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Getting From Dubrovnik To Split

Wonder how to get from Dubrovnik to Split? There are number of ways to travel between these most popular Croatian coastal cities.

Taking a catamaran ride is very pleasant way of travel (and affordable) between Dubrovnik and Split that provides scenic views and stops at the islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet along the way.

Renting a car allows you to explore the coast and travel on your own pace while booking a private transfer is easy and and quick and the most expensive.

You can even opt for a car transfer that includes stops at, for example in city of Ston or Mostar in Bosnia.

Bus travel is a less comfortable than all mentioned above, but inexpensive. 

For spending only a day in Split and coming back, we recommend this private tour with smooth 2-way transfer.

If you are landing to Dubrovnik airport and are in need of reliable car transfer to Split, see this option.

You should pick means of travel that best suits your budget and preferences and whatever you choose you'll love to travel to Dalmatia.

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Catamarans from Dubrovnik to Split

Taking catamaran between Dubrovnik and Split is super easy. You hop aboard fast catamaran in Gruz port (can be easily reached by bus or on foot) and disembark in Split port, a short walk from city centre and bus terminal.

If you want to stay close to port from where catamarans depart choose Hotel Porto, a modern hotel with spacious rooms and suites, rich breakfast and helpful staff.

  • Catamarans run from Dubrovnik 5 times daily, 2 in the early morning and other 3 in the afternoon, and the trip takes around 4h 30minutes. 👉 Check here accurate sailing schedule!

  • These catamarans are available from April until the end of October, the rest of the year you should choose another means of transport.

  • Catamaran ticket prices start from €45 per person one-way. We recommend buying tickets at least 1-2 months before planned travel, as they sell out quickly.

It's wise to book catamaran tickets well in advance, especially during the peak summer months. For exploring islands between Split and Dubrovnik, choose this 8-day organised boat tour!

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Buses between Dubrovnik and Split

Another great way of travel between coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split is by taking a bus. This is a great choice for those travelling on a budget, as you can find bus tickets as low as €14 one-way.

In addition, both bus stations are located in the centre of the cities, just next to the ferry ports.

The average bus ride between Dubrovnik and Split takes around 3.5 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 with FlixBus and Autotrans beeing the most popular ones.

👉 Compare bus tickets here and here

Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Split

For a simple, fast and comfortable way of travelling between Dubrovnik and Split, choose a private transfer.

A professional driver will pick you up from your hotel or apartment, the airport or port and drive you exactly where you need to be, with no need for buses or taxis to continue your journey. The travel time is approximately 3h 15minutes.

Prices start from €270 for one-way transfer (for max 3 persons). There are also mini vans for larger groups. The booking process is quick and simple and you can cancel for free up to 24 hours before departure. 👉 Compare transfers here!

Taking a tour from Dubrovnik to Split

If your base in Croatia is Dubrovnik and would like to visit Split just for a day, taking an organised tour is a good option.

Be picked-up from your hotel/apartment, then have a pleasant drive along Adriatic coast to Split. Take your time and sightsee the best of Split and have a lunch, then head back to Dubrovnik. 

We can recommend this private tour with 2-way transfer and English speaking driver/guide. We are sure you'll love it!

Driving between Split and Dubrovnik

Driving the car is the fastest way of getting between Dubrovnik and Split (the distance is 230 km), taking anywhere from 3 to 3.5 hours depending on the route you take and the time of year you visit.

During the tourist season, you can expect more traffic on the roads. Since July 2022, the newly built Peljesac Bridge, allow passengers to bypass Bosnia and Herzegovina on the way between Split and Dubrovnik.

The fastest way to get between Dubrovnik and Split, taking about 3 hours, is by car. If renting a car and driving, you'll have the most flexibility to take any route you like and make stops along the way.

If you don't have a car, you can always rent one for your travel in Croatia. It's possible to pick up a car in Dubrovnik and drop it off in Split.

Discover Cars offers car hire deals starting with €20 for daily car rental (if booked for a week). Typically, the longer you rent, the less it'll cost per day. The best way to get cheap car rental rates is booking as early as you can. Last minute rentals and high season bookings will usually cost you much more.

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

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