It's only 75 miles from the UNESCO-listed city of Dubrovnik to Korčula island, making it easy to combine both destinations in the same trip.

Traveling from Dubrovnik to Korčula by private boat transfer is the way to go if you want to set your own schedule and cut down on travel times. There are also daily passenger ferries making this trip only during the travel season, while buses run along this route year-round.

If you're looking to explore the highlights of the region of Dalmatia, consider this 8-day tour taking in its hidden gems. After exploring Dubrovnik's old town and surroundings, it heads to the Pelješac Peninsula, Korčula Town, the city of Split and its surroundings, Krka National Park and the medieval city of Trogir.

By Private Boat Transfer

Duration: 2-3 hours

Traveling from Dubrovnik to Korčula by private boat transfer is the quickest and most convenient travel option because you can make your own schedule. The trip duration depends on the size and speed of the boat. Note that the price of a private boat transfer depends on the size of the boat and number of passengers. Contact your travel specialist to find out more about private boat transfers.

By Passenger Ferry

Duration: 2-3 hours

Departures: 7:00 am – 4pm daily (up to 3 departures) between April and October only

There are three ferry companies offering passenger services from Dubrovnik to Korčula only during the travel season and not in the winter. During the peak summer season of July and August, there are up to four daily departures. Do book in advance online with Jadrolinija, Kapetan Luka or G&V Line.

By Rental Car or Private Car Transfer and Car Ferry

Duration: 2.5-3 hours

Departures: 12:10 am – 22:10 pm daily (14 departures increasing to 19 from end May to end September)

There are no direct car ferries making the journey from Dubrovnik to Korčula. If you're driving or taking a private car transfer, take the D8 road northwards. At Zaton Doli, head on to the D414 to Orebić, located on the Pelješac peninsula. At Orebić you can catch the ferry to Dominče on Korčula island, a 15-minute journey. Once in Dominče, it's a short drive to Korčula Town. Note that parking here can be a challenge during the peak summer season.

This is a pleasant and scenic drive, and driving offers the opportunity to make stops along the way. The walled city of Ston and its salt works on the Pelješac peninsula are worth a stop.

By Bus

Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes-3.5 hours

There are two daily buses making the journey from Dubrovnik to Korčula Town all year round. If you're traveling during the peak summer season, do book your ticket online in advance, as this is a popular route. If you've booked a trip with Arriva, you can take advantage of the free wifi onboard.


Map of How to Get from Dubrovnik to Korčula
Map of How to Get from Dubrovnik to Korčula
Written by Isabel P, updated Aug 30, 2019