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Ferries in Croatia 2021

 


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Hvar Island

Brac island

Korcula island

Hvar Island

Ferries IN Croatia connect the Croatian coast with all inhabited islands. Ferries TO Croatia connect Croatian ports with Italy. (See more about ferries TO Croatia)

Local Ferry Companies

Jadrolinija car ferry

Jadrolinija
the state-owned company that runs all car ferries in Croatia, and many passenger ferries helped by a few private ferry companies. Local Jadrolinija ferries connect all islands to the mainland. Ferry services from one island to another are much spottier. Don't assume that there "must be" a ferry from one island to another. Service is year-round on most routes although a few are summer only. Ferries are generally much more frequent in the summer.

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Buraline
runs a summer catamaran between Trogir, Slatine and Split.

GV Lines
runs catamarans from Zadar to nearby islands and also the Nona Ana which runs from Dubrovnik to the Elaphiti Islands, Mljet Island, Korcula and Lastovo. Service to Mljet, Korcula and Lastovo are summer only.

G&V Line Jadera
runs a new service that connects Rijeka with Zadar, stopping at Krk, Lopar (Rab island) and Novalja (Pag island) daily from 15 June to 15 September. The company also handles routes from Zadar to Sali and Zaglav on Dugi Otok. Timetables and online booking available on the website.

Krilo
runs a useful passenger ferry all year between Split, Milna, Hvar Town and Vis (see the schedule), a seasonal passenger ferry between Split-Milna-Hvar-Korcula-Dubrovnik (see schedule), a seasonal passenger ferry between Split and Hvar (see schedule) and a year-round ferry that connects Split with Korcula and Hvar (see schedule). Krilo also runs a passenger ferry that connects Rijeka with Cres and Mali Losinj.

KTD Bilan
runs a handy catamaran from Orebic to Korcula.

Split Express
handles the Split Airport Express to central Split and the islands

Rapska Plovidba
handles car ferry services to and from Rab Island.

Miatours
operates local catamarans from Zadar to Pula, Premuda, Silba and Olib islands.

Split Express
operates summer catamarans from Split airport to Hvar and Brac islands

Vrgada r.p.z.
connects Vrgada with Biograd and Pakostane

All Dalmatia Ferries

Following are all ferries running between Split and Dubrovnik. Click for the 2021 schedules.

Car Ferries (All run by Jadrolinija)

Drvenik-Sucuraj

Dubrovnik-Sudurad

Makarska-Sumartin

Orebic-Domince

Ploce-Trpanj

Prapratno-Sobra

Split-Rogac

Split-StariGrad

Split-Supetar

Split-Lastovo

Split-Vis

Passenger Ferries

Dubrovnik-Mljet (Polace)-Sipan Korcula GV-Line

Dubrovnik-Korcula-Hvar-Bol-Split  Jadrolinija

Dubrovnik-Mljet (Pomena)-Korcula-Hvar-Brac (Milna)-Split  Krilo

Dubrovnik-Elaphiti Jadrolinija

Komiza-Bisevo Nautika

Orebic-Korcula Bilan

Split-Bol-Jelsa Jadrolinija

Split-Milna-Hvar-Vis Krilo

Split-Hvar-Korcula Krilo

Split-Hvar-Vela Luka-Lastovo Jadrolinija

Split-Hvar Jadrolinija, Krilo

Split Airport-Split-Bol-Stari Grad SplitExpress

Dubrovnik-Korcula-Lastovo GV Line

Reserving Local Ferries

You can now buy tickets for local ferries online at the company website or at a Jadrolinija outlet or at a local travel agency. Passengers can always get on board but reserve ahead if you're bringing a car, especially in the busy summer season. Even if you buy a ticket in advance you must still wait in line to board.

[See detailed advice about booking local ferries in Croatia ]

For shuttle car ferries that connect the mainland with several island ports such as:

Drvenik to Sucuraj on Hvar Island

Valbiska (Krk Island) to Merag (Cres)

Jablanac to Misnjak (Rab Island)

Ploce to Trpanj (Peljesac peninsula)

Orebic to Domince (Korcula Island)

Show up at least 1/2 hour in advance (two hours in the summer), park your car in the queue, collect your ticket from the nearby stall (if you don't already have your ticket) and wait. On the above routes, ferries run from four to eight times a day, depending on the season, and cost about 80Kn for a car and driver for the 30-minute run.

[See more about booking local ferries in Croatia.]

About local ferry schedules

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Check the local ferry schedule carefully! Many routes from the coast to the islands are designed to bring islanders to coastal cities to work which means that they leave the island early in the morning and return late afternoon. That's exactly the opposite of what tourists are looking for to make a day trip to an island.

Ferry Services

Services on board Jadrolinija's ferries vary wildly depending on the boat. I've taken 1/2 hour trips on modern, well-equipped boats and suffered through seven-hour trips on dreary and aged buckets. The best idea is to plan ahead: bring something to eat and drink and a very absorbing book for longer ferry rides! See more about Jadrolinija onboard services.

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