Korcula to Dubrovnik

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How to get from Korcula to Dubrovnik

Dubbed as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, the striking Dubrovnik will enchant you with its ancient, walled medieval city. With its baroque architecture and limestone streets, backdropped by the ever-glistening Adriatic, it’s definitely a sight to behold!

If you’re a fan of the hit TV series Game of Thrones, then you’ll find most of its streets familiar. Dubrovnik was the main location for the show’s King’s Landing, including the alley where they shot Cersei’s iconic walk of shame!

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4 ways to get from Korčula to Dubrovnik

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Direct Ferry2 hours160 KN (€21)Check Ferry Tickets
Bus3 hours100 KN (€13)Check Bus Tickets
Private Transfer2hrs 40m1,620 KN (€210)Check Private Transfers
Car Ferry via Domince2.5 hours88 KN (€11.50)Check Car Ferry Tickets

You have 4 options when travelling the 120 km journey from Korčula to Dubrovnik: a 2-hour ferry, a 3-hour bus, a 2-hour-40 minute private transfer, and a 2.5-hour car ferry (including transfers) via Domince. Rates range from 88 KN (€11.50) to 1,620 KN (€210).

The ferry is the fastest way to get from Korčula to Dubrovnik. Travel time is only 2 hours, and ticket prices start from 160 KN (€21). Note that ferries for this route operate only during the high season (April to October).

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to get from Korčula to Dubrovnik, then you can take the bus. A ticket costs 100 KN (€13), and travel time is around 3 hours. This option is available all year round.

Travelling in a group? A private transfer is a convenient way to cross the distance from Korčula to Dubrovnik, albeit a bit expensive. Rates for a 3-seater car start from 1,620 KN (€210), and you can also get an 8-seater minivan for 1,910 KN (€250).

Are you travelling with a car? You can also take a car ferry, but there are no direct car ferries for the Korčula to Dubrovnik route. To take a car ferry, you’ll need to drive to Domince, take a car ferry to Orebic, and then drive to Dubrovnik. Total travel time is around 2.5 hours, and rates start from 88 KN (€11.50), including the car fee.

Itinerary from Korčula to Dubrovnik

Korčula to Dubrovnik by Ferry

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

The ferry is the easiest way to get from Korčula to Dubrovnik. Just note that the ferries are available only during the tourist season (April to October).

Kapetan Luka, TP Line, and Jadrolinija offer one trip daily on this route. Ticket prices for the ferry start from 160 KN (€21) for the 2-hour ferry ride.

Departure and arrival station

All ferries depart from Korčula Ferry Terminal. This terminal is just south of the town centre.

You will arrive at Port Gruz in Dubrovnik. This port is around 4 km north of the Old Town.

Ferry schedules from Korčula to Dubrovnik

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
TP Line
(June-Oct)
12:15-14:35160 KN (€21)
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Jadrolinija
(July-Sept)
19:25-21:25160 KN (€21)
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Kapetan Luka
(April-Oct)
10:10-12:05190 KN (€25)
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We highly recommend that you book your ticket online at least a few days before your travel date.

Korčula to Dubrovnik by Bus

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

The bus is a good alternative when travelling the Korčula to Dubrovnik route.

Buses are available all year round, so you have a backup option if you run out of ferry tickets or if you’re travelling outside the peak season.

Arriva offers 1 trip daily and adds more trips on some days. Tickets from Korčula to Dubrovnik cost 100 KN (€13), and the travel time is a little more than 3 hours.

Departure and arrival station

The bus departs from Korčula Bus Terminal. If you’re coming from the Old Town, you can easily take the 5-minute walk to the bus terminal.

You will then be dropped off at Dubrovnik Bus Terminal. This terminal is a bit far from the Old Town, around 4 km away.

Bus Schedule from Korčula to Dubrovnik

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
Arriva15:35-18:30100 KN (€13)
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It’s best to check the latest schedules on GetByBus prior to your trip. Make sure to also book your tickets online as seats get filled out fast!

Shuttle and Ferry from Korčula to Dubrovnik Airport

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

Are you going straight to Dubrovnik Airport after visiting Korčula? You can also take a combined shuttle and ferry with Korkyra Info.

