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

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Bus  •  19h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Zagreb N997
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik bus station N973 / ...

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Train, car ferry  •  20h 7m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bari Centrale 9919
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik 54

Train, car ferry, bus  •  22h 26m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Faenza Re
  2. Take the train from Faenza to Ancona Ic / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53
  4. Take the bus from Split to Dubrovnik

Drive  •  11h 20m

  1. Drive from Florence to Dubrovnik 1069.7 km

Fly  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Dubrovnik (DBV) FLR - DBV

Florence (FLR) to Dubrovnik (DBV) flights

The flight time between Florence (FLR) and Dubrovnik (DBV) is around 7h 45m and covers a distance of around 589 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 23m. The fastest flight normally takes 5h 10m. Services are operated by Iberia, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and others. Typically 35 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 22m
Layover time:
4h 23m
Total time:
7h 45m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
5h 10m
Flight distance:
589 km
Flights per week:
35
Cheapest price:
794 kn
Carbon emissions:
119 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:05
Last flight departs at:
11:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Florence (FLR) to Dubrovnik (DBV) flight schedules

Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil and Tanzania
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from South Africa and Tanzania

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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Italy.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dubrovnik is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Dubrovnik is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

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Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Dubrovnik is to bus which costs €50 - €90 and takes 19h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Dubrovnik is to fly which costs €100 - €240 and takes 8h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Dubrovnik. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Dubrovnik - Pile via Zagreb and Dubrovnik - Gruz 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 46m.

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The distance between Florence and Dubrovnik is 570 km. The road distance is 1069.7 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Dubrovnik without a car is to bus which takes 19h 46m and costs €50 - €90.

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It takes approximately 19h 46m to get from Florence to Dubrovnik, including transfers.

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Florence to Dubrovnik bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Dubrovnik is to bus which takes 19h 46m and costs €50 - €90. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €100 - €240 and takes 8h 52m.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Dubrovnik Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 10m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Dubrovnik bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dubrovnik bus station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Dubrovnik.
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  • Distance: 570.2 km
  • Duration: 19h 46m

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

You can take a bus from Florence to Dubrovnik via Zagreb and Dubrovnik - Gruz 2 in around 19h 46m. Alternatively, Iberia, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Florence to Dubrovnik 5 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Dubrovnik via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Florence to Dubrovnik via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 kn - 3.600 kn
Flights from Florence to Dubrovnik via Munich, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 2.300 kn
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Dubrovnik via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.400 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Dubrovnik via Brussels
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.300 kn
Train operators
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 kn - 850 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
300 kn - 420 kn
Smart Low Cost
290 kn - 410 kn
Smart Flex
550 kn - 850 kn
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Faenza
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
95 kn - 105 kn
Train from Faenza to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 160 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
140 kn - 160 kn
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Faenza to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80 kn - 120 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
80 kn - 120 kn
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 Faenza to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 410 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
110 kn - 150 kn
Base Standard
230 kn - 320 kn
Base Premium
290 kn - 410 kn
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 Florence to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
220 kn - 280 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
230 kn - 290 kn
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 Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 200 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Globtour
Phone
+387 36 651-393
Email
info@globtour.com
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Dubrovnik Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
210 kn - 260 kn
Website
Globtour
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190 kn - 250 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
270 kn - 390 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 190 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
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Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85 kn - 110 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
85 kn - 110 kn
Car ferry from Ancona to Split
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
100 kn - 130 kn

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Dubrovnik is 1070 km. It takes approximately 11h 20m to drive from Florence to Dubrovnik.

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Iberia, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Dubrovnik Airport.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs €1 - €7.

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