Tourist Map of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Do you really need to have a map of Dubrovnik while visiting Dubrovnik? Considering the richness’s of cultural monuments concentrating on the relatively limited surface among the mighty city walls, I would say that having a map is essential.

And since there is more than Google Maps (although that is the go-to resource you should follow), I am here to share with you various maps of Dubrovnik, including a tourist map, maps of the old town, and the public transit map.

(More maps: Map of Croatia, Istria, Croatia Map, Zagreb Map, Map Of Zadar, and Map Of Kvarner)

Map of Dubrovnik Old Town

A detailed map of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, highlighting all the main attractions, is essential for any visitor. You can check my map above and refer to it whenever you need help finding one of the main attractions in the area.

If you are more old school and you prefer a traditional paper map, you can pick up a free copy at any of the Information Offices of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.

The primary office is located at Pile Gate, Brsalje 5 street (located here on Google Maps), open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM.

For those arriving by sea, free maps are available at Gruz Harbor, located at Obala Ivana Pavla II, N. 1 street (see here), with working hours from Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM, and on weekends from 8 AM to 2 PM.

Additional information offices are at the Dubrovnik Airport and, during the high season, on the Elafiti Islands of Lopud and Sipan.

For guests staying in Lapad Bay, the local tourist information office is at Masarykov put 3, Dvori Lapad (here on Google Maps). It is open from Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 12 PM and 5 PM to 8 PM; Saturdays from 9 AM to 2 PM; closed on Sundays.

Related reading: The Best Beaches in Dubrovnik.

Bus Map of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has a comprehensive bus network connecting all parts of the city through frequent and regular routes.

Each major bus stop displays city bus timetables, which are also available if you download and install the local bus app (which I recommend doing): Libertas app.

The local bus service, which operates about 70 buses, covers 9 city and 18 suburban routes. Remember, bus and car traffic are prohibited in the city center. The principal bus station near the city center is located in the Pile area, adjacent to Pile Gate.

Key city bus lines on the Dubrovnik bus map for tourists mainly revolve around Pile Gate:

  • Bus No. 6 travels from Pile bus station to Lapad and Babin Kuk, areas known for their hotels and private accommodations.
  • Bus No. 4 connects Pile to the Hotel Palace in Lapad.

The main Dubrovnik bus station is in the village of Kantafig, near the Gruz harbor ferry port, approximately 2 km from the city center.

From Gruz Harbor to Pile Gate:

  • Buses No. 1A, 1B, 3, and 3A provide service to Pile Gate.
  • Bus No. 7 runs to the Lapad and Babin Kuk districts.
  • Bus No. 8 heads to Ploce Gate and St. Jakov.

For those looking to explore beyond the city, suburban buses connect Dubrovnik to nearby towns:

  • Bus No. 10 maintains a route to Cavtat.
  • Bus No. 12 travels to Slano.
  • Bus No. 15 heads to Ston.
  • Bus No. 21 journeys to Orebic, where you can catch a ferry to Korcula Island.
Map of buses from Dubrovnik to southern part of Dubrovnik region (Cavtat, Srebreno, Plat, Molunat)
Map of buses lines from Dubrovnik to western part of Dubrovnik region ( Slano, Ston – Peljesac peninsula)

Also read: Dubrovnik Banje Beach Guide.

The best way to explore Dubrovnik is on foot

The best way to see Dubrovnik is undoubtedly on foot. Dubrovnik is a walkable city and I recommend exploring it on foot – at least the Old Town area, which is anyway a pedestrian zone, making walking the only method of exploration.

Check out my recommended walking tours below:

I love walking in Dubrovnik and I am sure you will too, as you will discover all the countless details and hidden gems that you might miss if you were driving or taking a bus.

From any other part of the city, you can easily reach the Old City’s main entrances, the Pile or Ploce Gates.

A pleasant walk from Gruz Harbor, where many cruise ships dock, to Lapad Bay, another pedestrian-friendly area, takes less than thirty minutes. Additionally, a leisurely forty-minute stroll will bring you to the iconic city walls.

Old Town Map of Dubrovnik

If you’re planning an extended stay here – following my five days in Dubrovnik itinerary, for example – you’ll likely find yourself considering accommodations outside the Old Town walls to keep costs lower.

For those still deciding on the best accommodation type, many of Dubrovnik’s hotels and lodging options are located in neighborhoods outside the Old Town.

The map below highlights popular areas such as Ploce, Lapad, Gruz Harbor, and Babin Kuk, where you can find a range of excellent hotels as well as budget-friendly apartments, B&Bs, and guesthouses.

More Maps of Dubrovnik

If you are arriving by air, the Dubrovnik Airport is about 20 kilometers from the city. Bus transfers to Dubrovnik are synchronized with the arrivals of each regular flight. Here is the map showing the location of the airport in relation to the city center.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver. And if you plan to visit more of Croatia, check out my guide to public transport in Zagreb.

Hopefully these maps of Dubrovnik and its surroundings will make navigation a lot easier for you and your travel more enjoyable, with no major attractions missed!

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