Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by Bus 2024 Guide

How to get from Split to Dubrovnik? That is one of the questions that we, locals in Croatia, get every tourist season. First, I want to say that there are many ways to do it. I have done the ride between these two towns for at least 50 times, and I would like to share my feedback with you. In this article, I will describe how to get from Split to Dubrovnik by bus.

Many times readers place this question on my blog. Therefore, I am putting this information together to help you dear traveler! I do this in order to give you a right and distilled information that will save your time.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by Bus – table of content:

1. Split to Dubrovnik by Bus

2. FAQ

3. Conclusion

Port of Split is the also a location place of the Main Bus Station in Split.
Main bus station in Split is located in the port of Split

1. Split to Dubrovnik by Bus

Distance between Split and Dubrovnik is 220 kilometers (approximately 140 miles). On the map above I have chartered most feasible and shortest way between these two towns. This way is along D 8 coastal road that connects Croatian littoral area.

Actually, this is the exact route that the bus takes. Buses follow Croatian coastline on the way south to Dubrovnik.

Main bus station in Split is located in the town center.
Main bus station in Split

Traveling by bus is a great way of traveling if you are on a budget. You can catch a bus on a main bus station in Split. This bus station is located in the port of Split. Hence, it is very easy to find. Even though it is easy to find it, I will provide you here with the link of the exact location of main bus terminal in Split. Bus ride to Dubrovnik lasts for 4,5 hours. Bus ticket price is 100 Kuna (approximately 14 Euro) each way.

While traveling, bus will make stops in some coastal towns (Omis, Makarska, Ploce etc.) in order to pick up the passengers. Bus ride from Split to Dubrovnik is very scenic. Therefore, you will enjoy some nice sights of the Croatian Adriatic coast.

There are no toilets on the buses. Despite of that, you will be able to use the toilets on the stops that the buses make along the way.

Driving through Neum in Bosnia and Hercegovina

Also, on this ride your bus will drive through Bosnian coastal strip that splits Croatia in two parts. Bosnian coastal area is 22 kilometers long, capital of this area is Neum. Because of that, you would need to present your passports to the police officers on the border crossing (when in transit through Neum). Definitely, you must bring your passports when traveling from Split to Dubrovnik by bus.

Also, here you will find Split to Dubrovnik bus timetable and contact information. Of course that you can also buy tickets online on this site.

In Dubrovnik, buses stop on the main bus terminal which is in the port of Gruz. In addition to that – here is the exact arrival location.

Main bus station in Dubrovnik is located in the port of Dubrovnik.
Gruz is Main bus station in Dubrovnik


Old town of Dubrovnik is approximately 4 km away from the Gruz bus station. However, you can take one of the local buses from the main bus station and head to the old town of Dubrovnik. Additionally, here is the link of the local bus provider in Dubrovnik with the timetable of the local buses. You can either buy tickets on bus or in the bus terminal building. Also, cost of the bus ticket to the old town in Dubrovnik is approximately 15 Kuna (2 Euro).

2. FAQ

What is Split to Dubrovnik bus cost?

100 Kuna – approximately 14 Euro each way. This is average cost of the bus ticket from Split to Dubrovnik. In addition – bus tickets can be purchased only directly, over the counter.

Split to Dubrovnik bus vs ferry?

Both! Buses and ferries are affordable and very reliable. Here is a link to Getting from Split to Dubrovnik Travel Guide where you can get all the information about getting to Dubrovnik from Split.

How long is the bus ride from Split to Dubrovnik?

4,5 hours is average bus ride from Split to Dubrovnik.

Do I pay for the luggage on the bus?

Yes. Average charge for the piece of luggage is 10 Kuna (approximately 1,5 Euro). Luggage will be stowed in the bus bunker. You don’t pay for carry on bags.

3. Conclusion

I hope that I have posted some useful information that might help you to organize your bus journey from Split to Dubrovnik. 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!

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