Getting to Mljet Island

fast ferry boat arriving in Mljet

Airports nearest to Mljet:

The nearest airport to Mljet Island is Dubrovnik Airport which is on about 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Prapratno, the nearest point on Croatian mainland from where car ferries to Mljet depart several times a day all year around.

There is now regular bus shuttle service from Dubrovnik airport to Prapratno ferry port and back for April to October period.

A wide selection of flights to Dubrovnik from numerous destinations around Europe (and beyond) is in service from April to October period.

If you plan to come to Mljet via Dubrovnik see info about getting to Dubrovnik as a starting point.

Split Airport can also be used to reach the island, as there are convenient daily ferry services April to October from Split via Hvar and Korcula and to Mljet.

If you are coming to Mljet from Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Mostar..) see this info that can be of use for reaching the island. Alternatively, if you plan to fly to Italian airports, here is a map of ferries that sail from Italy to Croatia – see map. From there, just follow the Island’s local ferry lines.

Travel and Transport to Mljet – Ferries and buses:

Mljet is served by daily ferry and boat connections with Dubrovnik, while ferries also travel on the route Prapatno (Peljesac peninsula) to Sobra, significantly shortening the travel time to the island of Mljet.

During the summer months, numerous visitors and excursion boats arrive in the area of the Mljet National Park (at the ports of Polace and Pomena) from Dubrovnik, Split, Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Makarska and the Peljesac peninsula.

The main and only car ferry port on the Island is Sobra, located on the island’s eastern end which is connected by car ferry to Prapratno. If you arrive as a foot passenger, buses take you from Sobra to Pomena or Polace.

If you are foot passenger your best option is to take catamaran ferry run by company that sails daily (April to October) from Split via Hvar, Makarska, Brac, Korcula and Dubrovnik to Mljet .

There is also a passenger boat, the Nona Ana, between Dubrovnik and Polace that leaves in the morning and returns in the afternoon. It runs daily in July & August and Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in June & September.

It is also good to know that numerous companies that run day tours of Mljet from either Dubrovnik or from Korcula so you may check if they offer any one-way tickets.

For the latest updates of all ferries to Mljet always check CroatiaFerries site where you can ask questions on ferry forum

Map of Ferries to Mljet

Mljet ferry Map

Click on above map to enlarge Mljet island ferry map & take this map with you where all ferries in Croatia are mapped so you can use it as a reference for visiting other islands too. Read also an article about island hopping around neighbouring islands and places.


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