Traveling from Split to Dubrovnik
First things first!
Dubrovnik is located about a 3 hour drive (200 kilometers) south of Split.
There are many ways you can travel from the city of Diocletian to the city that transforms into King’s Landing.
But most of your options are time consuming and inconvenient for travelers on the go.
In the summertime this is arguably the most popular route in Croatia.
While there are many different ways you can approach your journey, using a private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik is the easiest and most convenient to book your travel!
Dubrovnik from Split by bus
While this sounds easy and painless, the bus trip will take you around 4.5 hours.
The problem with buses in the summertime is not only the crowds, but inventory becomes quickly unavailable and more often than not buses will sell out. In addition, a single bus trip from Split to Dubrovnik will cost you over 100 kuna, and that’s not including the fee for your baggage.
To add even more insult to injury, the bus station in Dubrovnik is located 2 kilometers outside of the walled city. This usually means an expensive taxi ride to get you to where you need to go.
Another way you can take your trip is by catamaran
While this might sound all sorts of exotic and fancy, think again. Unfortunately, this journey also takes around 4.5 hours and will run you even deeper into your savings at 170 kuna per ticket.
Another major setback with the catamaran is the lack of schedule diversity. Unless you’re an early bird that looks forward to 7:40am journeys from Split, this route won’t be for you.
Above all, let’s not forget you still need to get from the port to your desired destination once you’ve finally arrived!
Daily car rentals in the summertime can cost you upwards of 100 euros a day. We recommend staying away from the Croatian roads unless you’re a seasoned driver.
Couldn’t all of this be made much easier?
It can, and that is why we are here to help you get from A to B.
We understand the need and urgency in the summertime to get from Split to Dubrovnik. Our private car will surely be the quickest and most convenient way to get you where you need to go.
Private transfer between Dubrovnik and Split
Can be arranged from both, Split airport or Split city, to either Dubrovnik city or Dubrovnik airport.
To make the trials of traveling in the summertime a bit easier on you. Private transfer picks you up from the door of your desire and brings you to exactly where you need to be! No need for buses or taxis to continue your journey once you’ve finally reached your destination.
For those of you traveling in groups, it’s quite obvious that your expenses would quickly add up from what you’d have to spend on individual bus or catamaran tickets.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to leave the pains of traveling to us, instead?
Split to Dubrovnik private transfer begins at 200 euros.
You can find more information about this service here.
Among the top five
Dubrovnik and Split are among the top five most visited cities in Croatia. So, it is no wonder that many of you are looking for the right information on how to travel from Split to Dubrovnik (or from Dubrovnik to Split). This webpage will enable you to find the right, verified and up-to-date information.
Split and Dubrovnik are located in Dalmatia, which is the largest tourist region in Croatia. Dalmatia covers the area of about 12,260 km2 or about 22% of the Croatian territory. Dalmatia is an elongated coastal belt, about 400 km long and 70 km wide in its central part.
Old town Dubrovnik is the most popular tourist destination in Croatia. Often because it is a top destination, tourists who know little about Croatia think that Dubrovnik is the capital. But actually the capital of Croatia is Zagreb.
Since 1979 the old town has been under the protection of UNESCO.
Dubrovnik is a small town with only 50 000 inhabitants, however, more than one million tourists visit it every year.
It is a beautiful city which is often called a living museum. It is surrounded by the medieval walls 1940 meters long that have been preserved in their original state and as such are certainly the biggest attraction.
Tourism and tourists
are not new to Dubrovnik. The opening of the hotel Imperial in 1887 is considered to be one of the earliest events in the history of tourism in Dubrovnik.
Most importantly, information on the first international conference held in Dubrovnik can be found in the archive documents from the same year.
The cultural and congress tourism are the basis of the development of tourism in Dubrovnik. Lately more and more guests who visit Dubrovnik come there to see the shooting locations of some of the most popular films and series such as: “Game of Thrones”, “Robin Hood: Origins”, “Star Wars VIII”
Split is the second largest city in Croatia and approximately 500,000 tourists visit it every year.
Ten years ago Split was considered to be mainly a transit center, however, in the last couple of years the situation has changed significantly. As a result, Split has become a popular tourist destination where tourists stay several days and book one-day excursions. They could visit the smaller nearby places such as Trogir, Hvar, Krka National Park, Omis and others.
When it comes to traffic, Split is still the most important hub
It is the center of sea, road, railway and air transport. City port records steady growth in passenger numbers and with a turnover of nearly 5 million passengers it is the third Mediterranean port (after Naples and Piraeus).
The city`s origin is associated with the construction of Diocletian’s palace from 295 to 305 A.D.
The biggest attraction of the city is Diocletian’s palace.
The palace was named after its creator, the Roman Emperor Diocletian.
Today palace is the center of the old town where people still live, and perhaps this is what fascinates every tourist that wanders the narrow streets which are 17 centuries old.
