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How to get to Brac Island in Croatia

How to get to Brac Island in Croatia

Find all information on how to get to Brac Island in Croatia. Explore all options on reaching Brac and find the accurate information on ferry timetables and find out how to move around the island. Whether you are looking for the fastest way to reach Brac Island or for the most affordable option to get to Brac, you will find it all in our travel guide on getting to Brac Island.


Brac Island in Croatia Satellite map

Photo: Satellite view od Brac island in Croatia

Brac Island

Brac Island is the island in the Adriatic Sea in the region of Dalmatia, the most beautiful part of Croatia decorated with the rugged coast, numerous islands, and divine beaches.

Brac is the biggest island in Dalmatia and the island with the best links to the mainland and to the other islands in Dalmatia.

Brac Island is one of the top holiday destinations in Croatia and one of the most visited Croatian islands.

In this blog post on how to get to Brac, you can find answers on the following questions.

  • What is the best way to get to Brac Island
  • How to get to Brac by air
  • How to get to Brac island from the mainland
    • Ferry from Split to Supetar
    • Ferry from Makarska to Split
    • Fast ferry from Split to Bol
    • Fast ferry from Split to Milna
    • Speedboat taxi transfer
  • How to get to Brac island from the neighboring islands
    • Fast ferry from Dubrovnik stopping at Mljet, Korcula, and Hvar
  • Tips for getting to Brac

If you are heading to Brac for holidays, read our blog posts Top 5 Activities To Do on Brac Island and The Top 5 Restaurants and Bars on Brac Island.

What is the best way to get to Brac Island

The island of Brac is easy to reach. If you are heading to this beautiful island for your next holidays, I believe you will be delighted with the fact that there are lots of ways how to get to Brac island – by air, by sea, with or without the car, by public transportation or using private transfer services.

Whether you prefer to fly, to hire a car and drive around the island, to travel light by passenger-only-ferry or by speedboat or to arrange private transfer and travel stress-free, you just need to check the timetables and different routes to Brac and choose the traveling option you like the most!

If you have some doubts about deciding which is the best option for you, please feel free to post a question and I will be happy to help. I'm confident that my experience as VIP concierge can help!

Just continue with our travel guide on how to get to Brac island and plan your holiday with ease!

How to get to Brac by air

Brac AirportPhoto: Brac Airport photo from the aircraft, www.airport-brac.hr

Brac is the only island in Dalmatia and one of three islands in Croatia that has its own airport.

The airport is located on the plateau inside the island, close to the Vidova Gora peak, just 5 kilometers from the Bol town.Brac Airport is a smaller airport and although is open all year round, the most of the air carriers operate to Brac in the period from April to October.

The island of Brac is connected with the Zagreb, capital of Croatia, by regular domestic flights operated by air carrier Croatia Airlines. There are flights from Zagreb airport (ZAG) to Brac Airport (BWK) on Tuesdays and Saturdays.Most of the other flights are charter flights from around Europe. There are international flights to Brac from Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Prague, Deauville, Ljubljana, Rotterdam, and Luxembourg.

Brac airport also accepts private aircraft. To find more information, please visit Brac Airport official website.

Brac AirportPhoto: Brac Airport photo from the aircraft, www.airport-brac.hr

You can fly to Brac by helicopter. If you would like to fly from Dubrovnik, Split or some other island to Brac by helicopter, please visit Private jet and helicopter Croatia Service

Photo: Golden Horn Beach and Bol town from the aircraft, www.airport-brac.hr

If you are looking to book a flight to Croatia and your final destination is the island of Brac, you should also look for flights to Split Airport (SPU) and Dubrovnik Airport (DBV).

You can take a private taxi transfer from the airport or hire a car and drive yourself from both airports.

