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

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Fly  •  4h 50m

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

56€ - 271€

Cheapest option

Car ferry, Leonetti Bus  •  20h 19m

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

39€ - 66€

3 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  17h 34m

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

41€ - 126€

Bus  •  24h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Zagreb K954
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Rome Tiburtina

99€ - 147€

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 35m

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

71€ - 105€

Croatia → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Croatia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Israel and United Kingdom

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Croatia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from Croatia
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Croatia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Italy.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome is to car ferry and Leonetti Bus, which costs 290 kn - 500 kn and takes 20h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Rome is to fly which costs 420 kn - 2.100 kn and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubrovnik to Rome. However, there are services departing from Dubrovnik - Pile and arriving at Rome Tiburtina via Dubrovnik and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 30m.

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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 which takes 17h 34m and costs 310 kn - 1.000 kn.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m 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 50m and costs 420 kn - 2.100 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 kn - 1.200 kn and takes 24h 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: 468.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and Croatia 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 30m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
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
4 times a day
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 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
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 bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
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
25€ - 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
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
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, Vueling Airlines and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Dubrovnik Airport to Rome Airport.

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