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1. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Hi,

Does anyone have any tips for the easiest way to travel from Greece to Dubrovnik on a tight budget?

Thanks.

2. Posted by snoezepoes (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

Hitchhike ;)
If you start near Tessaloniki, there are 2 daily trains to Skopje. Take the train at 8:21 am (~15 euro). It arrives in Skopje at 11:47. There is a bus to Dubrovnik from Skopje at 18:00 (2850 denar~45 euro). I do not know if that is cheap... and don't forget about getting the necessary visas.

3. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Thanks, but hitchhiking is not for me. It is after all easier for male travellers but thanks for the information.

Cheers!

4. Posted by happy_mel (Budding Member 25 posts) 9y

Hi, I am actully doing this route in three days. I am getting a ferry from Patras nr athens to Brindisi, Italy (then a short train jouney to Bari) and then the ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik. Okay so the travelling is long but its much cheaper for both ferries total cost about 70 euros. Hope this helps, have fun xx

5. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Thanks happy mel,

Will check it out. Have a good trip and let me know how the travelling goes.

Cheers!

6. Posted by Dreieich (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

My advice would be to take the train from Athens or Thessaloniki to Skopje. Then see if you can take another train to Dubrovnik or Zagreb which should be possible. Buses are also a possibility. From Skopje you will either go through Bosnia and Herezgovina or Montenegro.

You could also try a western route going thorugh Albania and Montenegro but I'm not sure if there are many rail options that way.
But 'happy_mel' has a good idea. Ferries are very nice, I've been on an overnight one form Italy to Spain. Going from Brindisi to a city where you can get an Adriatic ferry to Dubrovnik is worth looking into.
I also recommend looking at flights from Athens to Zagreb. You can deffinitely get a train ride from Zagreb to Dubrovnik.

I hope it works out!

7. Posted by snoezepoes (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

Dreieich, do you have a map? Going via Zagreb is a hell of a detour. If you manage to find a cheap flight from Greece to Zagreb, then the national airline offers rather cheap flights Zagreb - Dubrovnik. There is no train line Skopje - Dubrovnik. And the bus I wrote about is going via Kosovo and Montenegro, not Bosnia and Hercegovina.
I have not traveled along the Albanian coast yet, but I think it is an option worth considering. Again if Dreieich favours travelling by train, not much chance, but by smelly bus - no problem
But I advise to check more info on ferries. Maybe there is one that is going along the Albanian coast. Dubrovnik port is quite busy, as well as Durres in Albania. Otherwise, I like happy_mel's idea. Maybe not the cheapest, but a nice cruise :)

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 8, 2007, at 3:42 AM by snoezepoes ]

8. Posted by snoezepoes (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

And I think people who have not travelled this way or at least in the region themselves, should not be giving advice.

9. Posted by snoezepoes (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

And by the way hitchhiking is actually much easier for female travellers.

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