There is also the option to hire a speedboat from the Split Airport. Speedboat transfer from the Split airport is one of fastest ways to get to Brac island. It takes approximately 40 minutes to get to the north side of the island and about 50 minutes to the south side of the island. Speedboats take up usually 6-8 or 12 persons and the prices depend on the boat type.

How to get to Brac island from the mainland

Car Ferry Jadrolinija

Photo: The Car Ferry, www.jadrolinija.hr

Brac is one of the most easy-to-reach islands from the mainland in Croatia.

Brac Island is linked with mainland with two ferry lines, both operated by state shipping company Jadrolinija.

There are also several fast ferry connections between the mainland and the Brac island. Some fast ferry lines are operated by the shipping company Jadrolinija and other by commercial maritime company Kapetan Luka. The fast ferry lines connect also the island of Brac with the neighboring islands, Hvar, Solta, Korcula, and Vis, and with the city of Dubrovnik.

Fast ferry Catamaran Kapetan Luka

Photo: The Fast Ferry (Catamaran), www.krilo.hr

The coastal cities, Split and Makarska, have car ferry links to the Brac all year round.

The city of Dubrovnik is linked to Brac by fast ferry line in the summer season.

The fast ferry or passenger-only ferry connects the city of Split with Bol, the small town on the south side of the island, all year round. There is also a fast ferry connecting the city of Split with settlement Milna on island Brac all year round. There are several other fast ferry lines operating from April till October connecting Brac island with cities Makarska, Split and Dubrovnik and with islands Mljet, Korcula, and Hvar.You can find here the timetables for all ferries and fast ferries operating to and from Brac island in 2019.

The ferry line connecting Split (mainland) and Supetar (Brac Island)

The ferry line between Split (mainland) and Supetar (island Brac) operates even 14 times a day in the high season. That number falls to 6 times a day of the season but still keeps the Brac the mostreachable island In Dalmatia. The ferry ride from Split to Supetar takes approximately 50 minutes.

The timetable for the ferry from Split to Supetar in 2019:

Timetable 2019 for ferry Split to Supetar

The timetablefor the ferry from Supetar to Split in 2019:

Timetable 2019 for ferry Supetar to Split

IMPORTANT NOTE: The ferry time table is subject to the change, so please visit www.jadrolinija.hr to double check before purchasing tickets or planning the travel itinerary.

If you travel without the car and you are taking a car ferry, you do need to come a lot earlier than the scheduled departure time. If you are traveling by car, to be sure to board on the wantedferry, you should come earlier. In the low season and shoulder season, it is enough to arrive half an hour earlier. In the high season and especially in the peak of the season which is late July and early August you should come at least an hour and a half prior to departure time.

All car ferries are operated by state company Jadrolinija. You can buy tickets online at the official web site www.jadrolinija.hr

Be aware that you can buy ferry tickets online, but no later than a day before the departure. If you, for example, buy a ticket for 12:30r ferry and you do not manage to get on the ferry on time, your ticket will be valid for any car ferry to Supetar on that particular date.

The ferry line connecting Makarska (mainland) and Sumartin (Brac island)

The ferry connecting Makarska (mainland) and Sumartin (in the southeast side of the Brac Island) operates five times a day in the high season and 3 times a day in the low season. The car ferry connecting Makarska and Sumartin is smaller, it takes about 25 cars, so if you are traveling in high season, be in the line for boarding on time.

This line is operated by private company Krilo Shipping. The fast ferry tickets for the journey are being sold at the Jadrolinija office in Split Ferry port and they are not being sold online. Check

The timetable for the ferry from Makarska to Sumartin in 2019:

The Ferry TimeTable Makarska to Sumartin on Brac for 2019

The timetable for the ferry from Sumartin to Makarska in 2019:
The Ferry Timetable 2019 Sumartin (Brac) to Makarska

IMPORTANT NOTE: The ferry time table is subject to the change, so please visit www.jadrolinija.hr to double check before purchasing tickets or planning the travel itinerary.

