Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik – As Hvar is an island just up the coast from Dubrovnik, it seems reasonable to assume it will be easy to reach Dubrovnik from Hvar by ferry. Unfortunately, it is currently not as straight forward as it appears, because there are no fast direct daily ferries from Hvar Island to Dubrovnik.

Update: in period between May and October there is now a daily fast ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik and back. For all other options and travel options out of season check below.

However, there are several options to consider, when planning your journey from Hvar to Dubrovnik:

Taking a ferry from Hvar to Split and bus to Dubrovnik:

  • Hvar Island has good ferry connections with Split, while Split is well connected with Dubrovnik by buses. There is a daily morning ferry from Hvar to Split (check schedules). Once in Split, it is possible to take a bus to Dubrovnik. Buses from Split to Dubrovnik run at least once an hour. The whole journey from Hvar will take about 5 1/2 hrs (with the bus journey being approximately 4 hours). You can take this journey all year around.

Taking a ferry from Hvar to mainland and drive or take a bus along the coast to Dubrovnik:

  • Hvar Island is connected to the Croatian mainland by a daily car ferry which runs between Sucuraj on Hvar Island to Drvenik, on the mainland. If you rent a car with a pick-up option at Hvar and drop-off in Dubrovnik, the whole journey will take about 3.5 – 4 hrs. If you don’t have a car, use one of the public buses which pass through Drvenik on the way from Split. You can take this journey all year around.

Taking a ferry along the coast from Hvar to Dubrovnik:

Taking a ferry to Korcula (Vela Luka) and another ferry to Dubrovnik:

Travel forum conversation about travel between Hvar and Dubrovnik – latest:

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