Entrance ticket includes an electric boat ride around the lakes and a ride on the park’s panoramic train. It’s possible to do the visit in two hours, but for a more comprehensive visit, plan a whole-day tour. The national park is open 365 days a year, though the hours the park is open to the public varies depending on the season. Summer is the most popular time to visit. Spring and autumn are ideal for photographers with fewer crowds, colorful foliage, and high water levels, while the frozen landscapes of winter are unforgettable—although boat trips won’t be possible. To avoid the crowds, plan for an early arrival or stay until sunset.
• Restaurants, snack bars, and restrooms are located near the park visitor center.
• Regular shuttle buses run between the park’s main attractions.
• Bring comfortable shoes, sun protection (in the summer months), and plenty of water.
• Park buses accommodate wheelchairs, but due to uneven terrain, some of the lakes and park attractions are inaccessible for wheelchair users.
• Ticket lines can take over an hour in peak season (your voucher is valid for entrance via Entrance 2 Hladovina only)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Please exchange your printed voucher for the official ticket at the Entrance II – Hladovina half an hour (30 minutes) prior to booked entrance time..
Service animals allowed.
Infants must sit on laps.
* From 1.November till 1 April weather conditions in the national park are prone to change rapidly, and therefore, individual trails may be temporarily closed, or vehicles prohibited. All daily information will be noted on the entrance to the park..
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
If you are travelling by car, please keep in mind that parking is not free in the park. Car parks around the National Park all charge for stay. There are however some free smaller car parks in more remote areas but you would then need to walk quite far to access the Park..
Dogs are allowed in the Park on the lead only. They are also allowed on the shuttle bus and ferry boat shuttle within the Park..
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
I was not able to choose where to pick up my tickets although I was advised to choose Gate 2 because that was near our accomodation.However, I also hired a private guide through Viator and he helped a lot, picking the tickets up for me and bringing them to our accomodation. Top marks to our guide, Nikola!
It is ridiculous that after making the payment for the entry, we had to stand in long que to collect the tickets! Not advisable to book online as it is non refundable and also u have to stand with people who have not booked to collect your ticket!
One hint..... Bring bottled water....you will need it! Line gets very long so best to book tour early and line up early to avoid super long waits for the tourist buses!
Absolutely amazing, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Long walk but worth every step. Would be very difficult if you have mobility issuses as the path is uneven and lots of stairs
We enjoyed Plitvice Lakes and were so pleased we had prepaid tickets with an allocated time of 10.00am. Once we arrived all we had to do was collect the tickets from the ticket office. We noticed that others were unable to go straight into the park as they had not purchased prepaid tickets with an allocated time. There is a lot of moving people from one place to another but once you get through all that it’s a lovely walk around the pretty Lakes. We were so glad we had prepaid tickets! It made a huge difference to our day! If not we would have had to wait for 2-3 hours to go into the park.
Buying the ticket was easy, still took us 1-1/2 hours to get on the trail, redeeming lines and train lines. The park should cut the number of visitors per day in half. Trails were so crazy you are tip toeing around people taking stupid selfies clogging up the trail
We took the longest route (H) .We saw everything. IT took us 5 h. IT was a beautifull walk . Most people only do the lower part so iT was not that crowdy upstairs. We did not have to wait for the boot or train. You better Search for e tickets becaus we had to change our voucher into real tickets and so most a hour .
This was a great change in our vacation to Prague. Even with more people than I expected to see on the hike the views and nature are beautiful contrast to the city. Our guide Plava spoke really good English and gave lots of interesting facts and information about the culture of the CR. Northern Hikes has made this trip easy from beginning pick up, communication, the hike and certain spots to stop to being drop off at the end of a long day. Oh, and the lunch in the middle of the day was the best food we had while visiting the city. Thought we would get sandwiches in a bag and turned out we ate at a restaurant that served a choice of food that each one on our tour said was excellent.
We had a wonderful time everythink was nice !!Nice people nice service place is very clean lots of thinks to see kids love it!!We have 4 years old and 8 years old!!Definitli we come back again!!Thank you
It’s so beautiful. We regretted that we planned only one day to visit it. As many suggested, 2-day visit is what you should do. To get there from Zagreb by bus is very easy. We booked the bus tickets and the park entrance tickets online to make sure we had places in the bus and to get into the park without any issue. The only drawback for the online booking was we had to pay booking fee. However, the good thing was the park entrance has schedule. You can’t buy the ticket and get in. You may have to wait for an hour or two to get in if you buy ticket at the park entrance. For the online ticket, we wished that we had a better instruction to exchange the voucher for the tickets. It took us sometime to figure out. If you plan to visit in 1 day, we suggest you leave Zagreb (or Zadar) as early in the morning as you can so you can get there a bit early to avoid the crowd. Plitvice visit will be your unforgettable trip. No wonder why UNESCO chose it one of the national parks in the world to be protected.
we need to wait about 1,5 hour for the boat. but its worth your time, we was with 4years child and we went 12 km.
Nikolai was an amazing guide! He was nice, funny, and very informative. The tour wasn’t rushed and he happily answered all our questions; he was a great conversationalist. The park is gorgeous—it is a must see!
We spent s beautiful afternoon st the park and managed to explore the waterfalls part of the route despite having bad knees and ankles. Thank you to the park staff who gave us s lift up hill on the last leg back to the main entrance and parking area. I would encourage anyone with minor mobility issues to consider two half days in the park. Next visit we will do the lakes portion of the route. We are both senior citizens.
We were able to enter at entrance 1, as our bus dropped us off there. Easily retrieved our tickets at the ticket office.
While these lakes and waterfall are stunning the large crowds of tourists totally distract from nature. Really que up for over an hour to take one picture in front of a waterfall. Walking the path in line with hundreds of others. Unless they limit the mount of people that can enter the park this will only get worse.