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Dubrovnik to Split

How to get from Dubrovnik to Split?

If you are a foot passenger, there is a fast ferry catamaran that departs from April to October daily from Dubrovnik (port of Gruz) to Split. This is the fastest and most convenient way to travel. The alternative is the bus ride, in operation all year round. If you are driving and plan to use a car ferry, there are no direct car ferries between these two cities. You would need to drive along the coast and across the Peljesac Bridge all the way to Split.

4 Ways to get from Dubrovnik to Split

Transport optionTravel DurationCost (Ticket Price)
Foot Passenger Ferry (Catamaran)4 hrs 40 minutes38 Euro (per person)
Bus4 hrs 20 min24 Euro (single ticket)
Driving (Self Drive)3.5 hours
Private Transfer (Taxi) or UBER3.5 hours320 Euro (price for up to 4 persons)
Views from the fast ferry from Dubrovnik to Split
Above photo: Views from the fast ferry from Dubrovnik to Split

The distance between Dubrovnik and Split across the sea is 165 KM (or 89 nautical miles). The easiest and most pleasant way to travel is by fast passenger ferry (catamaran). Here are the details:

Dubrovnik to Split by Foot Passenger Ferry (Catamaran)

Schedules, Tickets, Booking

Passenger Ferry (Catamaran)Departures*Ticket PricesBooking & Tickets
from Dubrovnik to Split (April to October)*07:00,15:15, 16:3038 EuroBook here

Departures*: High season: April (June) to (September) October

Krilo (Kapetan Luka), TP Line, and Jadrolinija are the three companies that run passenger ferries from Dubrovnik to Split. All depart ferries from the same spot in the ferry terminal in Dubrovnik (see map here and photo below) and arrive in the Split City port. For detailed ferry timetables check with croatiaferries.com

Boarding the fast passenger ferry (catamaran) for departure from Dubrovnik to Split
Above photo: Boarding the fast passenger ferry (catamaran) for departure from Dubrovnik to Split

Important Note: 

In case of bad weather, the catamaran (fast passenger ferries) is not sailing. In such circumstances, you have to travel across the mainland, by bus or private transfer (see more details below)

Driving from Dubrovnik to Split

There are no direct car ferries connecting Dubrovnik and Split. If you are driving, you have the following options (check the map below):

  • Step 1: Drive from Dubrovnik to Ston (Doli) via roads D8 and D414 road to Brijesta
  • Step 2: Cross Peljesac Bridge to Komarna
  • Step 3: Drive to Split either via E65 and D8 roads or along the coast (Jadranska magistrala)

By this shortest and fastest driving route, you can reach Split from Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Traveling on this route your driving time will be:

Driving sectionDistanceDriving time
Dubrovnik to Doli (Ston)48 km50 minutes
Doli (Ston) via Peljesac bridge to Komarna29 km30 minutes
Komarna to Split150 km2 hours

Driving tip

Due to Peljesac Bridge roadworks, for the time being, the Ston to the Prapratno crossroads section of the route (about 8 km) may take a bit longer than usual. Update: This part of the route is now completed!

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Starting with a drive from Dubrovnik old town towards Split
Above photo: Starting with a drive from Dubrovnik old town towards Split

Dubrovnik to Split by Bus

If you prefer to travel by bus, you can get a bus to Split several times per day. The bus departs from Dubrovnik’s bus terminal and drives to Split, stopping along the way in numerous smaller places. Buses are fairly frequent in tourist season, while out of season, there are just a couple of buses per day. It takes over 4 hours (depending on the route) to reach Split. The current ticket cost is about 24 Euros one way (see timetable and prices)

By Taxi, Uber, or Private Car Transfer

taxi ride between Dubrovnik and Split lasts just under 3.5 hours including crossing the Peljesac bridge. The current price quoted to me is 350 Euro. The quote from UBER is 320 Euro (see photo/map below). This is a good option if 3 to 4 people travel together and share costs.

Uber quote for car ride
Uber quote


The above map of how to get from Dubrovnik to Split shows all transportation options including passenger and car ferry routes as well as driving and bus routes.

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


  • Can I take bikes on a fast ferry? Yes, if you are traveling by bicycle you can take your bike on the foot passenger ferry. The advance booking is recommended as bike spaces are limited.
  • Do I need a car in Dubrovnik and Split? In both cities, you most probably do not need a car, as public transport is very good. The alternative transport is a taxi or Uber.

Check other info on traveling to and from Dubrovnik:

sailing on route to Split
Above photo: sailing on the route from Dubrovnik to Split

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