Travel from Budapest to Plitvice NP

Does anyone have advice/suggestions on the fastest way to get from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia? Also, I will then have to get back to Zagreb from there as well. Thank you.

Posted by Brian
Silverdale, WA
43 posts

A few years back my son & I took a day train from Budapest to Zagreb where we rented a car for a few days to tour Croatia and Slovenia. We returned to Zagreb to catch a flight home. The above was the last leg of a trip to Prague, Krakow, and Budapest. We did night trains for everything except Budapest to Zagreb - the day train was our only option. Driving was quite easy in Croatia.

Posted by Nilda
10 posts

Thank you. It sounds like you did my trip! I think I will do the train and then take a bus as I am traveling alone and prefer not to try to manage a rental car in a strange country without someone riding shotgun. I appreciate your input.