This website is especially made for you, tourists who visit Croatia.
Its purpose is to help you find the best travel solutions from Split to Dubrovnik.
I work for years in the tourist sector and one of the most frequent question which I get from tourists is: how to get from Split do Dubrovnik (and vice versa)?
You’ll find the answer on this website and I’ll also point you out some interesting things of the route from Split to Dubrovnik.
First, to solve this question: how to get from Split to Dubrovnik by train?
The answer is – you can’t, because there is no railway between these two cities!
What are the other options of transportation?
Let’s consider every option separately:
Bus from Split to Dubrovnik
The journey lasts for about 4.5 hours if there is no traffic jam at the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The departure of the buses is approximately every hour from the main bus station in Split (located in the harbor, near the main train station and the ferry terminal).
The price is in the range of 120 to 140 Kunas per person.
I recommend the bus option to younger travelers with less luggage and to those for who the taxi or private transfer is too expensive.
The negative thing about the bus transport is that it’s quite slow, you’ll be wrinkling among other people, the bus will leave you at the main station, from where you have to figure out how to get to your destination – by foot or by taxi (what includes additional expense).
If you travel with small children, then the journey by bus from Split to Dubrovnik is definitely not for you – rather choose a private transfer!
If you have a lot of luggage or if you have big suitcases, I do not recommend the bus as an option at all!
Taxi from Split to Dubrovnik
If you’ve found yourself in the ferry port in Split and need an urgently transportation to Dubrovnik, then it seems that taking a taxi from the taxi ranks is a most likely option and the price you’ll pay depends on your negotiation skills, but it probably won’t be less than 1 900 Kunas.
Beside the huge price, the negative sides of the Taxi transfers could be that drivers don’t speak English, their vehicles are in average older than those who offer private transfers, they don’t have mini vans, and they won’t stop at the roadside for you to make pictures or have a drink.
All in all, there is no reason to take an ordinary taxi instead of a private transfer!
Private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik
You’ll arrive more comfortable and for a better price.
Private transfer is a better option from ordinary taxis because:
By plane from Split to Dubrovnik
At the moment (September 2015), there are only two flights per week: Fridays at 10:40 AM and Saturdays at 11:20 PM.
The flight lasts only 35 minutes, but as always, the issue is not in the duration, but in the fact that you usually need to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight, and when you calculate the time from the airport to the city of ca 30 minutes, you’ll get a total travel time of about 3 – 3.5 hours to your destination.
The ticket costs about 400 Kunas per person, and you need to add the taxi costs to the city in an amount of 300 Kunas.
By ship from Split to Dubrovnik
From the 1st of June till the 27nd of September, a daily ship departs the port of Split at 7:45 AM and arrives in Dubrovnik at noon.
The ship departs from Dubrovnik at 4:30 PM and arrives in Split at 8:45 PM.
The price per person is 180 Kunas.
The biggest lack is that there is only one departure time from Split at 7:45 AM and from Dubrovnik at 4:30 PM.