How to Get From Kotor to Dubrovnik (And Back) In 2022

Lots of people wonder about the different ways to get from Dubrovnik to Kotor. In short, it’s really simple by bus but there are other ways.

The great thing about visiting any specific country within the Balkans is that you can easily pop in and visit a neighboring country! Border crossings are relatively easy, and even if you are waiting a short while, due to traffic, the experience is more than worth it.

One of the most routes traveled in the South of Croatia is between Dubrovnik and Kotor. Popular both as one-way transfers and for a day trip from either city travel between Dubrovnik and Kotor is a road regularly traveled by the modern-day tourist.

The ease of the journey and the proximity of Kotor to Dubrovnik gives you the opportunity to see two UNESCO-listed cities for a low cost. That said, both Kotor and Dubrovnik have plenty to see and do. In Dubrovnik you have the beautiful Old City walls, you have the architecture, culture, beaches, and loads of history. Likewise in Kotor, you have Venetian fortifications, fjords, soaring mountains, and simply stunning natural sites.

Dubrovnik to Kotor by Bus

If you are budget conscious then public transport will be more suited to you. The bus route from Kotor to Dubrovnik is certainly very scenic too. Both towns are coastal, so that means that the route hugs the coastline. The bus takes a little over 2 hours, depending on border crossing times, and the overall distance is around 90 km.

There are several different bus companies that run this route, and the number of buses increases during the peak months of July and August. You can save money on your route by combining bus company tickets, so simply shop around online. You can expect to pay around 15 Euro for a one-way adult ticket, with discounts possible for children and the elderly; a child’s ticket is around 3 to 9 Euros.

As you’re crossing a border, remember to have your passport with you at all times and be aware during summer the can be huge delays at the border due to people forgetting or leaving passports in luggage.

Dubrovnik to Kotor by Car

Driving to Kotor from Dubrovnik is without a doubt the easiest and most scenic way to get there. If you are not driving your own car you can hire a car with ease from both Kotor and Dubrovnik.

If you’re traveling from Dubrovnik, it is probably best to hire your car from Dubrovnik Airport and from there it is around 20 minutes’ drive to the Montenegro border. Once at the border have your passports and vehicle green card ready for the officials. Once you cross the border, the drive to Kotor is around 1 hour and 40 mins, but that doesn’t include the time you will need to spend waiting to cross the border itself. From there you will wind your way along the bay of Kotor along this fabulous stretch of Montenegrin coastline.

Dubrovnik to Kotor Private Transfer

Oooor… you can simplify your journey from Dubrovnik to Kotor with a private transfer in a comfortable air-conditioned car. Why not enjoy a stress-free departure from your accommodation in Dubrovnik?

Your professional English-speaking driver will meet you in front of your hotel or private accommodation in Dubrovnik at the pre-arranged pick-up time. From there you can sit back and relax as you are transported in a comfortable air-conditioned car to Kotor.

Guided One-Day Trip From Dubrovnik

Kotor is a popular day trip from Dubrovnik, so it is possible to see it on a guided tour instead of going by yourself. This allows you to see and experience so much more. If you decide to Du the Tour with us, you’ll be able to see all the beauties of Boka Kotorska (Kotor Bay) in one day!

This tour is ideal for you if you’re looking for a day of diverse environments in Dubrovnik’s very proximity, and amazing landscape photography opportunities. We guarantee a day of exploration and learning, in a relaxed pace.

If you need any help with itinerary planning, get in touch with us at info@dubrovnikprivate.tours. We’ll be more than happy to lend a hand!

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