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1. Posted by Philmaybe (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I’m in the early stages of planning my first trip to Europe (and beyond) in the second half of 2010; 4 – 6 months all up. It’ll be a combination of small group travel and travel on my own. I was wondering if anyone could suggest an interesting way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome over, say, seven days, and a quick way just in case I want to stay a little longer in Dubrovnik.

Cheers, Phil

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Bus to Split --> Ferry to Ancona --> Train to Rome??

3. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

There are plenty of options, depending on your budget and time to travel and what you want to see/do. Some that I can think of right now:


  • flight Dubrovnik-Rome (about 1 hour, but limited service)

A couple of days:

  • ferry Dubrovnik-Bari (6-8 hours, depending on operators thus different ferries), train Bari-Rome (4-6 hours, depending on train types/connections)
  • bus Dubrovnik-Split, ferry Split-Ancona (9 hours), train Ancona-Rome
  • bus Dubrovnik-Zadar, ferry Zadar-Ancona (6 hours), train Ancona-Rome

Long way round:

  • bus Dubrovnik-Split, train Split-Trieste-Venice-Bologna-Florence-Rome
  • bus Dubrovnik-Split, bus/train Split-Poreč/Pula/Rovinj/Rabac (quite a few connections will be required as they're off the main overland route), catamaran from which of the four cities-Venice, train Venice-Bologna-Florence-Rome
4. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Dubrovnik - Zagreb - Ljubljana - Vienna - Milan - Rome. Trains and buses do the whole trip.
Plenty of hostels en-route and the scenery is just wonderful. I recommend (from 1st hand experience) that you spend more time in Zagreb and Ljubljana than Vienna.