Here’s information on the best ways of getting to Dubrovnik, including flights from the UK, Ireland and Europe, ferry from Italy, and air, bus and ferry (but not train!) from the rest of Croatia.
Getting to Dubrovnik – Flights from the UK & Ireland
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.
British Airways operate flights from London Gatwick almost year-round – they start in mid-February (once a week), updating to operating daily from the end of March.
Easyjet have several flights a week from both London Stansted and London Gatwick to Dubrovnik (with daily flights from the latter airport from mid-May to mid-October). They also have twice-weekly flights from Edinburgh, and a twice-weekly new for 2016! service from Bristol.
Monarch fly from London Gatwick and Birmingham several times a week to Dubrovnik from mid-May to the end of October.
Thomson have flights from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow (phew!), all operating once a week apart from the flights from London Gatwick and Manchester which are twice-weekly.
Jet2.com fly from Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle and East Midlands to Dubrovnik.
Norwegian operate two flights a week from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik from early April to the end of October.
Aer Lingus have several flights a week from Dublin from the end of March.
Croatia Airlines also operate direct flights from London during summer, and there are further options via Zagreb.
Please see our Flights to Croatia section for the latest flight details, and full dates of operation for all of the flights mentioned above.
Getting to Dubrovnik – Flights from Europe
N.B. 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 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 new for 2016! and Nantes new for 2016!
Flights from Germany to Dubrovnik:
- Air Berlin flights from Berlin new for 2016!, Dusseldorf new for 2016! and Nuremburg
- Croatia Airlines flights from Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich year-round
- Easyjet flights from Berlin
- GermanWings flights from Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover and Stuttgart
- Lufthansa flights from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich year-round and Berlin
Flights from Greece to Dubrovnik
Flights from Italy to Dubrovnik
- Easyjet flights from Milan Malpensa and Rome
- Croatia Airlines flights from Rome year-round and Venice
- Volotea from Venice new for 2016!
- 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:
- Croatia Airlines flights from Amsterdam
- Easyjet flights from Amsterdam
- Transavia from Amsterdam new for 2016!
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.
If you’re travelling during winter, the above route via Zagreb is also suitable to give you a few more options.
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.
Getting to Dubrovnik from elsewhere in Croatia
Dubrovnik can also be reached by bus from Zagreb (which takes about 12 hours), Rijeka or Split. Check out schedules on the Dubrovnik Bus Terminal website.
There is a fast catamaran option that operates to Dubrovnik from Split, run by Kapetan Luka/Krilo. This catamaran takes four and a half hours each way, and makes stops on the islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula en route. It only operates twice a week, however.
Note: The Jadrolinija coastal ferry from Rijeka to Split, Stari Grad (Hvar) and Korcula to Dubrovnik no longer operates.
Don’t try and reach Dubrovnik by train, however – the city famously has no train station!