There’s a number of options for travelling to and from Dubrovnik Airport. Whatever option you take, make sure you look at the stunning coastal scenery during the transfer!
To and From Dubrovnik Airport – By airport bus
If you’re heading to the Old Town, it is probably advisable to get a bus rather than a taxi. Not only is it cheaper, a taxi obviously can’t get you any closer to your final destination in the pedestrian-only Old Town than a bus would!
However, although the bus is timed to coincide with flight arrivals at the airport, you may find yourself having to wait for a little while (which shouldn’t really be longer than 15 minutes) for the bus to arrive. (The bus is obviously bringing travellers to the airport, too.) In you’re in a rush, you may prefer to take a taxi. The airport bus also drops people off at the western entrance to the Old Town, Pile Gate – so if you would prefer to be taken to eastern Ploce Gate, you might like to consider taking a taxi.
Tickets for the bus cost 55 Kunas (80 Kunas return), and there is no extra charge for luggage. Kids under six years old travel free. Once you are seated and before the bus has departed, the driver (or assistant) will come round the bus selling tickets, although you can also buy tickets from the company’s website – Platanus. Journey time is around 30 minutes.
This bus drops you off at the eastern Pile Gate, as mentioned. This can be quite a busy drop-off spot for all sorts of other buses and taxis, so be prepared to grab your bag and make a quick exit amongst the crowds and traffic.
This bus also goes on to the main bus station in Dubrovnik, for those staying outside the Old Town (on the Lapad/Babin Kuk peninsula).
To and from Dubrovnik Airport – by local bus
For those not in such a great rush, there are local buses that travel to/from the airport which obviously make a number of stops along the way. Buses 11, 27, 31 and 38 travel between the airport and Dubrovnik; you can also transfer to other buses if your final destination is somewhere else in between. Tickets cost 18 Kuna if purchased on the bus.
However, these buses don’t run so frequently, so the airport shuttle bus (mentioned in the section above) is really a better and more convenient bus option.
You can find local bus timetables for Dubrovnik at www.libertasdubrovnik.com.
To and from Dubrovnik Airport – by taxi
Not only is there a taxi rank just outside Dubrovnik Airport, but you may also find yourself “greeted” by an enthusiastic guy that seems to organise the taxis lined up at the rank. Don’t worry, he’s perfectly legal, but perhaps just a little too eager to offer up the taxis.
A taxi to the Old Town should cost around 250-300 Kuna.
To and from Dubrovnik Airport – by bus and taxi
One final idea would be to take the airport bus to Pile Gate, and then take a taxi from here to your final destination. When you disembark the bus at Pile Gate, you will see a taxi rank in front of you. A taxi to destinations on the Lapad peninsula should be around the 60 – 70 Kuna mark.
To and from Dubrovnik Airport – by pre-booked transfer
Tours and experiences company Viator offer transfers from Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik itself, as well as to Cavtat, Orebic and Korcula, and transfers back to the airport too. Click on the links below for details and prices of these transfers – both shared and private ones are available:
- Shared Arrival Transfer: Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Orebic and Korcula Hotels
- Shared Departure Transfer: Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Orebic and Korcula Hotels to Dubrovnik Airport
- Private Arrival Transfer: Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Orebic and Korcula Hotels
- Private Departure Transfer: Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Orebic and Korcula Hotels to Dubrovnik Airport
From Dubrovnik Airport direct to Korcula
If Dubrovnik isn’t your final destination, then in almost all cases you will first need to transfer to the main bus station (or, I suppose, the port too!) in the city and then travel on.
However, if you are intending to reach the island of Korcula then you can travel direct to there from Dubrovnik Airport. The agency Korkya Info offer a shuttle bus service that connects Dubrovnik Airport with Orebic (on the mainland) and Korcula Town, Lumbarda and Vela Luka on the island, as well as making a few other stops. Timetable and price info – as well as booking options – can be found on their website.