Here’s information on the best ways of getting to Dubrovnik, including flights from the USA, UK, Ireland, Europe and Asia.
Flights from North America
The Canadian airline Air Transat (TS/TSC) has launched its new direct flight between Zagreb and Toronto on the 14th of June 2016 and will depart every tuesday until the 4th of October 2016. For the time being, Air Transat is the only North American airline offering a direct flight to Croatia.
There are currently no direct flight from the USA to Croatia; American tourists have to fly to Belgrade in Serbia first in order to reach Dubrovnik in Croatia. However, due to the number of U.S. citizens coming to Croatia, a number that has tripled over the past five years, the mayor of Dubrovnik is looking for a partner operating flights between New York and Dubrovnik from 2017, twice a week all year round.
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.
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 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, 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.
Flights from Europe
The following routes are all direct. You may also be able to reach other destinations in the following countries with a stopover – for example, Eurowings 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 from Paris and Nice
- Easyjet from Paris Orly and Lyon
- Volotea from Bordeaux, Marseilles and Nantes
Flights from Germany to Dubrovnik
- Air Berlin from Berlin, Duesseldorf and Nuremburg
- Croatia Airlines from Berlin, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich year-round
- Easyjet from Berlin
- GermanWings from Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Duesseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover and Stuttgart
- Lufthansa from Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich year-round and Berlin
- SunExpress from Leipzig
Flights from Greece to Dubrovnik
Flights from Italy to Dubrovnik
- Easyjet from Milan Malpensa and Rome
- Croatia Airlines from Rome year-round and Venice
- Volotea from Venice
- Vueling from Rome
Flights from Israel to Dubrovnik
- Croatia Airlinesfrom Tel Aviv
Flights from Latvia to Dubrovnik
- AirBaltic from Riga
Flights from the Netherlands to Dubrovnik
Flights from Norway to Dubrovnik
Flights from Serbia to Dubrovnik
- Air Serbia from Belgrade
Flights from Spain to Dubrovnik
Flights from Sweden to Dubrovnik
Flights from Switzerland to Dubrovnik
- Croatia Airlines from Zurich
- Easyjet from Geneva
- Turkish Airlines from Istanbul
Flights from Turkey to Dubrovnik
Flights from Asia
The largest Japanese airline ANA (All Nippon Airways) will operate charter flights to Dubrovnik in August and early September.
Flights 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.
Dubrovnik Airport Shuttle Bus
Once arrived at Dubrovnik airport, you can go further by taxi (expensive) or by taking the
Getting to Dubrovnik by Bus and Ferry
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, Korcula and Mljet. In summer it operates daily, leaving Split at 7:40 a.m. and arriving at Dubrovnik at 12:00. Click here to get all information about schedules and prices.
Transfer to the Elaphite Islands
Auf die elafitischen Inseln Kolocep, Lopud und Sipan gelangen Sie von Dubrovnik aus am preisgünstigsten mit der Fähre Postira, die im Sommer viermal täglich verkehrt (sonntags nur zweimal täglich). Alle Fährverbindungen können Sie hier einsehen.