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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; 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.

Taxis

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

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; www.avis.com), Bingo Rent (tel: +385 20 773 136; www.bingo-rent.com) and Hertz (tel: +385 20 425 000; www.hertz.com).

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; www.adventuredubrovnik.com) runs bike tours in the nearby countryside.

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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.

 

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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.

 

Valamar Club Dubrovnik

Set in luxuriant gardens, this family-friendly all-inclusive resort on the Babin Kuk peninsula is only a few minutes’ walk from the pebbly beach. Many of the modern light-filled rooms come with sea views and balconies, and there’s a separate children’s pool as well as a large outdoor pool.

Hotel Stari Grad

With only eight rooms, this smartly decorated boutique hotel in the Old Town offers a more intimate experience than the huge Lapad resorts. The tastefully furnished rooms don’t have views to speak of, but the fifth-floor terrace has a superb rooftop restaurant and is a great place for breakfast.

Old Town Hostel

A wallet-friendly option offering a selection of dorms and private rooms, the Old Town Hostel has a great Old Town location. It offers extras such as free Wi-Fi and free breakfast and its owner Mike is a well-liked character.