The view of Hvar town on Hvar island, Croatia

How to Get to Hvar Island in Croatia 2024

If you are wondering how to get to Hvar Island, this blog is for you. Unfortunately, there are no flights to Hvar, but there are several options to get to Hvar from the mainland, using the ferry, catamaran, or a private speed boat transfer. In this short travel guide, we will explain all the options. Whatever decision you make our VIP Concierge department can help you organize your trip to Hvar.

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Are you planning to visit Hvar Island and looking for ways to get there? This is a blog post for you! We will give you actual timetables for 2024 as well as the prices for ferries and catamarans to Hvar from different destinations. We will also provide private transfer options, villas on Hvar, restaurants, and wineries recommendations. Hopefully, you will find this blog useful and it will inspire you to visit this exquisite island!

Satellite view of Hvar island, source: Google maps

Satellite view of Hvar Island, source: Google maps

Hvar Island

Hvar is the sunniest Croatian island. It's placed in the middle of the Adriatic Sea, between Brac and Korcula islands, in the region of Dalmatia. It is the most popular island, especially in the summer season. Its architecture, mild climate, energy, gastronomy, and nightlife will bedazzle you. Its charming places and hidden beaches and bays of Jelsa, Stari Grad, Sveta Nedjelja, Ivan Dolac, Zavala, Milna, Vrboska, and Sucuraj will inspire you to come here each year.

Hvar town from Fortica fortress view

Hvar island, aerial view

Restaurant Recommendations:

Restaurant Patak, Zdrilca bay near Hvar town

Restaurant Antonio Patak, Zdrilca Bay near Hvar town, source: Restaurant Patak

Vinogradisce Bay, source: Facebook

Vinogradisce Bay, source: Facebook

Vinogradisce Bay, source: Flickr

Vinogradisce Bay, source: Flickr

Winneries Recommendations:

Tomic vineyard on Hvar, source: Vina Tomić Facebook

Tomic vineyard on Hvar, source: Vina Tomić Facebook

How to Get to Hvar Island From Split and the Mainland

Since Hvar is the most popular during the summer season the most frequent question is what is the best way to get to Hvar.

Below in the text, you can find the possibilities of getting to Hvar Island from the mainland. It's listed from the most affordable to the most expensive and comfortable option. You can choose between four options.

1. The Ferry Line From Split (Mainland) to Stari Grad (Hvar Island)

Stari Grad is the main car ferry terminal. It's located 20 kilometers from Hvar town (approximately 25 minutes by car).

Stari Grad – Hvar distance, source: Google maps

Stari Grad – Hvar distance, source: Google maps 

The first and the most economical option for getting to Hvar is by ferry line that operates from Split town to Stari Grad on Hvar island regularly. Stari Grad is the ferry port of Hvar. If you prefer to travel by car, this is your only option.

There are several Split to Hvar ferries (Stari Grad) daily and Stari Grad Hvar to Split ferry lines. It changes according to the season (out of season, low and high season):

The ferry schedule for 2024 from Split to Stari Grad on Hvar island, source: jadrolinija.hr (most schedules and prices are taken from this website)

Jadrolinija ferry „Petar Hektorovic“

Jadrolinija ferry „Petar Hektorovic“, source: Wikimedia Commons

The voyage from Split to Stari Grad lasts 2 hours. Enjoy it!

2. The Catamaran (Fast Ferry) Line Connecting Split (Mainland) and Hvar Town (Hvar Island)

If you want to head directly to Hvar town and you are not going by car but still want to save money, the best option is to purchase tickets for the catamaran (fast ferry). There are several fast lines daily, in low season two times a day, and in high season three-four times a day. You can book through Jadrolinija company, TP Line, or through Kapetan Luka - Krilo company.

