Split to Dubrovnik ferry is a seasonal ferry route (April to October), that sails at least 3 times a day. The journey lasts for 4.5 hours. It’s run by Jadrolinija, Krilo & TP Line ferry companies. This is a popular and frequent ferry route that connects Split port with Dubrovnik. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.
Schedules and timetables
How long does the ferry take and where does it stop? Here is an overview of timing with stopovers:
|Departs Split||3 times a day||daily: twice in the morning & once in the afternoon|
|– Arrives Dubrovnik||4.5 hours later|
|Stopovers @ Islands|
|– Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet||1, 2 & 3 hours later||daily: morning & afternoon|
How long is the ferry ride from Split to Dubrovnik? The usual timetable includes three departures per day from the Split ferry port to Dubrovnik. The fastest route is run by the Krilo catamaran (4.5 hours) and the longest one is run by Jadrolinija (a bit less than 6 hours). Two crossings depart in the morning while the Jadrolinija route departs in the afternoon.
Split to Dubrovnik Passenger Ferry
There are several passenger ferries – catamarans, serving the passenger ferry route from Split to Dubrovnik. Run by Croatia ferry companies, with a journey time of 4.5 to 6 hours. These ferries do not take cars, just passengers, and some of them take bikes and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Split is at 15:30 (July & August).
Foot Passenger Ticket Prices – Catamaran
How much does the Split to Dubrovnik ferry cost? Here is a table with current ticket prices:
|Split to Dubrovnik (one-way ticket)|
|Deck (Foot) Passengers||€ 37|
|Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)||8 to 16 €|
Boarding passenger ferry
If you are a foot passenger, arrive at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Have your travel documents ready for possible identification at the boarding points. Once on board, proceed to the seating lounge or deck.
Split to Dubrovnik Car Ferry
Currently, there are no car ferry routes from Split to Dubrovnik. If you are driving, your alternative is to drive either by highway or along the coast. Both options are fine, it just depends on your preference which is the more scenic or faster route. Here are the directions.
- How to get from Split to Dubrovnik? You can get there by ferry or alternatively, a bus or private transfer.
- There are no car ferries between Split and Dubrovnik.
- Bicycles are not traveling for free.
- Pets surcharge is at least 50% of the passenger ticket.
- Return tickets are not cheaper than two one-way options.
- As this is a very busy route, it is advisable to book the place on the ferry well in advance.
- Wear suitable clothing and footwear
Late ferry Split to Dubrovnik
The latest ferry to reach Dubrovnik from Split is at 15:30 in July & August. In other months (April to October), the latest one is at 09:15 am, so no afternoon or evening departures. The earliest one is at 07:30 am. If you arrive late at Split airport, you will most probably need to overnight in Split or take a bus instead. The fastest option to get to the port and city center is here.
Luggage on Board, Food, Drink & Facilities
You are allowed one piece of luggage each up to 25 kg in weight. There is an extra charge for additional luggage (not always, actually very rarely, applied). The luggage bags are stacked up on the shelves (racks) at the entrance of the ferry, similar to trains. The crew helps with luggage. Your personal, hand luggage you keep next to you, at seatings.
There is a snack bar on board selling various hot and cold drinks and some basic crisps and sandwiches. Toilets are located at the back of the vessels, usually, not more than 2 toilet units. There are also mobile and laptop charging sockets around the passenger lounge. All ferries are non-smoking.
On some of the ferries you are allowed to go to the upper, open deck, but it depends on the current weather as well as on the number of passengers on the ferry. If the ferry is very busy, the uper deck is not open. If you get to Krilo Lux or Krilo Star (see video below), you may be lucky to get up on the deck. On Puntamika (TP Line) there are no outside seatings.
Where to get tickets for the Ferry from Split to Dubrovnik
Online booking is available for all three ferry routes, so if you know your dates, you can book it in advance, online. Your ticket is emailed to you with a bar code which is scanned when you get on the ferry. Buying tickets in advance guarantee you place on the ferry during the high season. Alternatively, there are ticket offices in Split ferry port (passenger/car terminal) where you can purchase tickets over the counter. They are located in kiosks with clear signs displayed. A large board with timings of daily departures is also there. See the below link with details and photos.
Split Ferry Terminal
Where does the ferry go from in Split? The ferry departs from Split ferry terminal situated in the ferry port from which all ferries to Dubrovnik are departing and arriving. It is located in the city center, at the waterfront. Address: Obala Kneza Domagoja, 21000 Split, Croatia – see detailed info about Split ferry port and passenger terminal
Dubrovnik Ferry Terminal
There is just one terminal in Dubrovnik, located in Gruz, Address: Obala Ivana Pavla II, Gruz, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia – see more info about Dubrovnik ferry port and passenger terminal
How to get into Dubrovnik Old Town from the ferry port
Once you arrive in Dubrovnik port, get on the bus no 1 or take a taxi to the Old town. The bus takes about 20 minutes to reach the old town, while the taxi will get you there in 10 minutes. Taxi station and bus station are just there, about a 3 min walk from the spot where your ferry docks. You can see the taxi sign in the above photo.
Here is a map that shows the ferry crossings:
Here is a video of the ferry arriving in Dubrovnik from Split where you can also see passengers on the upper, outside deck. Also, you can see taxi and bus stops further down the dock: