Buses from Zadar to Dubrovnik

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Zadar - Dubrovnik Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Zadar to Dubrovnik. Traveling by bus from Zadar to Dubrovnik usually takes around 8 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance176 mi (283 km)
Shortest duration7h 45m
Cheapest price$33.27
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Zadar to Dubrovnik?

$35.47 is the average price of a bus ticket from Zadar to Dubrovnik. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Zadar to Dubrovnik in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $40 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Zadar to Dubrovnik?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Zadar to Dubrovnik that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autotrans by Arriva17h 58m$37.05
FlixBus58h 14m$40.75
  • Autotrans by Arriva

    Autotrans by Arriva

    Book Autotrans by Arriva from Zadar to Dubrovnik from $34. Typically there is one Autotrans by Arriva schedule per day from Zadar to Dubrovnik and you can expect on average to pay for a Autotrans by Arriva ticket to Dubrovnik. In Zadar, Autotrans by Arriva departs to Dubrovnik from Bus Station . In Dubrovnik, Autotrans by Arriva arrives at Obala pape Ivana Pavla II 44 .

    An average trip on Autotrans by Arriva from Zadar to Dubrovnik takes 7 hours and 58 minutes , while the fastest available Autotrans by Arriva trip will get you to Dubrovnik in 7 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Autotrans by Arriva offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Dubrovnik.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 5 trips from Zadar to Dubrovnik, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 14 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Zadar to Dubrovnik during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Zadar to Dubrovnik?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 176 miles from Zadar to Dubrovnik. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Dubrovnik. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Dubrovnik, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Zadar?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Zadar to Dubrovnik, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Zadar to Dubrovnik every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Zadar

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Zadar is the oldest continually-inhabited city in Croatia. Located on the Adriatic Sea in the northwestern area of the Ravni Kotari region, Zadar will delight you with its plethora of Roman ruins, white sand beaches, and exciting museums.

For a taste of Zadar's history, visit the church of St. Donatus to view one of the most noteworthy examples of Byzantine architecture. Zadar Cathedral is another must, and you can even climb the bell tower for stunning views across the city.

Zadar is also home to several exciting art installations that celebrate the city's natural setting. The Sea Organ, built in 2005, is one of the must-see attractions in the city; the sea's waves generate music through a series of underwater tubes. Greeting to the Sun is another major installation, where 300 multi-layered glass plates and solar panels light up as the sun sets, depicting the solar system in the form of a circle.

Zadar Airport connects the city to many international destinations, with frequent flights daily. For travel by road, choose one of the many bus carriers with service from various destinations around Europe, including Autotrans and FlixBus, among others.

Dubrovnik

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Famously described as "the pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik is a city located on the southern coast of Croatia. You might recognize Dubrovnik as King's Landing from "Game of Thrones," but this city is filled with a history and culture all its own within the iconic city walls.

Take a walk through the Old Town to discover the city's true essence. In the main square, you'll find the iconic bell tower, as well as Orlando's Column, the Church of Saint Blaise, and a statue of Dubrovnik's most famous playwright, Marin Držić. You can even take one of the many available guided walking tours to see some of the lesser-known areas of the Old Town. If you prefer to forge your own path, walking the city walls is the easiest way to get your bearings. Enjoy magnificent views of the city and coastline along the 1,940-meter walkway and stop for refreshments at open-terrace cafes along the way.

After exploring Dubrovnik's various historical landmarks, take a break by unwinding on the beach. One of the most appealing beaches in the area is Lapad beach, thanks to a pedestrian zone opposite the aquamarine waters with several bars and restaurants.

Unlike Daenerys, you won't need dragons to get to King's Landing - er, Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik Airport provides international air travel through many major airlines, and several bus providers stop at the city's station from nearby towns.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Zadar?

Main departure station: Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Zadar.

All bus stations in Zadar:

  • Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Dubrovnik?

Main arrival station: Obala pape Ivana Pavla II 44

All buses from Zadar arrive at one main station in Dubrovnik.

All bus stations in Dubrovnik:

  • Obala pape Ivana Pavla II 44

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