How to find ferries from Split to Hvar island? I have heard this question many times and each time, travelers are rather confused when they find themselves in the port of Split.
Hvar island has always been the best and most frequently connected island with the mainland with very frequent connections to almost all island destinations.
All travelers want to reach this island at the fastest and easiest way, traveling by car or as a foot passenger. This dilemma whether to travel by car or as ordinary foot traveler, greatly affects either the travel time and the formalities you have to face.
If you traveling by car to Hvar island, it would be useful to check Split harbor map to easily find your fast catamaran ship as car ferries run from different harbor pier.
Only two towns on Hvar island are connected by car ferries. From Split, only one, Stari Grad on island of Hvar, has daily car and trucks ferry lines. The second one is from Drvenik (near Makarska town) the keeps daily ferries to Sucuraj village, on the easternmost point on the island.
All car ferries can be booked and purchased online using Jadrolinija booking engine where you can book your car and passenger transportation. It's important to explain that ferries in Croatia concern transportation of vehicles and passenger, while catamarans or high speed ships are dedicated only for foot travelers.
In order to facilitate booking on line, Jadrolinija's ferries that sail within Central Dalmatia region are marked with number 600 while catamarans carry number 9000.
The only cars and passengers ferries from Split to Hvar island are those sailing to Stari Grad. Hvar town has no car ferry connections from Split.
From Split as the main hub you have several daily ferry connections to Stari Grad. In low season , there are 4 regular daily ferries and in high season (02 June to 01 October) there are 7 daily crossing. Line number is 635 and crossing time is 120 minutes.
Tariffs for passenger and cars vary according to the season:
I’m calling them passengers ferries as they aren’t for any kind of vehicle transportation, but only for foot travelers. In Croatia they are commonly called catamarans or high speed ships.
There are two companies running on these routes to Hvar island: the state company Jadrolinija and Kapetan Luka. (This catamaran carrier is still preparing 2017 new catamaran schedule)
There are several catamarans connections from Split to Hvar island. Split to Hvar Jadrolinija catamaran timetable 2017 (summer schedule):
If you are arriving from Split airport by regular bus transfer or by taxi than you will stop at Obala Lazareta where all on foot passengers can take one of fast catamaran to one of the islands. See the Split harbor map!