By ferry

Hvar is well connected by ferry lines with the mainland within the region of Split: Split – Stari Grad; Drvenik – Sućuraj; Split – Hvar

High-speed ferry line Split-Hvar / Hvar-Split: daily, multiple departures

Ferry line Split-Hvar/Hvar-Split: daily

Ferry line Split-Stari Grad / Stari Grad-Split: daily, multiple departures

Ferry line Drvenik – Sućuraj / Sućuraj – Drvenik: daily

The summer sailing schedule is valid from 31 May to 28 September. During the summer months, some ferry lines have more departures, which include hydrofoils. 

Information about the sailing schedule is available online at Jadrolinija website ( or at phone no. +385 (21) 338-333.

Hvar is connected at the port Stari Grad through a coastal ferry line (3 departures a week)
Rijeka – Zadar- Split – Stari Grad – Korčula – Dubrovnik – Bari,
as well as with the international high speed (daily) ferry line
Pescara – Stari Grad – Split,
and international ferry line (two departures a week)
Ancona – Stari Grad – Split – Korčula

Jadrolinija is the main Croatian ferry company that connects most of Croatian islands to the mainland by regular passenger and car ferry services along the Croatian coast. Find the departure information and fare prices at

Catamaran routes between Italy and Hvar are available at SNAV (

By plane


Since 2015 a hydrofoil route connects Jelsa and Hvar to several Croatian tourist destinations. The benefits of travelling by hydrofoil is the proximity of the seaport to the Split airport, from where you can fly to Hvar. 
More information:

Split airport ( is the closest airport to the island of Hvar. There are shuttle buses to Split seaport with departure frequency of 20 minutes. Inquire about the regular timetable to Hvar in Jadrolinija offices (
If there is no direct flight from your destination to Split, you can arrange to fly with a layover in Zagreb (, which is well-connected to Split. 


By car

There are two ferry ports where you can board the car at the island of Hvar: Stari Grad and Sućuraj. The port of Stari Grad is connected to Split and the journey time to Zavala is approx. 20 minutes. The road takes you through the beautiful southern side of the island.
The port of Sućuraj is connected to Drvenik on the mainland and it is farther away from Zavala, since it is located on the other side of the island. Nevertheless, this route saves time for tourists arriving from Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, etc. 

There is a car park within the Pension Marjan.

A gas station for cars and ships is located in Jelsa and Vrboska.

Croatian Auto club:


By bus

The closes bus station is in Split ( right next to the ferry port. Split is well-connected to all bus routes.

There are bus lines on the island of Hvar, e.g. daily departures between Zavala to Stari Grad and Jelsa, with tickets sold in the buses

By train

All the Croatian cities are well-connected by train except for Dubrovnik. Croatia has direct routes to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Serbia, Montenegro and indirectly to almost all European countries. The railway station closest to Hvar is in Split, right next to the bus station and ferry port.