Brac to Hvar

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How to get from Brac to Hvar?

Hvar town is often referred to as one of the world’s top party islands, thanks to visits from top-tier celebrities like Beyonce, Tom Cruise, Eva Longoria, and the most infamous of all — the former party boy in Prince Harry, among many others!

However, world-class clubs are only one of the many great things you can enjoy on Hvar. On this island, culture, traditions, Venetian architecture, and Greek agriculture blend so beautifully that it’s hard to identify which part we like best. From the picturesque lavender fields to the ancient fortresses, there is so much to explore in Hvar.

TIP: Make sure to check out our brand new Hvar Travel Guide full of the best tips on where to stay, restaurants to eat and how to get around. Already know when you’re arriving in Hvar? Start planning your days with these 15 best things to do in Hvar for an unforgettable trip.

Ferries from Brac to Hvar

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Catamaran from Bol to Hvar50 minutes130 KN (€17)Check Catamaran Tickets
Catamaran from Bol to Jelsa45 minutes78 KN (€10)Check Catamaran Tickets
Catamaran from Milna to Hvar2 hours184 KN (€24)Check Catamaran Tickets
Day Trip9 hours825 KN (€105)Book a Day Trip

You have 4 options when travelling the 20km from Brac to Hvar: a 50-minute catamaran from Bol, a 45-minute catamaran to Jelsa (Hvar), a 2-hour catamaran from Milna (including transfers), or a 9-hour day trip. Rates range from 78 KN (€10) to 825 KN (€105).

The best way to travel direct from Brac to Hvar Town is via a catamaran from Bol. Fares start from 130 KN (€17), and the travel time is 50 minutes. Note that this catamaran is only available during the high season (June to September).

Travelling from Brac to Hvar during the low season? The second best option is to take a ferry from Bol to Jelsa on the northern side of Hvar Island. From Jelsa, you can take a bus to Hvar Town. Combined catamaran and bus rates from Bol to Hvar town start from 78 KN (€10). As the ferry ride to Jelsa is much shorter compared to the ride to Hvar Town, the total travel time is only 45 minutes (excl. transfer time).

In the high season, there are also catamarans operating between Milna and Hvar. This option is a good alternative if you’re already staying on Brac’s west coast or if the catamaran from Bol is already fully-booked. The journey includes a 1.5-hour bus ride and a 30 to 40-minute catamaran trip to Hvar. Combined fares start from 184 KN (€24).

If you are short on time but still want to visit the best spots of Hvar, consider joining a day trip leaving from Brac to Hvar. Rates per person start from 825 KN (€105). The day trip includes a 9-hour tour of Hvar Town, Biševo’s Blue Cave, Vis’ Stiniva Cove, and Palmižana’s botanical garden.

Itinerary from Brac to Hvar

Bol, Brac to Hvar by Catamaran

Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: 130 KN (€17)
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: 130 KN (€17)

Jadrolinija operates 1 daily catamaran trip from Brac to Hvar. This direct catamaran is our most preferred option, as the ferry departs from Bol and docks at Hvar Town, the two islands’ main tourist destinations.

Note that the catamaran is available only from June to September. This means that you have to take a different route if you’re travelling from Bol (Brac) to Hvar outside these months.

The direct ferry from Bol to Hvar Town takes around 50 minutes, and a ticket costs 130 KN (€17).

Departure & Arrival station

The catamaran departs from Bol Port. This port is the only port on the south coast of Brac island. It’s also located in the centre of Bol, one of the most popular areas to stay in Brac.

You will arrive at Port of Hvar, which is just beside Hvar town.

Ferry Schedule from Bol, Brac to Hvar

Catamaran OperatorScheduleCosts
Jadrolinija16:45-17:35130 KN (€17)
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Brac to Hvar via Jelsa by Catamaran

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 78 KN (€10)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 78 KN (€10)

If you travel outside the main season, the option discussed above won’t be available. Neither the option discussed below which is via Milna.

The only option to travel from Brac to Hvar in the low season is via a catamaran from Brac to Jelsa. Jelsa is is a small harbour town that is 25km northeast of Hvar Town.

Step 1: Brac to Jelsa by Catamaran

Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: 43 KN (€5.50)
Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: 43 KN (€5.50)

Jadrolinija sails from Bol (Brac) to Jelsa in central Hvar every afternoon all year round.

The catamaran departs Bol Port at 17:50 daily. A ticket costs 43 KN (€5.50) for the 20-minute catamaran ride to Jelsa.

Ferry Schedule from Brac to Jelsa

Catamaran OperatorScheduleCosts
Jarolinija17:50-18:1043 KN (€5.50)
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Step 2: Jelsa to Hvar Town by Bus

Duration: 25 minutes
Cost: 35 KN (€4.60)
Duration: 25 minutes
Cost: 35 KN (€4.60)

Upon arrival at Port Jelsa, you can walk 350m east (around 5 minutes) to the bus stop. From here, you can board a bus bound for Hvar Town.

The bus ride takes 25 minutes and costs 35 KN (€4.60). You will be dropped off at Hvar bus station.

Bus Schedule from Jelsa to Hvar

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
35 KN (€4.60)

For this route, online booking is not available. You can buy your tickets at the bus station instead.

If you don’t want to wait a few hours for the next bus trip after arriving in Jelsa, you can take a taxi to Hvar Town. This option is more expensive though, with fares starting from 370 KN (€49).

Milna, Brac to Hvar by Catamaran

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 184 KN (€24)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 184 KN (€24)

If you’re already on the western side of Brac Island, then you can take the catamaran from Milna instead of from Bol. Milna is a lovely Dalmatian fishing village that we think is also worth exploring once you’ve had your fill of Bol.

Note that the catamarans operating from Milna (Brac) to Hvar run only during the high season from April to October.

