If you are looking to catch a ferry from Dubrovnik to Mljet there are a few things you should know. First of all between Dubrovnik and Mljet, there is only passenger-only ferries or catamarans as we usually call them. Secondly, on Mljet Island there are 3 ports, Sobra, Polace and Pomena all 3 have a connection from Dubrovnik, so you should check which one is the better in relation to your accommodation on Mljet, or even better pick ferry first and then accommodation, otherwise you might have to spend quite a bit on a Taxi to move between the places. If you continue your travel e.g from Mljet to Hvar or Mljet to Lastovo, it is also wise to check the departure port for those catamarans before selecting your accommodation on the Island.
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Map travel route Dubrovnik - Sobra
Ferry routes from Mljet island from Dubrovnik
The following catamaran lines are licenced to operate between Dubrovnik and Mljet Island
Krilo: Dubrovnik – Sobra – Korcula – Makarska – Bol – Split
Krilo: Dubrovnik – Pomena – Korcula – Hvar – Milna – Split
Krilo Shipping: Dubrovnik – Pomena – Korcula
GV line: Dubrovnik – Luka Šipanska – Sobra – Polače – Korčula – Ubli
The first 3 lines are seasonal lines that operate from May/June till Sep/October, the last line operates the whole year-round.
Below we have selected and answered some of the questions we got from other travellers.
The sailing time from Dubrovnik to Sobra (Mljet) is about 1 hour and 20 minutes
Yes, there is a car ferry sailing between Prepratno and Sobra, the car ferry is quite frequent. (Prapratno is located on the Peninsula Peljesac)
Yes, it is possible if you follow the guidelines provided by the ferry operator, the first two catamaran routes are operated by Krilo their guidelines you can see here. For the catamaran operated by GV line you can see the terms for the pets here.
On the departures operated by Krilo, it is possible, but you need to buy a ticket upfront (online) for the bicycle. Note there is only space for a few bikes so don’t wait too long.
Embarkation usually starts 30 minutes before departure. As there is free seating on all the ferries, you should be there early if you need aligned seats for more people.
No, the ticket reservation is not possible. The ticket is valid only for the selected departure (note that refund for the other ticket is not possible on the travel day).
The ferry costs between 55 and 100 Kunas (8€ – 13€) in the summer season, depending on which departure you take. The cheapest tickets are for the lines operated by GV lines as these are sub-vented state lines. There is no return ticket discount, so if you are also travelling back from Mljet to Dubrovnik, you will have to buy a regular one-way ticket for that trip also.