As you all (or most of you know 😊) Hvar is an island in the Croatia. So, the main question is always how to reach Hvar. There are different paths you can take to come to our island and city Hvar, so in this blog I will explain them one by one.
First option you have is that you can came to Hvar from Split, Drvenik (little place near Makarska) or Dubrovnik. You can also come to Hvar from Italy, however, believe or not that is the simplest, you just take ferry from Ancona to Stari Grad (Hvar) and you are at your destination. So, to go back on main topic, you have three choices when planning your trip and mostly they depend from where you are coming from.
Option number one – How to reach Hvar from Split?
If you came to Split and wanted to spend rest of your vacations on Hvar, of course firstly you choose destination on Hvar (Stari Grad, Jelsa, Hvar or some smaller place on island), after that you have to go to ferry port and from there you can board ferry boat or catamaran. Ferry boats are bigger boats that carry cars and other transportation vehicles. They drive on relation Hvar – Stari Grad and then from Stari Grad you can take a bus, taxi or by your own car to your chosen destination. It takes 2 hours journey from Split to Stari Grad by ferry boat and it is quite comfortable ride, where you can sit inside, drink coffee or go on the deck and enjoy sun (just be careful you do not get sun burns, since sun can be very strong, but wind from driving can make it seem not so dangerous). If you want to go directly to Hvar city or Jelsa you can take catamaran ticket at port and board to faster, and smaller ships that are only for transportation of passengers. Ride takes approx. one hour; however only downside is that you can’t go outside on the deck.
Option number two – How to reach Hvar from Drvenik?
If you find yourself somewhere near Makarska riviera, and you do not mind driving through island (this option is only if you are with your own car) the best option is that you go to Drvenik and board small ferry to Sućuraj. Sućuraj is small city on other part of island, and driving by ferry from mainland takes only 20 min. After that you can just follow one and only main road at island Hvar and you can reach (in following order) Jelsa, Stari Grad or Hvar. The biggest advantage of this solution is that in 2 hours driving through island (if you are headed to city Hvar) you will explore most of the island; you will go through many small villages and see beautiful panoramic view on sea and surrounding area.
Option number three – How to reach Hvar from Dubrovnik?
This option I left on purpose at the end… and reason is that it is most complicated… Just kidding 😊 this one is the simplest, you just board ferry in Dubrovnik and after three hours you are at city Hvar. This is also only for passengers and not vehicles.
After all there are also many private speed boats that you can take, and skippers will drive you direct to your resort or chosen city. However, to fully experience some destination you have to try to explore it in ways that local people live it.