As Dubrovnik is the most southern city in Croatia, the most practical way to reach it is to do so by air, especially as there’s a very good frequency of flights during the summer months.
The airport is located some 20 km south of the city. See e.g. this link for connections. We recommend public transportation because it is convenient enough, although there is also a taxi or Uber:
Take Airport Shuttle Bus and get off at the Pile Gate, change to Libertas Bus No6 and get off at the Post office Lapad (10th stop). The regular Dubrovnik Airport Shuttle Bus service is provided by Atlas Agency in Dubrovnik. Upon arrival buses meet all scheduled flights at the Dubrovnik Airport for a transfer to Dubrovnik Main Bus Station
Bus will be parked alongside the building. It leaves the airport after most or all passengers have cleared the arrivals area. Tickets are bought on the bus, a one-way ticket is 40 Croatian Kuna, while a return ticket is 70 Croatian Kuna. After leaving Dubrovnik Airport it first stops at Pile Gate in front of Old Town Dubrovnik, continuing afterwards to the Main Bus Station in Gruž Port. Participants need to exit at the Pile gate, take Bus No 6 and exit at Post office Lapad (10th Station).
TO GO BACK:
Best solution is to get bus n. 7 at the usual roundabout above the hotel, get off at the last stop where the airport shuttle can be found. Bus n. 7 takes 15 minutes and shuttle takes 35 minutes. Here are the timetables:
Other solutions are 1) to get bus n. 6 and get off after three stops (Starcevica) and wait for the airport shuttle there; 2) get bus n. 6, get off at Pile Gate, walk until the "cable car station" and wait forthe shuttle there. Beware that the shuttle may be full in these stops.
Getting to Dubrovnik – Flights from Europe
The following routes are all direct. You may also be able to reach other destinations in the following countries with a stopover – for example, Germanwings offer flights from a number of other destinations in Germany via stopovers at the cities listed below. Many of the flights listed below operate only during summer.
Flights from Austria to Dubrovnik
Flights from Belgium to Dubrovnik
Flights from the Czech Republic to Dubrovnik
- Smartwings from Prague and Ostrava
Flights from Denmark to Dubrovnik
Flights from England to Dubrovnik
- British Airways operate flights from London Gatwick almost year-round
- Easyjet flights from London Stansted and London Gatwick, from Edinburgh and from Bristol
- Monarch fly from London Gatwick and Birmingham
- Thomson have flights from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow Jet2.com fly from Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle and East Midlands
- Norwegian flights from London Gatwick
- Aer Lingus flights from Dublin
Flights from Finland to Dubrovnik
Flights from France to Dubrovnik
- Croatia Airlines flights from Paris and Nice
- Easyjet flights from Paris Orly and Lyon
- Volotea from Bordeaux, Marseilles and Nantes
Flights from Germany to Dubrovnik:
- Air Berlin flights from Berlin, Dusseldorf and Nuremburg
- Croatia Airlines flights from Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich
- Easyjet flights from Berlin
- GermanWings flights from Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover and Stuttgart
- Lufthansa flights from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin
Flights from Greece to Dubrovnik
Flights from Italy to Dubrovnik
- Easyjet flights from Milan Malpensa and Rome
- Croatia Airlines flights from Rome and Venice
- Volotea from Venice
- Vueling from Rome
Flights from Israel to Dubrovnik:
- Croatia Airlines flights from Tel Aviv
Flights from Latvia to Dubrovnik:
- AirBaltic flights from Riga
Flights from the Netherlands to Dubrovnik:
Flights from Norway to Dubrovnik
Flights from Serbia to Dubrovnik
- Air Serbia flights from Belgrade
Flights from Spain to Dubrovnik
- Iberia flights from Madrid
- Norwegian flights from Barcelona and Madrid
- Vueling flights from Barcelona
Flights from Sweden to Dubrovnik:
Flights from Switzerland to Dubrovnik
Getting to Dubrovnik – Flying via Zagreb
Croatia Airlines have several daily flights a week from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. If you can’t find a suitable flight direct to Dubrovnik, see if you can fly/travel to Zagreb and then get a Croatia Airlines flight from there.
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.
There is also an international ferry service from Bari that 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.