Situated in Gruz bay, the working class area of Dubrovnik, the ferry port and cruise terminal is about three kilometers distance from the Old City of Dubrovnik. Car Ferries to and from Bari, Italy arrive and depart from this spot as well as numerous local ferries and catamarans. For time being, this is the only direct international overnight crossing from Dubrovnik and south Croatia.
Getting to and from Dubrovnik Ferry port
The easiest way to get to the port is by local bus or taxi. From the Old Town, get on bus line no 1, and from Lapad get on bus line no 4. If you are driving, and need to leave a car here, see the info about parking further down the article. Port Address & Location: Obala Ivana Pavla II, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia; GPS co-ordinates: 42.65802, 18.08661
Dubrovnik airport to the ferry port
There are a regular bus service and airport shuttle between the ferry port and the Dubrovnik airport (DBV) which is about 20 kilometers away from here. The price for an airport shuttle one-way ticket is 40 HRK (about 5 Euro). The alternative is to take or pre-book a taxi from the Airport which will cost you about 30 Euro one way. To get to the airport by taxi, pick up a taxi right there, on the edge of the port complex, where the line of parked taxi cars is waiting for punters for most of the day. The alternative is to get a Uber from the airport or from the ferry port.
Ticket kiosks and ticket offices are all located in the port itself very close to the ferry dock. You can hardly miss it. All ferry crossings for which tickets are on sale are clearly displayed and each ferry company (Jadrolinija, Krilo, TP Line) has its own ticket office (see the above map). If you are buying last-minute tickets in the summertime, get here as soon as you can as it may be a very long waiting line.
Parking in Dubrovnik ferry port
If you are picking up or dropping off at the ferry terminal then there are parking bays directly outside the terminal for this purpose. If you are not taking your car on the ferry, then there is a long-stay car park at the terminal.
- Car – 15 HRK per hour or 200 HRK per day
- Motorhome and Caravan – 15 HRK per hour or 200 HRK per day
- Bus – 60 HRK per hour or 400 HRK per day
- Motorcycles & Bicycles – free of charge
The car park is open 24 hours a day and is just a minute’s walk from the main ferry terminal, local grocery shop, and the main bus station.
Luggage Storage in Dubrovnik Ferry Port
The left luggage office that offers left luggage facilities in Dubrovnik ferry port is situated right in the very center of the ferry and cruise port complex next to the local Jadrolinija ferry office (above photo). Left luggage facilities offered here are from 1 hour to 24 hrs and more. It is operated by ‘Travel Corner’, a local travel agent that stores and looks after your luggage if you decide to visit the Old City for a few hours or if you are waiting for connecting transport further away. Prices range from 1.5 Euro for 2 hours of storage to 5.5 Euro for 24 hrs storage (see the below photo)
UPDATE: This luggage storage office is now closed until further notice!
Free Wi-Fi is available in local cafes as well as at the nearby main bus terminal. You can use the Wi-Fi service to go online for free anywhere in the vicinity. The network covers a large surrounding area near the ticket office. Free WIFI is provided by the local bus company, the Libertas buses.
You will see this map of Dubrovnik ferry port and surroundings, issued by Dubrovnik Port Authority (Lucka Uprava Dubrovnik), displayed on several points around the port. There is a handy “you are here” arrow which makes it almost impossible to get lost. Here is a location map:
Ferry crossing to and from Dubrovnik Ferry Port
From here, you can cross to Bari, Italy, and get other ferries further to Greece, Albania, and beyond. The alternative international ferry crossing ports are in Bar, Montenegro, Hvar, Ploce, and Split on the mainland. This is also the place from which other ferries cross to and from the local islands, Hvar (via Split) and Split (see detailed list and schedules on croatiaferries.com website).
|International Ferry crossings||Domestic Ferry crossings|
|Bari to Dubrovnik||Split to Dubrovnik ferry|
|Ancona to Dubrovnik||Lokrum Island Ferry|
|Venice to Dubrovnik||To / From Zadar by Ferry|
|Italy to Dubrovnik||to/from Pula by ferry|
Nearby Hotels – Where to stay
There are plenty of accommodation options near the ferry terminal. The nearest hotel is Hotel Petka which overlooks the port. Other nearby private accommodations I can recommend include Hostel Sol, Gravosa Studios and Apartment Tonka. These nearby hotels are situated very close to the port and local transport, offering lovely sea views. If you can’t get into any of these, check on the map of other nearby hotels. The only downside is potential noise from the passing by traffic which is difficult to avoid if you are staying in a busy place like Dubrovnik’s ferry port.
Here is a short video clip of passing by the port and bay