How to travel from Split to the island of Hvar?

Updated: Feb 28, 2018

To travel from Split to the island of Brac, you need to take a ferry or catamaran (speed line) from the harbour of Split. The port is located in the city center, just in front of the Diocletian's palace and the old town of Split. Ferry and catamaran lines are operated by two agencies, Jadrolinija national agency and Krilo (Kapetan Luka jets). From Split there are lines to 3 ports on the island of Hvar: Stari Grad, Hvar and Jelsa. The only ferry line is Split - Stari Grad; other lines are speed catamaran lines for passengers only.


Traveling from Split to Stari Grad

(Stari grad is the village and main ferry port on the island of Hvar)

Stari grad, island of Hvar.


How to travel from Split to Stari grad?

From Split to Stari grad there is a ferry line, operated by Jadrolinija, with 4-7 daily departures from and to Split, journey is about 2 hours. The tickets can be purchased online or at the Jadrolinija sale point in Split harbour, address: Gat Sv.Duje bb, Split. The tickets can be bought on your departure day, recommended at least 1 hour before the departure for passengers and few hours before if you travel by car.

White ferries of Jadrolinija national agency.


Important to know: the ticket you have purchased (online or at the sale point) is valid for any voyage on the selected date, but does not guarantee boarding at a specific departure time. The boardings are based on arrival order. Usually there are no problems with passengers and you can board at any time you decide to travel, but if you travel by car, then it is highly recommended to arrive at the harbour and park your car in the queue for the island, few hours before the scheduled departure (early in the morning if you travel in high season, July and August, especially on weekends, Friday - Saturday - Sunday).


Ferry line Split-Stari Grad-Split: Car ferry line No. 635

Journey: Approx. 2 hours

Schedule: Jadrolinija ferry Split-Stari grad-Split, season 2018

Online tickets: Jadrolinija website

Point of sale: Split harbour, address: Gat Sv.Duje bb



Traveling from Split to Hvar (town)

(Hvar is the main town on the island of Hvar)

The port of the town of Hvar, island of Hvar.


How to travel from Split to Hvar town?

From Split to Hvar there are only speed lines for passengers, operated by Jadrolinija national agency and Krilo (Kapetan Luka) marittime agency.


Jadrolinija catamaran lines:


1. Catamaran line No. 9602: VIS - HVAR - MILNA (Brač) - SPLIT

Journey: Approx. 1 h 05 min

Schedule 2018: VIS - HVAR - MILNA (Brač) - SPLIT


2. Catamaran line No. 9604: UBLI (Lastovo) - VELA LUKA (Korčula) - HVAR - SPLIT

Journey: Approx. 1 h 05 min

Schedule 2018: UBLI (Lastovo) - VELA LUKA (Korčula) - HVAR - SPLIT


3. Catamaran line No. 9811S (only from 01.06. till 01.10.)

Line: DUBROVNIK ‐ KORČULA ‐ HVAR ‐ BOL (Brač) ‐ SPLIT

Journey: Approx. 2 h 25 min

Schedule 2018: DUBROVNIK ‐ KORČULA ‐ HVAR ‐ BOL (Brač) ‐ SPLIT


Jadrolinija agency:

Online tickets: Jadrolinija website

Point of sale: Split harbour, address: Gat Sv.Duje bb


Krilo catamaran lines:


1. Line Split – Brač (Milna) – Hvar – Korčula – Mljet (Pomena) – Dubrovnik

Journey: Approx. 1 h

Schedule: Split – Brač (Milna) – Hvar – Korčula – Mljet (Pomena) – Dubrovnik


2. Line Split – Hvar (Hvar) – Prigradica – Korčula (Old Town)

Journey: Approx. 55 min.

Schedule: Split – Hvar (Hvar) – Prigradica – Korčula (Old Town)


Krilo agency:

Online tickets: Krilo website

Point of Sale: Split harbour, Gat Sv. Petra (St.Peter's pier)



Traveling from Split to Jelsa

(Jelsa is the village and catamaran port on the island of Hvar)

Jelsa, island of Hvar.


How to travel from Split to Jelsa?

From Split to Jelsa there is only a speed line for passengers, operated by Jadrolinija national agency.


Catamaran line No. 9603

Line: JELSA (Hvar) - BOL (Brač) - SPLIT

Journey: Approx. 1 h 30 min.

Schedule 2018: JELSA (Hvar) - BOL (Brač) - SPLIT


Jadrolinija agency:

Online tickets: Jadrolinija website

Point of sale: Split harbour, address: Gat Sv.Duje bb


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