Cavtat is a charming little town located 20 km south of Dubrovnik, and only 22 km from the border with Montenegro. Cavtat is a perfect destination for your one-day trip from Dubrovnik. It is bursting with history, culture, and festivals, especially during the summer months.
You can enjoy a walk along a promenade, participate in a cultural event, or explore the wider local area. Getting to Cavtat from Dubrovnik Airport is very easy: bus, local taxi, or private transfer.
Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik Airport to Cavtat is probably not something you'll be looking forward to. The main problem is that there is no direct line to Cavtat. First, you need to take a shuttle to the main station. You can buy a ticket at the counter in the airport building, on the bus, at a ticket dispenser or online (Platanus Agency). Then, at the main station, you need to switch to local bus line 10 that will take you directly to Cavtat. It depends on the season, but usually, it departs once per hour. You can check the official schedule on their website (Libertas Dubrovnik).
The ride from the station to Cavtat takes approx. 25 minutes. Your total trip, from the airport to Cavtat, will take you approx. 55 minutes. This is the calculation without waiting for the bus to arrive. When it comes to price, your shuttle ticket costs approx. 7 EUR and your bus ticket approx. 3 EUR. That's a 10 EUR cost. As you can see, it is a cheap option but quite tiresome. It can get nerve-wracking especially in the high season.
Traveling by an airport taxi from Dubrovnik Airport to Cavtat is a much better option. The distance is only 6 km. After stepping out of the airport building, the taxi stand will be in front of the entrance. All Dubrovnik official taxis must have a 'TAXI' sign on their vehicle so you'll easily spot them. The airport taxi costs around 14 EUR. But please to avoid any possible misunderstandings, ask a driver about the price before accepting the taxi ride. Also, there might be extra costs if you're traveling by night.
Airport taxis usually can accommodate up to 4 people but don't have a child seat so it's not the safest option if you're traveling with kids.
A few pieces of advice:
The taximeter must be running from the start until the end of your trip. So, it's good to make sure of it to avoid scams. If you have any complaint, first take a receipt from the driver and then call the taxi company. Without a receipt, there is no proof you have used their service.
Booking your private transfer means you're making sure that your trip is running smoothly. Why? First, you can easily book a transfer online before you travel to Dubrovnik. It takes 5 minutes to choose your destination, vehicle, time & date, extras if needed (like child seat), and in the end method of payment. You can pay by credit card or cash. The price is all-inclusive and there are no hidden costs.
Your driver will be waiting for you at the arrival hall, holding a tablet with your name on it. He will be happy to help you with your luggage. Our service is 'Door-to-door' meaning he will take you to the entrance of your hotel or any other accommodation. Private transfer is a service tailored to your needs. Our 10+ years of experience ensure you a 1st class experience.