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Bus To Dubrovnik
Atlas buses meet all scheduled flights at Dubrovnik Airport for a transfer to Dubrovnik's bus station . There is a clearly marked booth outside the arrivals area of the airport to buy bus tickets or you may buy them from the driver if the booth is closed.
The trip takes 30 to 40 minutes and costs 40Kn.You may disembark at
Pile Gate, the entrance to the Old Town
In addition, the bus driver upon request will drop you at bus stops along the way, for example at Kupari, Plat or Mlini villages or at the cable-car entrance near Ploce. But beware! The bus takes the upper road which can leave a substantial walk downhill.
There are also local buses from Dubrovnik that stop at the airport on their way down the coast. Although the fare is cheaper, the trip is much longer.
Buses from Dubrovnik to the airport leave 90 minutes before flight time for departing domestic flights and 120 minutes for international flights. Departure points are from the bus station, Gruz harbour in front of the Grawe building and the bus stop at the cable car entrance.
Bus To Cavtat
There are local buses that stop at the airport on the way to villages along the coast but they are not frequent. See Libertas for the schedules (in Croatian) but I recommend taking a taxi.
You can't get lost. There's only one road to Cavtat and Dubrovnik and that's the E65. Traffic on that one road can get heavy in the summer. You were warned. With no traffic, it takes about 30 minutes to reach Dubrovnik and 10 minutes to Cavtat.
A taxi from the airport to Dubrovnik costs about 270Kn and takes about 1/2 hour, if there's no traffic. Cavtat is only 10 minutes away and costs about 100Kn. There are taxis available during the airport opening hours (6am-10pm). If you arrive late, you can call for a radio taxi at 20 970.
Large signs at the airport display the correct taxi fares and remind users that use of the meter is obligatory, that is, users are not required to pay fares that are not marked on the meter.
It's also possible to share a taxi with up to four other unrelated passengers at €10 per person. Just congregate at the prominent sign and a driver will approach.
You may find it more convenient to pre-book your arrival and/or departure transfer with Viator. Here are the advantages of pre-booking your arrival transfer:
convenience: a driver will be waiting for you at the gate with your name on a card; no searching for public transportation; no waiting in line for taxis
security: no haggling with the taxi driver over fees
comfort: groups and families get a larger vehicle; no squeezing into a taxi or obligation to pay for two taxis.
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