Disappointing ferry timetable for catamaran ferry Dubrovnik-Mljet-Korcula-Lastovo

nona-ana1.jpgWe were patiently waiting for months for any kind of news from Authorities regarding this newly introduced ferry line. Now, it seems we have it.

However, the timetable is pretty poor and in my opinion it did not improve bad connection between Korcula and Dubrovnik at all.

According to the new timetable, catamaran ferry will sail from Dubrovnik to Korcula in period 01.07 -31.08.07 (which is pretty short period)

It will sail 4 days a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving Dubrovnik in the morning at 8 am or 9.15 am , arriving in Korcula at 10.45 or 11.50 am. It will sail back from Korcula to Dubrovnik on same days departing at 4pm arriving in Dubrovnik at 8.30 pm.

I am pretty disappointed with this timetable and find it almost useless for us in Korcula for following reasons:

First of all, I was expecting it will essentially improve connection between Dubrovnik Airport and Korcula. However, I was wrong – it’s pretty useless for reaching Korcula upon arriving at Dubrovnik Airport, as ferry leaves Dubrovnik early morning, and almost all flights arrive in the afternoon.

Secondly, it is not suitable if you are flying back home from Dubrovnik Airport, as ferry arrives in Dubrovnik in the evening when all flights already left.

It is also unsuitable for day trips from Korcula to Mljet?or Dubrovnik?as it forces you to overnight there.

The only improvement that this ferry line now offers is for residents and visitors of Dubrovnik or Mljet who want to visit Korcula (or indeed Lastovo) on day trip – it enables them to do so pretty cheaply, as fares are subsidised by Government.

So, despite the fact that this ferry line was allegedly introduced to improve connections with islands Korcula and Lastovo with Dubrovnik and Croatian Mainland, it didn’t change that weak travel connection.

It still forces you to use old good bus in early mornings as we did for last 50 odd years. Minister Kalmeta, please change it!

06/06/2007/

4 Responses to “Disappointing ferry timetable for catamaran ferry Dubrovnik-Mljet-Korcula-Lastovo”

  • Rob on June 7th, 2007 5:41 am

    Well, that is too bad. I was really hoping for some time in June, as there is no other connection on Tuesdays except bus.

  • edita on June 8th, 2007 8:57 pm

    Rob, bus is ok – I personally prefer bus than catamaran – the scenery along Peljesac Peninsula is nice and dramatic, there is a 15 min stop-over at cafe above Prapratno bay which, beside the great views, serves good cofee and cakes, buses are air-conditioned, you don’t get sea sickness in case of bad weater… and bus ride is much more “colorful” in terms of meeting locals at different bus – stops along the way…

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  • Irish tourist on June 15th, 2011 9:24 am

    Personally, I am very disappointed with this timetable. I chose to stay in Korcula because it was near Dubrovnik so I thought there would be good connections, so I was surprised by how poor they were. We will take the bus to Korcula the day we arrive. I hope it’s not full, because we have no option for he ferry! We have to spend the night before our flight in Dubrovnik. Also, we would like to visit Mljet on a day trip but this is impossible – seems crazy to me.

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