Hvar to Korcula

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Note: During the winter season in Croatia, ferry services run less regularly. You can visit the booking websites discussed in this article to check the updated availability.

How to get from Hvar to Korčula

Korcula is a mostly unspoiled island located south of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea. Its name was inspired by its dense pine forest, which made the ancient Greeks call it Korkyra Melaina (Black Corfu).

Today, Korčula’s untouched nature serves as one of its main features, along with its age-old music, dance, and religious ceremonies. Despite its growing number of tourists, residents are able to maintain the island’s laidback feel and unique culture and traditions, especially in the Old Town.

Ferries from Hvar to Korčula

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Direct Ferry1.5 hours130 KN (€17)Check Ferry Tickets
Catamaran + Bus
via Vela Luka
2 hours84 KN (€11)Read article for more info

The fastest way to travel the 55 km distance from Hvar to Korčula is via a direct ferry. This ferry journey takes 1.5 hours, and a ticket costs around 130 KN (€17). Alternatively, you can take a 2-hour catamaran and bus via Vela Luka with combined costs of 84 KN (€11).

The direct ferry is our preferred way of travelling from Hvar to Korčula. It’s not only fast, but it’s also very convenient as it departs from Hvar Town and arrives at Korčula Town. Ticket rates start from 130 KN (€17) for the 1.5-hour ferry ride.

If you’re travelling outside the tourist season (April to October), you can also consider taking a ferry from Hvar to Korčula via Vela Luka. This is a cheaper back-up option in case you ran out of tickets for the direct route. From Vela Luka, you can easily take a bus to Korčula Town. Combined costs start from 84 KN (€11), and travel time is around 2 hours.

Itinerary from Hvar to Korčula

Hvar to Korčula by Ferry

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 126 KN (€16.50)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 126 KN (€16.50)

The only direct way to travel from Hvar to Korčula is by ferry.

Kapetan Luka has at least 1 ferry that sails all year round. Jadrolinija and TP Line, on the other hand, are available only during the summer season (June to September).

The ferry journey from Hvar to Korčula takes around 1.5 hours. Ticket prices start from 130 KN (€17).

Departure and arrival station

Ferries depart from Hvar Port in Hvar Town. This port is near hotels and establishments in the town centre.

You will arrive at Korčula Harbour. The harbour is just outside the Old Town.

Ferry schedule from Hvar to Korčula

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
TP Line
10:45-12:05126 KN (€16.50)
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Kapetan Luka
(All year)
135 KN (€17.50)
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17:55-19:10140 KN (€18.50)
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Make sure to book your tickets at least a few days before your trip to secure a seat.

Hvar to Korčula (Vela Luka) by Catamaran

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 84 KN (€11)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 84 KN (€11)

Vela Luka is another point of entry to Korčula Island. This town is on the west coast, around 40 km from Korčula Town.

There is one catamaran that sails from Hvar to Korčula via Vela Luka all year round. The catamaran is a good alternative option if you’re travelling outside the peak season and ran out of tickets for the direct ferry. This option also gives you a chance to get to see more of the island!

Step 1: Hvar to Vela Luka by Catamaran

Duration: 55 minutes
Cost: 39 KN (€5)
Duration: 55 minutes
Cost: 39 KN (€5)

Jadrolinija operates the lone catamaran plying this route. There is only one catamaran trip daily from Hvar to Vela Luka, and it departs at 15:10 from Harbour of Hvar.

The catamaran ride costs 39 KN (€5) and takes only around an hour.

You will be dropped off at Vela Luka Ferry Terminal. The bus station is on the right side of the pier, and you can easily walk to the bus station for your next ride.

Ferry schedule from Hvar to Vela Luka

Ferry OperatorScheduleCost
Jadrolinija15:10-16:0539 KN (€5)
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For now, booking is not available online, so make sure to arrive early at the port to buy tickets.

Step 2: Vela Luka to Korčula Town by Bus

Duration: 1hr 5m
Cost: 45 KN (€5.50)
Duration: 1hr 5m
Cost: 45 KN (€5.50)

Arriva offers several bus trips from Vela Luka to Korčula Town throughout the day.

However, with the catamaran schedule from Hvar to Vela Luka, you can only make it to the last two bus trips that depart at 17:00 and 18:30.

You should have enough time between the ferry arrival and the bus departure. You can spend this time exploring Vela Luka, but make sure to arrive at the terminal around 30 minutes before your trip.

A bus ticket costs 45 KN (€5.50). Travel time from Vela Luka to Korčula Town is a little more than an hour.

Bus schedule from Vela Luka to Korčula

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
45 KN (€5.50)
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We recommend that you book your bus ticket online prior to your trip via GetByBus. This way, you won’t have anything to worry about upon arrival at Vela Luka.

The bus will drop you off at Korčula Bus Station. The Old Town is just a few minutes walk from this bus station.

Our favourite places to stay in Korcula

Important: Tourism in Croatia is very seasonal. Much of the available accommodation in Croatia is fully booked in the summer, but many sites are closed in the winter months. 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.

Guest House Holiday - Budget Friendly

After a glimpse of this guesthouse, you won’t quite believe it’s a budget-friendly option. It’s an absolute bargain! The facilities and rooms make you feel like you are in a boutique hotel.

The rooms offer stunning views of the crystal clear water below. There’s no need for a TV (although there is one). The location and host easily make this place one of the best places to stay.

  • The best views from your window
  • Helpful and friendly host
  • Perfect location
  • Large and clean rooms

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Apartments Milion - Mid-Range

Here you’ll be located in the pumping heart of the Old Town and only 40 meters from the beach. You can’t really get much better than this! Enjoy sitting on your balcony and watching the world go by below you.

The rooms are modern and clean, but with a homely feel where you can’t help but relax. The host will also help you to relax with his friendly demeanor and helpful tips.

  • Great location
  • Close to the beach
  • Modern and clean rooms
  • Washing machine in some rooms

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Kanavelic Place - Treating Yourself

Kanavelic Place has a number of beautifully decorated apartments available, for up to 4 people. Here you’ll be located within the Old Town and close to a number of bars and restaurants.

The tranquil garden offers the perfect place to unwind, or simply enjoy the sea view or sunset from your window.

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Perfect location
  • Amazing views of the harbour
  • Colourful and modern apartments

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