Want to know how to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula? In this post, we’ll share a summary of the five ways to get there and compare each option on duration, costs and level of comfort. For each option, we go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
What to expect when visiting Korcula
Korčula is a mostly unspoiled island south of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea. Also called “little Dubrovnik,” Korcula is famous for its Old Town — with its defensive walls, red roofs, and welcoming locals.
The island’s untouched nature is another one of its main features, along with its age-old music, dance, and religious ceremonies. Despite being one of Croatia’s more popular destinations, there’s a tranquil feel about Korčula. It’s like a breath of fresh air after exploring its busier neighbours.
5 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula
There are five ways to travel the distance of 120 km (75 miles) from Dubrovnik to Korcula: by bus (3h-3h25m), day trip (10 hours), private transfer (2hrs 40m), ferry (1h55m-2h15m) and car ferry (2h30m). The journey takes between 1h55m - 10h and the quickest way is by ferry. The lowest priced tickets start from 17 KN (€2.20) for the car ferry.
*This quoted price is excluding the car fee of [eur 71 KN].
A word of advice: this is a very popular route and queues can get really long, especially in summer (June to September). We highly recommend booking your ticket online at least a few days prior to your trip.
Step 3: Domince to Korčula by Car
Duration: 15 minutes
Duration: 15 minutes
The car ferries dock at Korcula Car Ferry Terminal in Domince. This terminal is located just 4 km away from Korčula Town. The drive to the Old Town shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes unless traffic is very heavy.
Dubrovnik to Korcula by Bus
Starts from: 100 KN (€13.00)
Cost: 100 KN (€13.00)
The bus is a good alternative option from Dubrovnik to Korčula, especially if you’re travelling outside the tourist season (June to September).
Arriva, the lone bus plying this route, departs the terminal at 15:00 daily, and they also offer additional trips on some days. A ticket costs 100 KN (€13.00) for the 3-hour bus ride.
There are three ferries operating on the Dubrovnik to Korčula: the high speed-ferries of Kapetan Luka and TP Line, as well as the Jadrolinija catamaran. Note that these ferries are available only from April to October.
Each ferry offers only one trip daily. Fares start from 160 KN (€20.50) for the 2-hour ferry ride.
Departure and arrival station
If you’re travelling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korčula, you’ll first have to get to Dubrovnik Ferry Terminal in Gruz. This pier is located 4 km north of the walled town.
Important: Tourism in Croatia is very seasonal. Much of the available accommodation in Croatia is fully booked in the summer, but many sites are closed in the winter months. With July and August being the peak season, rates can rise 3 times as high as compared the low season or shoulder months. We recommend booking your accommodation at least 1 month in advance to lock in better rates.
Here you’ll be located in the pumping heart of the Old Town and only 40 meters from the beach. You can’t really get much better than this! Enjoy sitting on your balcony and watching the world go by below you.
The rooms are modern and clean, but with a homely feel where you can’t help but relax. The host will also help you to relax with his friendly demeanor and helpful tips.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dubrovnik to Korcula
What is the distance from Dubrovnik to Korcula?
The distance from Dubrovnik to Korcula is 120 km (75 miles).
What is the fastest way to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula?
The fastest way to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula is by ferry and takes 1h55m-2h15m.
What is the cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula?
The cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula is by car ferry with ticket costs starting from 17 KN (€2.20).
Rounding it up
We hope this guide was helpful in planning how to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula. If there's anything else you're wondering about, drop us a comment and we'll do our best to answer you within a few days.
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