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How to get to and from Dubrovnik Airport

Dubrovnik Airport is about 20 km south of the old town of Dubrovnik and 6 km from Cavtat. There are several ways to travel to and from Dubrovnik Airport and the city of Dubrovnik including:

  • Private transfer
  • Group transfer
  • Rental car
  • Airport bus
  • Local bus
  • Taxis

In this post, we cover each option in detail.

Private or joint transfer booked in advance

If you want to reach your final destination quickly with minimal hassle, then private transfer is your best option. The transfer price is around 32 euros for 1-3 people, depending on your destination. For a minibus transfer (8 people), the price would be around 10 euros higher. Consider this option if you are traveling to destinations such as Korčula, Pelješac or cities beyond Dubrovnik.

Rent a car

At Dubrovnik Airport, there are many options for renting a car with local as well as international rental companies.

Airport bus

There is an official airport bus that transports people between Dubrovnik’s main bus station and the airport. This bus departs Dubrovnik Airport 30 minutes after each flight arrival, and departs the main bus station 90 minutes before each flight departure.

The journey time is about 25-30 minutes. The bus arrives in Dubrovnik at the bus stop at Pile Gate, located near the main bus station in Gruž. From the main bus station, there are buses that cover most of the city. You may view the timetables for city buses here.

A one-way ticket for the airport bus is 55 kn (approximately 7,5 euros) and can be purchased on the bus from the driver. You do not need to purchase a ticket in advance.

Local bus transfers

Some of the local buses from Dubrovnik to nearby cities stop on the road that passes by the airport. Local buses and routes can be found here for towns east of Dubrovnik and here for towns west of Dubrovnik.


The taxi fare from the airport to the city center is about 200 kn (30 euros). Make sure you agree on the fare before the start of the ride.

You can also take an Uber, which will cost you around 180 kn depending on the demand that day.

Route Map Dubrovnik – Zračna luka Dubrovnik

Traveling beyond Dubrovnik? Check out our other airport transfer guides:

Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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