Many travelers try to squeeze in a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park as part of a day trip from Zagreb. If you're planning a trip from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park the quickest and most convenient way to get there is by car. 

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Travel distance from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

The shortest travel distance between Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes is 138 km and if traffic conditions are good, it is possible to make it there in under two hours.

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Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes by car

The first part of the journey from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes by car couldn't be easier. Exit the city via the E65, heading southwest toward Karlovac. This uncomplicated section is roughly 50 kilometers long. You'll see signs directing you to Exit 3 towards Karlovac. Leave the freeway and travel into the city center of Karlovac.

After leaving the Karlovac city center, the road goes to Route 1, which will take you directly into the heart of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

It's worth noting that Croatian roadways feature a toll system. Learn all about the Croatian highway toll system and find out how much each journey will cost you.

Traveling from Zagreb To Plitvice Lakes National Park by car is your best choice for many reasons. It is the most affordable and comfortable option and gives you all the freedom. Consider the benefits and rent a car to enjoy your time at Plitvice Lakes National Park.