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:
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.
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.
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
From Korcula town to Hvar town the most reliable is the year-round passenger ferry that brings islanders into work in Split.
Spring through fall there's:
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.
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Last updated April 27, 2022