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Market rate for private transfers between Dubrovnik and Split

Hello - we followed Rick's advice in the book and contacted Dubrovnik Riviera Tours for a private transfer from Dubrovnik and Split and back (two rides total). This is for two people in late May.

They quoted us 500 Euro. Is this a reasonable price?

Thanks,
Angella

Posted by Andrew H.
Portland, Oregon
2776 posts

I would be taking the bus or catamaran myself. But if I needed to compare prices on a private transfer, I'd head to Google and search for them. I just did - there are plenty of results to compare with the one you got a quote from. No idea if they are legit or not - but unless they are significantly less than what you found already, it doesn't matter if they are legit or not.

Posted by Charlene
Centennial, CO, US
1596 posts

I am not opposed to private transfers when they solve an otherwise difficult/complicated problem. But buses between Split & Dubrovnik are easy & frequent & cheap. The trip takes about 4 hours. And it’s actually a scenic ride.

Posted by Agnes
Washington DC Region, USA
4507 posts

I took a bus too during my trip, so I can vouch positively for it. It was very affordable and scenic, and the bus was very modern. Luggage was stowed on the side, no problem.

Posted by Laurel
Lincoln City, OR
7084 posts

Yes, it is a reasonable quote. We used Dubrovnik Riviera Tours to tour the Peljesac peninsula. Great driver, very entertaining!

Posted by Cro on the go
Istria, Croatia
77 posts

You should get transfer for about €200 each way but the regular bus service is comfortable and not expensive.

Posted by Angella OP
San Francisco, CA
102 posts

Thanks for the advice all. I did find transfer online at lower prices, but they didn't have definitive user reviews (or more importantly, a rec from Rick Steves' guides). I'll definitely look at buses too - I didn't know they were so frequent. Too bad catamarans won't be running when we're there - I think that would have been really fun too!

Posted by Angella OP
San Francisco, CA
102 posts

I checked the schedule and saw the Catamarans start in June. That was a few weeks ago so I'll check again. Thanks!