Plitvice Lakes consists of sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland that is populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and many rare bird species. The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres.
Zagreb and Zadar are the best cities to travel to Plitvice National Park by bus.
Zagreb Airport is 140 kilometres from Plitvice and Zadar Airport is 130 kilometres away.
From Zagreb Airport, you can take a connecting bus (they wait outside the terminal building) to the main bus station in Zagreb. From here, you can then take one of numerous buses to Plitvice Lakes. The journey time is about 2 hours 20 minutes.
If you are flying into Zadar airport, you'll take a connecting bus to Zadar Bus Station; then another bus from here to Plitvice. Your journey time will be about 2 hours.
We also have a number of tours available that include the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park in the itinerary.
The Park is open daily all year round, with longer opening hours during summer, usually 7am to 8pm. There is an entrance fee which acts as a contribution to the Park’s upkeep and protection. For adults the fee is approx. 55 Kuna (AUD 11.36)from January to March and in November and December. 110 Kuna (AUD 22.71) during April to June and in September and October; and 180 Kuna (AUD 37.13) in July and August.
Children aged from 7 to 18 can get cheaper tickets, whilst children under the age of seven are free. There is also a discount for students. There are two entrances to the Park called Entrance 1 and Entrance 2. During the winter months from November to April part of the park is closed.
Check out our tours below that include Plitvice Lakes National Park: