The 4 best ways to get from Dubrovnik to Mostar

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How to get from Dubrovnik to Mostar is something that many tourists ask when on holiday in the pearl of the Adriatic. As beautiful as Dubrovnik is, there are some great day trips from Dubrovnik that can be taken. A Dubrovnik to Mostar day trip is one of the most popular.

In this article, we will talk about the options available and those not available. Dubrovnik to Mostar train, bus, car and organized tour are the options. Mostar is famous for its old town and Stari Mostar Bridge. There would not be too many people in the world who have not seen the famous bridge jumper who plunges into the blue waters below even if it is only on the TV.

Dubrovnik Mostar is a must-do tour.

Tours to Mostar from Dubrovnik

If public transport or the driving option doesn’t suit you an organized Mostar tour from Dubrovnik is your best bet. There are many Dubrovnik Mostar tours daily. Some of the positives of going on an organized tour can be:

  • You will have a guide that will keep you informed on your Dubrovnik to Mostar tour
  • Entry tickets to the sights are usually included
  • One price for everything
  • An organized tour of the sights when you visit Mostar and usually some spots along the way

Find below information and booking details for some great Dubrovnik day trips to Mostar.

Mostar tour from Dubrovnik – Full-Day Trip to Mostar

After departure from Dubrovnik, you will take a short break on the Dubrovnik bridge for some scenic photography of the town. Continue along the Adriatic coast while learning about the various sites that you encounter along your route.

In Pocitelj you will have an opportunity for sightseeing and free time. Pocitelj is a beautiful cultural and historical site featuring structures from the 15th century.

Continuing to Medjugorje you will have more time for sightseeing and discovery. Medjugorje is a spiritual and religious site and is one of the most famous pilgrim destinations in the Catholic world.

Then going to Mostar where you have the chance to visit the Mosque of Mostar, a Turkish house, and many other monuments in the town on your day trip to Bosnia from Dubrovnik.

Tour Highlights when Visiting Mostar

  • Discover the historic structures at Pocitelj
  • Visit Medjugorje, a popular pilgrim destination
  • A guided tour of Mostar
  • Rating 4.3 / 5 on over 280 reviews

What is included in your day trip from Dubrovnik to Medjugorje and Mostar

  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Local guide in Mostar
Dubrovnik to Mostar day trip
Restaurant Europe in the Mostar old town is a great choice to eat while visiting. We ordered the Bosnian Meat platter that comes with all sorts of meats and the local delicacy called Cevapi.

Mostar and Kravice waterfalls tour from Dubrovnik

This tour starts with departure from Dubrovnik, before stopping at the Kravica Waterfalls. The water cascades over a series of steps, creating a 120-meter-wide are of waterfalls. The highest single drop at Kravica Waterfalls is around 25 meters high. Stuff in Mostar to see on the tour, Mostar. This town is famous for its historic UNESCO-protected Old Bridge (Stari Most) over the Neretva River.

During your 3-hour visit to Mostar, you will enjoy a walking tour of the old city and have free time to relax and explore on your own. After taking time to discover Mostar and sip some traditional Turkish coffee, you can go shopping in Mostar Old Town, if you’re lucky watch people jumping from the bridge or grab something to eat. There are plenty of things to do in Mostar.

Dubrovnik to Mostar Day Trip
Neretva River that flows through Bosnia and Croatia

Tour Highlights

  • Guided tour of the old city of Mostar
  • 45 minutes at Kravice Waterfalls
  • Duration 10.5 hours
  • Rating 4.8/5 from reviews

What is included in this tour from Dubrovnik

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
Dubrovnik to Mostar Day Trip
Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque built in the 16th Century

Bus Dubrovnik Mostart option.

The travel distance from Dubrovnik to Mostar is about 140 km, which equals a travelling time by bus of roughly 3 hours. The route follows the Adriatic coast to Opuzen from where it continues via Metkovic to Mostar.

From Dubrovnik, there are a few daily buses to Mostar, this can vary from summer to winter. At the time of writing (01/22) there are up to 5 daily buses travelling between Dubrovnik and Mostar. Tickets on the Dubrovnik to Mostar bus range in price from 15 € to 35 €. Make sure to get a seat on the left side of the bus, so you can enjoy the view as you travel along the coast. Book your bus tickets today with Omio from Dubrovnik to Mostar.

Driving from Dubrovnik to Mostar

Google Maps shows a driving time of around 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach Mostar from Dubrovnik. The time it takes will depend a lot on the Dubrovnik to Mostar border crossing. In the summer months, the wait can be up to an hour, I am told.

The Dubrovnik to Mostar drive is nice and scenic with coastal views, rivers, towns, and valleys along the way. The scenery in the Balkans really is beautiful and rewarding for those that take the time to visit. From Dubrovnik to Mostar make sure you have maps installed on your phone or bring a GPS device with you for the journey. Sometimes the roads and signs in Bosnia are not so straightforward. Driving your own car or hiring a car allows you the most flexibility on this trip.

Map of Dubrovnik to Mostar routes.

