Split to Dubrovnik Ferry and Catamaran 2023 Guide
How to get from Split to Dubrovnik? 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. Consequently, in this article I will focus on how to get from Split to Dubrovnik 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. Split to Dubrovnik 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 Split to Dubrovnik anymore. This line was discontinued in 2014. With this in mind, we are heading to the second point – catamarans.
2. Catamarans from Split to Dubrovnik
There are two companies this providing 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 Split to Dubrovnik. Their catamarans hold up to 350 passengers. Also, Jadrolinija catamarans are air conditioned vessels with comfortable airline seats.
Jadrolinija catamarans meeting point is in the Port of Split. Here is the exact location of Jadrolinija catamarans that connect Split to Dubrovnik. Ticket price is 220 Kuna per person (approximately 30 Euro) to Dubrovnik each way. You can leave the luggage 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. This catamaran ride lasts for almost 6 hours.
Please find below Jadrolinija Split to Dubrovnik catamaran schedule for 2021:
- 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 the port of Split. Here is the location of their catamarans that connect Split to Dubrovnik. Ticket price is 220 kuna per person (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, catamaran ride lasts for approximately 4 1/2 hours.
Please find below Kapetan Luka Split to Dubrovnik catamaran schedule for 2021:
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 Split. However, I suggest you to book the tickets online. After all, this is definitely more convenient and you will skip the lines.
Arrival to Dubrovnik by catamaran
Jadrolinija – their catamarans arrive to Gruz port in Dubrovnik. Here is the exact landing location of Jadrolinija catamarans in the Gruz port in Dubrovnik.
Kapetan Luka – their catamarans arrive to Gruz port in Dubrovnik. Here is the exact Google location of their landing location in Dubrovnik Gruz port.
Catamarans land in Gruz ferry port of Dubrovnik. This is in town, however not in the old town. Ferry port of Dubrovnik is approximately 4 km from Dubrovnik town center. Bus station and taxis are not far from the pier. Therefore, it is very easy to travel to the center 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 a bus or in the bus terminal building. Bus ticket to the old town costs 15 Kuna (2 Euro).
3. Private boat transfers from Split to Dubrovnik
Finally, we got to this part. Private boat transfer to Dubrovnik is, by all means, the most convenient way of traveling in the Adriatic. Therefore, there is also huge demand for this service. Hence, many companies offer 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. 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.
How long is ferry from Split to Dubrovnik?
4,5 hours is the catamaran (ferry) ride from Split to Dubrovnik. This is if you are traveling with Kapetan Luka (krilo.hr) catamarans. Jadrolinija catamran ride lasts for 6 hours.
How much is the ferry from Split to Dubrovnik?
Ferry, actually catamaran from Split to Dubrovnik costs 220 kuna (approximately 30 Euro). In this article you will find links for online booking. You don’t have to pay separately for the luggage that you put on the catamaran.
Is there a ferry from Split to Dubrovnik?
No, not anymore. Only catamarans connect Split and Dubrovnik now. Ferry line between Split and Dubrovnik was discontinued in 2014.
How do I get from Split to Dubrovnik?
All right dear reader! I hope that I’ve posted some information that might help organize your journey from Split to Dubrovnik. Also, if you are traveling from Dubrovnik to Split by ferry, here is a link with that information. If you have some questions, please feel free to post them in the comments section. Finally, I wish you a wonderful holiday in Croatia!