Arriving to Dubrovnik
When landing to Dubrovnik you may first think about two things: how to get the local currency and how to get to Dubrovnik. There are exchange offices at the airport but their exchange rates are commonly unfavourable. Consider waiting to find a closest bank and do the exchange there.
Secondly, there are buses that will take you from the airport to Dubrovnik centre. Buses depart sporadically, in connection with Croatia Airlines arrivals (though any passenger may use them (35 kn or 5 euros). The buses make the first stop at Pile, the main gate of the old town, and continue to the main bus terminal, 3km north-west and well-placed for many hotels. Return buses to the airport start out from this terminal two hours before Croatia Airlines departures. Alternatively, a taxi will cost you around 250 kn.
HOT TIPS: Should your time allow, visit the fantastic Đurović cave located under the airport runway, just to the left of the arrivals terminal, across from the car park. Also, try to time your flight to arrive in daylight, allowing you to enjoy the spectacular 30 minute road journey 20km north from Dubrovnik airport into the city, rising high above the Adriatic coast.
Dubrovnik Tourist Board Information Offices are located on Pile Gate, Lapad and Gruž Port
Phone: 020 312 011
Mon – Sat: 8:00 – 20:00
Sun: 8:00 – 15:00
Obala S. Radića 32
Phone: 020 417 983
Mon – Fri: 8:00 – 20:00
Sat – Sun: 8:00 – 14:00
Šetaliste kralja Zvonimira 25
Phone: 020 437 460
General emergency 112
Search & rescue at sea 9155
Emergency road help 1987
Traffic information in English is available at 98.5FM during the tourist season only.
Local currency & Exchange
Croatian currency is the Kuna (abbreviation is Kn), which is divided into 100 lipas. The word “Kuna” means marten, a weasel-like animal, whose fur Croats used for payment many centuries ago.
The Kuna comes in dominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 as notes and 1, 2, 5, 25 as coins. The Lipa comes in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50
Public transportation in Dubrovnik is very well organized. Maps can be somewhat confusing, but just ask any local for directions on how to get to your destination, they are always happy to help. Public buses (Libertas company) are orange in colour and they can take you to any part of the city.
Tickets can be bought on any kiosk, on the bus, on hotel receptions and some tourist agencies. If you are buying on the bus bring exact change with you (15 kn) if you as drivers may not be able to return the needed change. This may result in you having to miss your ride, find some change and wait for the next bus. Buying tickets at a kiosk is a good way to save money (as the tickets are cheaper there – 12 kn) and to avoid the crowd while entering the bus.
Each single ticket is valid for an hour since its first use. You can also buy a daily ticket (30 kn) in all abovementioned locations except on buses.
Ferry connections to local islands
For timetables and prices of local ferry tickets visit the website of ferry company JadrolinijaWebsite
General hospital Dubrovnik “Medarevo”
Telephone number: 020 431 777
Buses number 9 and 2 go to the hospital