The fast ferry line connecting Split (mainland) and Bol (Brac Island)

There is fast ferry operating from Split to Bol, on the south side of Brac island and then from Bol, the same boat is departing to Hvar Island.Fast ferry ticket from Split to Bol costs 40 kunas per person of the season and 55 kunas of the season in one direction. The ticket from Bol to Jelsa costs 25 kunas of the season and 35 kunas in the season.

The timetable for the fast ferry from Split to Bol (Brac) and to Jelsa (Hvar) in 2019:

The timetable for the fast ferry from Split to  Bol (Brac) and to Jelsa (Hvar)  in 2019:

The timetable for the fast ferry from Jesla (Hvar) to Bol (Brac) and to Split in 2019:

The timetable for the fast ferry from Jesla (Hvar) to  Bol (Brac) and to Split  in 2019:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The ferry time table is subject to the change, so please visit www.jadrolinija.hr to double check before purchasing tickets or planning the travel itinerary.

The fast ferry line connecting Split (mainland) and Milna (Brac Island)

Small town Milna has two all year round connections by fast ferry andtwo seasonal connections in the summer.

The fast ferry connection between Split City and Milna on Brac island goes stops also on the Solta Island. This line is operated by a private company and the tickets are not being sold online. You can buy tickets at the Jadrolinija office in Split Ferry Port. Click here to see the address of the Jadrolinija selling point.

The timetable for the fast ferry from Split toRogac (Solta) and to Milna (Brac) in 2019

The fast ferry line connecting Split (mainland) and Milna (Brac Island) The timetable for the fast ferry from Split to Rogac (Solta) and to Milna (Brac)  in 2019

The timetable for the fast ferry from Milna (Brac)toRogac (Solta) and to Split in 2019:

The timetable for the fast ferry from Milna (Brac) to Rogac (Solta) and to Split in 2019:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The ferry time table is subject to the change, so please do the double check before planning the travel itinerary. You can check any unexpected changes in the timetable here.

How to get to Brac island from the neighboring islands

Brac is one of the best-connected islands with other surrounding islands. Unfortunately, there is no car ferry connection between the island, but there are good fast ferry connections, especially in the season.

There is all year round connection between Bol and Jelsa in Hvar by fast ferry line from Split. The timetable is already explained. There is also explained connection with the seaside village Rogac on Solta Island.

Have a look at the timetables of seasonal fast ferry connections that link Brac island with the Split, Dubrovnik, and Makarska, but also with islands Hvar and Korcula.

The fast ferry line: Split – Bol (Brač) – Makarska – Korčula – Sobra (Mljet) – Dubrovnik

The tickets for this fast ferry line can be bought online here.

The fast ferry line:Split – Milna (Brač) – Hvar – Korčula – Pomena (Mljet) – Dubrovnik

The tickets for this fast ferry line can be bought online here.

The fast ferry line: Split – Bol (Brač) – Hvar – Korčula – Dubrovnik

IMPORTANT NOTE: The ferry time table is subject to the change, so please do the double check before planning the travel itinerary. You can check any unexpected changes in the timetable here.

Jadrolinija Fast FerryThe Fast Ferry Jadrolinija

Tips for getting to Brac

Travel tip for booking a private transfer to Brac Island

If you need private transfer to Brac Island, ask your travel agent or your host to help you arrange this service. In most cases, it will be more affordable and you will get the quickest route possible.

The private speedboat transfer from the Split airport to the island Brac is the fastest way to get to the island. When arranging this service, make sure to check what type of boat your transfer company will use. If you have small children with you, it will be better to take a bigger boat because there are more stable in the water.

Travel tip for hiring a car on Brac Island

If you have enough time, try to arrange car hire before arrival. If you would like to have a car during one week stay, often it will be more affordable if you take your car at the Split airport and return it on the way back, than hiring a car on the island. If you would like to hire a car for just a day or two while on the island, then the price should not be the matter.

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