In case you stay in Bol but can’t take the ferry from here, we explain below how to get from Bol to Milna via Supetar.

If you’re already in Milna, then you can just go straight to Step 3.

Step 1: Bol to Supetar by Bus

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 47 KN (€6)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 47 KN (€6)

As there are no direct buses from Bol to Milna, you’ll first have to take a bus to Supetar, a town located 35km north. Supetar is Brac’s largest and most urban town, which is also worth exploring if you have extra time.

A ticket costs 47 KN (€6) for the 1-hour bus ride to Supetar.

Buses depart from Bol bus station just beside the marina.

Bus schedule from Bol to Supetar

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
47 KN (€6)
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Step 2: Supetar to Milna by Bus

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 33 KN (€4.35)
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 33 KN (€4.35)

From Supetar, you’ll then have to travel 20km southwest to Milna.

Arriva has several departures from Supetar to Milna daily. Note that there are less trips on weekends, giving you limited options with the bus departures.

The journey to Milna takes around 30 minutes, and a bus ticket costs 33 KN (€4.35).

Bus schedule from Supetar to Milna

Bus CompanyScheduleCosts
33 KN (€4.35)
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Alternative option: Bol to Milna by Taxi

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 500 KN (€66)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 500 KN (€66)

Unfortunately, with the schedules of the buses to Supetar and Milna, you would not be able to arrive in time for the only catamaran trip bound for Hvar. One option is to travel from Bol to Milna in the day, stay in Milna overnight, and then take the catamaran to Hvar the day after.

However, if you have only the morning to travel from Brac to Hvar, you can take a taxi from Bol to Milna. Rates start from 500 KN (€66) for this 1-hour journey.

Step 3: Milna, Brac to Hvar by Catamaran

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 104 KN (€13.50)
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 104 KN (€13.50)

There used to be 2 ferry companies operating catamaran trips from Milna to Hvar.

Kapetan Luka sails 1 trip daily from April to October. The ferry ride takes only 30-40 minutes and costs 104 KN (€13.50).

This ferry leaving from Milna will arrive at Port of Hvar.

Ferry schedule from Milna to Hvar

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
TP Line09:55-10:35104 KN (€13.50)
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Kapetan Luka08:10-08:40132 KN (€17.50)
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Because trips are limited, we highly recommend booking online beforehand to secure a seat. Note that they may not be available until a few weeks before your desired travel date.

Brac to Hvar by Day Trip

Duration: 9 hours
Cost: 825 KN (€105)
Duration: 9 hours
Cost: 825 KN (€105)

Thinking of spending just one day in Hvar? You can also join a day trip from Brac to Hvar and see Hvar’s most beautiful treasures in just one day.

This includes a visit to the popular Blue Cave on Biševo, Stiniva Cove on Vis, the botanical garden on Palmižana, and of course, Hvar.

The whole trip will be organized for you so you don’t need to worry about transportation.

GetYourGuide offers day trips starting from Origin currency no defined for the 9-hour tour.

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Our favourite places to stay in Hvar

Important: Tourism in Croatia is very seasonal. While many accommodations in Croatia shut down during the winter months, most of the accommodations get fully booked in the summer. With July and August being the peak season, rates can rise 3 times as high as compared the low season or shoulder months. We recommend booking your accommodation at least 1 month in advance to lock in better rates.

Apartments and Rooms Kampanel - Budget Friendly

Choose to stay here and you’ll be just 45 meters from the main square. You can’t really get much closer! Guesthouse Kampanel is set within a traditional Dalmatian stone house that was fully renovated only a few years ago.

The pops of colour, in amongst the predominately white rooms, give them a fresh and clean feel. Opt for a studio apartment and you’ll get your own kitchenette with a coffee machine and microwave.

  • In the centre, next to the main square
  • Close to the ferry port
  • Clean and modern rooms
  • Kitchenette rooms available

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Apartment Edi - Mid-Range

Only a 5 minute walk from both the beach and Hvar Old Town, Edi Apartments will add a splash of colour to your day. The rooms are spacious, clean and filled with bursts of colour.

The hosts are what really makes this place special as they welcome you into their guesthouse like family. They’re also known for giving you the best tips to make your trip even more amazing!

  • Friendly and helpful hosts
  • Great location
  • Colourful and clean rooms
  • BBQ facilities available

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Kampanel 10 - Mid-Range

Kampanel 10 looks and feels like a luxury boutique hotel, without the luxury price tag. Every detail of the room has been thought about, but it’s the velvet statement pieces that really complete the room.

Here you’re only a stroll away from Hvar main square which is brimming with bars and restaurants, and also the port. That’s if you can steal yourself away from the huge and comfy beds.

  • Great location
  • Close to the ferry
  • Stunning boutique hotel vibe
  • Friendly hosts

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Rooms and Apartments Villa Town Gate - Mid-Range

The location of these apartments makes them the perfect place to stay if you’re a foodie. Situated next to the main gate of Hvar’s Old Town, you’ll find here some of the best food spots in Hvar.

Set inside a traditional stone home, every room is spacious and clean. It won’t be easy to get out of the comfy beds each morning.

  • Perfect location
  • Family-run
  • Large, comfy beds
  • Helpful hosts

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History Hvar Design Heritage Suites - Treating Yourself

This place is just wow! You won’t be able to stop yourself from saying that when you step into this modern and charming suite. Every suite is large and offers a fully functional kitchen, if you fancy cooking during your stay.

You probably won’t want to cook though, as it’s moments away from bars and restaurants, plus Croatia’s most famous breakfast spot. Your hosts will be the cherry on top, offering a top-notch service and advice.

  • Modern and charming suites
  • Kitchen in every room
  • Great location
  • The best hosts

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