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How to Get to Dubrovnik

The city of Dubrovnik is situated in the southeastern tip of Croatia. There are lots of ways to get to Dubrovnik, from flights, buses and ferries. Note that there are no trains to Dubrovnik.

The most convenient and the fastest way is to travel to Dubrovnik by plane. Dubrovnik Airport is located some 20 km southern of the city and during the summer it has numerous air connections with European destinations. In the wintertime there are several flights from Dubrovnik Airport but you can travel via Zagreb - the capital city of Croatia.

If you are arriving to Dubrovnik from Korcula by car you need to take a ferry from Domince to Orebic (Peljesac peninsula). Then drive along Peljesac and continue to Dubrovnik (2 hours drive).

Getting to Dubrovnik by plane

A view from the plane

The airport serving city of Dubrovnik is located in Cilipi, some 20 km southern of the city. This is the international airport which has air connections with most European countries, mostly during touristic season (April to November).

Some of the airlines that fly to Dubrovnik are British Airways, EasyJet,, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Vueling Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Germanwings etc. During off season Dubrovnik is only connected to the Croatian capital of Zagreb (Croatia Airlines), Rome (Vueling Airlines) and London (British Airways).

Reaching Dubrovnik by air is the most fastest way of travelling to Dubrovnik. 

Getting to Dubrovnik by ferry

If you plan to reach Dubrovnik by ferry from abroad you will have only one choice - ferry from Italian port of Bari (in Southern Italy). This ferry runs from April until end of October and is operated by Croatian company Jadrolinija.

This is overnight ferry and ride takes approximately 10 hours. Note that there are no ferries to Dubrovnik from Greece, Turkey, Albania or Montenegro.

Dubrovnik is connected to Central Dalmatia land and islands by several daily catamarans operating between Dubrovnik and Split with stops alongway on the islands in between (Mljet, Korcula, Brac, Hvar) and the town of Makarska.

These modern catamaran sail from Split to Dubrovnik for about 4 hours. Company TP Line runs catamaran Nona Ana which can take from Dubrovnik to the islands of Sipan and Mljet. During the summer it extend its sailing to Korcula and Lastovo.

Popular ferry routes in Croatia:

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Getting to Dubrovnik by bus

If you're planning on getting to Dubrovnik by bus, you can easily do that both from abroad or Croatia. When reaching Dubrovnik from European countries such as Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany and some others you will mostly need to travel to Zagreb and from there take another bus to Dubrovnik.

Direct buses are only available from neighbouring Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. There are regular buses operating between Dubrovnik and MostarZenicaSarajevoTivatPodgoricaHerceg NoviBudva as well as Belgrade in Serbia. From Dubrovnik you can also take bus from Tirana in Albania.

Use Bookaway to find the latest bus schedules, bus ticket prices and book your tickets online.

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