There are many ferries from Split to Hvar island as this island is the most visited destination among all Central Dalmatia islands. Hvar has always been the best and most frequently connected island with the mainland.

Whether you are traveling by car or without, Hvar island has very frequent connections to almost all island destinations. Only two towns on the island have only car ferries connections:

Some destinations like Hvar town and Jelsa can be reached directly only by passenger fast boats known as catamarans.

International Ferries To Stari Grad (Hvar)

It’s also important to point out that Hvar island (Stari Grad town) is the only one connected with international car ferries from Italy. Stari Grad has a seasonal car ferry from Ancona and Pescara that first arrives at Stari Grad port and afterwards proceeds to Split.

Taking a ferry from Italy to Split Croatia is your best option if you are traveling from Italian Adriatic coast. The major departure ports from Italy to the opposite shore of the Adriatic are Ancona and Pescara. Check all ferry connections from Italy to Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik!

Car Ferries From Split To Hvar (Stari Grad)

Car ferry line 635, from/to Stari Grad (Hvar) to Split runs in low season (01.01.2015 – 28.05.2015 & 28.09.2015 – 31.12.2015) three times a day.

Split to Stari Grad 2015 low sesaon schedule
Split to Stari Grad 2015 low sesaon schedule

Ferries on N°635 line to Stari Grad runs very often in high season between May 30th to September 28th.

You have seven departures daily, the earliest at 01,30 AM (only from June 29th to September 1st). The crossing time is 120 minutes.

The next one is at 05,00 AM (keep in mind, on this one, cargo vehicles have priority). Click here to see this summer timetable.

Split to Stari Grad 2015 high season schedule
Split to Stari Grad 2015 high season schedule

2015 Tariffs for Car ferries from Split to Hvar

Note: please double-check Jadrolinija’s website for current prices!

Jadrolinija Split - Hvar tariffs
Jadrolinija’s Split – Hvar tariffs

Coastal line from Rijeka to Dubrovnik is not operating since 2015! Stari Grad port has become the most important island harbor for all ferries from Split and for coastal line ferries on Rijeka – Split- Stari Grad (island Hvar) – Korcula – Sobra (island Mljet) – Dubrovnik line.

Ferries From Drvenik to Sucuraj (Hvar Island)

Drvenik - Sucuraj ferry 2015 high seasonThis is the only car ferry connection to Hvar island for car travelers coming from Dubrovnik.

Sometimes it can be an alternative solution for travelers in case they miss the connection from Split, as line Split to Stari Grad ferries can sometimes be overloaded, particularly in high season (from July 15th to August 15th).

Mid August is a period of ferragosto in Italy when Italians invade Split and Dalmatian islands. Read more about Drvenik – Sucuraj car ferry!

Don’t ignore the fact that there are three petrol stations on Hvar, one in Jelsa town, one on the main road to Stari Grad just outside Jelsa, and one in Hvar Town.

Passenger Ferries From Split To Hvar

I’m calling them passengers ferries as they aren’t for any kind of vehicle transportation, but only for foot travelers. In Croatia they are commonly called catamarans or high speed ships.

To help you figure out where catamarans leave from Split to Hvar I highly recommend you check my Split harbor map to easily find your fast ship as car ferries run from different harbor terminal.

Good news from Jadrolinija: Jadrolinija’s ferriest are without a doubt the cheapest and most effective way to travel the Adriatic, and from this year you can book tickets online (but only for foot passenger catamaran lines, and not for Split to Hvar car ferries).

There are several catamarans connecting Split with Hvar island destinations:

Split to Hvar catamaran timetable 2015 (summer schedule)

  • Line 9603a – Split – Milna (Brac island) – Hvar town
  • Line 9604 – Split – Hvar town (proceed to Korcula and Lastovo islands.
  • Line 9608 – Split – Hvar (proceeding to Korcula island)

Split to Jelsa town (2015 summer schedule)

  • Line 9603 – Split to Bol (Brac) proceeding to Jelsa (Hvar island)

There are two companies running on these routes to Hvar island: the state company Jadrolinija and Kapetan Luka.

Krilo Catamaran 2015 prices one-way
Krilo Catamaran 2015 prices one-way

Ferry Timetable From September 29th 2015

Every year Jadrolinija (state ferry company) introduces a new timetable for ferries from Split to Hvar, Brac, Vis islands.

A new schedule is valid from September 29th to 31 December 2015.

One of the most popular ferry connection is Split to Stari Grad (Hvar Island) which will be reduced from 7 daily ferries to only three lines.

If you are arriving from Dubrovnik by car, planning to reach Hvar island from Drvenik to Sucuraj (Hvar island), number of ferry crossing will be reduced from eleven summer lines to six daily crossings.

Some early morning ferry lines (at 05,00 and 05,30 A.M) will be substituted with 06,30 departure from Sucuraj to mainland (Drvenik) and with ferry that leaves at 08,00 from Drvenik to Sucuraj.

Split to Hvar Catamaran low season timetable

Low-season covers period from January to May and September to December 2015. Check low-season catamaran prices (high-speed shipping lines)!

  • 9603 Split – Bol (Brac) – Jelsa (Hvar)
  • 9604 Split – Hvar – Vela Luka (Korcula) – Ubli (Lastovo)
  • 9608 Split – Hvar – Korcula
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