Fresh mini-guide to Dubrovnik

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Situated on the clear blue waters of the Adriatic sea, the stone walls of Dubrovnik jut defiantly around a network of cobbled streets and age-old buildings.

If you are looking for a destination steeped in history and natural beauty or just someplace to eat good food, drink good drink, and relax, get on the next plane, bus, or boat and hit up one of Europe's most stunning old towns.

The increasing popularity of Monte Negro as a tourist destination, also makes Dubrovnik well-situated to offer the visitor a good entry point into the region.


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Country Code: +385
City Code: 020
Time: CEST
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
1 EUR = @ 7.5 HRK
1 GBP = @ 9 HRK
1 USD = @ 5.5 HRK
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It used to either be a hassle or a tad expensive to fly into or out of Dubrovnik. Fortunately, within the past several years, that has changed dramatically. In addition to major carriers such as BA and Croatia Airlines (domestic and international routes available), budget carriers from across Europe have started direct flights to Dubrovnik.

The following is not an extensive list but should help get you started. Also, as air routes change, get cancelled or added, please let us know if you have any problems or suggestions with the links.


  • Austria - skyeurope offers direct flights between Vienna (VIE) and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Bulgaria - skyeurope offers direct flights between Sofia (SOF) and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Czech Republic - skyeurope offers direct flights between Prague (PRG) and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Estonia - estonian air offers direct flights between Tallinn (TLL) and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Ireland - aer lingus offers direct flights between Dublin (DUB) and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Germany - german wings flys from Berlin Schönefeld (SXF), Cologne/Bonn (CGN), Dresden (DRS), and Leipzig (LEJ) to Dubrovnik (DBV). TUIfly operates from Munich (MUC), Hannover (HAJ), and Stuttgart (STR) to Dubrovnik (DBV)  
  • Norway - norwegian air shuttle offers direct flights between Oslo-Gardermoen (OSL) and Dubrovnik
  • Poland - central wings offers direct flights between Krakow (KRK) and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Romania - skyeurope offers direct flights between Bucharest (BBU) and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Slovakia - skyeurope offers direct flights between Bratislava (BTS) or Kosice (KSC) and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Spain - click air offers direct flights between Barcelona (BCN) and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Sweden - scandjet flies direct between Goteborg and Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • UK - avro flights departs Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX), flybe shuttles between Birmingham (BHX) and Exeter (EXT), flyglobespan flights from Edinburgh (EDI) for Dubrovnik (DBV), thompson fly operates from Manchester (MAN) and London Luton (LTN) to Dubrovnik.


Dubrovnik Airport (DBR), located approximately 20 kilometres south of the old town, is the only airport operating both domestic and international flights to/from Dubrovnik.

You can exchange money upon arrival. Once you have had your passport stamped (Croatia is not an EU country) and cleared customs, ATMs and Currency Exchange offices are located in the Arrival Hall.

To get to the Old Town or to one of the nearby hotels, you can catch a shuttle bus, taxi, or hire a rental car.

  • shuttle bus - awaits passengers outside the arrival hall. Payment on bus. Drop-Off: Main Gate, Old Town; Main Bus Station
  • airport taxi - the taxi line is next to the shuttle bus. Costs: 200-250 kuna (@ 30 EUR / 40 USD / 25 GBP). If no taxis are available, ask at the information desk or call +385.020.970
  • car rental - you'll find all the usual suspects in the waiting hall.

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A nice way to travel to Dubrovnik is by sea. If your mega yacht or sailboat is somehow unavailable or still just a figment of your imagination, all is not lost. You can sail aboard a bigger boat than Bill Gates himself. Welcome to the wonderful world of Jadrolinija, Croatia's ferry service.

Jadrolinija vehicle and passenger ferries service the Adriatic coast from Rijeka down to Split, Hvar, Korcula, and Dubrovnik.

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For ferry information between Bari (Italy) and Dubrovnik (Croatia) visit:

There have been rumors that international ferry service between Greece and Dubrovnik, Croatia will commence in 2010. Since it is now 2013, those rumors are false. However, for possible ferry information between Greece and Dubrovnik (Croatia) keep your eye on this space:

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There are no direct trains to/from Dubrovnik. The nearest railway station is in Ploce (access to BiH) or Split (access to Zagreb and beyond). If you have arrived by rail to any of these cities, you can transit to Dubrovnik by bus.

Bus travel in Croatia is generally an affordable and comfortable way to get around the country. A few hints:

  • overnight buses can get a bit chilly. If you plan on getting some sleep, keep a sweater, blanket, or sarong handy.
  • you'll be charged for your baggage. This is not a scam although it is a bit irritating.
  • pay off the toilet gypsies and hit the wc before heading out on a long journey. For some reason, buses that have toilets don't often use them.

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The main bus station or Autobus Kolodovar is located in the port area of the Dubrovnik called Gruz. Chances are you will be surrounded by accomodation touts and old babas upon arrival. It can be a bit daunting / annoying but take a deep breath and try not to be rude. Most of these people make their living off of renting rooms or apartments in their family homes. The elderly especially rely on the extra income to supplement their pensions. So, if you don't need a place to stay, gather your bags and tell them ne hvala (no thanks!). For a list of places that we recommend, click: fresh* mini-guide to accommodation in Dubrovnik

To get to the Old Town or to one of the nearby hotels, you can walk, catch a local bus, taxi, or hire a rental car.

  • walking - it's about a 30 - 45 minute walk to the Old Town. Definitely manageable but it's a holiday right? If you just arrived with luggage, hop on the bus or take a taxi. After all, you'll get some exercise walking the walls of the Old Town.
  • local bus - the local bus stop is located outside the main bus station parking lot on the main road. You can either buy your ticket at the nearby newspaper stand for 8 kuna or pay 10 kuna on the bus. Time to Old City: @ 5-15 minutes depending on traffic. Take the 1A or 1B to Pile Gate.
  • taxi - you should see the taxi line when you get off your bus. Costs: 50 - 65 kuna to the Old Town. If none are available, be patient or call +385.020.970. (If there is a group of you, it may be worth taking a taxi. Might cost just a little more than taking the bus.)
  • car rental - ask directions to one of the nearby travel agencies. They should be able to help you out. However, if you are staying in the Old Town, you might find life easier without a car. Finding parking is a real pain.

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