Dubrovnik International Airport is located in Čilipi, Croatia, and serves the cities of Cavtat, Dubrovnik, and Herceg Novi. It is situated approximately 15.5km from the Dubrovnik city centre, and is one of the most modern airport facilities in the country. It also handles one of the highest passenger traffics and has the longest runway in Croatia.
To get to Dubrovnik Airport from Dubrovnik City, hop on a public bus either from the old main station in Gruž or from a modern bus-stop in the Dubrovnik neighbourhoods. Bus schedules can be checked online. There are also shuttle buses that travel between Dubrovnik’s Old Town and the airport according to flight schedules. Other services such as pre-booked transfers, car rentals, and taxis are available as well – for the latter, be sure to agree on the fare before the ride. All passenger areas of Dubrovnik’s terminal are accessible by foot.
Where to go
There is a modest collection of shops in Dubrovnik Airport. Grab a much-needed bite at one of its snack bars, or sit down for a relaxing cuppa at a coffee shop, with each one located in the International Departures, International Arrivals, and Domestic Departures areas. The duty-free shops and souvenir stores can keep you occupied while you wait for your transfers. And if you’re in need of cash, the ATMs are located opposite the car rental booths.
If you’ve got quite some time before your flight, head over to the coastal town of Cavtat, just about three kilometres from Dubrovnik Airport. Cavtat was known as the ancient settlement of Epidaurus and in Helenic and Roman times, and is now home to streets of precious cultural sites. Pay a visit to the enchanting House Bukovac, the preserved residence of acclaimed 19th-Century realism painter Vlaho Bukovac; step into the stoic Racic Mausoleum built from the famous white stone from Brac Island; and take in the majestic sight of Rector’s Palace, a Renaissance fortress dating back to the 16th Century.
Or, if you’re planning to spend more time in the area, travel to the popular Dubrovnik City along the coast. As the cultural epicentre of Croatia, Dubrovnik has exciting numbers to offer travellers. Its famed Ancient City Walls date back to the 10th Century and stretch up to two kilometres, awarding visitors with spectacular panoramic views of the city and the Adriatic Sea. For pop culture buffs, don’t miss the walking tour that covers filming locations of the hit TV series Game of Thrones.
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