All parts of the city of Dubrovnik are well connected by frequent, regular bus lines.
City bus timetables are displayed at every major bus stop, and you can also get timetables at the Information Offices of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, at Libertas bus company kiosks, at hotel front desks, and the like.
Bus tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver (15,00 kuna), at Tisak newsstands (˝S˝ ticket – 12,00 kuna), at the Libertas bus company kiosks located at Pile, the Central Bus Terminal, the Pošta Lapad bus stop and in Mokošica, at hotel front desks and from travel agencies. It is possible to purchase a ticket on the bus with exact change of 15 kuna. The bus ticket is valid for exactly one hour from the moment of first use for an unlimited number of rides in the city.
It is also possible to buy a card (exclusively at Libertas bus company kiosks) that is valid for 24 hours beginning with the first use, and the price is 30,00 kuna. The magnetic card payment system involves turning the front side of the ticket containing the magnetic strip towards you and inserting it into the ticket-machine on the bus, after which the ticket is returned to you. If you have a contactless bus ticket, you merely press it against the sensor.
Local bus lines are the following numbers: 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 17.
A map of the bus stations and city bus network can be found on the following website http://libertasdubrovnik.com/ or in the Dubrovnik Riviera brochure found at the Information Offices of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, as well as at Libertas kiosks.
There are taxi stands in all of the busiest parts of the city and taxi service fares are clearly displayed.
Upon entering a taxi, the taximeter must be turned on with the initial (start) value of 27,00 kuna. If the taxi meter is not running, the customer is not required to pay the fare. Each additional kilometre costs 9,00 kuna. Up to 4 people can ride in a taxi. The fare for waiting is 150,00 kuna per hour, and 2,00 kuna for each piece of luggage.
The taxi fare from Gruž Port (from points where boats on cruise lines dock, which is 4 km from the Old City) to Pile, which is the western gate into the Old City, will cost you 70,00 kuna per taxi, while the fare from Pile to one of the hotels in the other parts of the city will be about 80,00 kuna, depending on the distance.
You can also arrange the price with the taxi driver for a full-day or half-day excursion to the areas around Dubrovnik.
Taxi client: 020 411 411
Plavi taxi: 020 332 222
Taxi Ragusa: 0800 1441
If you decide to go to the Old City with your car, we recommend that you park at the public car park located at Ilijina Glavica, only five minutes’ walk from the Old City.
Street parking is marked with signs that display payment instructions and parking cost per hour. You can pay at parking meters or by using a mobile phone.
There is a parking lot at Gruž Port that will be particularly useful if you decide to take a day trip to one of the islands in the Dubrovnik area because it is located in the immediate vicinity of the pier where the boats that connect Dubrovnik with the local islands dock.
Several petrol stations are located on roads to and in Dubrovnik. Some are open 24 hours.