Getting to Dubrovnik
Getting to Dubrovnik :
Regardless of Dubrovnik’s geographic location and somehow isolation at the very south of Croatia near the border with Montenegro, getting to Dubrovnik is not complicated as there are various ways to get here – flights, buses, ferries and roads. Note: there are no trains to Dubrovnik.
Flights to Dubrovnik
If you are coming from abroad, flying to Dubrovnik is probably your best option. There are low-cost airlines from Northern Europe that have regular flights to Dubrovnik even out of season (check British Airways schedule) From Zagreb (the Croatian capital) there are several flights a day served by Croatia Airlines. From Split there is a weekly flight too. Once you arrive at Dubrovnik Airport here is info how to get to town by bus. See more info about flights to Dubrovnik
If you are coming from southern Italy, taking Jadrolinija’s ferry to Dubrovnik is probably your best option as there is a regular ferry connection between Bari and Dubrovnik.It is the overnight journey that takes about 12 hrs The ferry line is in operation between March and October. In case you intend to travel from Italy to Dubrovnik in other periods of the year, there is all year around ferry from Ancona to Split which you can consider as an option. Ferry to Dubrovnik is also suitable if you are travelling from Split, Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet between May and October. During other months there is only ferry connection between Mljet and Dubrovnik. The journey takes between 1 and 4 hours depending of your starting point..Here are updated timetables for ferries to and from Dubrovnik – all ferries to Dubrovnik . See also getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik article. The main Dubrovnik ferry terminal is in Gruz…more about Dubrovnik ferries + see map of all Dubrovnik ferries
Buses to Dubrovnik
A bus to Dubrovnik could be your best option if you’re coming from Zagreb, Plitvicka jezera, Split, Korcula, Peljesac or Bosnia / Herzegovina and Montenegro. Check all buses from Dubrovnik and all buses to Dubrovnik info. Please note, all busses to and from Dubrovnik leave from the main bus station / terminal located in Gruz town district .. more about Dubrovnik buses
Driving to Dubrovnik
Driving to Dubrovnik could be your best option if you’re coming from within Croatia out of the main season, especially from Hvar and Split as ferries from there are rare or non existent. Bear in mind that parking in Dubrovnik is pretty scarce so make sure you sort your parking arrangement prior to arrival.
Additional info about getting to Dubrovnik:
More Dubrovnik Traveller Information
Arriving in Dubrovnik at Cilipi airport and unsure how to get into the town? Look at the article about getting by bus from the airport to the town. Driving to Dubrovnik? Don’t forget to read up about parking in Dubrovnik and around old town. See also this comprehensive map of all ferries between Split and Dubrovnik – click here