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Arriving to Dubrovnik

By boat:
Jadrolinija runs ferries down the coast from Rijeka. Calling at Split, Stari Grad, Korčula and Sobra on the way. Journey time is up to twenty hours, so consider getting a cabin. The restaurant serves up some decent food at reasonable prices. While the journey is scenic, there is nothing in the way of entertainment so come prepared with a good book. Or just sit on the deck and watch the adriatic sea go by. This is more than enough entertainment for an afternoon. They also offer nightly crossings to and from Bari, Italy twice a week during summer. LINK Timetable Avansa LINK

By train
There is no train to Dubrovnik. A narrow gauge line used to link Dubrovnik to Sarajevo but was closed in 1976.
The closest rail station is at Ploče, less than 2 hours by bus from Dubrovnik. From there, you can connect to trains to Mostar and Sarajevo. Trains to points north can be boarded at Split, a 4 hour bus ride from Dubrovnik.

By bus
The new bus station is located in the new port.
Direct buses run to/from Zagreb (7 daily), Korcula (1 daily), Mostar (2 daily), Orebic (1 daily), Rijeka (3 daily), Sarajevo (1 daily), Split (14 daily), Zadar (7 daily). During the summer there is also a daily bus going to the Montenegro cities of Herceg Novi, Bar, Kotor, and Budva. The ticketing office is open from 5:30am to 22:30pm.
When coming by bus from Split or cities further north, police officers may board the bus and you may be asked for a valid identity document when crossing the Neum corridor which belongs to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
When traveling into Montenegro and the Airport: sit on the right hand side (not behind driver) for best views, and vice-versa for the return. Traveling to Bosnia, sit on the left hand side (behind the driver) for best views.
A departure listing for the international bus station is available at the website of the city bus operator:
On all intercity buses you pay a separate fee of  10 kuna to the driver for luggage. So keep some change ready

By car
The motorway to Dubrovnik is still being constructed so you are safest sticking with the motorway as far as Split if you are arriving from the north. Be aware that during weekends, approaching August, all roads become really busy, especially at border crossings, motorway tolls and tunnels.
Via Split: from Split just follow the signs south towards Dubrovnik. Just south od metković you will pass trough a corridor belonging to Bosnia and Hrcegovina where you will need to show your passport. As it is a transition border, no Visa is required even if you need it for Bosnia and Hercegovina.

By plane
Čilipi airport is located 20km southeast of Dubrovnik. There is a restaurant and cafe, information and exchange offices and ATMs, a post office and car hire facilities. Parking costs approx. 40kn for the first 24hours and 2kn per hour thereafter.
Scheduled flights are met by an Atlas bus which goes into town (35kuna per person each way) with stops at Pile gate and the main bus station. If you prefer a taxi ride it will cost you 250kuna.