How to Get to Hvar Island, Croatia
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.
Ferries from Split connect all Central Dalmatia islands by regular car and passengers ferries and by fast catamaran crossings only for foot travelers.
Getting to Hvar island
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.
Traveling by car to Hvar island ferries schedules
- From Split to Stari Grad car ferry – Line N°635 with seven daily departures. This line carries both vehicles and passengers. It runs the whole year round and it sails 120 minutes.
- Drvenik to Sucuraj car ferry – Line N°632 runs eleven times a day in period from 03 June to 02 October 2016. Find out on this map, where is Drvenik to Sucuraj line. There are eleven ferry crossings on this line and it takes only 35 minutes.
Getting to Hvar island by fast catamaran
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.
Catamarans are ideal way of traveling for all island hopping fans as it’s the only way to move around islands like Brac, Hvar, Lastovo, Vis, Korcula and Mljet.
While car ferries lines to Hvar island are covered only by Jadrolinija (state company), there are two companies that manage catamaran lines to Hvar island, Jadrolinija and Krilo (privately owned).
Jadrolinija catamaran schedule (bookable online)
This company offers five catamaran from Split port to Hvar island and one catamaran line from Dubrovnik to Hvar:
Sailing schedules from May 25 to October 02. 2017
Line N° 9603 Split – Bol (Brac) – Jelsa (Hvar)
Line N° 9603A Split – Milna (Brac) – Hvar town
Line N° 9604 Split – Hvar – Vela Luka (Korcula) – Ubli (Lastovo)
Line N° 9608 Split – Hvar- Prigradica (Korcula) – Korcula
Line N° 9608S Split – Hvar – Korcula
From Dubrovnik to Hvar:
Line N° 9811S Dubrovnik – Korcula – Hvar – Bol. Line runs from 01.July.2017 to 11.September.2017.
Getting to Hvar island from Italy
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:
- Jadrolinija Line 53 Ancona – Stari Grad – Split.
- Snav company line Ancona – Stari Grad – Split
- Blueline company line Ancona – Stari Grad – Split
Getting to Hvar island flying in 13 minutes
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.