We are planning on getting a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in Sept. I have found this website: https://www.buscroatia.com that lists bus times. My questions are:
Is this the only company that we can get a bus with?
Is there a company you'd recommend? (comfortable bus, on time, reliable etc)
Has anyone booked a car transfer and if so, who with?
Buscroatia is only selling tickets and doesn't always show every bus possibility. There are at least six different bus companies traveling regularly throughout the day.
You don't need to buy the tickets online in advance. You can easily buy them on the ground at the main bus station. I wouldn't bother with a reseller, personally. September is not really high season and you shouldn't have trouble getting a seat on the bus. I don't remember what company I took but the bus was modern and comfortable.
Oh thank you... I didn't even click they were a reseller. I'll organise my tickets when I arrive in Dubrovnik.
Hi CathyG, this may be too late for you but from my own recent experience: we went to the Split bus station on 10 Sept & to buy tickets for a 13 Sept morning bus to Dubrovnik. The 10:30 bus only had a few seats left, the 10:00 bus was sold out, & we ended up buying tickets for the 9:15 am bus. Cash only (125 kunas/ticket). (https://getbybus.com gives great information, such as exact route & number of stops, & we could have bought tickets ahead of time on that site for about the same amount we paid at the bus station.) We were given assigned seats for the tix we bought at the bus station although fellow travelers don't seem to always honor the seats. One tip I was given is if you buy a ticket for a bus that originates in Split (vs a bus that originates in Zagreb, say, that goes through Split on its way to Dubrovnik), you'll have a better chance of getting a seat you want if you go to the bus station with enough time prior to your scheduled departure. You will need to pay 10 Kuna per bag stored below the bus; if you are traveling with someone else, recommend that one person deal with the bags & the other person get the seats. Our bus was supposed to take 4 hours but it was more like 5. There was about a 15 minute stop while in Bosnia to use restrooms/buy snacks. Happy travels!
Hi Barb! Thank you for all of the information. We are already beyond Split (we got the ferry in the end) but I’m sure that that detailed reply will be useful to someone soon!