Many travellers visit Italian capital Rome (a great place to stay in Rome is The Radical Hotel, a modern hotel situated within walking distance from the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain) and then continue their European journey to Croatia.
One of the most popular entry points to Croatia is the city of Dubrovnik, in the south of Croatia.
The most convenient means of travel is by plane, while there are also some other options available.
The quickest and the most comfortable way of travelling from Rome to Dubrovnik is by plane. The flight usually takes around 1 hour 15 minutes.
To reach Rome from elsewhere in Italy, take one of numerous trains (find cheap train tickets at TRAINLINE). The most popular train routes are the following ones: Florence to Rome, Naples to Rome and Venice to Rome.
The quickest way of getting from Rome to Rome Fiumicino is taking Leonardo Express train which runs from Roma Termini to the airport in only 32 minutes. Or opt for a private car transfer which picks you up directly from your Rome accommodation.
There are currently two airlines that operate direct flights on this route - Vueling Airlines and Wizz Air (April until the end of October).
Croatia Airlines connects Rome with Dubrovnik via Split and Zagreb all-year long.
For more cheap flights between Rome and Dubrovnik, but with layover somewhere in Europe check here.
If you have plenty of time to spare and want to see a little bit of Italy then taking a ferry across the Adriatic is a good choice for you.
In this case first you will need to take a train from Roma Termini Station to one of the ports on the Italian coast (BARI or ANCONA) and from there catch a ferry to Croatia (check out sailing timetables and rates ONLINE).
JADROLINIJA operates passenger/car ferry between Bari and Dubrovnik but only seasonally (mid-June until end of November). This ferry is overnight meaning it departs from both ports in the evening and arrives in the early morning ( the sailing time is around 10 hours).
Use DIRECT FERRIES to check sailing timetable, availability and book your ferr tickets online.
JADROLINIJA (all-year round) and SNAV (April to October) ferries from Ancona to Split (215km northern of Dubrovnik). Book with SNAV by the 15th May and save 50% (plus, bring your vehicle with you for free)!
Once you get to Split, there are many options of reaching Dubrovnik you can choose from a high-speed catamaran ride, a bus ride, private car transfer or driving a car).