How to get to Hvar

Planning a trip this summer to the sunniest island in Croatia? We understand that due to the pandemic all of us took extra precautions in order to keep safe, leaving many last year in the comfort of our home and not ready to travel just yet. This year we are feeling way more positive! 

Below you will find routes and best options to choose from when travelling by car from different countries as well as the nearest airports if you choose to travel by plane.

Photo: Tourist Board Hvar

Hvar by car

Most often you will pass the nation’s capital Zagreb and take motorway A1, which is the major north-south transportation corridor in Croatia. It leads directly to the second largest city in Croatia, Split.

Some example routes include:


Munich (GER) – Salzburg (AUT) – Villach (AUT) – Ljubljana (SLO) – Bosiljevo (HR) – Split (HR)

Berlin (GER) – Leipzig (GER) – Graz (AUT) – Maribor (SLO) – Zagreb (HR) – Split (HR)


Vienna (AUT) – Graz (AUT) – Maribor (SLO) – Zagreb (HR) – Split (HR)


Warsaw (PL) – Ostrava (CZ) – Brno (CZ) – Vienna (AUT) – Graz (AUT) – Maribor (SLO) – Zagreb (HR) – Split (HR)


Prague (CZ) – Brno (CZ) – Vienna (AUT) – Graz (AUT) – Maribor (SLO) – Zagreb (HR) – Split (HR)


Milan (ITA) – Verona (ITA) – Venice (ITA) – Trieste (ITA) – Rijeka (HR) – Split (HR)


Budapest (HU) – Székesfehérvár (HU) – Varaždin (HR) – Zagreb (HR) – Split (HR)


Zürich (CH) – Lugano (CH)Milan (ITA) – Verona (ITA) – Venice (ITA) – Trieste (ITA) – Rijeka (HR) – Split (HR)

Once you reach your destination: SPLIT, you can take the ferry from the departure port of Split. The journey takes approximated 2 hours to the port of arrival: STARI GRAD, HVAR. The port of Stari Grad is located 20 min away by car from the city of Hvar. 

We highly recommend that passengers reserve their tickets beforehand, via the official Jadrolinija Mobile App: “mJadrolinija”. Once you reserve your ticket, you must arrive at the port of Split 1 hour before departure. If you decide to purchase your ferry ticket on the spot at the port, please bear in mind that the cars board on a ‘first come first serve basis’. In this case, we recommend arriving at the ferry port at least 1 and a half to 2 hours before departure in high season.

Hvar by plane

If you decide fly to Croatia, the closest airports to Hvar are those in Split and Dubrovnik. Since you will arrive by plane, we understand that you will need some form of transportation to get to the island. Therefore, our dedicated team is here to provide you with transfers, either by speedboat or car.

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Split airport is situated only 30 km from the Split port. There are public/airport buses that take you directly there and you can choose to take the catamaran to the town of Hvar or the ferry to the town of Stari Grad. We can wait for you at the ferry port or catamaran port and take you directly to your accommodation.

Special requests such as direct transfers by speedboat from Split Airport-Island Hvar, can also be arranged. 

We organize private and safe transfers according to all health and safety measures. Our transfer service operates 24/7, according to your needs. We recommend booking in advance.


If you arrive to Dubrovnik, you can take the direct catamaran line Dubrovnik-Hvar (tickets can be booked here: Jadrolinija or Krilo).