There are 5 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Rome by plane, car ferry, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  4h 29m

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

53€ - 421€

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Car ferry, Leonetti Bus  •  18h 15m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari 54
  2. Take the Leonetti Bus from Bari to Rome - Tiburtina station Gallipoli

38€ - 63€

3 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  16h 14m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari 54
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Roma Termini Fa / ...

48€ - 134€

Bus  •  23h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb 973
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina

100€ - 149€

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 37m

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Split
  2. Take the car ferry from Split to Ancona 53
  3. Drive from Ancona to Rome

100€ - 156€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome is to car ferry and Leonetti Bus which costs 290 kn - 490 kn and takes 18h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome is to fly which costs 400 kn - 3.200 kn and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubrovnik to Rome. However, there are services departing from Dubrovnik and arriving at Rome Tiburtina via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 30m.

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The distance between Dubrovnik and Rome is 467 km.

The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 16h 14m and costs 360 kn - 1.100 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Dubrovnik to Rome, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome is to fly which takes 4h 29m and costs 400 kn - 3.200 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 kn - 1.200 kn and takes 23h 30m.

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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: 467.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

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

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and Croatia Airlines fly from Dubrovnik to Rome twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Rome via Zagreb in around 23h 30m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 420€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 750€
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 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
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 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
29€ - 40€
Bus operators
TTI Leonettibus SRL
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
27€ - 35€
Schedules 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 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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
10h
Frequency
Twice 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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Alitalia, Croatia Airlines 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 shuttle which takes 32 min and costs 45 kn.

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