Arrival by bus
The bus terminal in Dubrovnik is located in Gruž near the port where, besides the information and sales office, passengers can find a wardrobe, taxi stand, and sales kiosk. The only wardrobe that you can leave your luggage at in Dubrovnik is located at the main bus terminal.
The bus terminal is well connected with other parts of the city by regular bus lines, and taxi services are always at your disposal.
Arrival by automobile
Dubrovnik can be reached from Central and Western Europe in several ways; please select from the following:
From Western Europe:
- Via Rijeka – motorway and continental road (Rijeka - Senj - Žuta Lokva - Gospić - Dugopolje - Vrgorac - Ploče (motorway) - Dubrovnik)
- Combination of Adriatic Highway (coastal road) and motorway (Rijeka - Senj - Karlobag - Maslenica - Split - Makarska – Ploče (motorway) - Dubrovnik)
There are many different combinations using coastal roads and sections of the motorway. If taking the Adriatic Highway, one can enjoy the seaside scenery. The other option is taking the motorway, which passes through the continental part of the country, where the landscape is different, but no less picturesque.
From Central Europe:
- Via Zagreb (Zagreb - Karlovac - Žuta Lokva - Gospić - Dugopolje - Vrgorac - Ploče (motorway) - Dubrovnik). It is possible to combine this route with the Adriatic Highway.
- Via Osijek (across Bosnia and Herzegovina) (Osijek - Slavonski Brod (or Brčko) - Sarajevo - Mostar - Metković - Dubrovnik / Sarajevo - Foča - Trebinje - Dubrovnik)
Petrol stations in and around Dubrovnik are open from 07:00 to 22:00, while during the summer season the petrol stations in Kupari and Komolac are open 24 hours a day. http://www.hak.hr/
Arrival by boat
Dubrovnik is connected to the ports of Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Lastovo by seasonal boat routes.
Dubrovnik also has regular boat transfers to nearby islands (Lokrum, Koločep, Lopud, Šipan, Mljet).
The distance from Gruž Port to the Old City is 4 kilometers. Located near Gruž Port are: the Jadrolinija office, banks, ATMs, currency exchange, parking, a Konzum supermarket and the Srđ department store, an outdoor market, Hotel Petka, several tourist agencies, car rental and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Information Office.
Ferry Dubrovnik - Tickets can be bought at the Jadrolinija office by Gruž Port, where you can also get all the necessary information and timetables. (http://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/ferry-croatia) or via G&V Line (http://www.gv-line.hr/index.php?lang=E)
Arrival by plane
Dubrovnik Airport is about 20 kilometers from Dubrovnik.
Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, there is bus service to Dubrovnik 30 minutes after each regularly scheduled flight which takes passengers to Pile by the entrance to the Old City and then continues to the main bus station located in Gruž.
Upon departure, the bus leaves the main bus station in Gruž 1.5 hours before each domestic flight within Croatia, while for international flights it departs the main bus station 2 hours before the flight. When leaving Dubrovnik, the airport bus stops in front of the Grawe building on Dr. Ante Starčević street and in front of the cable car station in Petra Krešimira IV street.
You can check the exact time of departure for the airport bus on the carrier's website, which is listed below, as well as in Tourist Information Centres and at hotel reception desks.
Bus tickets can be purchased at the main bus station or from the bus driver. One-way tickets cost 55 kuna and return tickets are 80 kuna.
More information: Dubrovnik Airport
There are several options for local transportation once you arrive to Dubrovnik – there are boat routes for connection with nearby islands, going around town by car, by bus, by taxi, on foot or you can hire car, scooters, bike and boat. Please explore your options here: https://tzdubrovnik.hr/lang/en/news/kretanje_po_dubrovniku/index.html