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.

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Bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Rijeka to Karlovac 940
  2. Take the bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera

$24 - $26

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$83 - $104

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

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

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to bus which costs 150 kn - 170 kn and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park is to drive which costs 130 kn - 200 kn and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Rijeka and Plitvice Lakes National Park is 105 km. The road distance is 171.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park. However, there are services departing from Rijeka and arriving at Plitvička Jezera via Karlovac. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Rijeka to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Distance: 65.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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 Plitvička Jezera in around 4 h 7 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 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $21
Train from Ostarije to Vrhovine
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
[email protected]
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
[email protected]
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rijeka to Karlovac
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
[email protected]
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Karlovac to Plitvička Jezera
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com

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