Getting from Split to Hvar
town is quite easy; most common problem travellers have is to get the ferry / Catamaran schedule match there itineraries, the biggest problem in that relation, is that the regular Catamarans has a schedule, which is adapted to the needs of the people living on the island
and working on mainland, which means it is not all to great for a daytrip from Split to Hvar.
General about ferries and catamarans to Hvar
, ticket reservation is not possible
, (Except for the coastal ferry and international ferries stopping in Stari grad), ferries and Catamarans routes are operated by several companies.
Scheduled Catamarans Split to Hvar.
During Sommer months, you have 4 catamaran departures in each direction
(see photo), the first catamaran departures is 10 am from Split, the last departure from Hvar is 3 pm, as travelling time is about 1 hour, you have a maximum of 4 hours to spend on seeing Hvar town.
Daytrip Hvar town with Catamaran:
If you are good with having only 4 hours in Hvar
, then you are left only with one problem, and that is getting a ticket for the catamaran
. In the summer the catamarans are often full, so if you plan to catch the 10 am departure from Split, it is advisable that you buy the ticket early in the morning or even better one day ahead. Once you arrive on Hvar first thing you have to do is to go and buy you return ticket
(see map below
). For the 3 pm departure, you will have to buy the ticket at the agency Pelegrini, see map below for explanation.
If you plan to catch any of the other catamaran departures either from Split or Hvar, it is also advisable to buy the ticket well ahead.
Car ferry and bus to Hvar town:
During summer months there are 7 daily car ferry departures between Split and Stari grad (see photo), the trip with the car ferry takes about 2 hours. At the ferry port in Stari grad you will find bus for town Hvar
(20 minutes drive), bus in the other direction departures from Hvar, app. 1.5 hour before scheduled ferry departure. You can see bus schedule here
If you are bringing a car to Hvar
it is advisable to be at the ferry port 1-2 hours before departure, as it can happen that the car tickets are sold out.
Daytrip Hvar with Car ferry:
Using the car ferry for a daytrip to Hvar is for sure possible, although you will have to spend a total of 6 hours on travelling. The trip on the ferry boat is quite beautiful and being outside on the ferry is much more comfortable than on the catamaran.
Excursion to Hvar town:
The best option for a daytrip to Hvar
, is to join the excursion from the company Splittours. 6 days a week (Not Saturday) Splittours have a Catamaran which departures from Split at 9 am
and returns from Hvar at 19 / 19.45 pm. The excursion program is more expensive than the regular ferries and catamarans but for a daytrip this is by far the best option, the tickets can also be bought as one way tickets, which means you can combine the regular catamaran and the excursions “catamaran”. A great thing about the excursion tour is that you can by the tickets online, which you can do here
Map Catamaran and ferry connections Split to town Hvar
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