Jadrolinija catamaran, source: Wikimedia Commons

Jadrolinija catamaran (fast ferry), source: Wikimedia Commons

Hvar town port

Hvar town port

Split - Hvar Catamaran schedule, Jadrolinija company

Catamaran (fast ferry) schedule, Jadrolinija company

Catamaran schedule Split Hvar

Catamaran schedule, source: Kapetan Luka - Krilo company

Kapetan Luka – Krilo catamaran, source: www.krilo.hr

Kapetan Luka – Krilo catamaran, source: Kapetan Luka - Krilo company

Catamaran TP Line Split Hvar

Fast ferry from Split to Hvar, company TP Line

3. The Ferry Line From Drvenik (Mainland) to Sucuraj (Hvar Island)

Sucuraj is located on the eastern tip of Hvar Island. Guests that arrive from Dubrovnik or from any southern area and want to reach Hvar can go to Drvenik and take a ferry that goes to Sucuraj. The crossing from Drvenik to Sucuraj lasts 30 minutes. The ride from Sucuraj to Hvar town lasts approximately 1 hour and a half.

Drvenik – Sucuraj (Hvar island) distance, source: Google maps

Drvenik – Sucuraj (Hvar island) distance, source: Google maps

Sucuraj – Hvar town distance, source: Google maps

Sucuraj – Hvar town distance, source: Google maps 

Drvenik- Sucuraj ferry line schedule, Jadrolinija company, source: Agency ZOLP

Drvenik - Sucuraj ferry line schedule, Jadrolinija company

4. A Private Speedboat Transfer From the Airport to Hvar Island

This is for people who prefer more comfort and do not like to travel by public means of transport. Our Concierge Department can arrange any kind of transfer for you and your family and friends. Here are just some boat types we offer:

Private Luxury Speedboat Transfer

The prices for a private transfer from Split Airport Resnik to Hvar Town range from 700€ - 1200€.

The prices for a private transfer from the Split city center to Hvar Town range from 700€ - 1200€.

We can also offer this transfer from Dubrovnik town. The price from Dubrovnik airport to Hvar town is 1700€ - 2500€, with included private luxury taxi transfer from the Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik port. The private speedboat transfer from Dubrovnik port to Hvar town costs approximately 1600€ - 2400€. 

Luxury Speedboat Colnago 35, source: VIP Holiday Booker

Luxury Speedboat Colnago 35, source: VIP Holiday Booker

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Up to 12 guests,
  • Has enough room for luggage,
  • Sport yacht-style speedboat,
  • The hardtop provides shade,
  • Cruising speed 25-27 knots.

IMPORTANT: Please note that prices are subject to change.

Deluxe Speedboat Transfer

The prices for a private transfer from Split Airport Resnik to Hvar Town range from 800€ - 1000€.

The prices for a private transfer from the Split city center to Hvar Town range from 800€ - 1000€.

Luxury Speedboat Colnago 35, source: VIP Holiday Booker

Deluxe Speedboat Aliskaf, source: VIP Holiday Booker

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Accepts up to 12 guests,
  • 12 meters aluminum speedboat with closed cabin and airplane seats,
  • Cruising speed 25 knots.

IMPORTANT: Please note that prices are subject to change.

Standard Speedboat Transfer

The prices for a private transfer from Split Airport to Hvar Town range from 650€ - 850€.

The prices for a private transfer from the Split city center to Hvar Town range from 600€ - 800€.

Speedboat Enzo 35

Speedboat Enzo 35, source: VIP Holiday Booker

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Open speed boat with bimini,
  • Up to 12 guests.

Luxury Speedboat Transfer - Superfast Motor Boat Axopar

The prices for a private transfer from Split Airport to Hvar Town range from 850€ - 1.100€.

The prices for a private transfer from the Split city center to Hvar Town range from 800€ - 1.000€.

Luxury Speedboat Transfer - Superfast motor boat Axopar

Superfast motor boat Axopar

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Extra fast and super comfortable luxury speedboat (motor yacht) Axopar 37 AC
  • Suitable for up to 10 guests.
  • Crew and fuel included
  • Flexible starting and return location
  • Closed Cabin and Open Seating
  • Meet-and-Greet Service
  • Large storage space.

IMPORTANT: Please note that prices are subject to change.

