Split to Hvar Ferry

Split to Hvar ferry is a year-round route, that sails several times a day. The journey lasts for 1 to 2 hours. It’s run by Jadrolinija, Krilo & TP Line ferry companies. This is a popular and frequent ferry route that connects the busy Split port with Hvar island. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.

Schedules and timetables

Ferry RouteTimeFrequency
Departs Splitseveral times a daydaily, morning & afternoon
Arrives Hvar1 hour laterdaily, morning & afternoon
Arrives Hvar (Stari Grad)2 hours laterdaily, morning & afternoon
Arrives Hvar (Jelsa)1.5 hour laterdaily, afternoons only
(for detailed schedules check croatiaferries.com )

The usual timetable includes several departures per day from the Split ferry port to three ports on Hvar island: Hvar, Stari Grad, or Jelsa. The fastest route is to Hvar town (1 hour) and the longest one is a car ferry to Stari Grad (2 hours). Jelsa route also stops in Bol on Brac island.

Car and passenger Ferry Split to Hvar (Stari Grad)
Car and passenger ferry from Split to Hvar island

Split to Hvar Passenger Ferry

There are several passenger ferries – catamarans,  serving the passenger ferry route from Split to Hvar Island: Split – Hvar, Split – Stari Grad, and Split – Jelsa. Run by Croatia ferry companies, with a journey time of 60 to 90 minutes. These ferries do not take cars, just passengers and sometimes bikes and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Split is at 16:00 off-season and at 17:00 in July & August.

Foot Passenger Ticket Prices – Catamaran

Split to HvarSplit to Stari GradSplit to Jelsa
Deck (Foot) Passengers16 €8 €9 €
Bicycles€ 167.5 €
Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)8 to 16 €8 €

Boarding passenger ferry

If you are a foot passenger, arrive at the ferry terminal at least 40 minutes prior to departure. Have your travel documents ready for possible identification at the boarding points. Once on board, proceed to the seating lounge or deck.

Jadrolinija's catamaran on the route from Split to Hvar
Jadrolinija’s catamaran on the route from Split to Hvar

Split to Hvar Car Ferry

There is just one ferry serving the car ferry route from Split and Hvar Island, which is a car ferry from Split to Hvar (Stari Grad). This ferry is run by Jadrolinija with a journey time of 120 minutes. The ferry takes all vehicles including camper vans, lorries, buses, and cars. The last car ferry departure from Split is at 20:30 off-season and at 01:30 in July & August.

Car Ferry Ticket Prices (Split to Hvar – Stari Grad)

Cars, Minibus, Caravans Ticket PricesLow season High Season
Cars & SUVs34 €43 €
Minibusses, Caravans, Campers, Baggage trailers, Boat trailers 6 meters max length66 €80 €
Motorcycles & Scooters10 €12.5 €
Bicycles6 €7.5 €

Boarding car ferry

If you are traveling by car, try to be in the port at least 2 hrs in advance. Carefully check where is the exact location of the ferry terminal and join the queue to board your ferry (see a detailed map and address below) & check car ferry travel tips.

Important to know

  • Bicycles are not traveling for free.
  • Pets surcharge is at least 50% of the passenger ticket.
  • Return tickets are not cheaper than two one-way options.
  • As this is a very busy route, it is advisable to book the car place on the ferry well in advance.
  • To fully enjoy your trip, get prepared, and wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Late ferry Split to Hvar

The latest ferry to reach Hvar island from Split is at 8:30 pm. In July & August, the latest one is at 01:30 am. The route is Split – Hvar (Stari Grad). The earliest one is at 5 am.

Split Ferry Terminal

The ferry port in Split from which all ferries to Hvar Island are departing and arriving is located in the city center, at the waterfront.  Address: Obala Kneza Domagoja, 21000 Split, Croatia  – see detailed info about Split ferry port and passenger terminal

Hvar Ferry Terminals

There are three ferry terminals on Hvar island:

  1. Hvar town passenger terminal – The ferry port in Hvar is located in the center of the town, at the waterfront. Address: Riva, 21450 Hvar, Croatia – see more info about Hvar ferry port and passenger terminal
  2. Hvar (Stari Grad) car ferry terminal – Trajektna Luka Stari Grad, 21460 Stari Grad, Croatia – get a bus to Hvar town.
  3. Hvar (Jelsa) passenger terminal – located in the center of the town, at the waterfront. Address: Riva, 21465 Jelsa, Croatia

Journey Map

Here is a map that shows all three possible ferry crossings: to Hvar, to Stari Grad, and to Jelsa (via Bol, Brac):


Which ferry companies sail on Split to Hvar crossing?

This ferry route is currently operated by Krilo Kapetan Luka, TP Line, and Jadrolinija.

How long does the Split – Hvar crossing take?

The shortest travel time of this ferry route is 1 hour.

How often does the Split – Hvar ferry sail?

You can usually take this ferry several times per day from June to September. For the rest of the year, it sails just once or twice a day.

What is the distance between Split to Hvar?

The shortest sea distance between Split & Hvar is approximately 30 nautical miles or 49 km.

Check also the island hopping in Croatia article & Hvar island hopping itineraries