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Getting from Makarska to Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik to Makarska)

Makarska is a seaside town, situated only 65km south of Split. It's popular holiday destination and ideal for those who want great beaches and lively nightlife at the same time.

Those who are looking for the best way of getting from Makarska to Dubrovnik can choose from taking one of many buses (3-hour ride, the cheapest), booking a private transfer (2 h 40 minutes ride, the most comfortable) or decide to drive (find a great range of car hire deals at Rentalcars).

Note that Krilo catamaran doesn't operate on this route any more.

One simple way to compare all options in one place is Bookaway website through which you can easily book your transfers in advance.

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The town of MakarskaThe town of Makarska

Travel options between Makarska and Dubrovnik

HIGH-SPEED CATAMARAN: Krilo company runs high-speed catamaran (passenger ferry) from Split to Dubrovnik with stops on Brac island (Bol), Makarska, Korcula island (Korcula Old Town) and Mljet (Sobra). The service is available daily from early June until the end of September.

Travellers can catch this catamaran from Makarska at 9:15 a.m. to arrive to Dubrovnik at 12:15 p.m. (3 hours journey). Catamaran returns from Dubrovnik at 4:00 p.m. arriving to Makarska at 7:05 p.m.

Unfortunately, this catamaran route doesn't operate any more.


BUSE RIDES: There are numerous buses passing through Makarska on their route from Split to Dubrovnik. You can catch these buses easily from Makarska Bus Station. The average journey time is around 3 hours but during the summer months it can be some delays due to the traffic on the way. Buses running on this route are modern and comfortable and modern with free WI-FI.

We recommend buying your bus tickets in advance, especially during the summer season.

Visit BOOKAWAY to check the latest bus timetables, prices and book your tickets. Check also FLIXBUS which also runs several buses daily on this route.

DRIVING FROM MAKARSKA TO DUBROVNIK: The distance between Makarska and Dubrovnik is 182 km and the drive will take about 2 hours 30 minutes depending on the traffic.

Driving from Makarska to Dubrovnik is a great way to explore Croatian coast and visit small places along the way, stop for a lunch in Mali Ston (famous for sea-food restaurants).  

We advise you to book your car through Rentalcars where you can compare a huge range of car hire deals from leading rental companies and find the best one for you.


PRIVATE CAR TRANSFER: For those who like comfort and don't want the stress of driving in a foreign country, a private car transfer is an excellent choice. This is a great way to travel which makes you free of worry about border crossing, insurances and navigating the roads.

You driver will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to your next destination. No need to hunt down taxis or take a bus once you arrive to Dubrovnik.

We recommend Croatia Shuttle Transfer from Makarska to Dubrovnik (or vice versa) offering comfortable vehicles and experienced drivers. Choose from Comfort car transfer (3 persons) or Comfort Minivan transfer (8 persons). 




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