Dubrovnik – Plitvice Lakes
There is no train from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. The railway connection in Croatia stopped in Split, although there were once plans for expanding it further to Dubrovnik.
Currently, the only railway route in South Dalmatia is Ploce – Sarajevo, further connecting cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
However, the easiest and fastest way of travelling this route is taking a bus from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes. Tickets start from €36 and there are up to 2 daily departures. The journey takes approximately 9 hours. Buses depart from the main bus station in Dubrovnik which is located about 4 km from the city centre. Buses make a stop at the Plitvice Lakes bus stations at Korenica and Mukinje bus stops.
If you want to travel at least a part of this route by train, this is the most convenient way to do it:
1. In order to get from Dubrovnik to Split, you will need to take a bus.
2. From Split, you can travel by train to Knin, since only from there you can take a direct bus to Plitvice Lakes.
3. Take a direct bus from Knin to Plitvice Lakes.
NOTE: You may notice the railway route from Split to Zagreb passes through Rudopolje and Vrhovine train stops which are the closest train stations to Plitvice Lakes, but they do not provide a further connection by bus, which is a distance of 40 km.