Dubrovnik cable car a ride up Mount Srd

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The Dubrovnik Cable Car whisks people up the 405 meters to the top of Mount Srd. The Cable Car at Dubrovnik like many others worldwide trades on the view it provides it. The view of the Adriatic coastline with its blue waters, little islands and the amazing Dubrovnik Old Town is absolutely breathtaking from the moment you leave the first station.

The Dubrovnik Cable Car making its way from the basr station to the top of the hill
The Dubrovnik Cable Car view is breathtaking

Where is the Dubrovnik Cable Car Station

The Dubrovnik Cable Car location is a short 5-minute walk from the Old Town. There are a number of different routes you can take to reach Cable Car from Dubrovnik Old Town. two of the routes lead you from Pile or Ploče gates. Expect to take  8-12 minutes to walk around/behind city walls. The pedestrian footpaths from Ploče or Pile gates to the lower station are quite easy to walk towards Cable Car.

The quickest way takes 6-9 minutes, is by walking up the stairs from Stradun (towards Buža gate), and from there, it takes just a minute of a walk across the parking lot towards the Dubrovnik cable car base station, but it has a lot of pretty steep stairs and is intended for people in good shape.

Dubrovnik and the Adriatic in the background of the cable car
View from the Dubrovnik Cable Car as it makes its way up the hill

We can attest to this that the stairs are steep, plentiful and uneven in height. Just over the road is an amazing bakery that sold traditional Croatian foods and pastries. You will find the food prices in this part of Dubrovnik a lot cheaper than in the Old Town.

If you are docking in the Dubrovnik cruise port the easiest way to reach the Cable Car is by local bus # 8 or taxi. Walking distance from the Port of Gruž to Ploče where the lower station of the Cable Car is located is circa 4,5 km (uphill & downhill). Expect this to take you an hour to walk there..

The cable car in Dubrovnik first sprang into life in 1969, becoming a major tourist draw card in Dubrovnik. The cable car operated successfully until the early 1990s when it was destroyed in the Croatian War of Independence. It took another 15 years after the war finished for the cable car to re-open in 2010.

How much is the Dubrovnik Cable Car?

Prices for a trip on the cable Car Dubrovnik have just been released for the 2022 season which starts on the 10th of April. The prices are as follows:

AdultPrice Cable Car Dubrovnik
Round trip ticket adults200 Croatian KunaRound trip ticket kids50 Croatian Kuna
One way ticket adults110 Croatian KunaOne way ticket kids30 Croatian Kuna

The journey to the top takes 3-4 minutes to reach the summit station on Mount Srd. The Cable Car in Dubrovnik can hold up to 25 people. The view from the Dubrovnik Cable Car as you rise up above the residential houses of Ploce and the Old Town slowly appearing before your eyes are truly memorable. The Old Town then seems to pale in comparison to the beauty of the Adriatic Coastline as it stretches out as far as the eye can see in both directions.

When is the Cable Car Dunrovnok open?

Opening Hours
Times as April 2022

The Dubrovnik Cable Car and the station are fully accessible for people with a disability in wheelchairs. This includes access to both stations, access to the cabin, restrooms, and an elevator.

Things to do on Mount Srd Dubrovnik

At the summit cable car station, you will find the Panorama restaurant in Dubrovnik.  I challenge anyone to show me a place to have a meal, coffee, beer or wine with a better view than anywhere in the world. The view is all-encompassing as it spreads in front of you in either direction through the big glass windows.  We enjoyed a coffee and some traditional Croatian cake at the Dubrovnik Mount Rrd Restaurant.

The Panorama Restaurant Dubrovnik cable car

The summit station of the Dubrovnik funicular also has a gift shop to buy your souvenirs as a memory of your trip on the cable car. Outside there is numerous viewing platform to get great photos. This would have to be the most Instagramable spot in Dubrovnik. Don’t forget to turn around though and get some amazing views of the mountains!

