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Jadrolinija local ferry from Split to Stari Grad

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Passenger Ferry

Most people travel to Hvar by ferry (although some now get there by private yacht). People frequently ask how to take a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar Island. For most of the year it's not so easy! There are no direct daily ferries from Dubrovnik to Hvar Island that run all year.

Summer is another story. There are now two summer catamarans that connect Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split:

from Split to Milna (Brac), Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and Dubrovnik;

from Dubrovnik to Korcula, Hvar, Bol (Brac) and Split

Car ferry

 

There are frequent daily year-round car ferries that run all year between Drvenik, on the mainland, and Sucuraj at the southeastern tip of Hvar Island. (see the Drvenik-Sucuraj schedule) The entire journey from Hvar Town to Dubrovnik takes about 3 1/2 hours, counting driving time from Hvar to Sucuraj, the car ferry and the drive down to Dubrovnik.

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Getting to Hvar from Split

Car ferry

There are no car ferries between Hvar Town and Split . Ferries are not allowed to discharge cars in Hvar Town; car ferries land in Stari Grad.

From Split to Stari Grad there are up to five car ferries a day year-round.The trip takes two hours. See the Split-Stari Grad ferry schedule.

From the Stari Grad port you can drive to Stari Grad town (2km), Hvar town, Jelsa or Vrboska. Foot passengers can board buses at Stari Grad port for Hvar town and Jelsa.

Passenger ferries

There are now several ferries each day that connect Split with Hvar town and even more in summer.

Split-Bol-Jelsa Passenger Ferry year-round but more frequent in summer
Split-Milna-Hvar-Vis Passenger Ferry year-round but only a few times a week
Split-Hvar-Korcula Passenger Ferry year-round with morning and late-afternoon departures
Split-Prigradica-Korcula-Hvar Passenger Ferry late-afternoon ferry that operates year-round
Split-(Milna) Brac-Hvar-Korcula-Mljet-Dubrovnik Passenger Ferry early morning ferry from spring through autumn
Split- (Bol) Brac-Hvar-Korcula-Dubrovnik Passenger Ferry afternoon ferry operating in summer only
Split-Hvar Passenger Ferry morning ferry operating from spring through autumn
Split Airport-central Split-Bol-Stari Grad a new summer service that goes directly from Split airport to Stari Grad

To Hvar from Korcula

Passenger Ferries

From Korcula town to Hvar town the most reliable is the year-round passenger ferry that brings islanders into work in Split.

Split-Hvar-Korcula Passenger Ferry
Split-Prigradica-Korcula-Hvar Passenger Ferry

Spring through fall there's:

Split-(Milna) Brac-Hvar-Korcula-Mljet-Dubrovnik Passenger Ferry
Split- (Bol) Brac-Hvar-Korcula-Dubrovnik Passenger Ferry

Split-Hvar-Dubrovnik Itinerary

If you have a car and you want to drive from Split to Dubrovnik with an overnight stop at Hvar,  here is what to do: Take one of the car ferries from Split to Stari Grad. Overnight in Hvar (maybe Hvar Town?) Then drive across the island to Sucuraj and take the car ferry shuttle to Drvenik. Then, you can drive on to Dubrovnik.

Ferries from Italy to Hvar Town

There are ferries from Ancona, Italy to Hvar Island in the summer only. See more.

 

Further Resources

All about Hvar in Croatia Traveller's Dalmatia: Split to Dubovnik 2019

Dalmatia: Split to Dubrovnik

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Getting to Split

 

Last updated May 16, 2019

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