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There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Dubrovnik by plane, train, car ferry, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  7h

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Dubrovnik (DBV) LIN - DBV

715 kn - 2.269 kn

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Train, car ferry via Milano Centrale  •  19h 59m

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

493 kn - 1.389 kn

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Train, car ferry  •  19h 51m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Bari Centrale Fr
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik 54

557 kn - 1.389 kn

Bus  •  22h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Trieste, Trieste 406 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Dubrovnik

544 kn - 728 kn

Bus via Pula  •  24h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Pula International
  2. Take the bus from Pula Central Bus Station to Dubrovnik Central Bus Station Pula Central Bus Station - Dubrovnik Central Bus Station

700 kn - 882 kn

Train, night train, bus  •  28h 32m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Venezia Mestre Fr
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bruck/Mur Rj
  3. Take the night train from Bruck/Mur to Split En
  4. Take the bus from Split to Dubrovnik

1.767 kn - 2.870 kn

Drive  •  11h 24m

  1. Drive from Milan to Dubrovnik 1081.1 km

1.000 kn - 1.500 kn

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Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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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.

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Last updated: 22 Nov 2020
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Dubrovnik is to bus which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 22h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Dubrovnik is to fly which costs 90€ - 300€ and takes 7h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Dubrovnik. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Dubrovnik - Pile via Milan, Milan, Trieste and Dubrovnik - Gruz 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 55m.

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The distance between Milan and Dubrovnik is 778 km. The road distance is 1081.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Dubrovnik without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 19h 51m and costs 70€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Milan to Dubrovnik, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Dubrovnik is to fly which takes 7h and costs 90€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 22h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Dubrovnik Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Milan to Dubrovnik bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, arrive at Dubrovnik station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Dubrovnik.
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  • Distance: 778.3 km
  • Duration: 7h

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

easyJet, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Milan to Dubrovnik every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Dubrovnik via via natta, Milan, Milan, Trieste, and Dubrovnik - Gruz 2 in around 22h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dubrovnik via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.900 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Dubrovnik via Frankfurt, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 3.800 kn
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dubrovnik via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Dubrovnik via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.100 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dubrovnik via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.600 kn
Flights from Milan Linate to Dubrovnik via Catania, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.700 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dubrovnik via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
550 kn - 2.100 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dubrovnik via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
370 kn - 1.500 kn
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 Milano P.Garibaldi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
440 kn - 1.300 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
440 kn - 600 kn
Base Standard
750 kn - 1.000 kn
Base Premium
900 kn - 1.300 kn
Train from Milano Centrale to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
440 kn - 1.300 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
440 kn - 600 kn
Base Standard
750 kn - 1.000 kn
Base Premium
900 kn - 1.300 kn
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
160 kn - 220 kn
Base Standard
310 kn - 420 kn
Base Premium
380 kn - 550 kn
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 Milano Centrale to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
380 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
380 kn - 550 kn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
550 kn - 800 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Bruck/Mur to Split
Ave. Duration
13h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
950 kn - 1.300 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Trieste, Trieste
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 kn - 210 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
340 kn - 480 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Stav Bus
Phone
0381 325195
Email
stavbus@stav.it
Website
stavautolinee.it
Bus from Milan to Pula
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
410 kn - 490 kn
Schedules at
stavautolinee.it
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Pula Central Bus Station to Dubrovnik Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 48m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
260 kn - 370 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Split Central Bus Station to Dubrovnik Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85 kn - 120 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 kn - 110 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Dubrovnik is 1081 km. It takes approximately 11h 24m to drive from Milan to Dubrovnik.

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Volotea, Vueling Airlines, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Dubrovnik Airport.

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There are 7655+ hotels available in Dubrovnik. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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