Getting to Hvar island, has never been easier if you follow my advices to facilitate that your holiday does not end before beginning.
Island has excellent connections with the mainland. From Split as the main hub you have several ways to reach any of the island destinations. The only problem is how to find the least frustrating way.
I know how frustrating can be to find the right ferry or catamaran to and from any of Croatian harbors, particularly from Split Croatia. I recommend to read Croatia ferry guide and useful tips when booking local ferries in Croatia.
Ferries from Split connect all Central Dalmatia islands by regular car and passengers ferries and by fast catamaran crossings only for foot travelers. On this page you can find all ferries schedule and prices in period from June 3rd and October 2nd 2016.
All depends how you are traveling to Hvar island. Traveling by car is more frustrating and in a way more restricted and slower.
This restriction when traveling from Split refers to the fact that you can travel by car only to one destination on the island, Stari Grad town.
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Traveling as a foot passenger, reaching Hvar island is easier and much more faster. Taking one of fast ships (catamarans) you have more possibilities to visit different islands and to get to Dubrovnik.
This company offers five catamaran from Split port to Hvar island and one catamaran line from Dubrovnik to Hvar:
From Dubrovnik to Hvar:
Island Hvar is connected by international ferry line from Ancona (Italy) to Stari Grad (Hvar island), proceeding to Split Croatia. There are three companies that sail on this line:
Maybe it seems unreal to fly from Split to Hvar island in such a short time but it's the fastest way to reach this island.
The most pleasant entry to Hvar Island is to fly into Jelsa by seaplane. European Coastal Airways connects Split with Jelsa in only 13 minutes.