The Dubrovnik airport is situated in Čilipi 20 km south of the city centre, getting from the airport to the city centre is possible by the following means of transportation.
Airport bus: Dubrovnik Airport is connected to the city with a shuttle bus operated by Autotrans Arriva bus company. Ticket can be bought at the airport or at the bus station in Dubrovnik or online.
- The bus departs from Dubrovnik Bus Station in Gruž port and it stops at cable car stop to Srdj on its way to the airport.
- The price of one-way ticket is 45kn.
- There are 8 daily departures and buses provide free Wi-Fi and luggage transportation.
Local Bus: The following local buses line drive to and from the airport.
- Line Nr. 11, Dubrovnik to Molunat
- Line Nr. 27, Dubrovnik to Vitaljina
- Line Nr. 31 Vitaljina to Cavtat
- Line Nr. 38, Dubrovnik to Gruda
Transfer: If you are not up for hassling with luggage in Dubrovnik, but which to be taking directly to your accommodation, you can pre-book at transfer to any address in Dubrovnik and of course also to other destinations, the price for a pre-booked transfer to Dubrovnik is 32 Euro. If you have booked a transfer, the driver will be waiting for you in the arrival terminal. You can book vehicles in various sizes here.
Taxi: A taxi from the airport to Dubrovnik cost about 35-40 Euro depending on where in town you are going. Once you exit the arrival terminal, you might have several people trying (sometimes in a pushy manner) to “sell” their taxi service to you as being the cheapest. If you decide to go with one of them, keep a cool head and make sure to agree on the price before getting into the taxi.
Rent a car: Of course you also have the option to rent a car in the airport, but especially during summer time it is advisable to book the car from home, you can find car rental offers from Dubrovnik airport here.
FAQ bus and transport from Dubrovnik airport
Q: Where can I find the schedule for buses from Dubrovnik airport to Herceg Novi, Kotor, Budva, Tivat and other towns in Montenegro?
A: Nowhere, from the airport there is only bus to Dubrovnik.
Q: What is the easiest way to travel from Dubrovnik airport to Montenegro?
A: The easiest way is to pre-book a transfer from the airport to your destination town in Montenegro, this might be a bit pricy, but it is way faster. If you wish to travel by the bus you first have to take the airport bus to Dubrovnik main bus station (which is 20 km in the opposite direction) and then catch a bus from there to Herceg Novi, Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Podgorica.
Q: When coming from Montenegro with bus can I get off by the airport?
A: None of the buses travelling between Montenegro and Dubrovnik have a scheduled stop by the airport, but as they pass by on the main road, you might be able to convince the driver, but be aware, that stopping there could give him problems, so he is in his good right to decline.
Q: I arrive late in the evening; will I still be able to catch the airport bus?
A: Yes, no worries, the airport bus run in connection with any flight, no matter when it arrives.
Q: If I get out at Pile gate, will I be able to easily find a taxi there?
A: Yes, there is a large taxi stand by Pile gate.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: There are no official airport hotels, but the closest to the airport is Hotel Konavle, only 2km from the airport terminal.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there are two airport exchange offices, one at Departure Hall, and other at Arrivals Hall. However, make sure to change your money on time because the offices are not opened 24/7:
- ICE exchange office (Arrivals) – 08:00 to 00:00
- ICE exchange office (Departures) – 06:00 to 22:00