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 cannot enter this area and those with rental cars have to park in specially designated areas outside the gates. Dubrovnik is a wonderful city to explore on foot, as many of the main sightseeing attractions are in the pedestrianised area, 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. Regular ferries connect the city to 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 but travellers need to be confident drivers to handle local driving etiquette. That said, roads are very well-maintained and having a car allows visitors more freedom and independence for exploring outlying parts of Croatia. For those who only intend on visiting central Dubrovnik though a car can be a liability.
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