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How to get from Dubrovnik to Split?
Split is a coastal town on Central Croatia, located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. This makes it a popular transport hub to and from the nearby islands such as Brac and Hvar.
A beautiful mix of old and new, Split is a great place to explore Croatia’s colourful history while also enjoying modern luxuries. Even if you’re just passing by after exploring Dubrovnik, we hope you can make a quick visit to the Old Town and Diocletian’s Palace. You can even climb the Bell Tower of St. Domnius for the best views.
You have 4 options when crossing the 230km distance from Dubrovnik to Split: a 4-hour bus, a 4.5 to 6-hour catamaran, a 3.5-hour private transfer, and a 13-hour day trip. Rates range between 90 KN (€12) and 1,380 KN (€182).
The bus is the cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Split. Fares start from 90 KN (€12) for the 4-hour journey.
For the best coastal views, you can also travel by catamaran during the high season (April to October). Travel time is 4.5 to 6 hours, depending on which company you travel with. Ticket prices start from 220 KN (€29).
Travelling with a group? If you split the cost, taking a private transfer from Dubrovnik to Split may not be that expensive. Rates start from 1,515 KN (€202) for a 3-seater car and 1,635 KN (€218) for an 8-seater minivan.
Day tours are also available from Dubrovnik to Split. This is a good option if you only have a day to spare and don’t want to be bothered by transport options. A 13-hour tour costs 975 KN (€130) per person on GetYourGuide.
When travelling by land from Dubrovnik to Split, there’s a great chance that you’ll have to pass by the Neum Corridor. This is a 23km coastal strip in Bosnia, which lies between South and Central Dalmatia.
A lot of tourists are not familiar with this short border crossing, thinking that they are just travelling from one Croatian town to another. However, there have been some who were refused re-entry to Croatia after unknowingly violating the Neum Agreement.
If you’re a tourist carrying a passport from the EU, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, then you shouldn’t have any problem. If you’re not from any of those countries, you’ll need to present a multiple-entry Schengen visa. Otherwise, you’ll be a “trapped tourist” and won’t be allowed to go back the same way.
When travelling during the peak season from April to October, you can also take a catamaran from Dubrovnik to Split. We love this alternative option as it gives you a chance to enjoy a majestic view of the Croatian coast, although it can be quite expensive.
Ticket prices start from 220 KN (€29) and travel time is 4.5 to 6 hours. You can choose from 2 ferry companies. One is Krilo (Kapetan Luka), which is pricier but receives really great reviews.
The other one is the cheaper Jadrolinija. It’s slower as it makes a few pick-up and drop-off stops on Korcula, Hvar and Bol before finally docking at Split — an interesting way to go island-hopping!
Taking a private transfer is a fast and convenient option when travelling with a group, if you have the budget for it.
Rates start from 1,515 KN (€202) for a 3-seater car, quite expensive for a small group. But if you’re travelling with more people, then you might be able to save some bucks. Minivans that can accommodate up to 8 persons are also available with rates from 1,635 KN (€218).
The journey from Dubrovnik to Split takes more or less 3.5 hours. You will be picked up and dropped off anywhere you want within the two towns’ central areas. It is also possible to be dropped off at Split Airport for an additional fee of 45 KN (€6).
For the best customer service, we highly recommend booking your ride online via BookAway.
If you don’t have much time to spend on Split, you can also join a 13-hour day trip from Dubrovnik. Keep in mind though that travel time alone will take about 8 hours back and forth, so that will leave you with just 5 hours to explore Split.
This tour features a visit to the iconic Diocletian’s Palace as well as the surrounding Old Town – a well-preserved exhibit of ancient Roman architecture!
Rates start from 975 KN (€130) when you book with GetYourGuide.
These modern and airy apartments, situated in Split centre are just moments away from the famous Diocletian’s palace, Bacvice Beach and a not unimportant - a delicious local bakery.
Watch the world go by on your own private balcony, or just relax after a day of exploring Split in your newly renovated, air-conditioned room. Nothing is too much for the host, Goran, who can give you the best insider tips.
Located within the pedestrian zone of Split’s Old Town, you can’t be closer to the centre than this hotel. The rooms offer a stunning blend of modern and old, with each one having a seating area, minbar and coffee machine.
You’ll struggle to find a fault in this hotel, especially when the hosts are so incredibly kind and helpful.