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.

New: Dubrovnik Airport to Korcula bus shuttle

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.

Related info: Ferries to Korcula, Buses to Korcula

11 Responses to “How to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula”

  • Lynda on April 16th, 2010 6:54 am

    we are travelling to dubrovnik airport 25th July 2010 arriving at 12.45 – a sunday -can we get a ferry on this day to Korcula? how do you get from the airport to the town of dubrovnik? thanks for help

  • edita on April 18th, 2010 4:25 pm

    @lynda:there is a bus that goes from airport to the town.

  • ROSITA on September 1st, 2010 11:43 pm

    Does anyone know how can we travel from Korcula to Dobrevnik on Wednesday (PM). The ferry/catamaran does not operate on Wednesday and we would need to travel to Polace to catch the ferry. We need an alternative for travel by boat in the afternoon, 5ish. Thank you

  • edita on September 7th, 2010 8:31 pm

    @rosita – take early morning bus (6.45) from korcula to dubrovnik. afternoon is difficult – perhaps taxi would do?

  • Colleen Goode on March 2nd, 2011 12:59 am

    How can I book our ferry travel from Dubrovnik to Korcula mid July 2011?

  • edita on March 5th, 2011 9:41 pm

    no need to book in advance.

  • Cleo on May 18th, 2011 8:30 am

    Hi!We are a group of 8 people and I am trying to understand the option to reach Korkula on Wednesday August 17th as part of the group will arrive with flight landing at 15:25. Korkula to Dubrovnik on Sunday August 21st to catch flight. Korkula to Dubrovnik on Wednesday August 24th to catch flight to Milan. Thank you very much for your help

  • edita on May 18th, 2011 2:27 pm

    We can arrange transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Korcula. The price for one way journey is from 35 Euro. If you decide to take return journey with us, you will get 10% discount. To make online booking, just go to our page : and enter your names, date and arrival time with flight details, pay for your one way journey and your booking is complete. As soon as we receive your booking, I will email you name and telephone number of local driver who will come and wait for you and pick you up at the airport.

  • Ghis on August 8th, 2011 7:43 pm

    My daughter is trying to get to Korkula on 15 August but the bus is not an option by the looks of it as her plane is not due to arrive until 14.30. She would obviously then need to disembark and get to Dubrovnik town centre in 30 mins! The friend she is going to meet there has told her she can pay for a ride on a package tour transfer bus provided there is space. This would be great but obviously she doesn’t want to just turn up and hope. How would she contact these companies?Money is a big problem so she is not able to get a taxi.Any suggestions at all please

  • tony on August 13th, 2011 8:04 am

    Is there a bus service from Korkula to Dubrovnik? The price of a return ticket. Tony

  • Karnrawee on November 7th, 2017 11:49 pm

    Please advise the route from Korcula to Dubrovnik in May 2018 on Wednesday.

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