Split – Dubrovnik

There is no train from Split to Dubrovnik. The railway connection in Croatia stopped in Split, although there were once plans for expanding it further to Dubrovnik. As the train culture in Croatia did not grow with time, the plans were cancelled until further notice. 

Currently, the only railway route in South Dalmatia is Ploce – Sarajevo, further connecting cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The final stop in Croatia is Metkovic train station. Therefore, the closest train station to Dubrovnik is Ploce, about 2 hours away. 

However, the easiest and fastest way of travelling this route is taking a bus from Split to Dubrovnik. Tickets start from €10 and there are over 20 daily departures including several night buses. The journey takes approximately 4 hours. Buses depart from the main bus station in Split which is located about 5 minutes from the Old Town, right next to the ferry port and train station. In Dubrovnik, buses arrive at the main bus station located about 4 km from Dubrovnik Old Town. 

Another option is to travel by catamaran from Split to Dubrovnik. The route is seasonal with two departures per day. Tickets cost around €30. The catamaran drives the following route: Split – Bol – Makarska – Korcula – Mljet – Dubrovnik, the journey takes approximately 5 hours. Split ferry port is located a few minutes from the Old Town, right next to the main bus station and train station, while Dubrovnik ferry port is located about 4 km from the Old Town, next to the main bus station. 

Other popular train routes from Split

Split – Zagreb

Split – Sibenik

Split – Pula