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Dubrovnik To Split Ferry/Catamaran

If you are taking a trip from Dubrovnik to Split, consider taking a catamaran ride as it offers a pleasant trip along the Croatian islands. On their way, catamaran stop shortly on the islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet.

While onboard you can spend time by just relaxing and enjoying the scenery, reading a book, having a drink or snack...

Catamarans are only seasonal (from April until the end of October) and are operated by 3 different ferry operators (Krilo, TP Line and Jadrolinija).

Departure point is ferry port in Dubrovnik (easy to reach on foot, by bus or taxi) and departure times are 7am (Jadrolinija), 8am and 3:15pm (TP Line) and 2:45pm and 3pm (Krilo).

The sailing takes from 4h 30min to 5h 20min, depending on the company and the prices start from €45 one-way.

Tickets can be bought from ticket offices situated in the departure ports, but it's wise to book in advance especially if travelling during summer.

You'll love cruising between Split and Dubrovnik on this 8-day organised boat tour!

Booking catamaran tickets is super easy!

It's just like any normal online purchase. Once you click here, a list of available catamarans will show. Choose the one that best suits you, then choose date and time, fill out passenger details and pay. Your ticket will be emailed to you with a bar code which is scanned when you get onboard.

You can easily track the status of your booking online and even change or cancel (if you purchased this kind of ticket).

If you travel in high season (June, July and August), you should buy your tickets in-advance to secure your place.

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Where to embark catamarans

Reaching embarkation points in both Dubrovnik and Split is easy. Split ferry port is situated a short walk from historic centre and just across main bus terminal. There are plenty of bars to sit in and grab a drink or something to eat while you wait for your catamaran.

Dubrovnik ferry port is easily reachable from any other part of the city by public transport or taxi. It's also a short walk from main bus terminal.

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Taking a bus ride

Travelling between Dubrovnik and Split by bus is easy as numerous buses run on this route regularly, with more frequent service during the summer season (from May until the end of September)

The average bus ride is around 4 hours, but it depends on the company you take. Both bus stations are situated close the ports and can be easily reached either on foot or by bus or taxi.

The bus travel is fairly cheap when you compare to other means of transport and start from €14 one-way. Travellers can choose from numerous bus operators on this route, most operating with modern and comfortable buses.

We recommend buying your bus tickets ahead, especially for rides during the peak summer months (June to August). If booked with FlixBus, you can easily manage your booking online (the ticket include 1 hand luggage, up to 7kg plus 1 hold luggage, up to 20kg).

Driving a car

Those who want to explore the beautiful coast between Dubrovnik and Split should consider renting a car.

This way you'll travel at your own pace, take a dip into crystal clear sea or stop for a tasty sea-food lunch on the way (pick from a daily or a weekly rental at Discover Cars).

The distance from Split to Dubrovnik is about 230 km and the drive will take about 3-3.5 hours depending on the traffic. 

The Dalmatian coast offers incredible sceneries and travelling by car along it may offer a comfort of stopping wherever and whenever you like.

If you want to know more about renting car in Croatia, don't miss this useful guide.

Booking a private car transfer

For a smooth and relaxed journey between Dubrovnik and Split you should opt for a private car transfer. This is a bit pricey way of travel but it takes away the worry about driving in foreign country, border crossings and any other things.

You'll be picked up wherever you want (hotel/apartment, port or airport) and you won't need buses or taxis to continue your journey once you've finally reach your destination. 👉 See all transfer options here

For making the most of your time, opt for Dubrovnik to Split transfer with a stop in the charming town of Ston (visiting oyster farm and a winery).

Or save your time and book a private door-to-door transfer from Split to Dubrovnik with sightseeing stops along the way (you choose from Arboretum Trsteno, Ston, Winery, Makarska or Klis Fortress).

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