Dubrovnik Cable Car
The most beautiful view of Dubrovnik and surrounding islands can be enjoyed on the Mount Srdj above the town. The top of the hill can be reached via the newly-restored Cable car.
The Dubrovnik Cable car began transporting passengers back in 1969 and was enthusiastically used by millions of visitors who wanted to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views. On a clear day, you can see up to 60 km (37 miles). For this reason the neighboring Imperial Fortress was strategically built on this privileged spot, back in the early 19th century.
Unfortunately the Cable Car was completely destroyed during the Croatian War of Independence. In the summer of 2010 it was restored and once again transports visitors in great numbers to the top of Mount Srdj.
The Lower Station – Or the Embarkation Point
The embarkation point for the Cable car is located in the part of Dubrovnik above the Old Town called Ploce. It can be reached in five minutes’ walk from the Old Town and the number 8 bus route from Gruz harbour to the Old Town will drop you off at exactly the right spot.
(Want to know more about the Cable Car’s prices and timetable? Keep reading!)
The lower station is at the beginning of King Petar Krešimir Street (opposite the fire station) where tickets can be bought, also in Restaurant Panorama at the top of Mount Srđ, or in Restaurant Dubravka close to the Pile Gates where you can pay in Croatian kuna or by credit card. From other places (e.g. travel agencies and souvenir shops) tickets are payable in euro.
The Upper Station – the Srdj Fortress
The 778 meter journey gives you breathtaking views over the Old City. In just three minutes you will find yourself at a height of 405 m above sea level. The upper station has two panoramic terraces equipped with binocular telescopes, a snack bar, a panoramic restaurant, a souvenir shop and more. Here you can enjoy a panoramic view of Dubrovnik’s Old Townand the Adriatic Sea and take some memorable photos for your collection.
While on Srdj you can also visit the Imperial Fortress which houses the Museum of the Croatian War of Independence, currently exhibiting a display called ‘Dubrovnik in the War of Independence 1991-1995’.
You can also have some refreshments in the coffee bar, with its view of Dubrovnik, or buy an interesting memento in the souvenir shop.
There is also the restaurant where you can have a lunch or a dinner with the most amazing views over the city, the island of Lokrum and Elaphite islands.
What Other Visitors Had To Say About Dubrovnik Cable Car
And these are some reviews submitted by tourist that visited Dubrovnik earlier and tried its cable car:
Jeff H. From Brighton, Australia: „We visited the cable car in Sept 2018; rode to the summit, took heaps of pics and then had several Aperol Spritzs at restaurant below the cable-car station at the top. Great terraces and a breathtaking view over the peninsula and down over the old walled city of Dubrovnik. I wouldn’t recommend a one-way trip (i.e. cable-car up and walk down) as the winding trail from the base to the top has too many snakes and would not be safe for kids.“
Tomatohunter from Bridgewater, United Kingdom has some useful tips for all of you best-panorama-photo hunters: „Firstly- go an hour before sunset as everyone has the same plan and it gets a bit busy. Also, don’t worry if you think it will be a good or bad view as it is completely different up there and is awesome.
Cable car itself is pretty straightforward- queue up, get on, get to the top. Queues back down were quite long but understandably so. Take a jumper or something a bit warmer even in the summer as it gets cold straight after the sun goes down and a good chance you will have to queue outside.
Views were awesome! Just have a meander around to work out where best to stand and embrace your inner tourist with some full on shameless photographing“.
Dubrovnik Cable Car’s Prices and Timetable
adult round-trip ticket: 150,00 kn
adult one-way ticket: 85,00 kn
children round-trip ticket (4 – 12 years): 60,00 kn
children one-way ticket (4 – 12 years): 40,00 kn
children up to 4 years of age: free of charge
Payments can be made in Croatian kuna or by credit cards. Foreign currencies cannot be accepted, but if you buy tickets from other places (e.g. travel agencies and souvenir shops) tickets are payable in euro.
Operating hours vary depending on the month of the year. The cable car runs as soon as there is enough passengers. The last departure from the lower stations is thirty minutes before closing time.
January 09 h to 16 h
February 09 h to 17 h
March 09 h to 17 h
April 09 h to 20 h
May 09 h to 21 h
June 09 h to 24 h
July 09 h to 24 h
August 09 h to 24 h
September 09 h to 22 h
October 09 h to 20 h
November 09 h to 17 h
December 09 h to 16 h
More about the Dubrovnik Cable Car read at: www.dubrovnikcablecar.com
Visitor reviews found onwww.tripadvisor.com