Regardless of what transportation means you use to come with to Hvar, undoubtedly you will experience a sea journey to island Hvar. When you see Hvar and start to enjoy in its benefits you will know that your journey has paid off.
In the summer ferry connections with islands are intensified, and there are hydro-boats also. summer schedule is valid from 31st of May to 28th of September.
Hvar is connected through the port in Stari Grad, and also by all-coast ferry connection Rijeka-Zadar-Split-Stari Grad-Korčula-Dubrovnik-Bari (three times a week), and by international fast boat connection Pescara-Stari Grad- Split (daily), and by international ferry connection Ancona-Stari Grad-Split-Korčula (twice a week).
Jadrolinija is the main boat operator and has all main ferry and boat lines in Croatia. Information on boat schedules and ticket prices can be found on www.jadrolinija.hr
Split tours company has the line Ancona-Hvar. More about schedule on their pages www.splittours.hr
Katamaranske linije iz Italije za Hvar (i obratno) voze LARIVERA LINES (www.lariveralines.com) i SNAV (www.snav.it)
Karte za katamarane se mogu kupiti u agenciji Pelegrini.
Split airport is closest to Hvar (www.split-airport.hr) There is an organised bus transportation to Split harbour. There ask in Jadrolinija offices (www.jadrolinija.hr) ask about regular connection to Hvar.
If there is not direct flight from your destination, then you can fly via Zagreb (www.zagreb-airport.hr) which well connected with Split.
There are two ferry ports on the island of Hvar; Stari Grad and Sućuraj. Stari Grad port is connected to Split and it is closer to Hvar (20 km) and drive to Hvar lasts about 10 minutes. The port in Sućuraj is connected to Drvenik on the mainland and it is further from Hvar as it is on the other side of the island, although this connection saves time to tourists coming from Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, etc.
Town parking lot is situated by the bus station. Hotel guests have parking organised by the hotels that they staying in.
Petrol station for cars and boats is in Križna street, working hours 7:30- 19:30, tel.: (021) 741 060.
All information about ferry schedules can be obtained on: (www.jadrolinija.hr)
Hrvatski autoklub: www.hak.hr
The closest bus station is in Split and is right next to the ferry port. Split has excellent connections in all bus directions.
There are buses on the island Hvar-Stari Grad and Jelsa, daily and regularly, and tickets are sold in buses.
ČAZMATRANS OTOK HVAR d.o.o.
Ivana Meštrovića b.b.
21460 STARI GRAD
tel/fax: ++ 385 (0)21 765 911
tel: ++ 385 (0)21 765 904
Bus station Split
Obala kneza Domagoja 12
tel: + 385 (0)21 329 180
info tel (domestic transportation): + 385 (0)60 327 777
info tel (international transportation): + 385 (0)21 329 199
fax: + 385 (0)21 329 182
Every bigger town in Croatia is connected by train, except Dubrovnik. Croatia has direct connection with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Serbia and Monte Negro, and indirect connections with almost all European countries.
The closest train station to Hvar is in Split www.hznet.hr. This station is right next to the bus station and ferry port.