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Getting From Dubrovnik To Split

Travel between Dubrovnik and Split is very popular during the summer, as both Dubrovnik with its unique Old Town and Split with its Diocletian's Palace, are top travel destinations in Croatia.

You have various options of getting from Dubrovnik to Split - it's up to you to decide which one is the most convenient for you. You can choose from taking a high-speed catamaran (passenger ferry), taking a bus, booking a private transfer or drive your own or rented car.

In the text below, you will find useful info on each of these ways of travel or you can CLICK HERE to see all options in one place.

The port of SplitThe port of Split

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by catamaran (passenger ferry)

The most pleasant and the most popular way of travelling between Dubrovnik and Split is by taking one of catamarans (food passenger ferries) sailing on this route. These routes are run by modern high-speed catamarans offering pleasant journey to the passengers. 

KRILO LUX catamaran operates between Dubrovnik and SplitKRILO LUX catamaran operates between Dubrovnik and Split

Travellers can choose from the following catamarans operating on this route from April until the end of October:

Catamaran tickets for both routes can be EASILY and SECURELY booked through BOOKAWAY web-site (Free Cancellation & Mobile Ticketing). We suggest you to book your tickets in advance as these are among the most popular boat routes on the Croatian coast.

  • JADROLINIJA also runs catamaran from Dubrovnik to Split with stops on the islands of Korcula, Hvar and Brac (Bol). This service runs daily from June until the end of September. Catamaran departs from Dubrovnik port in the morning and departs from Split in the afternoon hours arriving to Dubrovnik in the evening.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by bus

Bus travel between Dubrovnik and Split is easy as there are many buses throughout the day between these two destinations. When travelling from Split or Dubrovnik by bus, your travel will begin at Dubrovnik Bus Station which is located close to the ferry & cruise port.

The average bus ride between Dubrovnik and Split is around 4 hours 30 minutes but during the summer months it can be some delays due to the traffic on the way.

When taking the bus between these two cities, make sure you have your passport ready to show to custom officers as buses pass through a part of Bosnia & Herzegovina (called Neum corridor).

We recommend buying your bus tickets in advance, especially during the summer months. You can easily do this through BOOKAWAY web-site.

Driving from Split to Dubrovnik

If you choose to drive from Dubrovnik to Split, take into consideration that the distance is around 230km and the drive will take you about 3.5 hours depending on the traffic and border delays.

The little catch with this ride is that it involves border crossings - into Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is not an EU member, and back into Croatia. This part of the land is known as Neum Corridor and you might need a passport for passing here.

Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Split (Split to Dubrovnik)

If any of above options doesn't suit you, you can book your private car transfer between Split and Dubrovnik. This is a great way to travel which takes away the worry about driving in foreign country, border crossings and any other things.

Private car transfer can be arranged from Dubrovnik airport, Dubrovnik port or any hotel or apartment in the city.

Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to exactly where you need to be - with no need for buses or taxis to continue your journey once you've finally reach your destination. 

If you wish to book your private car transfer in advance, you can do this through BOOKAWAY web-site where you can find deals starting from €215 (for 3 persons).