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Dubrovnik Ferries

Dubrovnik Ferries
Above photo: Dubrovnik Ferry Port

Dubrovnik ferry port is located in Gruž, about 3 km west of the Old Town. From there, there are 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.

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Map of ferries to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Ferry Map

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

Dubrovnik ferry routes

There are several local as well as some international ferry routes in service to & from Dubrovnik. Here is an overview:

Italy to Dubrovnik Ferries

There is only one direct ferry connecting Italy and Dubrovnik which is Bari (Italy) to Dubrovnik ferry route which, at the present, sails from April to November 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 which also takes cars and sails all year round. The length of the journeys is 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 traveling from Split, Brac, or Hvar, you can get to Dubrovnik by ferry between April and October only. From November to March, there are no ferry connections to Dubrovnik from these places.

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Domestic ferry routes all year round sail to/from Dubrovnik to Lastovo, Korcula, 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 the Croatia ferries site here

Dubrovnik’s micro ferry routes

Getting to Dubrovnik by ferry can be a really lovely 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 are also a great way to travel around.

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


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

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