Here is some information on getting around Dubrovnik that should be more than enough for most tourists visiting this Croatian city…
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 with free Wi-Fi and delays are not common, even during the busiest summer monthss.
Bus tickets can be purchased from the bus driver (15 kuna – 2 EUR), at newsstands (12 kuna – 1,5 EUR) and at all Libertas (the name of the public bus company) kiosks located all over Dubrovnik.
Most hotels also sell public bus tickets.
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 the 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 area.
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 (bus numbers and destinations):
From Pile Gate (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 or more people.
The taxi fare from Gruž Harbour to Pile Gate (western entrance to the Old Town) will cost you around 75 kuna (10 EUR), and the drive from Pile to one of the hotels located in other parts of the city from 55 – 75 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 companies and call centre phone numbers:
Radio Taxi Dubrovnik +385 20 411 411
Cammeo Taxi +385 20 212 212
Eko Taxi +385 20 432 432
IMPORTANT: Uber is available in Dubrovnik!
If you plan to go to the Old Town with your own or rented car, we recommend you to park the car at the only local public garage at Ilijina Glavica (Address: Zagrebačka ulica), which is located 10 minutes from the Old Town. The public garage has around 700 parking places.
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 payments can also be made 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 months – so it is often better to use taxis or the public bus transportation.