Public transport by bus in Dubrovnik, Croatia

bus station Dubrovnik

UPDATED: 16/12/2022

If you are looking for economical and reliable transportation while living in or visiting Dubrovnik in Croatia, then city bus transportation is the right solution.

Libertas carries out public transport in Dubrovnik. The city has 12 bus lines, connecting different parts of the city with the city center.

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Public transport in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Libertas main bus stop in Dubrovnik, Croatia

The main city transport bus stop is located in the area of ​​Pile, which is at the entrance to the old town walls.

Bus number 6 runs from the Pile station every 15 minutes towards Lapad and Babin Kuk, where you can find the largest number of hotels and private accommodations.

View the map of all city buses in Dubrovnik here.

View the schedule for all city buses here.

Bus tickets and prices for public transport in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Bus tickets for public city transport in Dubrovnik can be purchased directly from the drivers. If the ticket is purchased on the bus, the price will be 1,99 euros. Remember, you may only purchase a ticket on the bus in cash.

In addition, bus tickets can be bought at Libertas kiosks located in the area of ​​Pile, Lapad, Gruž, or Mokošica. If the ticket is purchased in re-sale from a trafika or Libertas kiosk, the price of the ticket is 1,73 euros.

The ticket is valid for 59 minutes after the first stamping and can be used in all directions. So if you need to go to Babin Kuk from the center of the city and back, you can do it with the same ticket provided that the journey takes less than 59 minutes. This only applies to Dubrovnik public transport. Most cities only allow you to use a bus ticket in one direction.

In addition, you may purchase one-day tickets valid for 24 hours from the first stamping with no restrictions on the number of trips. Residents of Dubronik-Neretva County can buy a ticket for 20 rides.

A price list for Dubrovnik city transport is available in English here and Croatian here.

Children under the age of 6 accompanied by an adult do not pay for public transport.

Tips on public city transport in Dubrovnik, Croatia

You need to enter the front door of the bus and show a valid ticket to the driver. You must time stamp the ticket in the ticket stamping device. It is most commonly located immediately behind the driver.

Be aware that there are frequent ticket checks. You are required to show your stamped ticket or bus pass at the request of the official public transport controller.

If you do not have a ticket or if you have not properly stamped it, then you will be charged a penalty of 13,27 euros on the spot.

Public transport in Dubrovnik runs from 5:00 to 24:00.

Libertas also has a toll-free number +385 (0)800 1910, where you can refer to all inquiries or complaints related to public transport.


Dubrovnik’s suburban public transport

Public transport is also organized for the suburbs of Dubrovnik.

The most popular suburban line of public transport is the one to Cavtat. Bus number 10 runs every 45 minutes to an hour towards Cavtat. The starting point from Dubrovnik is in Gruž. The ride to Cavtat takes 25 minutes, and a one-way ticket costs approximately 3,30 euros.

Suburban lines also connect Dubrovnik to Cavtat, Buići, Srebreno, Vodovađa, Vitaljina, Molunat, Plant, Slano, Osojnik, Ston, Orebić, Brsečine, Imotica, and Majkovi.

View the timetables for suburban lines here and here.

View the map of city transport in Dubrovnik here.

The main bus station in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik’s main bus station called Autobusni kolodvor is located near the Gruž port. Buses bound for other parts of Croatia and beyond depart from this station.

[Read: Bus Travel in Croatia]

You may purchase long-haul bus tickets here.

View more about the main bus station in Dubrovnik here.

View our other Croatian transport guides

Bus station Dubrovnik

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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