Taking a ferry/catamaran between Dubrovnik and Split is one of the most popular ways of travel on this route.
The catamaran offers a relaxing, comfortable trip that is also a scenic way to experience Croatian islands. While onboard, you can relax, have a drink or snack, read a book, enjoy the scenery...
Read on to find out catamaran departure times, ticket prices, where to catch them and how to book the tickets online.
During summer, it’s wise to book in advance.
These ferries/catamarans operate starting from 1st April until end of October with 3 daily departures. 👉 Get your catamaran tickets here
Ferries/catamarans depart from Dubrovnik at 7am (Jadrolinija), 3:15pm (TP Line) and 3:30pm (Krilo).
These catamarans sails on this route from 4h 30min to 5h 20min, depending on the company. 👉 Book the quickest catamaran
The fares for catamaran ride from Dubrovnik to Split/Split to Dubrovnik start from €45 one-way.
Booking a ticket for catamarans is super easy. Just choose your date and time, pay and just like any normal online purchase, your ticket is emailed to you with a bar code which is scanned when you get onboard.
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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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.
Travelling between Dubrovnik and Split by bus is easy as numerous buses run on this route throughout the year.
The average bus ride between Dubrovnik and Split is around 4 hours but during the summer months it can be some delays due to the traffic on the way.
There are many companies offering bus rides on this route. The most convenient are Croatia Bus and FlixBus, both offering 5-6 departures daily, so you can choose the time that best suits you. Other bus companies mostly has one daily departure. The bus ride prices start from €18.
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).
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.
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.
There are numerous companies offering these kind of transfers in Croatia and you can compare all offers 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).