Getting to Dubrovnik can
involve some planning because of its geography.
Located on the southeastern
tip of Croatia, with a mountain rim separating it from Bosnia, near
a border to Montenegro and facing the sea, land travel to Dubrovnik
is limited to just a few roads. (See
Dubrovnik on a map) You don't just wander into town! Despite
its geographic limitations, there are lots of ways to get to Dubrovnik--flights, buses, ferries and roads. The one thing you can't do is take a train
to Dubrovnik because there are no trains to Dubrovnik.
A flight to Dubrovnik may be your best option if you're coming from:
northern Europe. Low-cost carriers have regular flights from the colder countries. More.
A ferry to Dubrovnik may be your best option if you're coming from:
southern Italy. The Bari to Dubrovnik ferry runs from spring to fall. It's the only international ferry connection! More.
the Croatian coast There are several passsenger ferries from Split and the Croatian islands but no car ferries and no links to coastal cities north of Split. More
A bus to Dubrovnik may be your best option if you're coming from:
neighboring countries. Regular connections are there from Bosnia-Hercegovina and Montenegro. More.
Driving to Dubrovnik may be your best option if you're coming from:
Montenegro. It's really a breeze. More.