Getting around Dubrovnik
Public transport has improved, especially in recent years. Despite this, in our opinion there is still a lot to do. The offer is limited to buses only, but despite this, moving around Dubrovnik is quite simple and intuitive. Obviously, the alternatives are not lacking.
CAR AND SCOOTER
If your holiday is limited to the city alone, we strongly advise against using the car. Especially if you intend to spend most of your time in the Old city.
Among other things, the circulation of cars and buses is prohibited in the Old City. It turns quietly on foot.
An 125cc scooter would be a really good solution. A trip on two wheels, along the beautiful coast, in addition, certainly will excite you.
Libertas manages public road transport. The service is quite efficient and connects, in a capillary way, the center, the suburbs and the surrounding areas. Often, we have to deal with certain limitations. In any case, if you are not particularly demanding, you can move to Dubrovnik and the adjacent areas in a simple and economical way.
In our opinion, the bus is indicated above all for occasional and not too frequent movements.
City buses consist of a fleet of around 70 vehicles, and a total of 9 lines. The service is active every day, including Sundays and holidays, with frequencies that oscillate between 15 and 30 minutes.
The buses are identified by a sequential number from 1 to 9. Generally, they work from early morning to late evening. In some cases, last races even at midnight.
Most urban buses leave from the Pile stop, near the Old Town. The bus station, however, is located near the port, in Obala Ivana Pavla II, about 4 km from Pile.
The suburban lines operating outside Dubrovnik are well 17. The lines are divided into two large areas, depending on the area served. Ideal to move around Dubrovnik and surrounding areas.
10 lines, operate in the area east of the city. You can reach Buići, Cavtat, Molunat, Plat, Vitaljina, Vodovada.
7 lines, on the other hand, are active in the area west of Dubrovnik. You can reach Brsečine, Imotica, Majkovi, Orebić, Osojnik, Slano, Ston.
The cost of tickets varies depending on the distance. For urban routes, in general, the cost is just over € 1,50.
Tickets can be bought at the ticket offices, in local currency. For the record, we point out that some have complained of difficulty in finding them. Alternatively, you can buy them directly on board the vehicle. In these cases, however, there is a small surcharge.
Info, schedules, updates available on the official page of the company, from this link.
In our opinion, not the right way to move around Dubrovnik. They are recommended to move from the Port, or the airport, to the old city, and vice versa. Generally they are not expensive, but it is advisable to first ascertain the cost and, eventually, agree.