The Dubrovnik-Split way is, undoubtedly, one of the most used routes-and for a reason. The two places are home to world heritage sites, beaches, seafood, and other attractions. Tourists flock to the two cities every year, making the route between them a popular one. If you’re looking to be one of the tourists visiting Dubrovnik, you may want to know the options available to get to the city from Split. So, here they are.
Self-Driving All The Way
You can rent a car and drive yourself, although this would be a tedious option. The shortest route involves crossing into Bosnia-Herzegovina and then back to Croatia. Crossing two borders may present legal problems. You may get into trouble with your documents and ruin your journey.
As an alternative, you could use the longer route where you drive to Ploce. From there, you can take a ferry to Trpanj and then onwards to Dubrovnik. Using this route, you won’t need to worry about border crossing.
By Use of Private Transfer
If you find self-driving too tedious or stressful, you may opt to use private transfer. It’s an excellent way to travel from Split to Dubrovnik and vice versa. You won’t have to put up with roads you’re not familiar with, or even worry about documents such as visa and insurance.
You will also not need to go out looking for a taxi as you will be picked from the place you’re staying. Being a private transfer, you can even make as many stops as you like along the way. It makes for a convenient and comfortable way to get from Split to Dubrovnik.
Using a Split-Dubrovnik Bus
This option is great if you want to save on traveling costs. The whole journey will take you slightly more than four hours. There are plenty of buses on the route, and they charge a fair amount to take you from Split to Dubrovnik and vice versa.
You can catch a bus to either of the two destinations at their respective bus stations. Sometimes, a Split-Dubrovnik bus may get held up in traffic and slow down your journey. Be prepared for this since it often happens, especially in the summer when many people are using the route.
You may also choose to catch the Split-Dubrovnik ferry. Opting for this method will see you make not less than four stops before you arrive at your destination. The ferry way is also time-consuming, with the whole journey taking you well over five hours.
Alternatively, you may hire a private yacht and travel in style. Ask at the boat rental companies for one, and you may find an offer worth taking.
Taking a Flight
Taking a plane is another option-and the fastest. It will see you arrive at your destination in about 40 minutes. You can catch one of the direct flights to Dubrovnik offered by Croatia Airlines. Unfortunately, there are no direct flights if you’re traveling back to Split from Dubrovnik; the only way is by making a stopover at Zagreb.
For flight schedules, you may have to check the Croatia Airlines website. There, you will find updated information concerning flight times and the fares.
The travel route or method you choose to use will depend on your finances as well as the level of comfort you’re looking for. The bus and ferry way is less costly but also less comfortable. Private transfer and plane methods accord you utmost comfort and convenience, but at a cost. Unfortunately, there’s no train service between Split and Dubrovnik.