It's an easy and scenic drive from Trogir to Dubrovnik, two cities with UNESCO World Heritage sites. With a distance of only 160 miles (256 km) separating the two destinations, they can both be included as part of your Croatia itinerary.
The easiest way to make the journey from Trogir to Dubrovnik is by private transfer or rental car. Traveling by bus would take approximately two hours longer but is a budget-friendly option. Note that there are no train connections linking these two cities.
If you're looking for a tour taking in the highlights of Croatia's Dalmatian coast, consider this 8-day trip. Both Trogir and Dubrovnik are part of the itinerary which also includes the coastal city of Split famous for its UNESCO-listed Diocletian's Palace, Krka National Park and its scenic waterfalls, and the charming island of Korčula.
By Private Transfer
Duration: 3.5 hours
A private transfer service from Trogir to Dubrovnik offers the convenience of door-to-door service. It also suits those who prefer to relax and enjoy the drive instead of navigating the roads themselves. Contact your local travel specialist for details of private transfer services.
By Rental Car
Duration: 3.5 hours
The quickest way to make the trip between Trogir and Dubrovnik is to head onto the E65 toll highway. At Mali Prolog, exit and follow the D425 and then the D8 towards Dubrovnik. This road crosses through a 5.5-mile-long section of Bosnia and Herzegovina. You'll need to show your passport on entering and exiting Bosnia and Herzegovina and could experience a wait at the border, especially during the peak summer season.
The scenic Jadranska Magistrala coastal road that snakes along the Dalmatian coastline is an alternative to the toll highway. Though this route would add an hour or two to your journey it does offer the opportunity to stop in other scenic destinations along the way, such as Split, Omiš and Makarska.
Duration: 5.5 hours
There are up to five direct buses making the journey from Trogir to Dubrovnik daily. Bus travel in Croatia is inexpensive and generally comfortable, and some bus companies like Arriva offer free wifi on board. Try to get a seat on the right side of the bus for the best views of this scenic stretch of Adriatic coastline.
If you're traveling during the peak summer season, do consider booking your seats ahead of time online.