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Getting around Dubrovnik

Public transport

There are no trams, trains or metros in Dubrovnik, but the Old Town is more than easily accessible by bus and navigable on foot.

Libertas (tel: +385 20 441 444; runs the city's bus service.

Routes 1A, 1B and 1C are popular with tourists as they connect the harbour and bus station at Gruž with the Pile Gate – the western entrance to the Old Town. Route 4 is also useful as it passes by many hotels and terminates near Hotel Dubrovnik Palace. One-hour tickets are available upon boarding or at various Libertas sales points. Daily tickets are also available and they’re valid for 24 hours after activation.

Libertas also runs a Dubrovnik sightseeing bus that takes visitors from the Old Town in the east to the Dubrovnik Bridge in the west.


Taxi stands are located outside the Pile and Ploče gates, at Gruž, the bus station and in Lapad. Operators include Radio Taxi (tel: +385 20 411 411) and Radulovic (tel: +385 98 725 769). Uber is also available in Dubrovnik.



Driving in Dubrovnik can be chaotic due to the sheer weight of tourist numbers in the high season and a complicated one-way system. Parking spaces are at a premium and the Old Town is pedestrianised.

Car hire

Car hire companies have offices at the aiport and in the city centre. They include Avis (tel: +385 95 9 222 333;, Bingo Rent (tel: +385 20 773 136; and Hertz (tel: +385 20 425 000;

Bicycle hire

Cycling is not common in a city whose core is ruled by pedestrians and whose roads are dominated by cars. Cycling on the busy Adriatic Highway is not recommended. Accordingly, no companies currently rent out bikes in Dubrovnik, but Adventure Dubrovnik (tel: +385 98 531 516; runs bike tours in the nearby countryside.

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Featured Hotels


Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik

Overlooking Miramare Bay, this peaceful hotel has been carved into a cliff, giving all of its 93 rooms stunning sea views. Warm wood and local stone are used in the contemporary rooms, adorned with works by Croatian artists. The soothing spa has an indoor pool, and the beachside restaurant is irresistible.

Karmen Apartments

In one of the best locations in Dubrovnik right in the Old Town on the harbour, these four excellent-value apartments, overlook the medieval walls. All of the brightly decorated apartments have kitchens, and one has a small balcony.

The Pucić Palace

This luxurious boutique hotel is housed in an 17th-century Baroque house. In summer, staying in one of the hotel’s individually styled rooms gives you free access to a beach club just outside the town's gate. Other facilities include the Café Royal restaurant, fine dining at Defne and a wine bar.

Hotel Excelsior

This 198-room hotel in São Paulo, with its mammoth convention centre, flatters beyond its 4-star billing. The rooms behind Excelsior's art-deco frontage are plain and businesslike, yet excellent value. Wi-Fi is free, rooms come with LCD TVs and there is a bar and fitness centre onsite. The location is also close by downtown Praça da República with nearby cultural icons such as Teatro Municipal and Edificio Copan. Staff speak English and can help book tickets and tours. Breakfast included.

Hotel Neptun

It would be a shame to stay in Dubrovnik without waking up with a sea view. Hotel Neptun has recently been renovated to ensure an unforgettable stay in the Babin Kuk peninsula overlooking Elaphiti Islands. Choose one of the 91 rooms or suites and make the most of Croatian summer.


ZigZag Apartments Dubrovnik

These stylish apartments scattered around the Old Town and priced very reasonably, won’t break your budget. Light, airy, with a plenty of sunshine, you will be close to all the hot sports, restaurants and bars.