Public Institution

Paklenica National Park


Dr. Franje Tuđmana 14a, 23244 Starigrad Paklenica


Natalija Andačić

Point of contact for questions

Dragica Jović


00385 (0)23 369 155 
00385 (0)23 369 202 (Administration and camping site)
00385 (0)23 369 803 (Park entrance)


00385(0)23 359 133



Public transport

By bus

If you travel by bus, the Bus Terminal in Zadar is well connected with all Croatian cities and major European cities. Bus ride from Zadar to Starigrad Paklenica takes approximately 45 minutes. Many bus lines from the direction of Rijeka also include a stop in Starigrad Paklenica.

The timetable can be checked at

By plane

Zadar Airport Zemunik (ZAD) is only half an hour’s drive from Starigrad Paklenica, and it is well connected with all major Croatian and European cities.

By ferry

Ancona – Zadar ferry line is one of the available ferry routes, and also the shortest for visitors coming from Italy. The ferry trip to Zadar takes 8 hours, and from there it takes about 45 minutes by car or bus to get to Starigrad Paklenica.

By train

A railway line Zagreb – Knin with a change to Zadar is available. From Zadar, visitors can reach Starigrad Paklenica by car or bus.


By car

There are several ways to reach the Park by car. From the direction of Zagreb (distance: 235 km), the fastest route is the Zagreb-Split motorway. Visitors should take the exit towards Maslenica, and then take the state road in the direction of Rijeka for approx. 15 kilometers.

From the direction of Rijeka, the available routes include the Adriatic Highway (D8 state road; 182 km) and the motorway route Rijeka (A6) – Maslenica (A1), 257 kilometers long.

From the direction of Split, the fastest route is the motorway route Split – Dugopolje (A1) – Maslenica (A1), 137 kilometers long.

Park entrances

Entrance 1: Velika Paklenica
Parking available (approx. 60 car spaces and 2 bus spaces).
Entrance 2: Mala Paklenica
Parking available (approx. 30 spaces).

Where to buy tickets

Entrance 1: Velika Paklenica
Entrance 2: Mala Paklenica
Visit the official Park website at

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