Dubrovnik to Mljet

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How to get from Dubrovnik to Mljet

Mljet is the southernmost of Croatia’s islands in the Adriatic. A third of the island is a National Park, a panoramic display of natural beauty. Best explored on a bicycle, Mljet is perfect for those looking for a slow and serene holiday.

Among the island’s highlights are the Small and Big Lakes, St. Mary’s Island and its Benedictine monastery, as well as Odysseus’ Cave (named after the Greek hero who legends say took shelter here after a shipwreck). Although it is easy enough to explore these in a day, we recommend that you stay overnight at least to fully appreciate Mljet’s magic.

Dubrovnik is the easiest place to visit Mljet when coming from the mainland.

Ferries from Dubrovnik to Mljet

You have 3 options when travelling the 80 km distance from Dubrovnik to Mljet: a 1.5-hour direct ferry, a 2-hour-20-minute car ferry via Prapratno, and an 11-hour day trip. Fares range between 125 KN (€16.50) and 745 KN (€98).

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry1.5 hours125 KN (€16.50)Check Ferry Tickets
Car Ferry via Prapratno2hrs 20min161 KN (€21)Check Car Ferry Tickets
Day Trip11 hours745 KN (€98)Check Day Trips

The direct ferry is the cheapest and fastest way to get from Dubrovnik to Mljet. Fares start from 125 KN (€16.50) for the 1.5-hour trip to Pomena Port. This ferry is available only during the high season between April and October.

If you’re travelling by car or taking this route outside the tourist months, then you can take a ferry from Prapratno instead. This is a coastal village located some 60 km northwest of Dubrovnik. Combined costs for the passenger and car start from 161 KN (€21), and the trip takes almost 2.5 hours.

Planning to visit Mljet for just a day? Enjoy your journey by joining an organised day trip from Dubrovnik to Mljet. This group tour takes around 11 hours (including transfers), and rates start from 745 KN (€98).

Itinerary from Dubrovnik to Mljet

Dubrovnik to Mljet by Ferry

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 125 KN (€16.50)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 125 KN (€16.50)

The cheapest and most direct way to travel from Dubrovnik to Mljet is by ferry. Kapetan Luka and TP Line operate on this route during the tourist season (April to October).

Prices start from 125 KN (€16.50). The travel time ranges from 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the port where you will arrive at.

Departure and arrival station

Both ferries depart from Port Gruz in Dubrovnik. This port is around 4 km away from the Old Town.

Meanwhile, there are two major ferry ports in Mljet:

  • Pomena Port is already part of the National Park, and it is the best choice for tourists.
  • Sobra Port is an alternative option if your hotel is located in central Mljet or if you’re visiting somewhere around the area.

Both ferries head to Pomena Port.

Ferry schedule from Pomena Port to Mljet

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
TP Line
(June-Oct)
15:15-16:40125 KN (€16.50)
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Kapetan Luka
(April-Oct)
16:00-17:15160 KN (€21)
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Dubrovnik to Hvar by Car Ferry via Prapratno

Duration: 2hrs 20m
Cost: 161 KN (€21)
Duration: 2hrs 20m
Cost: 161 KN (€21)

If you’re travelling by car from Dubrovnik to Mljet, then you won’t be able to take the direct ferry.

Car ferries can only enter Mljet via Prapratno, a village located about 60 km northwest of Dubrovnik.

Foot passengers can also take this route, but it’s less convenient than the direct ferry since Prapratno is a 1-hour drive from Dubrovnik.

Step 1: Dubrovnik to Prapratno by Car or Bus

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 63 KN (€8)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 63 KN (€8)

Depending on the traffic, the drive from Dubrovnik to Prapratno takes about an hour. Expect a scenic journey via the D8 highway.

Hoping to take this route as a foot passenger? You can take a bus, but note that there are no direct buses from Dubrovnik to Prapratno. Buses are available only up to Ston, which is still 4 km away from Prapratno.

