Dubrovnik is one of the most important destinations in Croatia, in both historic and tourist sense. The city has many interesting sights which were also used for Game of Thrones shooting; some of these are Stradun, the city walls, palaces, churches and summer houses.
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Dubrovnik has a well developed public transport network organized by Libertas Dubrovnik company. Their fleet has about 70 buses; 9 of these are city bus lines and 18 are suburban bus lines. Buses and cars are forbidden in the centre. There is a bus station at Pile near the city centre and there is where most buses have their turning point.
From Pile to Lapad and Babin Kuk where most hotels and private accommodation can be found operates bus nr. 6 while from Pile to Lapad operates line nr. 4. (Check the timetable for city buses.)
The buses run every 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the bus line, 7 days a week.
Suburban lines which connect Dubrovnik with the surrounding places are:
- line nr 10 going to Cavtat
- line nr 12 going to Ston
- line nr 21 going to Orebic from where a ferry to Korcula departs
Timetable of suburban buses:
Public transport tickets
Tickets can be purchased from the driver or at Libertas kiosks (at Pile, Lapad, Gruz and Mokosica). Tickets purchased at kiosks are cheaper than those purchased from the driver. A ticket is valid in all directions for 60 minutes after having been validated on the bus.
Daily tickets can be purchased at kiosks and bus station; they are valid for 24 hours and are not limited in the number of rides. (Check here the price list of bus tickets)
The bus station is located in Kantafig, which is part of Gruz suburb, 2 km from the city centre and in the vicinity of the ferry port. The address is Obala pape Ivana Pavla II; here you can see it on the map. To reach the bus station you have to get off the bus at the bus stop before the ferry port.
Bus lines 1A, 1B, 3 i 3A connect the main bus station and the ferry port in Gruz with Pile.
Bus line 7 connects the ferry port and the main bus station with Lapad and Babin Kuk.
Bus line 8 connects the ferry port and the main bus station with Ploce and Sv. Jakov.
Dubrovnik is well connected with most cities in Croatia. On Getbybus.com you can find the following routes:
Korcula – Dubrovnik (here you can see the schedule and buy tickets)
Metkovic – Dubrovnik (here you can see the schedule and buy tickets)
Split – Dubrovnik (here you can see the schedule and buy tickets)
Sibenik – Dubrovnik (here you can see the schedule and buy tickets)
Pula – Dubrovnik (here you can see the schedule and buy tickets)
Rijeka – Dubrovnik (here you can see the schedule and buy tickets)
Zadar – Dubrovnik (here you can see the schedule and buy tickets)
Zagreb – Dubrovnik (here you can see the schedule and buy tickets)
Osijek – Dubrovnik (here you can see the schedule and buy tickets)
Bear in mind that when travelling to Dubrovnik you have to pass a border crossing with Bosnia&Herzegovina which means that you should have a passport or ID card.
Dubrovnik is by bus connected with cities in Montenegro, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Slovenia, Austria and Macedonia.
On Getbybus.com you can find the following routes from/to Dubrovnik:
Mostar East – Dubrovnik, Kotor – Dubrovnik, Budva – Dubrovnik, Trst – Dubrovnik, Sarajevo – Dubrovnik, Medjugorje – Dubrovnik, Ljubljana – Dubrovnik, Vienna – Dubrovnik, Maribor – Dubrovnik, Skopje – Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik Airport tranport
Dubrovnik Airport is located in Cilipi, 20 km south from Dubrovnik; here you can check it on the map.
All information about getting to and from the Dubrovnik airport you can find here
Cabrio city tour organized by the Libertas company is good for those who want to enjoy sightseeing from eastern to western Dubrovnik. A tour lasts for 70 minutes, costs 60 kuna and the bus departs from the main bus station. Here you can read more about it.
Luggage storage in Dubrovnik
Luggage storage in Dubrovnik can be found within the bus station building; address 44A Obala pape Ivana Pavla II. Storage working hours are from 05:30 till 22:30; the price for storing luggage is 5 kn per hour per piece of luggage.