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Dubrovnik Ferries

Dubrovnik Ferries
Above photo: Dubrovnik Ferry Port

Dubrovnik ferry port is located in Gruž, about 3 km west from the Old Town. From there, there is a 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 your arrival or departure.

See our forum conversations about Dubrovnik ferries with practical info and advice

Map of ferries to Dubrovnik:

Dubrovnik Ferry Map

Click on the above image to see a large map of Dubrovnik ferries

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 a 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 length of the journeys are similar (overnight, 10-12 hrs) and both ferries are bookable in advance, online.

There are 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.

Local (Domestic) ferry routes:

If you are travelling from Split, Brac, Hvar or Korcula you can get to Dubrovnik by ferry in the period between May and October only. Out of this period, there are no ferry connections to Dubrovnik from these places.

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Domestic ferry routes all year around sail to/from Dubrovnik to Sipan, Lopud, Kolocep and Mljet island only.

Ferries to islands:

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:

Getting to Dubrovnik by ferry can be a 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 a 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 is also a great way to travel around.


I took this video clip in Dubrovnik’s ferry port when local ferry ‘Postira’ started with sailing towards Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep (Elafiti) islands.

Latest forum conversation about ferries: