Travelling to Dubrovnik
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Here’s information on the best ways of getting to Dubrovnik, including air, bus and ferry (but not train!).
Getting to Dubrovnik by Plane
Dubrovnik’s Airport is at Cilipi. Taking a flight is the simplest way to get to Dubrovnik and as it is an increasingly competitive route cheap fares are available all year round.
Dubrovnik Airport (IATA code: DBV) is located about 23 kms from Dubrovnik old town, and around 3 km from Cavtat .
Possible way of travel from the airport is by taxi, by bus to Old town or by organized transfer from the Congress organizers.
A trip from the airport to the congress venue and to Dubrovnik should be around 220-250 Kuna (cca. 35 EUR) as measured by the taximeter. For your return trip, you may simply order a taxi at your hotel reception.
From the airport by bus to Old town
Croatia Airlines are operating a bus service to the central bus station and the Old city.
There is no timetable for Airport to City shuttle bus because the bus leaves about 20-30 minutes after every flight arrival.
One-way ticket is 40 kn/6 EUR (payable in kunas on site), while a return ticket is 70 kn/10 EUR (payable in kunas on site).
For any queries about the airport transportation, please contact them directly from 07:00 till 21:00: +385 20 442 834
Journey time is around 45 minutes.
WEB SITE with a timetable and purchase methods can be found in the link – Shuttle bus Dubrovnik.
This bus drops you off at the eastern Pile Gate, entrance to the Old town. This can be quite a busy drop-off spot for all sorts of other buses and taxis, so be prepared to grab your bag and make a quick exit amongst the crowds and traffic.
This bus also goes on to the main bus station in Dubrovnik, for those staying outside the Old Town (on the Lapad/Babin Kuk peninsula).
Additionally, when you disembark the bus at Pile Gate, you will see a taxi rank in front of you if you require on. A taxi to destinations on the Lapad peninsula (and Valamar Lacroma hotel) should be around the 60 – 70 Kuna mark.
Organized transfer for congress participants: price is per transfer, per direction
Car (max 3 people): 35 EUR
Mini van (max 7 people): 45 EUR
* the transfer BOOKING is available as a part of an online registration fo7
Getting to Dubrovnik by Bus and Ferry from Europe
There is an international bus service from Trieste in Italy, which takes about 12 hours, and is run by Autotrans. There are also bus services to Dubrovnik from neighbouring Bosnia & Hercegovina and Montenegro – see more details on the Dubrovnik Bus Station website.
An international ferry service from Bari runs from late March to late October (with a higher frequency in summer) that is operated by Jadrolinija. Do also see our Travelling from Bari section for more details.
There is a fast catamaran option to Dubrovnik from Split, run by Kapetan Luka. This catamaran takes four and a half hours each way, and makes stops on the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Mljet en route. The services runs daily in peak summer (end of May to mid October), and several times a week from the end of April and through to the end of October.
Kapetan Luka also have a catamaran from Split to Dubrovnik that stops at Bol on Brač, Makarska, Korčula and Mljet on the way. This runs daily from mid June to mid September.
Jadrolinija also have a catamaran from Split via Bol, Hvar and Korčula. It operates from the beginning of June to mid September.