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

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Fly  •  4h 32m

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

340 kn - 2.420 kn

Cheapest option

Leonetti Bus, car ferry  •  19h 41m

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

303 kn - 488 kn

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Train, car ferry  •  16h 36m

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

308 kn - 925 kn

Bus  •  22h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb N997
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik N973

468 kn - 793 kn

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 20m

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

745 kn - 1.082 kn

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 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Thailand
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, South Africa and Tanzania

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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

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

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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: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Rome to Dubrovnik is to train and car ferry, which costs €40 - €130 and takes 16h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Dubrovnik is to fly which costs €45 - €320 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Dubrovnik. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Dubrovnik - Pile via Zagreb and Dubrovnik - Gruz 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 16m.

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The distance between Rome and Dubrovnik is 469 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Dubrovnik without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 16h 36m and costs €40 - €130.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Rome to Dubrovnik, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Dubrovnik is to fly which takes 4h 32m and costs €45 - €320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €60 - €110 and takes 22h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Dubrovnik Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Rome to Dubrovnik bus services, operated by Croatia Bus Domestic, arrive at Dubrovnik station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Dubrovnik.
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  • Distance: 468.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and Croatia Airlines fly from Rome to Dubrovnik twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Dubrovnik via Zagreb and Dubrovnik - Gruz 2 in around 22h 16m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 2.600 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.200 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.000 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 Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
260 kn - 800 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
260 kn - 360 kn
Base Standard
470 kn - 650 kn
Base Premium
550 kn - 800 kn
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 Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
210 kn - 600 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
220 kn - 320 kn
Smart Low Cost
210 kn - 300 kn
Smart Flex
430 kn - 600 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 Roma Termini to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 kn - 310 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
220 kn - 310 kn
Bus operators
TTI Leonettibus SRL
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
310 kn - 380 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240 kn - 300 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - 210 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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
200 kn - 260 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
280 kn - 400 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.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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Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Dubrovnik Airport.

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There are 311+ hotels available in Dubrovnik. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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