Port of Dubrovnik – ferries, catamarans and boats

With the development of trade and the arrival of the railroad in Dubrovnik, the need arose to build a new seaport in Dubrovnik, as the city’s old port was far from meeting the requirements of a cargo port, either in terms of position or capacity.

Originally a cargo and passenger port, today it is exclusively a passenger port. Today, the Port of Dubrovnik is home to up to three mega-cruise liners, as well as passenger ferries on regular routes between all the major Croatian ports and on routes with the Italian port of Bari. It is the world’s tenth-largest port and the third-largest Mediterranean port in terms of the number of passengers on a one-day visit to a cruise destination.

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The port of Dubrovnik

The port of Dubrovnik

The port of Gruž is located in Dubrovnik’s business center, in the locality of Gruž, 3 km west of the old town, in the bay between the Lapada peninsula to the south, the southern slopes of the Srđ hill to the north and the locality of Batala to the east.

It has an international border crossing, restaurant, café, large shopping center, boat service station and a pilot to assist with entry and exit.

In the immediate vicinity of the port, you’ll find the Petka Hotel, the Srđ department store, travel agencies, currency exchange offices, a market and car rental agencies.

The port also includes Dubrovnik’s bus station. The proximity of this station makes it easy to travel from other cities.

Dubrovnik ferry port address
Obala Ivan Pavla II 1, 20000 Dubrovnik.
GPS coordinates: 42.65837, 18.08615

Ferry connections from Dubrovnik

Today, Dubrovnik is linked to the Italian city of Bari only by ferry.

In the period 09.05. – 09.08. and 29.08 – 18.10.
Departure from Bari to Dubrovnik is on Tuesday at 9 pm. Arrival on Wednesday at 07:00.
The ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari departs every Wednesday at 11 am. Arrival in Bari is at 6 pm.

In the period from 15.08. to 22.08. the timetable is slightly different and departures are :
Departure from Bari to Dubrovnik is on Tuesday at 11 am. Arrival in Dubrovnik is at 6 pm.
The ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari departs on Tuesday at 10 pm, and arrives in Bari on Wednesday at 8 am.

Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure, so you’ll need to arrive at the port well in advance, especially if you’re traveling by car.

Reservations and ticket prices are available at

Port of Dubrovnik

Catamaran lines from Dubrovnik

From Dubrovnik, you can take a catamaran to the islands of southern Dalmatia, between Dubrovnik and Split.

With the TP Line catamaran

Dubrovnik – Korcula – Lastovo / Route no. 9808

Dubrovnik – Šipan – Sobra – (Polače) – (Korčula) – (Lastovo) / Line no. 9807

Fast line Split – Milna – Hvar – Korcula – Pomena – Dubrovnik

Krilo also operates its own routes from Dubrovnik

Split – Brač (Milna) – Hvar – Korčula – Mljet (Pomena) – Dubrovnik

In the period 01.04. – 31.08.2023, departures are possible every day.

Departure from Split is at 07:30, and arrival in Dubrovnik at 11:55.

Departure from Dubrovnik is at 16:15, and arrival in Split at 20:40.

Departures outside the main season are as follows

01.09. – 30.10. in 2023

Departure from Split at 07:30, arrival in Dubrovnik at 11:55.

Departure from Dubrovnik at 16:00, arrival in Split at 20:25.

The Jadrolinija agency also offers its own catamaran departures from Dubrovnik:
Departures are daily:
From Dubrovnik to Split at 07:00. Arrival in Split at 12:55.
Departure from Split to Dubrovnik at 15:30, arrival at 21:25.

Port de Dubrovnik, ferry

Local shipping services to the Elaphite Islands

The three islands of the Dubrovnik archipelago, the Elfit Islands, are linked by daily connections to Dubrovnik. Departures take place several times a day, and timetables change throughout the week and season. It’s best to check the Jadrolinija website.

Due to unfavorable weather conditions, boat and catamaran lines may be suspended.

How to get to Dubrovnik harbour

If you’re staying in Dubrovnik and would like to visit the islands of Lopud, Šipan, Koločep, Mljet, etc., here’s a list of bus routes from various parts of the city (depending on where you’re staying) to the ferry port. Full details of public transport

You can get from the old town to the ferry port on buses 1A, 1B, 3 and 9 (also valid in the opposite direction).

If you’re staying in Lapada or Babin kuk, take line 7B to the ferry port.

The price of a one-way bus ticket for public transport lines is €2 (price of a ticket bought on the bus) or slightly less if bought before departure at a kiosk.

You can also take a cab to the ferry port from any of the three city districts mentioned above.

If you’re staying in Cavtat, take bus number 10 to the main bus station (located right next to the ferry terminal). The cost of a one-way ticket from Cavtat is around 4 EUR (the journey takes 25 minutes).

You can also hire a private transfer from Cavtat to Dubrovnik. Our recommendation is the transfer and cab agency

All buses run from early morning to late evening, and departures are fairly frequent.

How do I get from Dubrovnik airport to the ferry port?

Dubrovnik airport is 22 km from the ferry port. After landing, you can travel to Dubrovnik by transfer or pre-booked cab (approx. €40). Airport buses are also available to take you to Dubrovnik’s main bus station, just a few minutes’ walk from the ferry port. The fare is approximately €5, and the journey takes between 30 and 40 minutes.