Dubrovnik to Korcula

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How to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula

Korcula is a mostly unspoiled island located south of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea. Due to its dense pine forest, the ancient Greeks named it Korkyra Melaina (Black Corfu).

Today, Korčula’s untouched nature serves as one of its main features, along with its age-old music, dance, and religious ceremonies. While there are more and more tourists discovering this island, the residents are able to maintain its laidback feel and unique culture, especially in the Old Town.

Korčula is often called “Little Dubrovnik.” Interestingly, Dubrovnik is one of the more common gateways to Korčula.

5 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry2 hours160 KN (€21)Check Ferry Tickets
Bus3 hours100 KN (€13)Check Bus Tickets
Private Transfer2hrs 40m1,610 KN (€210)Check Minivans
Car Ferry2.5 hours88 KN (€11.50)Check Car Ferry Tickets
Day Trip10 hours438 KN (€57)Check Day Trips

The best way to travel the 120 km journey from Dubrovnik to Korčula is via direct ferry. This direct ferry takes 2 hours and costs around 160 KN (€21). Other options include the bus (3 hours), private transfer (2 hours 40 minutes), car ferry (2.5 hours), and day trip (10 hours). Rates range between 88 KN (€11.50) and 1,610 KN (€210).

The direct ferry is a fast and convenient way to travel this route. It will take you straight from Dubrovnik to Korčula Town in just around 2 hours. Ticket prices start from 160 KN (€21).

The bus is also another option to travel this route, with rates from 100 KN (€13). Even though it’s a direct transfer, the bus journey from Dubrovnik to Korčula takes longer than the ferry, around 3 hours.

Do you prefer to get your own ride from Dubrovnik to Korčula? A door-to-door private transfer can be more convenient when you’re travelling in a group, especially if you’re coming from Dubrovnik Airport. Rates for a 3-seater car start from 1,610 KN (€210), while an 8-seater minivan costs 1,910 KN (€250).

If you’re travelling with a vehicle, then you can take one of the many car ferries from Orebic, Dubrovnik to Domince in Korčula Island. Combined travel time is around 2.5 hours, and rates start from 88 KN (€11.50), including the car fee.

Planning to spend just one day in Korčula? Day trips from Dubrovnik to Korčula are very popular. You can join a 10-hour group tour with rates from 438 KN (€57).

Itinerary from Dubrovnik to Korčula

Dubrovnik to Korčula by Ferry

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 160 KN (€21)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 160 KN (€21)

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 (€21) 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.

The ferries dock at Korčula Harbour, which is just walking distance from the town centre.

Ferry schedule from Dubrovnik to Korčula

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
TP Line
(June-Oct)
15:15-17:30160 KN (€21)
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Jadrolinija
(July-Sept)
07:00-09:00160 KN (€21)
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Kapetan Luka
(April-Oct)
16:30-18:25190 KN (€25)
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As this is a very popular route, it would be best if you can buy your ferry tickets a few days before your trip.

Dubrovnik to Korčula by Bus

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 100 KN (€13)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 100 KN (€13)

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) for the 3-hour bus ride.

Departure and arrival station

Buses depart from Dubrovnik Bus Terminal. This terminal is 4 km north of the fortified town.

You will then be dropped off at Korčula Bus Station. It is within walking distance from Korčula town centre.

Bus schedule from Dubrovnik to Korčula

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
Arriva15:00-18:25100 KN (€13)
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Secure your seats beforehand by booking online through GetByBus.

Shuttle and Ferry from Dubrovnik Airport to Korčula

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 150 KN (€19.50)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 150 KN (€19.50)

Are you coming from Dubrovnik Airport? You can also take a combined shuttle and ferry for 150 KN (€19.50). Travel time is around 3 hours.

The great thing about this is that you won’t have to worry about any transfers from the airport. The shuttle company will already take care of it for you.

