Above photo: Dubrovnik Ferry Port
Dubrovnik ferry port in located in Gruz, about 3 km west from the Old Town. From there there are number of ferry connections to nearby islands and towns as well as an international connection to Italy. Most of the ferries from Dubrovnik sail just once a day so make sure you check timetables before planning you arrival or departure.
Map of ferries to Dubrovnik:
Dubrovnik ferry routes:
International ferry routes:
There is only one international ferry connection with Dubrovnik that is Bari (Italy) to Dubrovnik ferry route which, at the present, sails from April to October only – see the latest timetables
This ferry can be good travel option if you intend to visit Dubrovnik from the very south of Italy. Also, if you intend to drive to Italy and would like to get by car to Dubrovnik this is also a good option. As an alternative you can choose Ancona to Split ferry that also takes cars and sails all year around. The lenght of the journeys are similar (overnight, 10-12 hrs) and both ferries are bookable in advance, online.
There is no ferry connections between Greece or northern Italy (Venice) to Dubrovnik. These routes are (at the present) discontinued so if you plan to travel further from Dubrovnik / Croatia to Greece or Albania, you can get those ferries from Bari ferry port.
Bari to Dubrovnik Ferry Booking:
Local (Domestic) ferry routes:
If you are travelling from Split, Brac, Hvar or Korcula you can get to Dubrovnik by ferry in period between May and October only. Out of this period there are no ferry connections to Dubrovnik from these places.
Domestic ferry routes all year around sail to/from Dubrovnik to Sipan , Lopud , Kolocep and Mljet island only.
Ferries to islands:
- Ferries to / from Split – daily ferry (May to October) that connect Split with Dubrovnik. See all details about getting from Split to Dubrovnik
- Ferries to / from Brač to Dubrovnik (Bol, Milna) – daily ferry (May to October) that connect Brač Island with Dubrovnik.
- Ferries to / from Hvar – daily ferry (May to October) sailing between Hvar with Dubrovnik. Due to its popularity, this ferry tent to be oversubscribed. See all details about getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik
- Ferries to/ from Korcula
- Ferries to / from Mljet
- Ferries to Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep
It is important that you check and indeed double check local (domestic) ferry timetables really carefully as they are not all sailing every day nor in all seasons. The latest ferry timetables are at Croatia ferries site here
Dubrovnik’s micro ferry routes:
- Ferry to Lokrum – several times of day ferry boat shuttle to nearby Lokrum island that is popular visitors destination.
- Vaporetto – Dubrovnik’s local boat shuttles that ferries people around the town’s beaches (operates in high season only)
Getting to Dubrovnik by ferry can be really nice experience if you are lucky enough to get the ferry on the day you need it. If you intend to travel in high season it is very likely you will be able to get ferry to your desired destination. However, don’t be disappointed if you can’t get a ferry when you need it as there are plenty of bus routes to and from Dubrovnik that are also great way to travel around.