Make sure you ask the car rental company about taking the car into Bosnia. In the past, you were required to have a cross-border card. These days, that is no longer required. Some unscrupulous rental car companies will still try and charge you for this. It is not required.

There are 3 different routes one can take from Dubrovnik to Mostar. People looking to stay in Mostar for a few days should consider a private Dubrovnik to Mostar transfer for comfort and flexibility.

Dubrovnik to Mostar train options

There are no direct trains to travel from Dubrovnik and Mostar. The nearest train runs from Caplijina in Bosnia. You would need to take a 2-hour bus ride to get there before departing by train. A Dubrovnik to Mostar train is not a viable option.

A day trip to Mostar really is worth the time and money taken to experience it. Dubrovnik is a great base for exploring the coast of the Adriatic. We hope this article has given you the information you need to make your Dubrovnik day trip a success.

Getting to Dubrovnik

Mostar Old Town
A nearly deserted Mostar old town

Dubrovnik is the 10th biggest city in Croatia.

Dubrovnik Airport is serviced by some of the top Airlines such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Austrian Airways and Air Serbia just to name a few. We recommend MOMONDO for your flight searches.

Dubrovnik Airport is located 15.5km for Dubrovnik City Centre. Book your airport transfer here!

The bus from Dubrovnik airport stops at Pile Gate in front of Old Town Dubrovnik, then continues to Main Bus Station in Gruž Port.

Book a bus to Dubrovnik from domestic and international locations

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Getting around Dubrovnik

All the areas of Dubrovnik are conveniently linked by buses that run according to the timetable, anywhere from every 10 minutes to every half hour. Many buses begin running at about 5.00 in the morning and pick up their last passengers after midnight.

Where to stay in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has many great accommodation options from the seaside to the UNESCO Dubrovnik Old Town. From backpacker to the apartment and 5-star accommodation. Check out the map below for hotel booking and prices, alternatively, search Hotellook or Agoda for the best deals.

Dubrovnik has accommodation options for every budget from hostels, to apartments and hotels rooms

You can even charter a Yacht in Croatia and stay on it. For the best apartment options, we suggest you search the map below for great prices and locations in Dubrovnik.

Hotels in Dubrovnik generally start from around $88.00 a night for a double room 3star and increase incrementally as the luxury rating rises towards the 5-star average price of $133.00.

We hope this article inspired you to spend 1 day in Mostar on your Dubrovnik holiday. A Dubrovnik to Mostar day tour is really easy to organise and very rewarding. It will provide you with the best Mostar experience possible. For more Croatia inspiration from Wyld Family Travel click through to our Croatia page.

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13 thoughts on “The 4 best ways to get from Dubrovnik to Mostar”

  1. Looks like a wonderful trip! I’ve been to Dubrovnik and on a road trip in Croatia, but never did it to Bosnia. Thanks for sharing a couple of good tips!

  2. WOW the pictures look so darn gorgeous – looks like a fairytale town particularly the Mostar town. I can totally understand why it must have been tough saying goodbye to Danijela and Dragan.

  3. An amazing read! The pictures are more than awesome. I liked the still of the Neretva river the most. Can’t wait to take a trip.

  4. Croatia looks more beautiful with every photo in your post. The sites, the food, the people etc. It all just looks incredibly inviting. The water is also so crystal blue! Thanks for inspiring a trip there!

  5. The places look like they leapt out straight from the pages of a fairytale. You were indeed lucky to have the trip all to yourself and enjoy the beautiful vistas in exclusivity. Would love to get there some day, can see what a great time you had. It is heartening to note that most of the places are virtually secluded.

  6. This place is really incredible! I can totally imagine feeling the breeze and embracing the sea!

  7. Such a peaceful and quaint place. The kind of place I would love to travel to.

  8. We were in Dubrovnik in August last year and also took a day trip to Mostar. Like you we had a great time. Such an interesting city to explore with so much history. Unlike you though, we didn’t get a chance to get our passports stamps at the borders. Our guide told us that sometimes they just don’t do it if they think you are an obvious day tourist. Ashame for us as like you we love to get our passports stamped! But we got to see seven crazy New Zealander jumping off the bridge in Mostar. That was a true spectacle and I was really scared for their lives! I certainly wouldn’t be doing i myself!

    • Just say if you need some more tips…
      Pocitelj is known by the Art colony, usualy International.
      Dubrovnik is delight to visit during the Summer festival
      Have you visit The Cave inn Mostar?! The biggest chance to see the jumps from the Olden Bridge are by the end of juli. Boys are jumping from a few other bridges but it far more dangerous and not for begginners.
      Split in Cristia is amazing, but try to visit some of the Islands as Hvar, Brac (with over of the most beautiful beaches in the world –

  9. This area is definitely on our plans for next trip to Europe. Great post and saved for reference when we are in the planning stage.

  10. Now that’s a wonderful blog post- wonderfully described and beautifully captured on lens! Počitelj looks great. In your blog post, I would have loved to know more about its heritage but overall the post is absolutely amazing!


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