How to reach the city of Dubrovnik?

By Air

Croatia's national air company is Croatia Airlines. Via direct flights it connects Croatia with a great number of European destinations like: Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, New York, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Zürich, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Podgorica and Priština. In cooperation with other air companies it connects Croatia with the whole world.              
Major airports in Croatia are: Zagreb (Croatia's biggest international airport), Split, Dubrovnik, Osijek, Zadar, Pula and Rijeka/Krk.
From the Airport Dubrovnik flights connect the city with Zagreb several times a day, as well as with nearly all European capitals during the summer, directly or via Zagreb. Dubrovnik airport is located 25km from the city port. You can take a bus from the airport to Dubrovnik, which is available after every arrival and drives you to the Bus Station. Taxi services are also available. You may also sign up for a rent-a-car at the airport.

Airport  Zagreb:  
Pleso bb, p.p. 40, 10150 Zagreb
Tel: +385 (0)1 6265 222 or +385 (0)1 4562 222
Fax:  +385 (0)1 6265 648

Croatia Airlines:
Tel: +385 1 66 76 555

Airport Dubrovnik:
Address: 20213 Čilipi, Croatia, Tel. +385 20 773 100


By Car

Croatia is well connected with its inland as well as with the rest of Europe. It is recommended to respect the traffic regulations. They do not differ significantly from the traffic regulations in other European countries. However, it is important to mention the major ones: driving with the lights on during day and night is compulsory as well as the use of the safety belt. The use of the mobile phone while driving is strongly forbidden except for the handsfree device. The maximum allowed quantity of alcohol is 0,5‰ except in cases of an offence. In that case it is treated as a separate criminal offence. 
To enter Croatia, a driver’s licence, an automobile registration card and vehicle insurance documents are required. An international driving licence is required for the use of rent-a-car services.
The permit is issued by the parent motor-club.
Split can be reached by the Adriatic Coastal Road, winding by the sea or by hinterland roads. From Dubrovnik, it will take you 7 hours to get to Zagreb and 4 hours to get to Split in your car.

Speed limits:
Towns and cities – max. 50 km/h
Local roads out of town max. 90 km/h
Motorways max. 130 km/h for motors and cars
Motorways max. 80 km/h for vehicles pulling trailers and for coaches with or without a smaller trailer
24h Breakdown service dial number: 1987 
During the whole year petrol stations are open from 7:00 to 20:00. However, during the tourist season they are open 24h a day in all the major cities. Every petrol station offers Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Euro Diesel and Diesel and in better equipped petrol stations consumers can buy liquid gas and Bio Diesel.               

Pay-toll is paid according to the number of passed kilometers and according to the vehicle's category. At the toll you can pay cash or by creditcard like AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS, MASTER CARD, MAESTRO and VISA. 


By Bus

Croatia is connected with its neighbouring countries and the majority of central and western european countries through regular international coach lines. Coach stations are to be found in all the major Croatian cities: Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka, Pula, Split, Šibenik, Zadar and Dubrovnik.   
The main bus station in Dubrovnik is situated in Gruz and it is 2 km away from the Old town, that is the centre of Dubrovnik. It has been built recently, in the vicinity of the port. In addition to international lines, there are intercity bus lines between Dubrovnik and all the major cities in Croatia on a daily basis. All city parts in Dubronvik are very well connected by city bus lines. We recommend you buy a bus ticket in due time, especially during the summer.


By Rail

Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. There are transfer connections with almost all other European countries.

There are trains from Split to the north of the country (the main railway route is Zagreb-Split) and further on to Europe. You can transport your car in the train, as well. Split railway station is located near the ferry port, next to the bus station, in the center of the city.
From Split you can take bus or rent a car to Dubrovnik.


By Ferry & Boat

Jadrolinija is the main Croatian ship passenger carrier that maintains the majority of regular, international and domestic car-ferry, ship and high-speed lines.

You can reach Dubrovnik if you get on a ferry line from Split or from all central Dalmatian islands. There are excellent fast and regular ferry lines from Ancona and Pescara, Italy.