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How to get from Dubrovnik to Korcula

Dubrovnik to Korcula fast ferry

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 a few days there then go to visit Korcula.

There are several options to reach Korcula from Dubrovnik:

If you are foot passenger:

The first option is to take a ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula. The trouble is that ferries to Korcula from Dubrovnik are not sailing all year round. At the present they are operating from April to October only – see timetable here). They are not very frequent either – at the present, there are 3 daily ferries in peak season June to September, so this option is not always possible.

The alternative is to take a bus that drives along the coast from Dubrovnik to Orebic and crosses to Korcula island from there. These are in operation every day all year round, so they are a much more reliable means of transport than ferries. You can book your bus ticket here.

The third option is to get Dubrovnik to Korcula bus shuttle that also picks up people from Dubrovnik airport. The shuttle is in operation from April to October.

All these options are great ways of traveling 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 the How to get to Korcula page

Views over Dubrovnik Old Town while driving from the airport to Korcula
Views over Dubrovnik Old Town while driving from the airport to Korcula

If you are driving:

There are no car ferries from Dubrovnik to Korcula. They used to be a few years ago but were discontinued since, with no intention to be reintroduced. So, you have to drive along the coast to reach the island.

Driving from Dubrovnik to Korcula is easy. It only takes about 2 hrs. The roads are good, the views are beautiful and the journey can be very enjoyable.

The driving route from Dubrovnik to the island is first along the coast on road D8 to 20231, Zaton Doli, the crossroads with Peljesac (GPS coordinates:42.832152, 17.749765) where you will turn left to D 414 road that leads along the Peljesac to Orebic (altogether 121 km). From there take car ferry (15 min crossing) to Korcula island (Domince port). Car ferries from Orebic to Korcula are very frequent so you will have no trouble finding one that suits your travel plan.

In case you choose this way of travel, bear in mind that parking around Korcula town can be difficult in summer periods, as well as that Korcula Old town is a 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. Update: There is a parking lot in Orebic very close to the ferry terminal and center of the town.

Bearing all of this in mind, my suggestion to you is to use public transport whenever possible.

Private Transfers:

You also have the option to be driven from Dubrovnik to Korcula. This option includes possible car rental, taxi or minibus transfer. If you need any of these, just get in touch we can pre-arrange it for you.

Video – Foot Passenger ferry

Video – Car ferry

Related info: Ferries to Korcula, Buses to Korcula & How to get from Korcula to Dubrovnik

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

  • Lynda

    we are travelling to dubrovnik airport 25th July 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

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


    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

    @rosita – take early morning bus (6.45) from korcula to dubrovnik. the afternoon is difficult – perhaps a taxi would do? update: yes, afternoon ferry is now in service.

  • Colleen Goode

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

  • Cleo

    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

    We can arrange a transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Korcula.To make a booking, just go to our page:http://www.korculainfo.com/taxi-korcula/ and send an email with your request. You will get an email from a local driver who will come and wait for you and pick you up at the airport. If it’s a last-minute request, pls call the driver’s number displayed there.

  • Daleen

    Good day! We will be travelling from Dubrovnic to Korchula on 22 May 2022. We are uncertain which option to choose – ferry, bus or car. We are 4 travellers. We thought of renting a car, but do not know if we can rent one in Dubrovnic and give it off in Korchula?

  • edita

    hi Daleen, the easiest way to get here is by fast catamaran ferry. Drop off for rented car in Korcula is usually not available. The alternative is taxi, which can work well for you as you are 4 travellers > https://www.korculainfo.com/taxi-korcula/

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