Getting around Dubrovnik
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; www.libertasdubrovnik.hr) 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 companies have offices at the aiport and in the city centre. They include Avis (tel: +385 95 9 222 333; www.avis.com), Bingo Rent (tel: +385 20 773 136; www.bingo-rent.com) and Hertz (tel: +385 20 425 000; www.hertz.com).
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; www.adventuredubrovnik.com) runs bike tours in the nearby countryside.