The Best Way to Travel From Dubrovnik to Split

Split is the second largest city in Croatia, it’s 240km north of Dubrovnik nestled on the east coast of the Adriatic sea. As only half of the route is on the highway, with the rest of the journey following coast roads, it takes between 3.5 and 4 hours to drive from Split to Dubrovnik.

If you’re thinking of paying Split a visit during your stay with us, these are the best options:

Enjoy the beauty of the coast from the sea and travel by boat.

From May until the end of October, a foot passenger ferry leaves Split at 07.45am, arriving at 12.00pm (midday) in Dubrovnik. It leaves Dubrovnik in the afternoon at 16.30pm and arrives in Split at 20.45pm. A one-way ticket is 180 Kn / 25 EUR per person.

For more information or to make a reservation:

If you prefer to have more flexibility over the time you travel or or you simply don’t have sea legs, you can get there by bus instead.

A bus service runs to/from Dubrovnik from/to Split every one to two hours depending on the day and time of travel. You don’t need to pre-book, just arrive an hour early to buy your tickets.

The journey takes about 4 to 4.5 hours along the coast road and a ticket is 90 Kn / 12 EUR per journey, per person.

You can find out more information here:

If you would prefer complete freedom and not to be bound by schedules during your holiday, we recommend renting a car.

That way you can stop along the journey, take a break at Ston and even enjoy some oyster or wine tasting. The village of Ston is famous for its seafood and oyster cultures, as well as its ancient walls, second in size only to the Great Walls of China. Or skip food tasting and tourist trips and enjoy a swim in the turquoise waters on one of the beautiful beaches in Brela on the Makarska Riviera.

Below are links to two car rental companies we recommend:

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