A beautiful view from within central Dubrovnik-mobile

How to get from
Hvar to Dubrovnik

Hvar to Dubrovnik Trip Overview

Distance145 km (90.6 miles)
Price range$48-$56
Ride Duration Range3h 20m-3h 50m
Earliest Departure07:10
Latest Departure15:55

A ferry is the best way to get from Hvar to Dubronik. Three companies make the trip each day, so it would be best to book your ticket in advance. Dubrovnik offers breathtaking views from its coastline and is a great place to go kayaking and boating to enjoy those views. It is also a great town for shopping and sightseeing. The weather is warm and dry in May, June, September, and October, so it’s wise to try and plan a trip during those months.

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Taking a ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik

Fastest ferry: 3h 20m

Cheapest ferry: $48

The fastest: 3h 20m

The cheapest: $48

Pros

Free cancellation

Luggage allowed

Bathroom on board

Amenities: no special surprises

Hvar pier departure

Cons

Passengers only (no cars)

Limited to good weather

A/C may work poorly

Possibly delayed departure

Possibly very crowded on board

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

WC

A/C

Pets allowed

A beautiful view from within central Dubrovnik

About the Ride from Hvar to Dubrovnik

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by Ferry

The ferry is a fast and convenient travel option that offers comfortable seating, air-conditioned cabins, and onboard toilets. Although there is no outdoor seating, a small bar is available for purchasing coffee, snacks, or soft drinks. Operating from April 6 to October 25, the ferry is subject to weather conditions and cannot carry vehicles. If bad weather causes a cancellation, passengers can choose between the next available ferry or a full refund of their tickets.

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.

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What to Expect

After some time spent on Hvar Island, you’ll want to stay here for the entire summer. However, it’s time to continue exploring other beautiful spots in Croatia. The next destination you’ll visit is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, and the King’s Landing. If this doesn’t tell you you’ll have an amazing time in Dubrovnik, then nothing will!

When traveling the 210-kilometer (130-mile) distance between Hvar and Dubrovnik, you have one transportation option. The high-speed ferry will take you from Hvar to Dubrovnik in just 3 hours. The ferry departs from the Harbor of Hvar, and your journey will end at the Dubrovnik Pier. Dubrovnik is a small town, so in case you booked your accommodation in the town, you’ll be within walking distance from it. However, if your accommodation is outside of the town, you might need a taxi to get there. 

As soon as you arrive, you’ll understand why so many consider Dubrovnik one of the most charming seaside towns in Europe. From the pier, you can go for a walk through the Old Town or grab a bite in one of the many Mediterranean cuisine restaurants. 

The best time to visit Dubrovnik is during the spring or the fall. During the summer, the beautiful town gets very warm and crowded. If you want to have a chance to roam the Old Town streets and enjoy its charm without the crowds, avoid the warm summer months.

What to see when traveling from Hvar to Dubrovnik

Your journey from Hvar to Dubrovnik will start at the Harbor of Hvar. From here, you’ll be traveling between Hvar, Vis, and the Pakleni islands. The ferry will glide through the waves of the Adriatic Sea towards Korcula Island, where it will make a stop.

After the passengers board the boat, the ferry will continue the journey toward Mljet Island for a few more stops. As you glide next to the island, soak in the views of untouched nature. Half of Mljet island is a national park, and you’ll be able to enjoy the views before the boat continues the journey towards the coastline.

As you move away from Mljet island, you’ll move close to the coast of Croatia and you’ll be traveling between it and the Sipan island. The ferry will ride next to never-ending views of the lush green coastline with an occasional lovely small town on your way. 

You’ll see the stunning walls in the distance as you approach Dubrovnik from the water. You’ll arrive at the Dubrovnik Pier, which is very close to the Old Town.

The best way to get to know the town is to explore its cobblestone streets, walk the town walls, stroll along the town’s main street Stradun, or wander through the Old Town.

The stunning walls of Dubrovnik were a perfect spot for shooting the series, Game of Thrones. If you’re a GoT fan, you’ll be excited to know that there are many theme tours available that will show you all of the filming locations around town.

If you want to see the town from a bird's eye view, hop on the cable car and get to the top of the hill to enjoy the spectacular view over lunch at the Panorama restaurant.

Dubrovnik has a few beaches, but they tend to get easily crowded, especially during the summer. If you’d like to spend a day on the beach, hop on a short ferry ride to Lokrum island where you’ll find a small, but lovely beach, and gardens you can wander through.

Companies Operating from Hvar to Dubrovnik

Average time

3h 20m

Average price

$56

(2736)

Average time

3h 40m - 3h 50m

Average price

$53

(181)

Average time

3h 30m

Average price

$48

Popular stations and stops in Hvar and Dubrovnik

Departure stations in Hvar

Harbour of Hvar

Hvar Harbour

Arrival stations in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Ferry Terminal (Port Gruz)

Dubrovnik Ferry Terminal

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