As it is usually the case with islands, Hvar is mostly reached by boats. Although there are other means of transport, the majority of passengers arrive by ferries to the biggest island port, the Port of Stari Grad as well as the Port of Sućuraj.
The Port of Stari Grad, situated in Stari Grad bay is 1.5 km away from Stari Grad, 11 km away from Jelsa and 20 km away from the city of Hvar. It is also an international port with ferry routes operating to Italy.
The other ferry port, the Port of Sućuraj, connects the easternmost point of the island of Hvar to the mainland 2 NM away. The Port of Sućuraj is 50 km away from Jelsa, 60 km away from Stari Grad and 80 km from the city of Hvar.
The island is also connected to the mainland by fast catamaran lines, to Jelsa and the city of Hvar. Catamarans also connect the island of Hvar with other islands - Brač, Vis, Korčula, Lastovo and Mljet.
For all information on ferry and catamaran arrivals and departures, please visit Jadrolinija shipping company website www.jadrolinija.hr
, and Kapetan Luka www.krilo.hr.
• Ferry tickets can be purchased at the Jadrolinija Agency in the Port of Stari Grad or in the Port of Split.
• Tickets cannot be booked for local lines (Split-Stari Grad-Split).
• Credit cards may be used to purchase ferry tickets.
• If you arrive by car, we recommend coming to the port at least 1½ hour before ferry departure during high season, and hour before departure in low season.
• If you arrive without a car, it is not necessary for you to arrive earlier in order to purchase your tickets as this can be done just before ferry departure.
• If you arrive without a car, you can reach your destination on the island of Hvar by bus which will wait for you upon the ferry's arrival in the Port of Stari Grad or by taxi which also stops here.