Having a coffee overlooking the old town of Dubrovnik from the restaurant at the top of the Dubrovnik cable car
Having a coffee at the restaurant at the top of Dubrovnik Cable

For those that don’t like the heights of the cable car, there is a path up the hill that can be walked. I would advise not trying this if you were not fit as it looks a long way up zig-zagging across the mountain.

A taxi can also be taken to the top if you are eating at the Dubrovnik Panorama restaurant

Things to do at Dubrovnik Fort Imperial

A short 5-minute walk from the summit of Dunrovnik Cable Car Station is Fort Imperial Dubrovnik. The fort was built by Napoleon and was finished precisely on his birthday, meaning that the fort and Napoleon celebrated their birthdays on the very same day.

The fort is known for The Siege of Ragusa which was fought between Austrian Croat troops against a French garrison between 19 and 27 January 1814 during the Adriatic campaign of the Napoleonic Wars. In 2012, Fort celebrated its 200th birthday. Today the Fort Imperial is in a semi-state of disrepair.

You are able to wander around the outside and do some exploring on Mount Srd Dubrovnik. A few rooms are still open and house the Dubrovnik Homeland War Museum. During the Homeland War, the fort was the first line of defence of Dubrovnik and housed the Command HQ of the 163rd Dubrovnik Brigade of the Croatian Army.

The walls of Fort Imperial.

We found the museum very interesting and informative. To be honest, we had never heard of the Homeland War before. These sorts of museums are great to learn about the history of places you visit. The museum is a great way to bring life to Fort Imperial.

On top of Mount Srđ, behind Fort Imperial, there is a hiking trail for you to explore. The trail will provide breathtaking views that include the city of Dubrovnik, surrounding islands and the amazing coastline of the Adriatic. The hiking trail leaves from Fort Imperial to Fort Strinčjera. Fort Strincjera is easily reached on a 1.3 km stroll from Fort Imperial.

The road you follow, Macadam is easy for walking with no steep inclines. The trail takes you through part of farmland where you will see animals and into the forest before you reach Fort Strincjera. The fort was built between 1886 and the start of the 19th century. Today there are a few ruins left for viewing including two round towers. The Fort also acts as a memorial site for soldiers who died while fighting here in the Homeland War.

Dubrovnik Mount Srd Cable Car provides amazing views

As far as sightseeing in Dubrovnik goes we recommend a trip on the Dubrovnik cable car. The time spent can range anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours depending on what you want to do once you are on the Srd Hill Dubrovnik.

We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has you inspired to visit Dubrovnik Croatia. There are so many things to do in Dubrovnik, including visits from Dubrovnik to Kotor and Mostar in nearby countries.

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7 thoughts on “Dubrovnik cable car a ride up Mount Srd”

  1. it’s such an amazing experience!
    Especially watching the sunset from the mountain- loved it!

  2. Absolutely stunning pictures! Dubrovnik looks like million bucks from top 🙂

    Plus, I think I can actually spend a few hours on top…the vide is enchanting…

  3. I haven’t yet been to Croatia and confess I didn’t know there was a cable car in Dubrovnik! Thanks for this detailed article, the opening times and costs are very useful to anyone travelling there. As for the views, they look amazing!

  4. Ah, this post brings back great memories of our trip to Dubrovnik! I loved the views from the top of Mt Srd. I didn’t realise the cable car had started in 1969, that’s impressive. Glad it reopened after the war. Great photos! Thanks for the memories! 🙂

  5. The Dubrovnik Cable looks like a nice experience! The view from the top looks indeed very nice. I love your photos! The view of the harbour from the Teleferico de Dubrovnik is defenitely my favourite photo! Would love to visit it one day!

  6. Wow what a stunning view from the summit station! I wouldn’t mind grabbing a bite at the restaurant while indulging in the views. The war museum seems like a fantastic place to learn about the history of the place!

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