Korcula to Split

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How to get from Korcula to Split?

Split is a coastal town in Central Croatia, located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. This makes it a popular transport hub to and from the nearby islands, such as Brac, Hvar, and even Korčula.

A beautiful mix of old and new, Split is a great place to explore Croatia’s colourful history while also enjoying modern luxuries. Even if you’re just passing by after exploring Korčula, we hope you can make a quick visit to the Old Town and Diocletian’s Palace. You can also climb the Bell Tower of St. Domnius for a bird’s eye view of the whole town!

3 ways to get from Korcula to Split

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Catamaran2.5-3.5 hours158 KN (€21)Check Catamaran Tickets
Car Ferry3hr 50min554 KN (€73)Check ferry tickets
Bus5.5 hours145 KN (€19)Check bus tickets

The best way to travel the 130km distance from Korčula to Split is via a direct catamaran. Travel time is around 2.5 to 3.5 hours, depending on the catamaran. Fares start from 158 KN (€21). Alternatively, you can take a 3-hour-50-minute car ferry from Vela Luka or a 5.5-hour bus. Rates are 554 KN (€73) and 145 KN (€19), respectively.

The catamaran is the cheapest and fastest way to get from Korčula to Split. Fares start from 158 KN (€21), and the journey takes about 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Most trips are only available during peak season (June to September), but there should be at least one ferry operating all year round.

If you’re travelling by car, you’ll have to take a car ferry from Vela Luka. This town is located on the western coast of Korčula Island. The drive to Vela Luka takes 50 minutes, while the car ferry to Split takes 3 hours. Rates start from 554 KN (€73), including the vehicle fee.

There is also one bus trip operating on the Korčula to Split route every night. This option takes longer at around 5.5 hours, but it could be a good alternative if you prefer to travel at night. You can save a day on travelling, but just be ready to arrive in Split in the middle of the night. A bus ticket costs 145 KN (€19).

Itinerary from Korčula to Split

Korčula to Split by Catamaran

Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours
Cost: 158 KN (€21)
Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours
Cost: 158 KN (€21)

Travelling via a catamaran is a quick way to get from Korčula to Split.

Kapetan Luka offers 2 daily trips all year round and adds another during summer to cater to tourists. Jadrolinija also has one daily trip, and it is available only from June to September. For this route, the new TP Line ferry company is the cheapest.

Ticket prices start from 158 KN (€21). Travel time is 2.5 to 3.5 hours, depending on the catamaran you book.

Departure & Arrival station

You can find the ferries at Korčula Harbour, located 500m south of Korčula’s Old Town.

Ferries dock at Split Ferry Port. This port is just within walking distance from the town centre, where most hotels and establishments are located.

Ferry schedule from Korčula to Split

Ferry OperatorScheduleCost
TP Line17:40-20:3158 KN (€21)
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Jadrolinija09:15-12:55160 KN (€21)
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Kapetan Luka06:00-08:30
13:00-15:35
18:35-20:55
170 KN (€22.50)
Buy Your Ferry Tickets

It’s best to book your ferry tickets online for guaranteed seats!

Note that in case of bad weather, catamarans may not be allowed to sail. Fortunately, you have an alternative option: a car ferry that departs from Vela Luka, a town on Korčula’s west coast.

Korčula to Split by Car Ferry

Duration: 3hrs 50m
Cost: 554 KN (€73)
Duration: 3hrs 50m
Cost: 554 KN (€73)

Travelling by car? Unfortunately, this is not possible for ferries operating from the main town of Korčula to Split.

Instead, car ferries are available from the other side of the island in Vela Luka, a town 42km west of Korčula Town.

This is also an alternative option when tickets from Korčula Town to Split are fully-booked.

Step 1: Korčula to Vela Luka by Car

Duration: 50-65 minutes
Cost: 45 KN (€5.50)
Duration: 50-65 minutes
Cost: 45 KN (€5.50)

From Korčula town centre, you need to drive westbound through D118 road to get to Vela Luka. The drive should take around 50 minutes.

