ISLAND OF HVAR

A beacon of good vibes

If you’re planning to visit Hvar, Croatia’s most beautiful island, here’s some first-hand information about transport to the island and experiences not to be missed.

GETTING TO AND AROUND HVAR

There are many reasons to visit the island of Hvar. How quickly you get there depends on the mode of transportation you choose.

BY AIR

Arrival by plane
Split and Dubrovnik airports are only a few hours’ flight from most European cities

The nearest international airports are in Split and Dubrovnik. From there, you can take a bus, rental car, taxi, ferry or boat to the island of Hvar.

SPLIT AIRPORT

The nearest international airport, Split, is located 20 km from the city itself and is well connected to major European cities. You can reach the city of Split and its ferry port by bus, taxi or reserved transport. From the ferry port, you can reach Stari Grad on the island of Hvar by ferry (duration: 2 hours) or the town of Hvar by catamaran (duration: 50 minutes).

Split Airport (SPU)
Cesta dr. Franje Tuđmana 1270
21217 Kaštel Štafilić
T: +385 (0)21 203 555
www.split-airport.hr

DUBROVNIK AIRPORT

Instead of Split, you can land at Dubrovnik Airport located in Čilipi, 22 km from Dubrovnik. During the season, you can reach the town of Hvar from Dubrovnik on the catamaran ‘Kapetan Luka’ (duration: 3 hours and 10 min) or book transport by land to the ferry port in Drvenik (duration: 2 hours and 40 min), and then take a ferry to Sućuraj on the island of Hvar, 60 km from Stari Grad.

Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
Dobrota 24
20213, Čilipi
T: +385 (0)20 773 100
www.airport-dubrovnik.hr

BY SEA

Getting to the island of Hvar by ferry or catamaran
The island of Hvar is well connected to the mainland and neighbouring islands

Most passengers arrive on the island of Hvar by ferry at the largest port on the island - Stari Grad, located 1.5 km from the town itself. Sućuraj ferry port, located 60 km away from Stari Grad (1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive), connects the easternmost point of the island of Hvar and Drvenik on the mainland.

The island of Hvar is also connected by fast catamaran lines (hydrofoils) to Split, Dubrovnik and neighbouring islands. The catamarans dock in the town of Hvar and in Jelsa.

Guests of HVAR [PLACESHOTEL] by Valamar have transfers between Stari Grad ferry port on Hvar and the hotel at their disposal.

FERRY SERVICE
Passenger and car transport
DURATION
Split – Stari Grad (island of Hvar) 2 hours Book online
Drvenik – Sućuraj (island of Hvar) 35 min Book online
Ancona (ITA) – Stari Grad (island of Hvar) – Split – Korčula (island of Korčula) 14 hours i 15 min
(Ancona (ITA) – Stari Grad)
Book online
CATAMARAN SERVICE
Passenger transport
DURATION
Split – town of Hvar (island of Hvar) 50 min Book online
Split – Bol (island of Brač) – Jelsa (island of Hvar) 1 hour 30 min Book online
Town of Hvar (island of Hvar) – Milna (island of Brač) 30 min Book online
Town of Hvar (island of Hvar) – Vis (island of Vis) 50 min Book online
Town of Hvar (island of Hvar) – Korčula (island of Korčula) 1 hour 25 min Book online
Town of Hvar (island of Hvar) – Pomena (Mljet National Park) 1 hour 50 min Book online
Town of Hvar (island of Hvar) – Ubli (island of Lastovo) 1 hour 55 min Book online
Town of Hvar (island of Hvar) – Dubrovnik 3 hours 15 min Book online

BY ROAD

Getting to and around the island by car
The freedom of movement around the island

GETTING TO HVAR BY CAR

Depending on the direction from which you arrive, you can choose the ferry port in Split or Drvenik to reach the island of Hvar. If you arrive from northern and northwestern Croatia, book a ferry on the Split – Stari Grad (island of Hvar) line.

If you arrive from the direction of Dubrovnik, Sarajevo or Makarska, we recommend the Drvenik – Sućuraj (island of Hvar) ferry line, but only if you don’t mind driving on the narrow and winding road from Sućuraj to Jelsa and Stari Grad for 60 km (1 hour and 15 min).

BY CAR AROUND THE ISLAND

If you want to explore the island by car, here are the most important road distances from Stari Grad:

Stari Grad – Hvar: 19 km (24 minutes’ drive)

Stari Grad – Vrboska: 7 km (7 minutes’ drive)

Stari Grad – Jelsa: 9 km (10 minutes’ drive)

Stari Grad – Sućuraj: 60 km (1 hour 15 minutes’ drive)

Required documents: driving license, vehicle registration certificate, Green Card

Traffic rules: Drive on the right side of the road.

Maximum speed limit: 50 km/h in built-up areas, 80 km/h outside built-up areas, 130 km/h on highways

Blood alcohol limit: 0,5 ‰

Emergency services and roadside assistance: 112 and 987

For more information on Croatian roads, traffic conditions and toll prices, visit www.hak.hr

INA Hvar: Janka Zazjala 16, 21450, Hvar

INA Jelsa: Pelinje 1018, 21465, Jelsa

INA Vrboska: Obala pomoraca, 21463, Vrboska

By bus around the island

Transport to the ferry port and the main locations on the island

Stari Grad is connected by regular bus services to the ports and main destinations on the island:

STARI GRAD – FERRY PORT

STARI GRAD – HVAR

STARI GRAD – JELSA – VRBOSKA

STARI GRAD – SUĆURAJ – SPLIT

Tickets are available on the bus. You can check timetables on the Čazmatrans website.

BY TRAIN

Getting to the island of Hvar by train
The final railway station is Split

If you travel by train, the nearest railway station is in Split.

SPLIT RAILWAY STATION

Obala kneza Domagoja 9
21000 Split
21217 Kaštel Štafilić
T: +385 (0)21 338 525

For more information and ticket booking, visit the HŽ Putnički prijevoz website.

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