Dubrovnik to Split Ferry and Catamaran 2020 Guide
How to get from Dubrovnik to Split? That is one of the eternal questions that we, locals in Croatia get every tourist season. First, I want to say that there are many ways to do it. In this blog post, I will focus on how to get from Dubrovnik to Split by ferry. Many times readers place this question on my blog. Sometimes it’s not easy to repeat the same information all the time. Therefore, I am putting this information together to help you dear traveler! I promise that I will try to be as concise as much as I can. I do this in order to give you a right and distilled information that will save your time.
Split to Dubrovnik Ferry and Catamaran guide – table of content:
- 1. Dubrovnik to Split ferry
- 2. Catamarans from Dubrovnik to Split
- 3. Private boat transfer from Dubrovnik to Split
1. Dubrovnik to Split ferry
There is only one company providing ferries in Croatia. Name of this company is Jadrolinija. It is owned by Croatian government. Even though main tourist season in Croatia lasts just for 6 months, Jadrolinija ferries run all year round. Ferries take passengers and cars likewise. However, ferries don’t connect Dubrovnik to Split anymore. This line was discontinued in 2014. With this in mind, we are heading to the second point – catamarans.
2. Catamarans from Dubrovnik to Split
There are two companies providing this catamaran service, and these companies are:
- Kapetan Luka
- Jadrolinija – I wrote about it earlier in terms of ferry services. This company also offers catamaran service that connects Dubrovnik to Split. Their catamarans hold up to 350 passengers. Also, Jadrolinija catamarans are air conditioned vessels with comfortable airline seats.
Jadrolinija catamarans meeting point is in Gruz port in Dubrovnik. Here is the exact location of Jadrolinija catamarans that connect Dubrovnik to Split. Ticket price is 220 kuna per person (approximately 30 Euro) to Split each way. As for the luggage is being concerned, you can leave it on the racks that are available once you board the catamaran. So, luggage is not a concern at all. During the ride, catamarans make stops on Brac, Hvar and Korcula islands. Also, this catamaran ride lasts for almost 6 hours.
Please find below Jadrolinija Dubrovnik to Split catamaran schedule for 2020:
- Kapetan Luka – is privately own provider of catamaran services in Croatia. Their services are not available all year round. They operate from 01.04 until 31.10. Therefore you can book them for those dates only. Kapetan Luka catamarans hold up to 440 passengers.
Meeting for Kapetan Luka (Krilo.hr) catamarans is in Gruz port in Dubrovnik. Here is the exact location of Kapetan Luka catamarans that connect Dubrovnik to Split.Ticket price is 220 kuna per person (approximately 30 Euro) to Split each way. As for the luggage is being concerned, you can leave it on the racks that are available once you board the catamaran. So, luggage is not a concern at all. During the ride, catamarans make stops on Brac, Hvar, Mljet and Korcula islands. Also, this catamaran ride lasts for approximately 4 1/2 hours.
Please find below Kapetan Luka Dubrovnik to Split catamaran schedule for 2020:
Both companies (Jadrolinija and Kapetan Luka) offer pretty much the same catamaran service to Dubrovnik. You can buy tickets in their booths that are located in the port of Dubrovnik. However, I suggest you to book the tickets online. After all, this is definitely more convenient and you will skip the lines.
Arrival to Split by catamaran
Jadrolinija – their catamarans arrive to the Pier of St. Nicholas (Gat sv. Nikole in Croatian) in Split. Here is the exact Google location of the Pier of St. Nicholas.
Kapetan Luka – their catamarans arrive to the Pier of St. Peter (Gat sv. Petra in Croatian) in Split. Here is the exact Google location of the Pier of St. Peter.
Both companies land in the port of Split. This is a very heart of town. From the piers where the catamarans land it is very easy to reach the old town of Split. Bus station, train station and taxis are very central, not far from landing piers. As a result of that, it is very easy to travel to other destinations from Split.
3. Reaching Split by private boat
Finally, we got to this part. Private boat transfer to Split is by all means the most convenient way of traveling in the Adriatic. There is also a huge demand for this service. Therefore, there are many companies offering this type of service. I have used the services of Atlantis Marine Company many times and I was always happy with them.
However, as I said, there are many companies on the market, supplying these services. Hence, I would recommend you to do your own research on this subject.
Definitely, this is the most expensive way of traveling and you really have to look into it deeply (we all have our budgets, ways of traveling and the idea of a great holiday). Of course, take your time when doing this.
Conclusion – All right dear reader! I hope that I’ve posted some useful information here, information that might help you to organize your journey from Dubrovnik to Split. If you have some questions, please feel free to post them in the comments section. I will gladly reply! Finally, I wish you a wonderful holiday in Croatia!