Arrival by car
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you can come to Dubrovnik from Central and West Europe in several ways
1. Via Rijeka - motorway and continental highway: Rijeka - Senj - Žuta Lokva - Gospić - Dugopolje (motorway) - Vrgorac - Ploče - Dubrovnik.
2. Combining the Adriatic Highway (along the coast) and the highway: Rijeka - Senj - Karlobag - Maslenica - Split (motorway) - Makarska - Ploče - Dubrovnik.
There are different possibilities of combining the coastal highway and motorway. The Adriatic Highway will enable you to enjoy seaside scenery, while the motorway through the continental part of the country offers a different but equally attractive landscape.
From Central Europe:
1. Via Zagreb
Zagreb - Karlovac - Žuta Lokva - Gospić - Dugopolje (motorway) - Vrgorac - Ploče - Dubrovnik. This route can also be combined with the Adriatic Highway.
2. Via Osijek (through Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Osijek - Slavonski Brod (or Brčko) - Sarajevo - Mostar -Metković - Dubrovnik /
Sarajevo - Foča - Trebinje - Dubrovnik
Arrival by bus
The newly built Dubrovnik Bus Terminal is situated in Gruž, in the vicinity of the harbour
In addition to information and booking desks it offers a left-luggage office, taxi stand and kiosk. One of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Information Offices is also located in close proximity to the Bus Terminal. Apart from international bus lines, Dubrovnik has daily bus lines to all major Croatian cities.
The only left-luggage in Dubrovnik is located at the Dubrovnik Bus Terminal.
The Terminal has excellent local bus connections with other parts of the city. Taxi service is also available
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