How to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula
How to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula is a question very often asked in emails and the travel forum. The reason for this is because Dubrovnik is a popular place to visit and Dubrovnik Airport is the nearest to the Island, so people usually fly to Dubrovnik, spend few days there then go to visit Korcula.
There are several options to reach Korcula from Dubrovnik:
The first option is to take a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula. The trouble is the ferries to Korcula from Dubrovnik are not very frequent; actually, as it seems from this year, these ferries will operate only from June to September. Update: Ferries from Dubrovnik to Korcula are operating May to October
The alternative is to take a bus along the coast from Dubrovnik to Korcula. Buses from Dubrovnik to Korcula are in operation every day all year around. So they are a much more reliable mean of transport than ferries.
Both options are great ways of travelling especially as the weather is usually very nice. There are some excellent views of the islands, bays and vineyards as you travel along the coast and along Peljesac Peninsula. All necessary info, timetables and maps about both ways to get to Korcula from Dubrovnik are on Travel info Korcula page
You also have option to drive or be driven from Dubrovnik to Korcula.
This option includes possible car rental, taxi , minibus transfer or driving with your own car. In case you choose this way of travel, bear in mind that parking around Korcula can be difficult in summer periods, as well as that Korcula Old town is traffic free zone. To add to the trouble there is nowhere to leave the car in Orebic either as parking there is pretty chaotic too. Bearing all of this in mind, my suggestion to you is to use public transport whenever possible.