About traveling from Dubrovnik to Split

Both Dubrovnik and Split are two must-see travel destinations in Croatia. In Dubrovnik, you’ll find a magical pedestrian-only Old-Town and stunning views of the Adriatic sea. Enjoy the beaches of Split after spending the morning at Diocletian’s Palace or after visiting some of the many shops or historical sites located in this sprawling city.

There is much to see traveling from Dubrovnik to Split, such as the world’s oldest Arboretum Trsteno, impressive Ston, relaxing Rizman Winery, UNESCO-listed Mostar, charming Makarska, and for Game of Thrones fans, Klis Fortress. However, the only way to experience these sites is to book a private car transfer with Daytrip!

How to get from Dubrovnik to Split

If you’re travelling from Dubrovnik to Split, you have a few travel options. For travellers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Dubrovnik to Split, although potentially the longest. There are no trains operating this route and the ferry is limited to April-October just 3 times a day in high season. There is only one direct flight from Dubrovnik to Split, leaving mid-day. The fastest way to travel from Dubrovnik to Split is by car and it is of course the best way to travel since it’s so convenient.

Dubrovnik to Split by train

Unfortunately a train from Dubrovnik to Split is not possible! There are no trains connecting Dubrovnik to Split.

Dubrovnik to Split by bus

To travel from Dubrovnik to Split by bus, you’ll first need to get to Dubrovnik Busbahnhof. You’ll need to buy your tickets or purchase them in advance online to Split Omnibusbahnhof. The earliest bus is at 3:30AM, and the last bus is at 9:00PM. Buses from Dubrovnik to Split are run mostly by Flixbus, with bus tickets from Dubrovnik to Split costing about €8-19 for the on average 4 hour trip. You’ll have to cross the border at Bosnia as well, which can increase the length of the trip by an hour or so. The distance from Dubrovnik to Split is about 225 kilometers.

Dubrovnik to Split by bus
Time intervals30 minutes
First/Last Departure 3:30AM / 9:00PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€16-38
Duration~4 hrs
Operating CompaniesFlixBus, Globtour, Eurolines, Autotrans

Dubrovnik to Split by Ferry

During the high season, you can take a direct ferry from the ferry port at Dubrovnik to Split. In the late Spring there is only 1 departure per day, while mid-Summer offers 3. The ferry is operated by Kapetan Luka or Jadrolinija, and a ticket for the 4.5 to 6 hour trip costs €28.

Dubrovnik to Split by Ferry
Operating MonthsApril to October
First/Last Departure 7:00AM/4:00 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€56
Duration4-6 hrs
Operating CompaniesKapetan Luka, Jadrolinija

Dubrovnik to Split Flight

To travel by plane, you need to get to Dubrovnik International Airport. As usual with flights, you’ll want to buy your tickets in advance. The only flight leaves at 1:45PM.

For travelling such a short distance, only direct flights make sense. The plane tickets cost around €54 for the 50 minute flight from Dubrovnik to Split. It’s recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the flight, making this comparably long to traveling by car or bus, although additional fees may apply for baggage.

Dubrovnik to Split Flights
Departure times1:45PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€108
Duration~55 min
Operating CompaniesTrade Air Croatia

Dubrovnik to Split Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Dubrovnik to Split. You will be picked up at your accommodation, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Split, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Dubrovnik to Split

Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Split to Dubrovnik

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