If you’re a foot passenger, the bus is your best bet. Korčula bus station is located 500m south of the Old Town. It is a 5-minute walk from the town centre to the bus station.

Travel time to Vela Luka is 1 hour 5 minutes. Bus tickets cost 45 KN (€5.50).

Bus schedule from Korčula to Vela Luka

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
Arriva06:35-07:35
10:15-11:20
12:15-13:20
14:10-15:15
15:00-16:05
45 KN (€5.50)
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The bus will drop you off at Vela Luka Bus Station. From here, you only need to walk around 500m north to reach the harbour.

Step 2: Vela Luka to Split by Catamaran

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 68 KN (€9) + 486 KN (€64)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 68 KN (€9) + 486 KN (€64)

Jadrolinija operates 2 car ferry trips daily from Vela Luka to Split all year round. There is also one catamaran trip for foot passengers. Make sure that you are booking a car ferry if you’re travelling by car.

A ticket costs 68 KN (€9) per person, while car rates start from 486 KN (€64) for cars that are less than 5m long.

Travel time depends on which ferry you take, but it can range from 2 to 3.5 hours.

Car ferry schedule from Vela Luka to Split

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Jadrolinija
(car ferry)
06:15-09:15
13:45-17:00
68 KN (€9)*
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Jadrolinija
(catamaran)
05:30-07:4068 KN (€9)
Buy Your Ferry Tickets
*This quoted price is excluding the fee of 486 KN (€64) per car.

As schedules vary daily, we think it’s best that you check the Jadrolinija website prior to your trip. You can also book your tickets from there.

All ferries arrive at Split Ferry Port, which is just within walking distance from the city centre.

Korčula to Split by Bus

Duration: 5.5 hours
Cost: 145 KN (€19)
Duration: 5.5 hours
Cost: 145 KN (€19)

If you prefer to travel at night, Arriva operates one night bus trip from Korčula to Split.

A bus ticket costs 145 KN (€19) for the 5.5-hour journey from Korčula to Split.

Normally, we don’t recommend late-night trips for safety reasons. It’s generally safe in Croatia though. Also, as long as you practice the normal safety precautions (like not showing off flashy gadgets/jewellery!), then you should be okay.

Departure & Arrival station

This bus departs from Korčula Bus Station and arrives at Split Bus Station.

Both bus terminals are located within the city centre, so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding your way to and from your hotels.

Bus schedule from Korčula to Split

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
Arriva19:30-01:00145 KN (€19)
Buy Your Bus Tickets

There is only one bus available, and tickets sell out fast. Buy your tickets online at least a day or 2 before your trip to ensure a seat!

Our favourite places to stay in Split

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.

Apartment and Room Stone House - Budget Friendly

These modern and airy apartments, situated in Split centre are just moments away from the famous Diocletian’s palace, Bacvice Beach and a not unimportant - a delicious local bakery.

Watch the world go by on your own private balcony, or just relax after a day of exploring Split in your newly renovated, air-conditioned room. Nothing is too much for the host, Goran, who can give you the best insider tips.

  • Newly renovated
  • Short walk to famous landmarks
  • Very friendly host
  • Private balconies available

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Guest House Kala - Mid-Range

Close to the hustle and bustle of Split, but still located within a quiet neighbourhood. At House Kala you do not need to worry about being kept up at night.

The rooms boast a homely and charming ambience, utilising the rustic stone that Split is famous for. Each room has their own private patio, where you can enjoy your welcome drink and relax.

  • Modern and clean rooms
  • Welcome drink
  • Great location
  • Friendly and helpful hosts

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Luxury Rooms Lucija and Luka - Treating Yourself

Located within the pedestrian zone of Split’s Old Town, you can’t be closer to the centre than this hotel. The rooms offer a stunning blend of modern and old, with each one having a seating area, minbar and coffee machine.

You’ll struggle to find a fault in this hotel, especially when the hosts are so incredibly kind and helpful.

  • Perfect location
  • Room views of Split’s landmarks
  • Friendly hosts
  • Large and clean rooms

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