Shuttle + Ferry schedule from Dubrovnik to Korčula

Shuttle + Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Korkyra Info10:30-13:30
13:30-16:30
19:00-22:00
150 KN (€19.50)
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Dubrovnik to Korčula by Private Transfer

Duration: 2hrs 40m
Cost: from 1,610 KN (€210)
Duration: 2hrs 40m
Cost: from 1,610 KN (€210)

Travelling in a group? You can also get a door-to-door private transfer from Dubrovnik to Korčula. This a particularly good option if you’re coming from Dubrovnik Airport.

With a private transfer, you won’t have to take an extra transfer to either the Dubrovnik Bus Terminal or Pier, both of which are located about 25 km northwest of the airport.

Rates for a private transfer start from 1,610 KN (€210) for a 3-seater car. Minivans that can accommodate 8 people are also available that cost 1,910 KN (€250).

For the best customer support, you can book your ride via BookAway.

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Dubrovnik to Korčula by Car Ferry

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 88 KN (€11.50)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 88 KN (€11.50)

If you’re travelling with a car from Dubrovnik to Korčula, then your only choice is to drive to Orebic in Dubrovnik. From here, car ferries bound for Korčula Island depart several times daily.

Step 1: Dubrovnik to Orebic by Car

Duration: 2 hours
Cost:
Duration: 2 hours
Cost:

The distance from Dubrovnik to Orebic is 118 km. From Dubrovnik, you can reach Port Orebic by driving around 2 hours northeast through D8 and D414 highway.

As you’ll be taking a mostly coastal route, it should be a very picturesque journey!

Step 2: Orebic to Domince by Car Ferry

Duration: 15 minutes
Cost: 17 KN (€2.20) + 71 KN (€9) per car
Duration: 15 minutes
Cost: 17 KN (€2.20) + 71 KN (€9) per car

Car ferries operate on the Orebic to Domince route the entire year, with at least 14 trips daily.

Since the two ports are close to each other, there are hourly trips from 04:00 to 22:30. There is also a midnight trip at 00:30. Travel time is just around 15 minutes.

A ticket costs 17 KN (€2.20) per person. For vehicles, rates start from 71 KN (€9) for cars less than 5m long.

Ferry schedule from Orebic to Domince

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCost
JadrolinijaHourly departures from
05:30 to 22:30
15 minutes17 KN (€2.20)*
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*This quoted price is excluding the car fee of 71 KN (€9).

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
Cost:
Duration: 15 minutes
Cost:

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 Korčula by Day Trip

Duration: 10 hours
Cost: 438 KN (€57)
Duration: 10 hours
Cost: 438 KN (€57)

Do you only have 1 day to spend in Korčula? You can also consider joining a day trip.

A day trip is a 10-hour organised tour that will take you not only to Korčula, but also to the walled city of Ston, as well as a winery in Orebic.

Rates for a day trip in Korčula start from 438 KN (€57) per person. If you prefer a 12-hour private tour from Dubrovnik to Korčula, then prepare to pay 2,980 KN (€390) per person.

You can Book a Day Trip via GetYourGuide.

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Our favourite places to stay in Korcula

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.

Guest House Holiday - Budget Friendly

After a glimpse of this guesthouse, you won’t quite believe it’s a budget-friendly option. It’s an absolute bargain! The facilities and rooms make you feel like you are in a boutique hotel.

The rooms offer stunning views of the crystal clear water below. There’s no need for a TV (although there is one). The location and host easily make this place one of the best places to stay.

  • The best views from your window
  • Helpful and friendly host
  • Perfect location
  • Large and clean rooms

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Apartments Milion - Mid-Range

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.

  • Great location
  • Close to the beach
  • Modern and clean rooms
  • Washing machine in some rooms

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Kanavelic Place - Treating Yourself

Kanavelic Place has a number of beautifully decorated apartments available, for up to 4 people. Here you’ll be located within the Old Town and close to a number of bars and restaurants.

The tranquil garden offers the perfect place to unwind, or simply enjoy the sea view or sunset from your window.

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Perfect location
  • Amazing views of the harbour
  • Colourful and modern apartments

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