Mljet to Dubrovnik

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Note: During the winter season in Croatia, ferry services run less regularly. You can visit the booking websites discussed in this article to check the updated availability.

How to get from Mljet to Dubrovnik

Dubbed as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, the striking Dubrovnik will enchant you with its ancient, walled medieval city. It’s a town that looks like it was pulled out of a book – baroque architecture and limestone streets, backdropped by the ever-glistening Adriatic. Dubrovnik is 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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Ferries from Mljet to Dubrovnik

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry1.5 hours125 KN (€16.50)Check Ferry Tickets
Car Ferry via Prapratno2hrs 20m161 KN (€21)Check Car Ferry Tickets

There are 2 ways to travel the 80 km distance from Mljet to Dubrovnik: a 1.5-hour direct ferry with rates from 126 KN (€16.50) or a 2-hour-20 minute car ferry via Prapratno with rates from 161 KN (€21).

Taking a direct ferry is the easiest way to get from Mljet to Dubrovnik. Travel time takes 1.5 hours from either Pomena Port in Mljet. The one disadvantage of this option is that the ferries operate only during the high season from April to October. Ticket prices start from 125 KN (€16.50).

If you’re travelling with a car or outside the tourist season, then you can also take a ferry via Prapratno. Car ferries depart from Sobra, a town in central Mljet. Combined travel time is around 2 hours 20 minutes, and costs start from 161 KN (€21) for both passenger and car.

Itinerary from Mljet to Dubrovnik

Mljet to Dubrovnik by Ferry

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

One way to travel from Mljet to Dubrovnik is by ferry. This option is the cheapest and only direct way to travel this route.

Kapetan Luka and TP Line operate only during the tourist season (April to October).

The ferry journey takes 1.5 hours. Ferry tickets start from 125 KN (€16.50).

Departure and arrival station

There are two ports on Mljet island. The direct ferries from Mljet to Dubrovnik depart from Pomena Port on the western coast.

All ferries dock at Port Gruz, around 4 km northeast of Dubrovnik’s walled town. From here, you can take a taxi to reach your accommodation. You can either hail one from the street or order one online with the taxi app Bolt or Uber.

Ferry schedules from Pomena Port to Dubrovnik

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
TP Line
13:05-14:35125 KN (€16.50)
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Kapetan Luka
10:45-12:05150 KN (€19.50)
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Mljet to Dubrovnik by Car Ferry via Prapratno

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

Travelling with a car? There are no direct car ferries from Mljet to Dubrovnik. You’ll have to take one from Sobra, Mljet to Prapratno, a mainland town located around 60 km northwest of Dubrovnik.

If you’re a foot passenger, you can also take this route if the direct ferry tickets have sold out or if you’re travelling outside the tourist season (April to October). However, note that this option would be more complicated than the direct ferry option.

Step 1: Pomena to Sobra by Car or Bus

Duration: 35 minutes
Duration: 35 minutes

Car ferries on Mljet Island depart from Sobra Ferry Port on the island’s central coast. If you’re staying in the main tourist destination at Pomena, then you’ll have to drive 30 km east to get to the ferry port. Travel time is around 35 minutes.

Are you a foot passenger? Buses run frequently between Pomena and Sobra. We recommend asking your hotel for the nearest bus stop. Bus 18 can take you to the port in around 55 minutes.

The bus departs at 05:00 from Monday to Saturday and at 16:15 on Sunday.

Step 2: Sobra to Prapratno 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

From Sobra, you can take a car ferry to Prapratno, the nearest port village in mainland Croatia. Jadrolinija ferries are available at Sobra Ferry Port, located in a port village in central Mljet.

Rates start from 27 KN (€3.55) per person. For vehicles, rates start from 134 KN (€17.50) per car that is less than 5m long. You can check the rates for other vehicles on the Jadrolinija website.

Travel time is around 45 minutes.

Car ferry schedules from Sobra Port to Prapratno

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
27 KN (€3.55) pp*
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*The quoted price is excluding the fee of 134 KN (€17.50) per car.

Step 3: Prapratno to Dubrovnik by Car

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 57 KN (€7.50)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 57 KN (€7.50)

Dubrovnik is located 60 km southeast of Prapratno. From Prapratno Ferry Port, you need to take D8 highway, which will give you a nice coastal view. The journey takes around 1 hour.

For foot passengers, the bus is the only way to get to Dubrovnik. However, there are no direct buses from Prapratno to Dubrovnik. Upon arriving at Prapratno, you need to take a 10-minute taxi to Ston Bus Terminal. A taxi ride costs around 68 KN (€9).

Arriva offers 1 bus trip 3 days a week. The bus departs the terminal at 08:45 on Mondays and Fridays, while the bus departure is at 16:45 on Sundays.

Bus fares from Ston to Dubrovnik start from 63 KN (€8), and the journey takes 1 hour 10 minutes.

Bus Schedule from Ston to Dubrovnik

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
63 KN (€8)
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You will be dropped off at Dubrovnik Bus Station, situated 4 km north of the Old Town.

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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