Posted by: Luke Ford | November 9, 2008

Getting to Medjugorje from Dubrovnik

Medjugorje is a beautiful little town located in the lush green mountains of Bosnia & Herzegovina, famous for the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1981. Medjugorje has now become one of the most visited sites in Bosnia & Herzegovina, with devout Catholics aiming to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.

Many decide to take a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks or months. Of course, some people cannot afford such privilege and instead opt for a shorter trip to Medjugorje. Located just a few hours from the popular Dubrovnik in Croatia, it’s possible to take either a bus to Medjugorje or one of the many private tours available.

St. James Church - Medjugorje

St. James Church - Medjugorje

If you would like to visit Medjugorje from Dubrovnik and are on a budget (or enjoy public transport!) then consider taking taking a bus from Dubrovnik to Medjugorje. The ticket costs around EUR 10 and leaves the main bus station of Dubrovnik at 17:15 daily, arriving in Medjugorje at 21:10. So be sure you book your Medjugorje Hotel before arriving!

One such company offering a private transfer service from Dubrovnik to Medjugorje and private tours is Medjugorje Tours and Travel. Their transfer service from Dubrovnik to Medjugorje is affordable and reliable.

A private tour of Medjugorje is the best way to see this lovely town if you are staying in Dubrovnik and don’t have time to spend longer in Bosnia & Herzegovina on one of the Pilgrimages of Medjugorje. A transfer from Dubrovnik to Medjugorje, highlights of the town on a private guided tour, daily Mass service, and the transfer back to Dubrovnik will cost for; 2 Adults – 90 EUR Per Person, 3 Adults – 60 EUR Per Person, 4 – 8 Adults – EUR 50 Per Person.

Medjugorje pilgrims at the wooden cross

Medjugorje pilgrims at the wooden cross

If you are staying in Dubrovnik and looking for something interesting to do and perhaps you are not such a devout Catholic, then a day trip to Medjugorje still makes for a nice tour! With lush green forests and cascading waterfalls, Medjugorje is a place of peace and serenity, a place for everyone to relax and unwind. With so many little pensions in Medjugorje it is also possible to stay the night if you decide you like it so much!

Medjugorje Tours and Travel is located in Medjugorje right next to the St. James Church in Medjugorje – pretty much the centre of town! So if you are looking for some advice regarding a day tour to Medjugorje or just general information about Medjugorje then contact these guys. You can actually book a day trip of Medjugorje from Dubrovnik online with Medjugorje Tours & Travel.

If you have more time and would like to visit surrounding cities in Bosnia & Herzegovina consider a private Medjugorje Tour with pickup from Split, Dubrovnik or Sarajevo. It’s the perfect way to have a quick pilgrimage to Medjugorje with most things organised but enough time to still have your independence. Our partner Gunyah offers Bosnia Herzegovina Tours.



  1. I love your wine! Zilavka right?

  2. How do I get to Medjugorje by Rail or Road from Cologne? What are the 3-star Hotel options?

    • You have plenty of options to get to Medjugorje by road, the new road through Dubrovnik makes it particularly quick! Rail takes a long time though, just from Prague I remember reading that it was a good 2-3 days.

      For 3-star hotels in Medjugorje you should visit the ‘midrange’ section of the local Medjugorje Hotel and Pension Reservation service:

  3. we will be visiting dubronvik only a few hours because we will be on a cruise ship and we want to use our time going to medjugorie we dock at 7am and sail at 7pm in oct.2009 there is appox. 28 or 29 women can you offer us assistance thank you’ mary price

    • You will have enough time to take a bus from Dubrovnik and visit Medjugorje for the day.

      You could be in Medjugorje in time for English Mass at 10 am, climb Apparition hill where the young visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Visit St. James Church, the outside Altar, and various other places, all with a private guide for your group…. being back in Dubrovnik in time for the boat leaving!

      You should contact Alen and Zana for Medjugorje Tours and Travel. They are very reputable and offer the service you require. You can visit their website for independent travellers and send a special request for your larger group:

      Enjoy your stay!

