A beautiful view from within central Dubrovnik-mobile

How to get from
Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Zagreb to Dubrovnik Trip Overview

Distance395 km (246.9 miles)
Price range$36-$119
Ride Duration Range55m-9h 30m
Earliest Departure10:00
Latest Departure20:45

Find up-to-date information on departure times, schedules, and prices so you can easily compare and book your tickets.

Travel Schedule Options from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Taking a bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Fastest bus: 8h 30m

Cheapest bus: $36

The fastest: 8h 30m

The cheapest: $36






The fastest: 55m

The cheapest: $108




A beautiful view from within central Dubrovnik

About the Ride from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Getting from Zagreb to Dubrovnik by Bus

This is a direct bus that is comfortable with everything a passenger will need for their journey. It is the most affordable option for traveling and is a much better option for the environment. Pick-up and drop-off points are from easily accessible central bus stations.
Getting from Zagreb to Dubrovnik by Minivan

Minivans offer a comfortable option with plenty of space for a larger group. The convenience and flexibility of pickup and drop-off locations without compromising on speed create a smooth and more enjoyable experience.
Getting from Zagreb to Dubrovnik by Car

Cars can hold up to 3 passengers and offer more flexibility with pick up and drop off locations and times as well as a higher level of comfort for passengers, all while ensuring a timely arrival.
Getting from Zagreb to Dubrovnik by Flight

This is a direct flight that is comfortable with everything a passenger will need for their journey. Luggage policy and weight limits can be determined by contacting our support team via Facebook Messenger or via the chatbot.
Attractions to Explore in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik offers several must-visit destinations including the Old City, Stradun, Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik Cable Car, Mount Srd, the City Walls, Rector's Palace, and Dubrovnik Cathedral. These destinations offer a glimpse into the rich history and beauty of Dubrovnik and should not be missed when visiting the city.

How to Get Around Within Dubrovnik

Travelers get around the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia by walking due to the city's compact size, especially the Old City. Buses are very affordable and available. Renting motorbikes or cycling is not recommended because of the hills. Rideshares and taxis are easily available for those with mobility issues.

When is the Best Time to Visit Dubrovnik?

The best time to visit Dubrovnik is during the shoulder season months of May, June, and September when the weather is pleasant, crowds are smaller, and prices are lower compared to the peak summer season. July and August are the peak tourist months, and winter months from November to March may be a good time to visit if you prefer cooler weather. It ultimately depends on your preferences for your trip.

Best Beaches in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik presents a selection of picturesque beaches, such as Banje Beach, Lapad Beach, Copacabana Beach, Sveti Jakov Beach, and Sunj Beach on Lopud Island. These coastal gems offer diverse recreational opportunities, from unwinding on the sandy shores to partaking in exhilarating water sports, all while treating visitors to breathtaking vistas of the sea and the cityscape.

Best Spots for Diving and Snorkeling in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik offers several excellent spots for diving and snorkeling, including the Blue Cave on the island of Koločep, the Walls of Dubrovnik, Lokrum Island, Mljet Island, and Cavtat. These spots offer a unique opportunity to explore the underwater world and see ancient ruins, colorful coral, and diverse marine life.

Best Food and Drink to Try in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is known for its delicious food and drink, influenced by Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines. Popular dishes include seafood, burek, pasticada, truffles, and Dubrovacka Rozata. Rakija and local wines such as Plavac Mali and Dingac are popular drinks. These dishes and drinks provide a taste of the local cuisine and culture and are a must-try when visiting Dubrovnik.

Where to Get a SIM Card in Dubrovnik

Acquiring a SIM card in Dubrovnik is easy, and there is a wide range of options available. Local telecom providers such as Hrvatski Telekom, A1, and Tele2 offer convenient purchasing points, including shops and kiosks situated throughout the city, including the airport and popular tourist areas. To complete the purchase and activation process, you will typically need to provide identification, such as your passport, and may be required to fill out the necessary paperwork. It is advisable to compare the various plans and prices offered by each provider to ensure the most suitable option, as they may differ. Additionally, it is important to verify that your phone is unlocked and compatible with the network of your chosen provider.

Best National Parks in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, located in Croatia, is renowned for its captivating national parks. Among the top national parks to explore in and around Dubrovnik are Mljet National Park, Paklenica National Park, Krka National Park, and Plitvice Lakes National Park. These natural treasures offer a plethora of outdoor activities, including hiking, swimming, kayaking, and immersing oneself in breathtaking landscapes.

Tips for avoiding crowds in Dubrovnik

To avoid crowds in Dubrovnik, consider visiting during the off-season or going early in the morning or late in the evening. Taking a walking tour can help you explore less popular areas, and exploring other parts of Croatia is also an option.

Safety Tips While Traveling in Dubrovnik

According to the UK government, crime rates in Croatia are low.
In general, when traveling it is important to keep valuables safe and be cautious of pickpockets. Use caution when swimming and be mindful of currents and changing weather conditions. Drink responsibly and be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded or unfamiliar areas. Use caution when driving, as roads can be narrow and winding. Respect local customs and laws, and use common sense to stay safe and enjoy your trip.

Covid-19 Restrictions in Croatia

According to the UK government, there are currently no travel restrictions for Croatia
It is important to note that COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are subject to change and vary by country. Before traveling to a new destination, it is recommended that you check the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines for that specific country, as well as any entry requirements such as vaccination or negative test results. It is also important to follow local guidelines and practices to ensure your safety and the safety of others while traveling during the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Should I Do if I Encounter Issues With the Ticket That I Booked via Bookaway?

Bookaway is available 24/7 for any issues via email at support@bookaway.com. We can also be reached via Facebook Messenger from https://www.facebook.com/Bookaway.
For help with general questions that may have been asked before, we recommend browsing our Help Center: 

Companies Operating from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Average time


Average price



Average time

8h 30m - 9h 30m

Average price


Popular stations and stops in Zagreb and Dubrovnik

Departure stations in Zagreb

Zagreb (ZAG)

Zagreb Central Bus Station

Zagreb Bus Terminal

Arrival stations in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik (DBV)

Dubrovnik Central Bus Station

Dubrovnik Bus Station

Why travel with Bookaway?

Bookaway.com makes it simple and easy to find, compare, and buy city-to-city tickets via bus, train, ferry, and more. We support over 13 languages and 23 currencies worldwide, and we believe that everyone should easily be able to find and purchase what they are looking for. We don’t just want to help you get where you want to go - we want you to enjoy the ride.