Arriva is the only bus operator for the Dubrovnik to Ston route. A bus ticket costs 63 KN (€8) for the 1-hour journey.

Bus schedule from Dubrovnik to Ston

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
Arriva09:00-10:00
15:00-16:00
63 KN (€8)
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There are bus departures daily, but schedules vary per day. It’s best to visit GetByBus to check the schedule on the day of your trip.

If you’re a foot passenger arriving at Ston, you can take a 10-minute taxi to Prapratno Ferry Terminal for around 68 KN (€8.50).

Step 2: Prapratno to Sobra by Car Ferry

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 27 KN (€3.55) + 134 KN (€17.50) per car
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 27 KN (€3.55) + 134 KN (€17.50) per car

Jadrolinija sails from Prapratno to Sobra four times every day all year round. The journey takes only 45 minutes.

A ticket costs 27 KN (€3.55) per person, while rates per car start from 134 KN (€17.50).

Ferry Schedule from Prapratno to Sobra

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Jadrolinija07:00-07:45
12:00-12:45
17:00-17:45
20:30-21:15
27 KN (€3.55) pp*
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*This quoted price is excluding the fee of 134 KN (€17.50) per car.

Step 3: Sobra to Pomena by Car

Duration: 35 minutes
Cost:
Duration: 35 minutes
Cost:

Sobra is a port village in central Mljet. If your destination is the main tourist area at Pomena, then you’ll have to drive around 30 km to the island’s west coast. The journey takes around 35 minutes.

If you don’t have a car, you can simply take a bus. Bus 18 should take you straight from Sobra Port to Pomena in around 55 minutes.

Dubrovnik to Mljet by Day Trip

Duration: 11 hours
Cost: 745 KN (€98)
Duration: 11 hours
Cost: 745 KN (€98)

Many tourists prefer to visit Mljet for just a day. If you’re one of those, then you have the option to join a worry-free day trip from Dubrovnik to Mljet.

GetYourGuide offers an 11-hour tour of the island (including transfers to and from Mljet). This tour features a hike to the National Park, a visit to Big and Small Lake, a boat ride to the little island of St. Mary, as well as some free time to swim or explore further on foot.

This day trip kicks off at 08:00 and you can expect to be back at Dubrovnik in time for dinner around 19:00. Day trip rates start from 745 KN (€98) per person.

Check day trips with GetYourGuide

 

Our favourite places to stay in Mljet

Apartments Lampalo - Budget Friendly

Set right in front of the beach, you’ll want to spend most of your time on your private balcony, rather than sitting in the room. The studios and apartments are spacious and clean, fitting up to 5 people in them.

The friendly hosts welcome you like family, with a welcome drink and fresh baked goods every morning. You’ll also have access to the on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, garden and furnished terrace.

  • Welcome drink and cakes
  • Sea view from private balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden and terrace

Private rooms start from €32 per night

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Hotel Odisej - Mid-Range

At Hotel Odisej, you’ll be staying within the island’s National Park, right in front of Pomena beach. With this hotel you don’t just get the room, breakfast and dinner are also included in the price. It’s a pretty incredible deal!

The onsite restaurant and beach bar offer great views of the crystal-blue ocean below. Or enjoy the view from your private balcony.

  • Breakfast and dinner included
  • Set in a National Park
  • Right on the beach
  • Friendly staff

Private rooms start from €53 per night

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Pine Tree Boutique Apartments - Treating Yourself

Staying at Pine Tree, you’ll feel like you’re in a mini oasis as you swim to the edge of the infinity pool and gaze out at the sea. The best thing? The apartments have their own private beach!

The apartments are large, modern and full of character. Each one has its own fully equipped kitchen, but with the onsite restaurant and bar, you’ll probably not want to cook. An exceptional breakfast is also included in the price.

  • Infinity pool
  • Exceptional breakfast
  • Private beach
  • Onsite restaurant and bar
  • Large and modern rooms

Private rooms start from €116 per night, including breakfast

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