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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 on how to get to town by bus. See more info about flights to Dubrovnik

Ferries to Dubrovnik

Ferries in Dubrovnik map

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 an 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 round ferry from Ancona to Split which you can consider as an option as Split is not too far from here (see below info about getting here from Split).

If you are travelling from north Italy, you would need to take a ferry to Istria from Venice and get here from there. There is an article in the below list about getting from Venice to Dubrovnik where I explored all options. Also, see a list of all ferries from Italy to Croatia here in case you are travelling from any other place in Italy. It includes some lesser-known places from where some fast ferries sail in the summer season.

The ferry to Dubrovnik is also suitable if you are travelling from Split, Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet between April and October.

During other months there is only a ferry connection between Mljet and Dubrovnik. The journey takes between 1 and 4 hours depending on your starting point. Here are updated timetables for ferries to and from Dubrovnik – all ferries to Dubrovnik. See also getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik and Split to Hvar options.

The main Dubrovnik ferry terminal is in Gruž…more about Dubrovnik ferries + see a 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 buses to and from Dubrovnik leave from the main bus station/terminal located in Gruž town district .. more about Dubrovnik buses + timetables for buses to and from Dubrovnik

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Driving to Dubrovnik

Driving to Dubrovnik could be your best option if you’re coming from within Croatia out of the main tourist 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.

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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 the old town. See also this comprehensive map of all ferries  between Split and Dubrovnik – click here

Popular routes: Split to Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik to Split, Hvar to Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik to Hvar