Hi, looking for suggestions to get to Mostar from Dubrovnik. There is a train but it gets in later than we want. What other methods has anyone used? If you have used private transport and were happy with them, can you supply a name?
I had a great experience with Taxi Pajo on a trip from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik via Mostar. The owner and primary driver, Mili Pajo, was outstanding: excellent behind the wheel, really knowledgable about the history and culture of the area, good conversationalist (but also fine with quiet if that's what you prefer), timely, and very aware of the best routes, traffic patterns, border crossings, etc. We had a little extra time, so he made some stops along the way for us to quickly explore a few small towns. He also took us to an amazing cafe in Mostar run by his brother in law and encouraged us to walk around for as long as we wanted. Highly recommended!
We rented a car and drove there. The roads were excellent and it was an easy drive. After that we drove to Split - again....great highway, toll road, and easy to navigate.
I'm not sure how you managed to find a train from Dubrovnik since there is no railway there. But Globtour, https://www.globtour.com/en/, runs coaches between Dubrovnik and Mostar.
When I needed transportation from Dubrovnik to Mostar (about 5 years ago), I signed up for a day trip with a private company, Select Dubrovnik, which used a large van that held about 20 people. I researched day trips and found Select Dubrovnik which was willing to let me leave the tour in Mostar. (Another company said that their license required that their passengers had to return to Dubrovnik.) The van picked us up in a piazza a few steps outside the Pile Gate to the old city of Dubrovnik. The trip's name was "Mostar and Kravica Waterfalls with Turkish house." and cost approx. $50 US. I didn't see the waterfalls because that was part of the return trip to Dubrovnik. When we got to Mostar, I went with the tour group to see some of Mostar with the guide, then I returned to the van, retrieved my luggage, and walked a few blocks to my pensione. This arrangement worked well for me because I was traveling alone and the distances to pull my luggage from Dub. apt. to van and then from van to Mostar pensione, were short and manageable.
I highly recommend Petar Vlasic for any transfers or tours in that area. He is very professional and a wealth of knowledge.
Bus for sure. It's annoying as it crosses the border a bunch of times but it's fine. Check out busticket4me or the other agregators. It's quite easy, albeit a bit of a rip-off. But that's Dubrovnik.
Thanks to everyone for responses. Great idea about checking out a tour group that would let us jump off at Mostar. Never thought of that one!
We took the bus. Was no big deal. Border crossing went well.