There are so many visitors who have asked me how to get from Dubrovnik to Hvar or the other way around. In some periods of the year it’s not even possible as there are no ferries connecting these two top Croatia destinations.
From my experience I know for sure when travelers are inquiring the best way to get to Hvar, they refer to Hvar town and not on Hvar island. To make things clearer here is the map of this route to get an idea how far is Hvar from Dubrovnik.
The situation changes each summer season (roughly from May to October). This year there are two summer catamarans that connect Dubrovnik and Hvar. There is no car ferry on this route any more.
- Krilo catamaran daily line Dubrovnik-Mljet-Korcula-Hvar-Milna-Split from May to 31st October 2018.
- New Line 2018 Split – Brac- Makarska-Korcula-Mljet – Dubrovnik is ready from June 1st to September 30 2018
- Jadrolinija daily line N°9811S – from Dubrovnik to Korcula, Hvar and Bol (Brac) in preparation !
Dubrovnik to Hvar Catamaran 2018 Schedule And Price List
New 2018 schedule and price list of Jadrolinija company is still in preparation. Timetable will be updated as soon as I receive NEW Split – Brac – Hvar – Korcula – Mljet – Dubrovnik schedule and price list. Until then, check out the images below as a guideline for the other company.
Krilo Company Catamaran Line 2018 Split to Dubrovnik (passes through Hvar)
This catamaran is run by Krilo company and can be booked online or at local travel agencies. There is a high demand for this line and advance booking is highly advisable , particularly in summer period. (July and August)
New Krilo Catamaran Line 2018 Split Via Makarska To Dubrovnik
New 2018 line Split – Brac (Bol) – Makarska – Korcula town – Sobra (Mljet) – Dubrovnik will be operating from June 1st 2018 to September 30 2018. It will depart from Split every day at 07:30 AM arriving at 12:15 PM in Dubrovnik. From Dubrovnik will depart at 16:00 PM arriving in Split at 20:55 PM.
From Dubrovnik to Hvar By Car
For four wheels travelers the only way to get to Hvar is taking a car ferry from Drvenik to Sucuraj and than driving to Hvar town, via Jelsa and Stari Grad.
Drvenik is situated on the Adriatic coastal D1 road 96 km southeast from Split and 120 km northwest from Dubrovnik. See Drvenik to Sucuraj on the map! The distance from Sucuraj to Hvar town is about 77 km. Don’t forget to fill the tank as there are only two gas station on the way!
The ferry takes only 25 minutes between the mainland to Sucuraj village. In the winter season there are 6-7 crossings a day, while in high season (form June to September/ there are from 12 to 20 times.
Dubrovnik to Hvar Cruising & Renting A Sail Boat
If you are not in a hurry the best way is to rent a sailing or motor boat. Hire a sailing boat in Dubrovnik and leave at Hvar town. It’s definitely the most scenic and enjoyable to reach Hvar, visiting Mljet, Korcula or even Lastovo island. The most exciting way of Dalmatia island hopping.
Dubrovnik to Hvar by Bus?
Unfortunately, this is not possible. You will need to get into a ferry in order to get there and back.