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Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Dubrovnik Airport

Transportation from Dubrovnik Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 6. 9. 2023

Dubrovnik Airport is an ideal starting point for travelling through the southernmost part of Croatia, as well as Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Car rental

If the journey to Croatia is long for you by car, but you also want to travel around southern Dalmatia without depending on timetables, then the best option is to rent a car right at the airport. Most of the well-known international car rental companies operate here.

However, the price of a weekly rental during the holidays is high and ranges around 500 eur. During the off-season, prices drop below 250 eur for 7 days.

Platanus bus

The official airport transfer, which reflects the flight schedule unlike the suburban buses, is provided by minibuses and, in the summer season, by Platanus classic buses.

The airport bus stops directly in front of the arrivals hall, while in Dubrovnik it stops at the main bus station.

On the way from the airport, passengers are also dropped off at the Ploče gate in the historic centre, and on the way to the airport there is also a stop at the lower station of the cable car to Mount Srđ (see: google.com/maps) and at the Grawe building (see: google.com/maps).

From the centre to the airport, the bus has fixed departure times, while on the way from the airport to the centre it usually leaves about 30 minutes after the plane arrives, in practice more like when the bus is full and no more passengers are coming.

At the airport, you buy your ticket at the counter in the arrivals hall, which you can't miss. On the way to the airport and with the bus driver. You can pay by card or cash. An alternative is to buy online via the web ticket.platanus.hr.

Public transport bus

The cheapest transport is the orange suburban buses of Dubrovnik's public transport Libertas. Suburban bus lines 11 and 27 stop at the airport, which in Dubrovnik stop at the main bus station in the far west of the city (see: google.com/maps). From there, you can get to the city centre on the frequent public transport lines 1A and 1B.

Both lines run only 3-4 times a day, and the timetables only show the departure time from the terminus. When travelling to the centre of Dubrovnik, both lines take about 15-20 minutes from the terminals Molunat or Vitaljina, which should be added to the departure time from the terminal to get roughly the departure time from the airport.

The ticket costs 4 eur and is purchased from the driver in cash only. The Libertas bus stop is located to the left of the arrivals hall exit.

For more information about public transport in Dubrovnik, see our city guide.

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Taxi

Taxi fares to the centre of Dubrovnik, 22 km away, are around 45 eur.

Cheaper will almost always be the Uber app, where prices range between 30 eur and 35 eur.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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