A ticket costs 150 KN (€19.50), and it is a bit more expensive than the bus. However, this option will save you the hassle of finding an extra transfer to the airport, especially since Dubrovnik Airport is located 25 km south of Dubrovnik Bus Station.

Another thing we like about the shuttle is that they pick you up from your hotel in Korčula, so you won’t need any additional ride on the island.

Shuttle + Ferry schedule from Korčula to Dubrovnik Airport

Shuttle OperatorScheduleCosts
Korkyra Info06:00-09:00
09:00-12:00
14:00-17:00
150 KN (€19.50)
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Korčula to Dubrovnik by Private Transfer

Duration: 2hrs 40m
Cost: from 1,620 KN (€210)
Duration: 2hrs 40m
Cost: from 1,620 KN (€210)

If you don’t mind spending more for a convenient and private ride, then you can also take a private transfer from Korčula to Dubrovnik. We recommend this specifically for groups, especially those who are heading straight to Dubrovnik Airport.

Fares start from 1,620 KN (€210) for a 3-seater car. You can also book a minivan that can accommodate 8 passengers for 1,910 KN (€250). Travel time is estimated 2 hours 40 minutes.

For the best customer service, we prefer getting our ride via BookAway.

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Korčula to Dubrovnik by Car Ferry

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

It’s also possible to travel from Korčula to Dubrovnik with a car. Car ferries are available from Domince in Korčula Island to Orebic, Dubrovnik the whole year.

Note that both ports can get really crowded in summer, so prepare for long queues when taking this route.

Step 1: Korčula to Domince by Car

Duration: 15 minutes
Cost:
Duration: 15 minutes
Cost:

If you’re coming from Korčula Town, you only need to drive 4 km southeast to the coastal suburb of Domince. You should be able to reach the ferry terminal in around 15 minutes.

Step 2: Domince to Orebic 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

From Domince, it’s only a 15-minute ferry ride to the mainland town of Orebic.

Car ferries depart every hour from 03:40 to 22:10, plus one midnight departure at 00:10.

Ticket rates start from 17 KN (€2.20) per person and 71 KN (€9) per car. The rates for cars vary, though, so it’s best that you check the website for the rates for different vehicles.

Ferry Schedule from Domince to Orebic

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCost
JadrolinijaHourly departures from
05:10 to 21:45
15 minutes17 KN (€2.20)
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*This quoted price is excluding the car fee of 71 KN (€9).

Although there are plenty of ferries available, there is often a long line of cars waiting to board a ferry, especially in summer. To avoid any hassle, it’s best to book your tickets well in advance through the Jadrolinija website.

Step 3: Orebic to Dubrovnik by Car

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

From Orebic, you’ll then have to drive 110 km southeast to reach Dubrovnik. You can take D414 then D8 highway. You can expect a very scenic 2-hour drive from Orebic to Dubrovnik.

Our favourite places to stay in Dubrovnik

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.

Rooms Franica - Budget Friendly

Rooms Franica is a great choice if you’re travelling on a budget. The rooms are surrounded by gardens flourishing with flowers, plus your own patio. The beach is within walking distance and the Old Town is only 10 minutes away by bus.

The bonus of staying in a guesthouse is that you’re instantly made to feel at home. The hosts are super helpful and the rooms are comfortable and clean, offering everything you need.

  • Close to the beach and supermarket
  • Only 10m by bus to the Old Town
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Friendly and helpful hosts
  • Private patio

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Guest House Tomasi - Mid-Range

This guesthouse is a magical blend of the old and the new. It boasts a modern flare, whilst still celebrating its origins with its exposed stone walls.

The hotel is located within Dubrovnik’s UNESCO- listed Old Town. You can’t really get a better location than this. Plus, the beach is also only 130 meters away! The owners treat you like their own family offering you apples, coffee and other treats.

  • Amazing and friendly hosts
  • Within Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Huge and comfy beds
  • Close to the beach

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Villa Four Winds - Treating Yourself

If your heart is set on staying here, make sure to book it straight away as this Villa gets booked up fast! And for good reason.

Everything is at your doorstep, as you’ll be situated within the Old Town. This means that any window you look out of, offers you stunning views of Dubrovnik. The star of the show has to be Villa Four’s host. She takes the hotel to another level!

  • Amazing views of the city
  • Perfect location
  • Friendly and helpful host
  • Modern and large rooms

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