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Plitvice Lakes in Croatia - please help!

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1. Posted by lanchutt (Inactive 58 posts) 8y

Hi everyone,

I would like to visit Plitvice Lakes in Croatia this week and am finding it difficult to find information. I know I can catch a bus from Zagreb but cannot find which part of the park it drops you off at.

I need to know this as I also need to book accommodation for a single person but the only rooms I fund so far cost a whopping £80! I know there must be some cheaper rooms somewhere. I will have a backpack and no car so don't really want to walk too far with it on.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

2. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

Hi there lanchutt,
I really wouldn't worry about accommodation too much but having said that I know it's nice to have it booked in advance.
Give me a couple of hours and I'll go through my notes and see what I can find and nearst bus stations etc...

A room should definitely be cheaper than £80 per night, more like £20-£30.

3. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

Hi zaksame,
I'm looking to stop at Plitvice Lakes for 1-2 days on the way from Rijeka to Zadar very early September so any help would be great.
Can you easily catch a bus from Rijeka to Plitvice???


4. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

wotthefiqh - You'll have no problem getting a bus from Riejka, you may have to change on the way - sorry can't remember where but they'll tell you at the bus station in Riejka - but Plitvice is really well serviced, after all it's the biggest park in Croatia with the most visitors.

Lanchutt this should help you also.

Almost all of the buses which travel between Zagreb and Split or Zadar pass by the two main
gates into Plitvice Lakes National park. Ask the driver for Plitvice (Plit-vitch-ay) Ulaz Jedan or
Ulaz Dva
Entrance 1 (Ulaz jedan) is the most Northerly, the second entrance (Ulaz dva) is about 2/3 Km
further South. There are information kiosks at both gates and you can easily find information
about cheap private accommodation from these. Some of the accommodation may be a Km or
two away from the park entrances but its a pleasant walk. If you’re thinking of camping there’s a
good campsite about 6/7km north of Gate 1 (the north gate), I think it has shops and restaurants
etc. The village of Rastovaca (near gate 1) has lots of private accommodation and getting a lift
between there and the park isn’t a problem.
Good restaurant opposite Gate 1 - Licka Kuka or something like that.
Anyway don’t be put off by lack of advertised places to stay, someone always has a room to spare
for small money if you just ask, and it’s better fun.
I’ll enclose a couple of web address that may help - or not. Enjoy your trip and I hope I was some
Oh and by the way, when you’re leaving Plitvice you may have a problem getting a bus as they
only stop by request (just wait at the bus shelters), but a lot of these busses tend to be very busy
and sometimes full so you might have a wait. I’d just ask someone for a lift to the nearest town
and offer a few Kuna, they probably won’t take it anyway.

Have fun in Croatia.

5. Posted by lanchutt (Inactive 58 posts) 8y

Thank you so much I wrote this down and will use it tomorrow. I don,t feel scared about winging it now!

Many thanks again! :)