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How to Get to Krka National Park from Zagreb, Split & Dubrovnik

Krka National Park

By Iva Ralica

The magical Krka National Park is one of Croatia’s natural jewels.

In 2016 Krka National Park had over 1 million visitors. It is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River in central Dalmatia, in the Šibenik-Knin county.

Here are some tips if you are looking to travel there and check it out from one of the major cities in Croatia.

From Zagreb


There is a bit more than 300 kilometres between Zagreb and Skradin where Krka National Park is located, and the travel time is about 3 hours via the main E71 highway.

The other route is to take D1 and then E71 towards Skradin, and that route passes near the Plitvice lakes too.


Buses travel on a daily base from Zagreb’s main bus station. During the winter months they usually go once. Tickets are roughtly 12 euros (one way) or 19 euros (return). The drive is around 4 hours long.

Krka National Park (photo credit: Krka National Park/Facebook)

From Split


The distance of 90 kilometres will take you about an hour to drive. You can use the road D8 towards Skradin, or the one crossing near Dugopolje (E56/E71). The third choice would be the D56 towards Skradin, but it takes half an hour more.


The drive by bus lasts about 1 – 1.5 hours with buses leaving from the main Split bus station. A single one way ticket costs around 10 euros. There are more buses, again, in the summer time, and in winter time around 3 a day.

Visovac in Krka NP (photo credit: Thinkstock)

From Dubrovnik


The distance between Dubrovnik and Skradin is around 280 km, and will take around 3 hours. You can use the D8 road to Skradin or the highway and take the Skradin exit. That route will cost around 80 kuna in tolls.


The drive by bus takes around 6 hours and costs around 20 euros (one way) or around 30 euros for a return ticket. Buses are more often during the summer period.

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