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There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Dubrovnik by plane, car ferry, car, train, bus or ferry

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Fly to Dubrovnik

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

Fly to Bari, car ferry, drive

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bari (BRI)
  2. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës
  3. Drive from Durrës to Dubrovnik

Fly to Brindisi, drive, car ferry

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Brindisi (BDS)
  2. Drive from Brindisi to Bari
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Durrës
  4. Drive from Durrës to Dubrovnik

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split
  3. Take the bus from Split to Dubrovnik

Train, car ferry, ferry

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split
  3. Take the ferry from Split to Dubrovnik

Bus

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

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Villach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
  3. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Split
  4. Take the bus from Split to Mokošica

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Rome to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split
  3. Drive from Split to Dubrovnik Central Bus Station

Rome to Dubrovnik by train, bus and car ferry

The journey time between Rome and Dubrovnik is around 21h 32m and covers a distance of around 779 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 2m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, ATMA Ancona and others, the Rome to Dubrovnik service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Dubrovnik. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

4 Weekly Services
21h 32m Average Duration
€66 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Rome to Dubrovnik is to train and car ferry and bus, which costs €65 - €120 and takes 21h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Dubrovnik is to fly which costs €60 - €290 and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Dubrovnik station. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Dubrovnik bus station via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 25m.

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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 and bus which takes 21h 32m and costs €65 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m 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 42m and costs €60 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 23h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Dubrovnik Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Map of how to get from Rome to Dubrovnik.
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  • Distance: 468.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

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

Croatia Airlines and Vueling Airlines fly from Rome to Dubrovnik once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Dubrovnik Central Bus Station via Zagreb in around 23h 25m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €180
Flights from Rome to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €240
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Rome to Bari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Flights from Rome to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €340
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
€33 - €37
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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
€18 - €25
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Train from Roma Termini to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Website
https://www.nightjet.com/en/#/home
Sleeper Carriage
€150 - €210
Couchette Carriage
€100 - €140
Seating Carriage
€65 - €95
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Bus operators
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 060 300 300
Email
info.promet@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Schedules at
ap.hr
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Book at
https://shop.global.flixbus.com/
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Book at
https://shop.global.flixbus.com/
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
Phone
+385 (0) 91 2181 455
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Book at
samoborcek.hr
Ferry operators
Ventouris Ferries
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Durrës
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€60 - €70
Car
€95 - €105
Inside cabin 2 beds
€90 - €100
Inner cabin 2 beds
€95 - €110
Outside cabin 2 beds
€114
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Croatia Airlines and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Dubrovnik Airport.

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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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