Dubrovnik has an efficient public bus system. Buses generally run from 5am to midnight. Fares are standardised: HRK 15 for tickets bought from the driver, and HRK 12 if bought from a kiosk (known as a 'Tisak') in advance. The old town is pedestrianised, therefore taxis do not enter this area and those with rental cars will have to park in specially designated areas outside the gates. Dubrovnik is a wonderful city to walk around for visitors, as many of the main sightseeing attractions are in the pedestrianised old town, and the medieval atmosphere of the city makes walking feel like the most appropriate way to get around. Metered taxis are, however, generally available at hubs like major bus stations, Gruz harbour, Pile Gate and Ploce Gate. There are regular ferries available to many of the nearby islands in the Croatian archipelago and it is seldom difficult to find transport to outlying areas and nearby towns. Renting a car is one of the best ways to get around Croatia, if you are a confident driver, as the roads are very well-maintained and having your own car allows a wonderful freedom and independence; however, if you are just exploring central Dubrovnik a car can be a liability.
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