Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful towns on the Croatian coast with its many attractions and the most famous are the City Walls, Old Town, Cable Car, Dubrovnik Cathedral and Lovrijenac Fort. If you ever have visited the city of Dubrovnik, then you know what magnificent place it is. Centuries of culture, nice beaches, great Mediterranean cuisine, and friendly people make this town one of the most desired travel destinations in Croatia.
Although Dubrovnik has its airport, many travelers choose Zagreb Airport as their starting point to Dubrovnik because of better or cheaper flights.
Private transfer from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik
The best selection for your transportation from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik is Transferyst private transfer service with a fixed price of 3375 kuna (450€) for a vehicle for up to 8 passengers. This is the most comfortable transportation option for big families, groups of people, and all other travelers who are interested only in enjoying and relaxing while traveling to Croatia.
After you arrive at Zagreb Airport and after all border and customs formalities are done, your driver will meet you at arrivals, escort you to the vehicle, and help you with your luggage.
The distance from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik is 600 km and the drive will take less than 7 hours. The route goes from Zagreb Airport through continental Croatia, Lika to coastal Croatia through the Velebit Mountains. Many people like to travel from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik this way because there is an option for stopping and visit in Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is right along the route.
After a few hours of a comfortable ride, you will arrive in the city of Dubrovnik. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel and your Dubrovnik adventure can begin.
Route map from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik
Taxi from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik
You can take a taxi when you arrive at Zagreb Airport. Classic taxi drivers are offering to drive you from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik but there are also Uber, Bolt and other taxi apps that are working just fine in Croatia. Taxies are parked in front of the airport arrivals and you shouldn't have a problem with finding your ride. Taxi prices from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik are starting at 2218 kuna (298€) up to 5358 kuna (720€) depending on availability, type of the vehicle and how many passengers are traveling.
The biggest downside of hiring a taxi for your transportation from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik is that you never can be 100 percent sure in pricing and there is always the possibility that taxi driver wants more money for his service. So, you should always agree on a price in front and try not to fall into taxi pricing scams.
Flight from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik
You can take a flight from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik Airport at a price starting from 320 kuna (43€) per person. The planes are relatively comfortable, and the journey takes no more than 1 hour. Dubrovnik Airport is 21 km away from the center of Dubrovnik and you will have to find transportation to your hotel.
Public bus from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik
There is a public bus that runs regularly from Zagreb Bus Station to Dubrovnik Bus Station at a price starting from 220 kuna (30€) per person. If you decide to take the bus, you will need to find transportation from Zagreb Airport to the Zagreb Bus Station on your own. The buses are relatively comfortable, the journey often takes more than 14 hours without stopping, and you will have to find your own way from the bus station in Dubrovnik to your hotel.
Public train from Zagreb Airport to Dubrovnik
The train from Zagreb to Dubrovnik has not been running since 1976. By train, Dubrovnik can be reached closest to Ploce, some 70 km from Dubrovnik. Then you will have to find your own way from the train station in Ploce to your hotel in Dubrovnik.
Public transportation is a common choice of backpackers, singles, and anyone who has the excess time or travels on a budget.
Places to visit on the way to Dubrovnik
There are quite a number of interesting places you can make a stop and visit when traveling from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Here are some ideas:
Paklenica National Park
Krka National Park