How do I get to The White House Lumbarda in Korcula?
Is one of our most frequently asked questions deserving a blog post all on its’ own!
There are 3 main ways of getting to Korcula from the mainland, all of which will involve a ferry at some point, and the island’s central location half-way between Dubrovnik and Split makes our destination a perfect spot for island hoppers or those explorers wanting a two or three town city-break combined with a few days on a sandy beach!
We run through the route options in the post below,
Korcula can be reached by public transport (Bus) from the airports of Split or Dubrovnik; driving your own ( or hiring a) vehicle or as a foot passenger on the ferry.
There are 3 main ferry companies which run to Korcula and the Croatian Islands.
The frequency of the ferries depends on the time of year, with one daily service in the off- season (October to June) and more frequent crossings in the Summer. The ferries do get very busy so we do recommend purchasing tickets online, in advance, where possible.
Ferry timetable for both car and foot passengers is available here
Individual Ferry websites are as follows:
TP Line – Foor Passengers only ( 3 Catamarans)
Krilo Ferries – Kapetan Luka – Foot Passengers only – ( 2 Catamarans)
Jadrolinija Ferries – Foot and Car Ferries
1. Entering Croatia by car, or hiring a car at the airport.
From North Croatia or Split
If you are entering Croatia from the north, you have the option of driving to Split and catching a car ferry from Split to Vela Luka, or driving to Orebic and catching the car ferry from there to Korcula Town.
The ferry from Split to Vela Luka takes anywhere between 3 1/2 to 5 hour depending on the ferry you take and the islands that ferry stops at. From Vela Luka it is a pleasant 45 minutes drive across the middle of Korcula to Lumbarda
The preferred option is to drive to Orebic and you have two choices of route to get there:
- Split – Ploce (Ferry) – Trpanj – Orebic – Domince, Korcula – this will take 3 ½ hours depending on waiting time for the ferry at Ploce.
- Split – Komarna ( new Peljesac Bridge) – Orebic – Domince, Korcula. The new bridge at Komarna makes this the fastest route at 3 hours.
Your holiday apartment is only 10 minutes from Domince, Korcula when you arrive on Korcula Island.
From South Croatia – Montenegro Border / Dubrovnik
If you are entering Croatia from the South ( Montenegro border) there are no car ferries from Dubrovnik, and you need to drive 1 and 1/2 hours to Orebic.
It is worth stopping at Ston, which has reportedly the longest European stone wall for a coffee or lunch on your journey. This is where a large part of Games of Thrones was filmed. Ston is also famous for it;s salt works and mussels.
Orebic – Domince Ferry Information
The car ferry from Orebic to Domince ( near Korcula Town) is every half hour or more in the summer and only takes 15 minutes. It is operated by the Jadrolinija ferries – the timetable can be found here. From Domince to The White House Lumbarda is a short ten minute drive.
Directions to The White House, Lumbarda from Domince, Korcula
On arrival at Domince on Korcula Island, follow the road all the way uphill until the junction.
Turn left at the signpost for Lumbarda. On arrival in Lumbarda continue straight ahead past the Tourist Information centre, main square and the Supermarket on the left. Look to the right and you will see The White House above the vineyards.
Continue along the road 100 metres and take the next road on the right up the hill, turn right at the top and parking is 50 metres on the right.
2. Entering Croatia by plane and travelling on foot.
Guests can fly to either Dubrovnik or Split depending on their country; both are exciting towns to explore for a few days before visiting us on the island,
If you are not planning on hiring a car on landing, both Dubrovnik and Split have fast catamaran ferries that take foot passengers to Korcula Island.
The Korcula catamaran leaves from Port Gruz in Dubrovnik, takes only 2 hours and arrives in Korcula Town.
From the airport in Dubrovnik to Port Gruz is about 45 minutes drive by taxi or bus.
From Split we recommend our guests take the foot passenger catamaran to Korcula Town, which takes about 3 1/2 hours.
The Split ferry port is about 20km, 30 minutes from the airport and can be reached by either bus or taxi.
Please note* On arrival in Korcula Town as a foot passenger when you know what ferry you are catching please do call us and we will pick you up from Korcula Town on arrival. We just need 24 hours notice.
3. Bus Service
Finally from both Dubrovnik and Split it is possible to catch a public bus to Korcula.
The buses are operated by Arriva and the bus schedule is here
Pease note* If you are catching the bus please let us know your arrival time in Korcula Town and we will pick you up for the short 10 minute drive to your holiday accommodation.
As a final note from Dubrovnik only there is also a shuttle bus which will drop you by the main square in Lumbarda and is very reasonably priced.
We recommend you book via the website here in advance if you would like to take this option.
From the drop off point walk 25 metres to the supermarket, and then turn right opposite up a short hill, continue to the top and turn left. You will see The White House 25m on the left, or contact us on arrival for a short lift.
As a footnote : If you are coming from Italy by ferry then you will catch the ferry from either
Ancona to Split Ferries serving this route are the Jadrolinija line. From Split follow the instructions above
Bari to Dubrovnik Ferry serving this route is the Jadrolinija line. From Dubrovnik follow instructions above.