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All You Need to Know About Plitvice Lakes Location, How to Get There, & More

Where is Plitvice Lakes National Park Located?

Address: Znanstveno - stručni centar “Dr. Ivo Pevalek” | HR 53231 Plitvička Jezera

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If you are traveling to Croatia, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is a must-visit. It is Croatia’s oldest and largest national park as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in central Croatia in the Lika-Senj and Karlovac counties.

How to Get to Plitvice Lakes National Park?

Reaching Plitvice Lakes National Park by Bus

By Bus

Plitvice Lakes National Park is accessible by intercity public transport buses from Zagreb, Zadar, and Split via the E65, E71, and D1 highways.

Travel Time:
Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes: Between 1 hr 50 minutes to 2 hrs 40 minutes.
Zadar to Plitvice Lakes: Between 1 hr 45 minutes to 2 hrs 40 minutes.
Split to Plitvice Lakes: Between 3 hrs 30 minutes to 5 hrs 50 minutes.

The journey times from these cities depend upon travel routes and any stops along the way.

Closest bus stop: Bus stops are located on both sides of the road near Entrance 1 and Entrance 2 to the national park.

Reaching Plitvice Lakes National Park by Car

By Car

Visitors can drive down to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car from Zagreb, Zadar, and Split via the E65, E71, and D1 highways.

Distance from Zadar Airport: 120 km.
Travel time: About 1.5 hours

Distance from Zagreb Airport: 140 km.
Travel time: About 2 hours

Distance from Split Airport: 230 km.
Travel time: 3 to 3.5 hours

Parking facilities: There are 3 visitor parking areas. Parking area P1 is located near Entrance 1 while P2 and P3 are located near Entrance 2.




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Frequently Asked Questions About Getting to Plitvice Lakes National Park

Where is Plitvice Lakes National Park located?

Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in Central Croatia. The address is Znanstveno - stručni centar “Dr. Ivo Pevalek” | HR 53231 Plitvička Jezera.

What are the different ways to get to Plitvice Lakes National Park?

You can travel to the national park by bus or by car. You can take buses from Zagreb, Zadar, or Split. You can also drive down by car and use the visitor parking lots to park your vehicle for the duration of your visit.

Which Is the Best Way To Get to Plitvice Lakes National Park?

Your Plitvice Lakes National Park ticket will include transfers from a central location. But if you are traveling to the national park on your own, the best way to get there is by bus from Zagreb, Zadar, or Split. You can also drive your own or a rented vehicle.

Is there a bus stop close to Plitvice Lakes National Park?

Yes, there are bus stops near both entrances to the national park. They are located on both sides of the road for buses arriving from the directions of both Zagreb and Zadar.

Are there parking facilities at Plitvice Lakes National Park?

Yes, three parking areas are available for visitors who want to drive to the park. The largest parking area, P1, is located near Entrance 1. Two smaller parking lots, P2 and P3, are located near Entrance 2.