Hello fellow travellers,
I am looking for any information regarding travel from Split to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Travel is planned for Aug 2008.
I am aware there is no train service, so that leaves me ferry, bus and air (I dont drive, so car is not an option)
Ferry : Is there a ferry that departs from Split and arrives in Dubrovnik? How long does it take? What are the costs? Is there a website I can check ?
Bus : I hear busses are a good way to travel in Croatia. Is there a bus from Split to DUbrovnik? How long does that take? What costs are involved? Is there a website?
Air : I know of Croatia Airlines and EasyJet. Are there any regional airlines or other airlines that would fly this route?
I appreciate you taking the time to read my post, and look forward to reading your replies
There are many busses from Split to Dubrovnik. Check the website http://www.ak-split.hr/EN/vozni.red/VozniRedOdlazaka.aspx. Aprox. it takes 4-5 hours to get there... I don't know about costs though.
For ferries you can check http://www.jadrolinija.hr/default.aspx?lang=2. The price for a deck is around 15 € in low season... It takes longer (maybe 10 hours) but as I know you also stop on islands Hvar and Korcula, which are nice to visit.
as Ursus mentioned there are many buses from Split to Dubrovnik - at least one per hour from early morning. Mid morning there is one every 90 mins but you never have to wait long. In October it cost me E12 for a one way journey and the duration was about 5 hours. The bus will stop at least once on the journey for a coffee break - most likely inside Bosnia-Herzegovina - if you smoke stock up on cigarettes here, very cheap.
If your not in a hurry the ferry is a wonderful way to see the countryside, it can be very hot so bring lots of water. Watch out for the dolphins as you pass Mjlet island, always a wonderful pleasure.
Enjoy your trip.
just a note on the buses, if you are planning on just rocking up in Dubrovnik and finding a place to stay when you arrive from the women who offer rooms in their house make sure you get an early bus. although it is logical it didnt occur to me until i arrived. i took the bus and only arrived at about midnight. and of course at this time there is no women hanging around the bus station offering you a room. luckily some other people were in the same situation as me so i just tagged along with them. we ended up walking for ages looking for anywhere to stay, but we couldnt find anywhere that we could afford and the few hostels that are there were full. I ended up having to sleep on a bench... its funny to think about it now, but i remember lugging my backpack around and being tired and just wanting to find a bed and not finding it at all amusing at the time!