By Public Bus
Dubrovnik’s public bus transport system is the recommended way for getting around Dubrovnik. The buses are new, very clean, air-conditioned and delays are not happening very often, even during the summer high season.
Bus tickets can be purchased from the bus driver (15 kuna – 2 EUR), at kiosks (12 kuna – 1,5 EUR), at the Libertas Company ticket-windows at Pile, Main Bus Terminal, at hotel reception desks and travel agencies.
It’s best to to prepare the exact amount for the tickets purchased on the bus, because the driver often will not be able to give you change. The purchased bus ticket, after being clipped for the first time, is valid for one hour for an unlimited number of rides within the city.
The magnet card payment system involves turning the front side of the ticket containing the magnetic strip towards you and inserting it into the ticket-machine, after which you take the ticket out.
How to arrive:
From Pile (Old Town) – Lapad (bus 2, 4, 5 and 6), Gruž (1, 3 and 8), Babin Kuk (5 and 6).
From Lapad – Old Town (2, 4 and 6), Gruž (7), Babin Kuk (5 6 and 7).
From Gruž – Old Town (1 and 6), Lapad and Babin Kuk (7).
From Babin Kuk – Old Town (6), Lapad (5, 6, 7), Gruž (7).
The full bus schedule can be found here.
Using a taxi can sometimes be a cheaper way of getting around Dubrovnik if you’re traveling with 2 od 3 friends.
The taxi fare from Gruž Harbour to Pile (western entrance to the Old Town) will cost you around 70 kuna (9 EUR), and the drive from Pile to one of the hotels located in other parts of the city from 55 – 70 kuna (7 – 10 EUR), depending on the distance.
The fare may vary depending on the number of persons traveling and the amount of luggage. Unless you expressly say otherwise, the taxi driver is to take the shortest distance to reach the destination.
It’s recommended that you always request a receipt from a taxi driver after you reach your destination.
You can find more information and book taxi drivers here.
Dubrovnik taxi phone numbers:
Radio Taxi Center +385 0800 0970
Radio Taxi Dubrovnik +385 0800 1441
IMPORTANT: During the summer months Uber is also available in Dubrovnik!
If you plan to go to the Old Town in your own or rented car, we recommend you to park the car at the only local public garage at Ilijina Glavica, which is only a 5 minute walk away from the Old Town. Entering the Old Town in a car is not allowed.
Street parking lots are marked with special boards which include payment instructions, duration of payment and hourly parking rates. Parking is paid with parking coupons obtained at news-stands and at parking meters. Parking tickets can also be purchased via mobile phones. The mobile code and instructions will be displayed at the parking meter.
Dubrovnik is a small town with limited number of parking spots and it can get very crowded during the summer – so it is often better to use taxis or the public bus transportation.
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