About traveling from Split to Dubrovnik
Both Split and Dubrovnik are two must-see travel destinations in Croatia. 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. In Dubrovnik, you’ll find a magical pedestrian-only Old-Town and stunning views of the Adriatic sea.
There is much to see traveling from Split to Dubrovnik, 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 Split to Dubrovnik
If you’re travelling from Split to Dubrovnik, you have a few travel options. For travellers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Split to Dubrovnik, 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 Split to Dubrovnik, leaving mid-day. The fastest way to travel from Split to Dubrovnik is by car and it is of course the best way to travel since it’s so convenient.
Split to Dubrovnik by train
Unfortunately, there are no trains connecting Split to Dubrovnik so traveling this route by train is impossible!
Split to Dubrovnik by bus
To travel from Split to Dubrovnik by bus, you’ll first need to get to Split Omnibusbahnhof. You’ll need to buy your tickets or purchase them in advance online to Dubrovnik Busbahnhof. The earliest bus is at 2:35AM, and the last bus is at 8:30PM. 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.
|Split to Dubrovnik by bus|
|Time intervals||30 minutes|
|First/Last Departure||2:35AM / 8:30PM|
|Avg. Price 2 persons||€16-38|
|Operating Companies||FlixBus, Globtour, Eurolines, Autotrans|
Split to Dubrovnik by Ferry
During the high season, you can take a direct ferry from the ferry port at Split to Dubrovnik. 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.
|Split to Dubrovnik by Ferry|
|Operating Months||April to October|
|First/Last Departure||7:30 AM/3:30 PM|
|Avg. Price 2 persons||€56|
|Operating Companies||Kapetan Luka, Jadrolinija|
Split to Dubrovnik 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 12:20PM.
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.
|Split to Dubrovnik Flights|
|Avg. Price 2 persons||€108|
|Operating Companies||Trade Air Croatia|
Split to Dubrovnik Private Car Transfer
For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Split to Dubrovnik. 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 Dubrovnik, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!
Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Dubrovnik to Split