Ploce has a population of approximately 6,500 inhabitants. It is a notable seaport. The most important feature of town is his natural position through the valley of the Neretva River, which connects the central areas of neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Adriatic Sea. Town is situated in approximately half of distance between Split and Dubrovnik on the part of the road traffic along the Adriatic coast.
It is also worth to mention that near the town are Bacina Lakes, located along the branches of the mountain of Biokovo.
Trains from Sarajevo to Ploče:
- 07:00, arriving in Ploče at 11:00, via Mostar at 09:30
- 18:18, arriving in Ploče at 22:06, via Mostar at 20:40
for valid timetable look at http://www.hznet.hr/timetable, at bahn.de this connection was not found
Buses from Dubrovnik to Ploče run regularly from Dubrovnik (2-2½h). Every hour, day & night, so you should have no problem finding one. Some info is here (note they are from Dubrovnik!) but there are more buses.
To Split you need some two hours.
Be aware that the train from Sarajevo might have delays so you won't always be in time for a connection you plan.
- This commercial port is a great jumping-off point for tours to the old city of Mostar in Bosnia.