Another pleasant way of traveling to Dubrovnik is by sea. There are international and coastal ferry lines with arrivals and departures to/from Dubrovnik. Jadrolinija is the main Croatian passenger ferry company, with the highest number of regular international and domestic lines. The other Croatian shipping and freight agency is Jadroagent Ltd. Other agencies operate along the Croatian coast during summer.
Ferry tickets can be bought online or at Gruž Port in Dubrovnik, some ferry connection tickets are available at the Jadrolinija Office, the tickets for the catamaran from Dubrovnik to Mljet, Korčula and Lastovo are bought at the GV Line office, just on the oposite side from Jadrolinija office.
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The Croatian coastal towns and cities are served by ferry and ship services. The inhabited islands are linked with the mainland (and some of them also with other islands) by ferry/ship services. During the summer the frequency of ferry sailings is usually increased and fast hydrofoil services are added. The summer sailing schedule normally remains in operation from 28 May to 30 September.
The Dubrovnik district
- Dubrovnik ferry to Elaphite Islands Koločep, Lopud and Šipan, 2018 timetable available
- Dubrovnik - Mljet - Korčula - Lastovo with Nona Ana catamaran, 2018 timetable available
- Prapratno on Pelješac peninsula to Mljet Island car ferry, 2018 timetable available
- Ploče (mainland) - Trpanj (Pelješac peninsula) car ferry, 2018 timetable available
- Dubrovnik to Split, including Croatia's islands Korčula, Brač and Hvar, 2018 timetable available
International ferry lines
Jadrolinija Ferry Company
The main Croatian passenger shipping line, maintains the largest number of regular international and domestic ferry and shipping lines. Information on sailing times and fares is obtainable from their following office addresses:
Obala S. Radića 40, Dubrovnik
Tel: +385 20 418 000,Tel/fax: +385 20 418 111
Riva 16, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia P.O. Box 123
Tel: +385 51 666 111, Fax: +385 51 213 116, Telex: 24225
Zrinjevac 20, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 487 33 07, Fax: +385 1 487 31 41
Jadroagent International Shipping and Freight Agency
Obala pape Ivana Pavla II No. 1/II
Tel: 419 000, 419 009, Fax: 419 029
More information can also be found on pages of Port of Dubrovnik authority, www.portauthority.hr, Gruška obala 1, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Tel / Fax: +385 20 418 511
Passenger tariff rates
The tariff rates on international lines and on fast lines are the same for domestic and foreign nationals.
Tickets for fast and international lines can be purchased in advance, with the possible differential amount to be paid on the day of sailing. The ticket must bear the passenger's name, date of issue, and the date(s) of sailing and return.
The tariff rates on local and ferry lines are the same for domestic and foreign nationals. Special discounts apply for island residents (only for passenger transport) when they buy return tickets.
Children under the age of four pay 50 per cent of the fare if they require a berth. Children between the ages of 4 and 11 pay 50 % of the adult fare.
There are many companies in Dubrovnik offering boat excursions:
Three Islands Cruise, Panorama Cruise and Sunset Cruise... to name just a few.
If you are a group we recommend arranging a private boat excursion. Please contact us for recommendations regarding the best price value, trusty captains and boats.