Panturist
Website
panturist.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
panturist.hr
Book at
prodaja.panturist.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
panturist.hr
Book at
prodaja.panturist.hr
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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park?

The distance between Rijeka and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 105 km. The road distance is 171 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park?

The cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 120 kn - 190 kn and takes 2 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park?

The quickest way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 120 kn - 190 kn.

Is there a direct bus between Rijeka and Plitvice Lakes National Park?

No, there is no direct bus from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Plitvice Lakes National Park via Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

How long does it take to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park?

It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.