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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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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.
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
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.
*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
Duration: 2 hours
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 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.
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.
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!