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There are 6 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Rome by plane, car ferry, train, bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Rome (FCO)

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Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari
  2. Take the bus from Bari Port to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

Car ferry, train via Bari

  1. Take the car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini

Car ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Split
  2. Take the car ferry from Split to Ancona
  3. Drive from Ancona to Rome

Dubrovnik (DBV) to Rome (FCO) flights

The flight time between Dubrovnik (DBV) and Rome (FCO) is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 503 km. Services are operated by Croatia Airlines, Wizz Air and Vueling Airlines. Typically eight flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

8 Weekly Planes
1h 16m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome is to car ferry and bus, which costs 250 kn - 330 kn and takes 18h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome is to fly which costs 300 kn - 1.400 kn and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubrovnik to Rome. However, there are services departing from Dubrovnik - Gimnazija and arriving at Rome Tiburtina via Dubrovnik and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 37m.

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The distance between Dubrovnik and Rome is 469 km.

The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome without a car is to car ferry and train via Bari which takes 18h 27m and costs 300 kn - 950 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Dubrovnik to Rome, including transfers.

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Dubrovnik to Rome bus services, operated by Croatia Bus, depart from Dubrovnik station.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome is to fly which takes 4h 20m and costs 300 kn - 1.400 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 kn - 1.100 kn and takes 24h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Dubrovnik Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Dubrovnik to Rome bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Map of how to get from Dubrovnik to Rome.
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  • Distance: 468.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Dubrovnik, Croatia and Rome, Italy?

Croatia Airlines, Wizz Air and Vueling Airlines fly from Dubrovnik to Rome once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Rome via Dubrovnik and Zagreb in around 24h 37m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €290
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€75 - €110
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€28 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€29 - €45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bari Port to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dubrovnik bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Croatia Bus
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Book at
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Book at
samoborcek.hr
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€80 - €95
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
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Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
€11 - €14
Car ferry from Split to Ancona
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
€13 - €17

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Croatia Airlines, Wizz Air and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Dubrovnik Airport to Rome Airport.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 56 kn.

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