Dubrovnik to Mljet

You should know a few things if you want to catch a ferry from Dubrovnik to Mljet. 

Firstly all ferries between Dubrovnik and Mljet, are passenger-only or catamarans as we usually call them. 

Secondly, on Mljet Island, there are 3 ports, Sobra, Polace and Pomena all 3 have ferry connections from Dubrovnik. If you plan to stay overnight at Mljet, consider the location of your accommodation and which ferry route you pick.

Thirdly, If you plan to continue your travel e.g. from Mljet to Hvar or Mljet to Lastovo, it is wise to check the departure port for those catamarans before selecting your accommodation on the Island.

Small Lake National Park Mljet
Small Lake Mljet National Park

Day trip Dubrovnik to Mljet

Making a day trip from Dubrovnik is possible during summer with the connection from Dubrovnik to Polače, the ferry departs Dubrovnik at 08:00 on Monday and Friday, and at 9:15 on other weekdays. The crossing time is 1 hour 40 minutes.

The returning ferry from Polače to Dubrovnik departs at 16:55 on all weekdays. Which means you have 6 – 7 hours to explore the National Park Mljet.

In Polače you can rent a bike or walk to the National Park entrance, which takes about 35 minutes. (Note: you can also rent bikes at the entrance).

As an alternative to a self-organized tour, there are also several Dubrovnik Travel Agencies offering full-day trips to Mljet. 

Dubrovnik Sobra , 2024-06-26

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09:15 Dubrovnik
1h
10:15 Sobra
9 EUR per passenger

Operational intervals
31.05. - 27.06.
02.09. - 29.09.
28.06. - 01.09.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

TP Line S
14:15 Dubrovnik
1h 05m
15:20 Sobra
9 EUR per passenger

Operational intervals
31.05. - 29.09.

Monday
Wednesday
Friday

TP Line S
19:10 Dubrovnik
1h 20m
20:30 Sobra
9 EUR per passenger

Operational intervals
31.05. - 27.06.
28.06. - 01.09.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Sunday

TP Line S
Please Note: Operating ferry company reserves the right to alter sailing times. We do our utmost to ensure the accuracy of the information provided here on Ferrycroatia, but is recommended to check all schedules/timetables with the operating ferry company.

Map travel route Dubrovnik - Sobra

Catamaran routes from Dubrovnik to Mljet island

The following catamaran lines are licensed to operate between Dubrovnik and Mljet Island:

  1. Krilo Kapetan Luka: Dubrovnik – Mljet (Pomena) – Korčula – Hvar – Milna(Brač) – Split (01.04. – 31.10.)
  2. Krilo Kapetan Luka: Dubrovnik – Mljet (Pomena) – Korčula – Makarska  – Bol(Brač) – Split (10.06. – 22.09.)
  3. TP Line: Dubrovnik – Mljet (Pomena) – Korcula – Hvar – Milna – Split (26.04. – 27.10.)
  4. TP Line: Dubrovnik – Mljet (Sobra) – Korcula – Ubli (Mljet 31.05 – 29.09)
  5. TP line: Dubrovnik – Luka Šipanska – Mljet (Sobra)Mljet (Polače) – Korčula – Ubli (Whole Year)

As you can see, there are plenty of options to get to Mljet during summertime, but as there are 3 different ports on Mljet, it is important to plan carefully.

You can check the departures between Dubrovnik and Sobra above, and here you can check the catamaran from Dubrovnik to Pomena, and finally here from Dubrovnik to Polace.

Below we have selected and answered some of the questions from other travellers.

2024 Dubrovnik to Mljet ferry Ticket price

The cheapest ferries from Dubrovnik to Mljet are lines Nr. 4 and 5 as listed above, the price for a one-way adult ticket to Sobra is 8.36 Euros and 9.03 Euros to Polace. (Children’s tickets are half price)

An adult ticket for the lines Nr. 1, 2, and 3 cost 20 Euros one-way.

Monastery St Marija on Mljet
Must Visit, St Marija Monastery on Mljet

FAQ

How long is the ferry from Dubrovnik to Mljet?

The sailing time from Dubrovnik to Sobra (Mljet) is about 1 hour, and the sailing time to Polace is 1 hour and 40 minutes

How much is the ferry from Dubrovnik to Mljet?

The ticket price in the summer season ranges from 8.36 to 20 Euros for a one-way adult ticket. Departures to Sobra and Polace are the cheapest.

Can I come in a car when traveling from Dubrovnik to Mljet?

Yes, there is a car ferry sailing between Prepratno and Sobra, the car ferry is quite frequent. (Prapratno is located on the Peninsula Peljesac)

Can I bring my dog on the catamaran?

Yes, if you follow the guidelines provided by the ferry operator. You can see the rules for the ferry operator Krilo here, and the rule for TP Line departure here.

Can I take my bike on the ferry from Dubrovnik to Mljet?

Yes, on the departures operated by Krilo, you can, 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.

How much time before departure should I be at the port in Dubrovnik?

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.

Is the ferry ticket valid for any departures?

No, the ticket is valid only for the selected departure.

Can you do Day Trip from Dubrovnik to Mljet

Yes you can, best option in summer is to take ferry from Dubrovnik to Polace. Alternative join an organized trip from Dubrovnik.

Text by Morten Smalby