  4. Hi, do you know how could I get from Dubrovnik airport to Medjugorje on Saturday (Aug. 1st)? I am arriving to Dubrovnik at 16:00 but don’t know what time a connection to Medjugorje would be.
    Is there also any transportation from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik (in case the bus would leave directly from Dubrovnik)?
    Please advise.
    Thank you!

  5. What anice place…can’t wait to visit…

  6. hey, i want to get to medjugorje from dubrovnik, but im not flying in till 10.00pm, is there any buses that go at that time??? thanks

  7. Fatemi sapere se ci sono bus che partono da Dubrovink a Medjugorje, di dpmenica. orario di partenza e di arrivo, il prezzo del biglietto in eruro..Infine Partenza bus da Medjugorje in Dubronovik, orario di partenza e di destinazione ed il prezzo del biglietto. .In attesa di risposta.

    Nedjelja 12 lipanj Pustiti mene znati ako postojeautobusi koji odstupaju od Dubronovik uMeđugorju, vrijeme polaska i dolaska stopa. TadaŽelim znati umjesto ostavljajući autobusom u Međugorje Dubronovik, vrijeme polaska iodredišta i troškove. Čeka se odgovor.

    Sunday, June 12 Let me know if there are buses that depart from Dubrovink in Medjugorje,departure time and arrival rate. Then I want to knowinstead of leaving by bus to Medjugorje in Dubronovik, departure time and destination and cost. Waiting for reply.

  8. My daughter and me are planning to go on land tour of Croatia in October. We want to go visit Medjugorje while we are in Dubrovnik. I want to know the weather in October or early November. Also, can we just take a tour of the Blessed Virgin while we have free time from the tour?

  9. How much will it cost to get a bus from Dubrovnick to Medugorje on Sunday 26th June . What times are the buses travelling? We will be returning to Ireland on July 3rd and our flight home is at 11.00am. Will there be a bus travelling from Medugorge in time to catch flight at that time?

  10. we are finishing a cruise in rome (civitavecchia) in the morning of october 3/11 and would like to see medjugorje for maybe 2 or 3 days, then fly to amsterdam. not sure how we could do it. all the tours we look at are for 7-14 days and we only have a couple of days. the day tour is probably not enough. if we overnight, could we get around on our own ok? we are in our 60’s and very mobile. walking shouldn’t be an issue. should we prebook a hotel or will there be availability at that date? please give us some ideas. thanks. eileen

    • I would highly recommend contacting Zana and Alen who are from Medjugorje and can answer your question. I know they put together some excellent itineraries and with such a central location in Medjugorje, can provide support (in English!) when you need anything. You can contact them at the following:

      The soon to launch website will also provide short break holiday packages to Medjugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina, departing from Dubrovnik, perfect for a few days visit to Medjugorje.

  11. We are planning a cruise on Holland America in Sept 2011. We will be in
    the port of Dubrovnik of our 50th wedding Anniversary on Sept. 3 2011.
    We want to go to medjugorje and were wondering the best possible way
    to get there. We dock at 8:00am and leave at 10:00 pm. Our ship as far as
    we know has no tours going there. Could you offer any advice, we would
    really appreciate it.

    Thanks Lino and Marge Sbragia from Chicago Il

  12. On the way from Dubrovnik to Medugorje my tip is to stop for coffe in Mostar. There is so many small nice coffee shops close to old bridge, and that is something which is – must try.

  13. My tip is also if you go with your own car from Dubrovnik to Medugorje is to visit small place called Blagaj where is spring of small river Buna. They have there nice restaurant and it is really place worth to see.

  14. It looks so fantastic, I would like to visit this place! It is such a shame that I live only little bit less than 150 km and still havent bean there!!!

  15. Can you please send bus times for 20 dec my flights arrives Dubrovnik 14.50 I need to get to medjugore
    Many thanks

  16. I will be in the area. Do not want a real tour, only a bus ride from Dubrovnik to Medjugorji. I go on 6-26-12 and return on June 30 and need to be at airport at noon. Otherwise I could return evening of 29th. I heard the public bus is 6 hours and stops at all the villages in between. Would a tour bus for a seat only be available and how much would it cost round trip? Thank you

    • There is not a particular tour bus to take that departs regularly. A public bus is an option but you’re right it will stop at a number of destinations on the way and back from Medjugorje. What about a private transfer? Or is that out of the budget?

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