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There are two main entrances to the National Park: Plitvice Lakes Entrance 1 (Rastovača) and Entrance 2 (Hladovina). Both of them are located on the D1 (Državna Cesta 1), the national highway in Croatia. You will see them on the east side of the road, on your right side if you are arriving from the direction from Zagreb, or on the left side if you are arriving from the south (from Zadar or Split). Bus stops and parking are right next to both entrances.
We would recommend visitors to get to Entrance 1, as it is located just off the main road. The parking is just next to that entrance as well as the main bus stop. However, it is the most popular entrance so in the high season, it is often overcrowded.
Map of Entrance 1 and Entrance 2
Check out the below map where we pointed out the exact location of both entrances:
see the large google map here
Use these GPS details if you need to put them into your GPS device:
- GPS Entrance 1: 44°54’19.9″N 15°36’43.5″E
- GPS Entrance 2: 44°52’54.6″N 15°37’19.9″E
Entry Tickets – Fees
Here is a table with detailed entry fees (prices) for 2023:
|Entry Fees (HRK)||January – March|
Nov – Dec
|April – May|
|June to September|
|June to September|
|Adult Ticket (for groups of 15 and more)||75||160||250||200|
|Adult Ticket (for groups of 15 and more)||45||100||200||125|
|Child ticket (7 to 18 yrs old)||35||50||120||70|
|Child Ticket (for groups of 15 and more)||30||45||100||60|
|Children below 7 yrs||Free||Free||Free||Free|
Do you need to buy tickets in advance for Plitvice Lakes?
Tickets can be purchased in advance at least 2 days prior to arrival. You can also buy your entry tickets at the Park, but with the risk that they will not be available because the number of tickets per hour is limited because of possible overcrowding. As Plitvice Lakes is one of the most popular sights in Croatia it is recommended to buy the tickets for the park online, well in advance. Select the date and time when you want to visit the Park and order your tickets online – they will arrive in just a few minutes.
The park is open every day, all year round. Opening hours change depending on the weather, particularly in the winter months (December to February), when days are very short and often snowy. It is therefore recommended that you plan your visit to Park well in advance and check the last minute latest information if weather conditions are deteriorating.
Here is an overview of currently planned opening hours:
|Entrance 1 – Rastovača||Entrance 2 – Hladovina|
|Opening times||07:00 to 8:00 until 17:00 to 20:00||07:00 to 8:00 until 17:00 to 20:00|
|Tickets sales||07:00 to 08:00 until 14:00 to (18:00)||07:00 to 08:00 until 14:00 to (18:00)|
There are several parking lots near both entrances. All are charging parking fees so it is unlikely that you will find parking in the area for free.
Check out the below map where we pointed out the exact location of parking lots:
Parking opening hours
|Parking Entrance 1||Parking Entrance 2|
|07:00 to 20:00||07:00 to 20:00|
|June to September||10 Hrk per hour||100 Hrk per day||100 Hrk per day||free of charge|
|Rest of the year||8 Hrk per hour||80 Hrk per day||80 Hrk per day||free of charge|