The nearest airport to Cavtat is Dubrovnik. In fact Cavtat is closer to Dubrovnik Airport than Dubrovnik itself (10 minute transfer). Regular summer flights from the UK include:
Outside the summer, British Airways operate year-
From Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, Croatia Airlines operate summer flights to Dubrovnik making for a much quicker route compared to the 11 hour bus.
Cavtat can be easily reached from Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Airport as it’s only 6 km away. The easiest method is by taxi, a simple 10 minute transfer. It is possible to take a bus, this departs from the main road out of the airport. The number of departure aren’t regular though. Lines 11, 27 and 38 operate this route.
Cavtat is only connected by bus to the city of Dubrovnik. If you are wanting to travel to other parts of the Croatia you will initially have to take a local bus to Dubrovnik.
The bus service between Cavtat and Dubrovnik is excellent. The number 10 bus route is a quick and cost effective means of travel. Departures start early morning and in the summer season a departure is available approximately every 30 minutes until the early hours.
The route starts from Dubrovnik’s main bus station and makes it’s way to the bus stop outside the cable car entrance and then onwards to Cavtat. Duration is around 30 minutes and costs is 25 kunas each way.
For a timetable of the Cavtat to Dubrovnik bus route, click here (courtesy of Libertas Dubrovnik)
Unfortunately there are no direct routes from outside of Croatia to Cavtat, however there are a variety of direct routes to Dubrovnik which you can then take a connecting bus to Cavtat. See Getting to, from and around Dubrovnik for more information.
Similarly to the getting around by bus, the only ferry service to within Croatia is to Dubrovnik. ferry. If you are wanting to explore other parts of Croatia by ferry, such Hvar, Korcula, Sipan etc, you will have to connect to Dubrovnik first.
In the months of June to September there is a passenger ferry service that operates between Cavtat and Dubrovnik. This route takes around 45 minutes and is a wonderfully scenic route albeit it can be a little choppy.
The service departs from Cavtat waterfront and arrives in the old port just outside Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Cost is 50 kunas for a single ticket or 80 kunas for a return. The first departure is mid morning and run every hour until the evening.
You can easily discover the sights and sounds of Cavtat by foot. The town measures just over 2 km in length, meaning wherever you stay you’ll never be far from the centre.
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