Therefore, Diocletian’s Palace is one of the most significant ancient buildings, the largest and the best preserved late antique palace in the world.
How to get from Split to Dubrovnik?
Journey time is about 3 hours.
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Taxi is about 2.100 kn (€284).
The cost of a private transfer is 1.480 kn (€200).
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No, there is no railway line that connects these two towns.
Traveling by bus takes 4.5 – 5 hours.
Unfortunately there is no railway line that connects Split and Dubrovnik – therefore taking the train is out of question.
Alternative to train is certainly the bus. In most cases, when we talk about the coastal part of Croatia, it is the first choice of travelers who do not want to spend a lot of money on transport.
From Split to Dubrovnik (and vice versa), there are numerous departures. Approximately every hour, but for more details click here.
Traveling by bus takes about 4.5 – 5 hours, but it largely depends on the day of the week. For example if you travel in high season (July and August) and especially on weekends, journey can last up to 7 hours.
One of the reasons for this is that you have to cross the Croatian-Bosnian border twice!
Let me explain: on its route the bus passes through the so-called Neum corridor, which belongs to Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is a small corridor of only 15km. The problem is that you are required to go through police and customs control twice.
When traveling by bus, this control is regularly done while when you go by car sometimes they do not even check the documents.
Price of the ticket is from 120 to 150 kuna. If you are traveling alone and you want to save money or comfort is not your top priority – then the bus is the right choice for you.
Private car service (private transfer)
What is a private transfer?
In fact it is similar to taxi only it is a cheaper and a more flexible option. Actually, you will have drivers who speak English and if you want to stop along the way, take some pictures, have a drink they will meet your needs. This is also the fastest way to get to your destination, you would be riding in a new, insured, regularly maintained vehicle and the cost would be significantly lower than for a regular taxi. These transfers are often 30% cheaper than regular taxi – for details look here
This kind of transfer is the fastest and it takes 3-4 hours, depending on the traffic and the jam at the border crossing Neum. The transfer price is 200-250 Euro (depending on the size of the vehicle).
Most importantly, this type of transport is especially suitable for groups of four to eight passengers. Depending on how many persons are in your group this kind of transfer can cost you a bit more than bus.
However, the advantages of a private transfer don’t even need to be emphasized.
Calculation of rates for a group of 8 passengers (if you are traveling from Split airport to Dubrovnik):
1. bus from Split airport to Split 8×30 Kuna = 240 Kuna.
2. bus from Split to Dubrovnik 8×130 Kuna = 1.040 Kuna.
3. from the central bus station in Dubrovnik to your hotel you will need to take at least two different taxis and it would cost you about 200 Kuna.
Total for 8 persons by bus: 1480 kuna (about 198 euros).
On the other hand, if you take a private transfer from Split airport to Dubrovnik the price is 250 euros.
So for only 52 Euros more you get a lot more and you don’t have to trouble yourself by taking the bus.
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For those who like to drive through unfamiliar routes by themselves this is certainly the best choice. However, if you do not plan to rent a car for more days and your plan is just to go from Split to Dubrovnik, you must know that the cost of the car rental (in high season) and the cost of fuel will be as high as the cost of a private transfer. I would recommend this to people who plan to spend at least 5-6 days in Croatia. This is certainly not a good choice for those who need only a transfer from point A to point B.
Ferry – catamaran
Currently there is no ferry line (for vehicles and passengers) between Split and Dubrovnik. The route of the coastal line used to be Rijeka-Split-Dubrovnik but a few years ago it was cancelled due to unprofitability. Currently, there is a rumor that the coastal line could be introduced again. If that happens you will be properly informed on this website.
To clarify. instead of a ferry line there is a speed boat (catamaran) run by the company Captain Luka. The journey takes 4 hours and 20 minutes, the price is 190 Kuna. This option is good for those who can adapt to the sailing schedule and who do not suffer from seasickness ?
For those of you who think that this is a good option for casual tour of the islands, I have to disappoint you because this type of vessel (catamaran) is not similar to ferry where you can walk along the open decks, catamaran is something like a bus on the water with blurred windows.
I’m sure many of you would choose a plane trip from Split to Dubrovnik. Unfortunately it seems that this route is not profitable, therefore, there are no daily flights. There are flights on certain days but for more information please visit Croatia Airlines website.
Private boat – yacht
If money is not an issue, why wouldn’t you choose yacht or boat transfer? You will be able to stop on the way and see different locations on the islands of Hvar and Korčula.
For more information about this option, please contact us here
Minibus – day trips
Different travel agencies usually offer these two options:
One option is transfer with a professional guide and the other is only a transfer with a driver who is not a professional guide but who speaks English well enough to show you certain sights and attractions along the way.
Departure from Split at 7:30 am and arrival to Dubrovnik at around 11:00 am.
Departure to Split at 5:00 pm and arrival to Split around 8:30 pm
Price per person is 50 to 70 euros – for details, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org