How to get to Dubrovnik

Are you planning to visit Dubrovnik? Using our in-depth local knowledge, we’ve put together a list of travel tips and useful links. Information varies from season to season, so if you can’t find what you need, feel free to contact us.

By air

Most guests fly to Dubrovnik Airport, which is in Cilipi (23km south of the city). It is well connected to many European cities from April until October.

In winter, airlines such as British Airways, Lufthansa and Croatia Airlines have scheduled flights several times a week from cities including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna and Zurich.

Flights within Croatia are provided by the national carrier, Croatia Airlines. Visit the Dubrovnik Airport website for current timetables for both national and international flights.

By sea

Dubrovnik’s port is in Gruz, 3km from the city’s old town. There is a car ferry between Bari in Italy and Dubrovnik throughout the main season (April to November).

It takes about 8 hours and is a relaxing journey. Find out more and see the timetable on the website of the ferry operator, Jadrolinija.

By bus

The bus and coach station is in Gruz, 3km from the city’s old town. Travelling by bus to Dubrovnik is probably the cheapest option.

Coach company Eurolines links Dubrovnik with other big cities in Europe several times a day.

For intercity lines, booking is possible only 1 hour before departure. We recommend to check a day before.

By car

If you are going to drive to Dubrovnik, we recommend using the Michelin route planner to help with your journey.

Check in advance that your accommodation has a parking spot – we have several properties to rent that have private parking. There is a fee (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) for public car parks throughout Dubrovnik.

The roads are generally good and there are toll roads in the north until the city of Split. About 100km of road from Ploce to Dubrovnik remains national road – traffic can be dense and slow.

If you are driving from Split to Dubrovnik, you will have to cross Bosnia-Herzegovina (via the city of Neum) for about 15km. You will have to go through border controls. Some route planners indicate other ways to avoid crossing Bosnia, but this is still the fastest option.

Fuel is same price as in European countries – diesel is about 1.50 EUR/litre and petrol is about 1.70 EUR/litre.

By train

There is no train station in Dubrovnik. The nearest is in Split, which is 240km north of Dubrovnik.

So now you know how to get here, are you wondering where to stay in Dubrovnik? Find out in my next post – visit the Dubrovnik Chic Advisor blog regularly or sign up to our RSS feed.

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