About traveling from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park
When in Split, Plitvice Lakes, one of the most beautiful forested reserves in Central/Eastern Europe is the perfect counterpoint to the beautiful, bustling port town, trading ocean waves for quaint waterfalls. You’re a half-day’s travel from paradise (in either direction).
If you decide to take a car transfer from Plitvice Lakes and Split, you can also enjoy some exceptional sights, including Klis Fortress, which stood in as Meereen in Game of Thrones, the UNESCO-listed towns of Trogir and Sibenik, coastal Zadar, the lovely Krka National Park, and Cave Park Grabovaca.
How to get from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park
If you’re trying to figure out how to get from Split to Plitvice Lakes, you have a couple of travel options. For travelers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Split to Plitvice Lakes. The fastest way to travel from Split to Plitvice Lakes is by car, and a car is also the best way to travel from Split to Plitvice Lakes since it’s so convenient.
Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park by bus
To travel from Split to Plitvice Lakes by bus, you will go to Split’s Austobusni Kolodvor and purchase a ticket to Plitvice Jezera Bus Stop. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus is at 7:30 AM, and the last bus is at 8:15 PM, with 3 buses leaving every day. The bus from Split to Plitvice Lakes is run by Flixbus and Arriva. Bus tickets from Split to Plitvice Lakes cost between €18-€23 for the 5.5 hour trip (7 hours with Flixbus – there is a change in Zagreb, so we don’t recommend this option). The distance from Split to Plitvice Lakes is about 250 kilometers.
All options offer direct service from Split to Plitvice Lakes .
|Time intervals||3 per day|
|First/Last Departure||7:30 AM/8:15 PM|
|Operating Companies||Flixbus, Arriva|
Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park Private Car Transfer
For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Split to Plitvice Lakes. Not only is it the fastest way to get from Split to Plitvice Lakes, taking only 2.5 hours, but you will be picked up at your accommodation, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Plitvice, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!