Transfer duration: 

Split Airport - Hvar Town, duration is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Split city center - Hvar Town, duration is approximately 1 hour.

Recommendation:

In case you have an early landing time in the morning and check in at your holiday accommodation late afternoon, you can book a private speedboat for an extra few hours. In the meantime, you can do some island hopping, make a lunch break in Palmizana or Vinogradisce Bay, visit wineries on the island, or even have a short swimming break if you wish to…

How to Get to Hvar Island From the Neighboring Islands and Dubrovnik

Hvar is also connected to other islands of the southern water area, like Brac, Lastovo, Korcula, and Vis Island. Here are just some schedules for 2024 (and also the schedule for Hvar to Dubrovnik, Korcula, and Brac).

Catamaran line Dubrovnik – Korcula – Hvar – Bol (Brac) – Split schedule, company Jadrolinija

Catamaran (fast ferry) line Dubrovnik – Korcula – Hvar – Bol (Brac) – Split schedule, company Jadrolinija

IMPORTANT: Please note that prices are subject to change.

Ferry schedule Lastovo/Ubli – Vela Luka – Hvar – Split in preseason and in postseason, company Jadrolinija

Ferry schedule Lastovo/Ubli – Vela Luka (Korcula) – Hvar – Split, company Jadrolinija

Catamaran (fast boat) connection from Split – Hvar – Korcula and viceversa, company Kapetan Luka – Krilo

Catamaran (fast boat) connection from Split – Hvar – Korcula and vice versa, company Kapetan Luka – Krilo

IMPORTANT: Please note that the prices are subject to change.

Catamaran (fast boat) schedule from Split – Milna – Hvar – Korcula – Pomena – Dubrovnik and viceversa, company Kapetan Luka – Krilo

Catamaran (fast ferry) schedule from Split – Milna (brac) – Hvar – Korcula – Pomena (Mljet) – Dubrovnik and vice versa, company Kapetan Luka – Krilo

IMPORTANT: Please note that prices are subject to change.

Catamaran (fast boat) schedule for Vis – Hvar – Milna (Brac) – Split and vice versa, company Jadrolinija

Catamaran (fast boat) schedule for Vis – Hvar – Milna (Brac) – Split and vice versa, company Jadrolinija

Catamaran (fast boat) schedule for Jelsa – Bol (Brac) – Split and vice versa, company Jadrolinija

Catamaran (fast boat) schedule for Jelsa – Bol (Brac) – Split and vice versa, company Jadrolinija

Information on other boat schedules and ticket prices can be found at www.jadrolinija.hr and www.krilo.hr. Tickets can be purchased on these websites as well. 

IMPORTANT: Please note that prices and schedules are subject to change.

Rent a Car on Hvar Island

In case you want to rent a car on Hvar Island, our Concierge Department can arrange everything. No matter if you want to hire a standard or a luxury car, we can offer it. On our website, you can check the sections Private Taxi Transfer Service Croatia and Hire Our Luxury Cars Dalmatia.

Mercedes E class, source: VIP Holiday Booker

Mercedes E class, source: VIP Holiday Booker

Where to Stay on Hvar Island?

Finding suitable accommodation on the island of Hvar is your first step if you want to have a relaxing holiday. Later, with our assistance, you arrange details like transfers, chef, babysitter, restaurant reservations, etc. Hvar Island abounds in luxury villas, that tend to be fully booked already in spring. That is why we advise you to book the villa you like on time. Our agency is leading in Croatia when it comes to luxury villas. Here is the list of villas on Hvar Island from our portfolio.

List of Hvar villas - VIP Holiday Booker selection

You can find beachfront villas with a pool, villas in the town center, and outside Hvar town. 

Luxury Villa Hvar Sisters, source: VIP Holiday Booker

Luxury Villa Hvar Sisters, source: VIP Holiday Booker  

Welcome to the sunniest island of Croatia and enjoy the magic it provides! ☀️⛵

Hvar town on a sunny Hvar island, source: VIP Holiday Booker

Hvar town on a sunny Hvar island, source: VIP Holiday Booker

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