Dubrovnik to Hvar

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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 Dubrovnik to Hvar

Hvar 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. Here is where culture, tradition, 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.

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 Dubrovnik to Hvar

The best way to travel the 235 km distance from Dubrovnik to Hvar is via a 3.5-hour direct ferry with rates from 295 KN (€39). Alternate options include a 4-hour car ferry via Drvenik and a 5 to 6-hour ferry via Split. Fares are from 115 KN (€15) and 295 KN (€39), respectively.

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Direct Ferry3.5 hours295 KN (€39)Check Ferry Tickets
Car Ferry via Drvenik4 hours115 KN (€15)Check Car Ferry Tickets
Ferry via Split5-6 hours280 KN (€37)Check Ferry Tickets

The direct ferry is a quick and convenient way to get from Dubrovnik to Hvar. This ferry will take you from Dubrovnik city centre to Hvar Town in just 3.5 hours. The only downside is this option is available only during the tourist season from April to October. TP Line has the most convenient departure time and costs around 295 KN (€39).

If you’re travelling by car, your best option is to take a car ferry from Drvenik. This village is in the northwest of Dubrovnik. Ferries dock at Sucuraj, which is a 1.5-hour drive to Hvar Town. Combined rates for one passenger and a car start from 115 KN (€15). If you don’t drive a car, this option will be too expensive. Total travel time is 4 hours.

Travelling in the low season (November to March)? A cheap alternative for foot passengers is to take a ferry via Split. Combined fares start from 280 KN (€37), and travel time can take 5-6 hours.

Itinerary from Dubrovnik to Hvar

Dubrovnik to Hvar by Ferry

Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: 295 KN (€39)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: 295 KN (€39)

If you’re travelling during the high season, then you shouldn’t have a hard time getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar.

Kapetan Luka and TP Line each operate 1 afternoon trip from April to October. Jadrolinija is also available only during the summer season (July to September). The catamaran sails at 7:00 and makes a short stop at Korcula to pick up and drop off passengers.

The trip takes around 3.5 hours. Ticket prices from Dubrovnik to Hvar start from 280 KN (€37), but this cheapest ferry departs early at 07:00.

For this route, we suggest taking the 15:15 trip by TP Line that costs 295 KN ($42). Although the Jadrolinija ferry is cheaper, we recommend spending 2 euros more to travel with TP Line. It would be a shame if you need to check out so early in Dubrovnik to take the ferry at 07:00.

Much better, take an afternoon ferry and enjoy that last brunch with a magnificent view of the historical town of Dubrovnik. (If you need some inspiration, check out Restaurant Arsenal.)

Departure and arrival station

All ferries depart from Port Gruz. This port is about 4 km north of the Old Town in Dubrovnik.

You will arrive at Harbour of Hvar in Hvar Town. From here, it is only a few minutes walk to the town centre.

Ferry schedule from Dubrovnik to Hvar

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Kapetan Luka
16:00-19:10355 KN (€47)
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TP Line
15:15-19:00295 KN (€39)
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07:00-10:30280 KN (€37)
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To guarantee that you will get a seat on your desired date, you can book a ticket online in advance.

If you’re visiting Hvar from Dubrovnik outside the summer season, you can take a ferry via Drvenik or Split, which we explain below.

Dubrovnik to Hvar by Car Ferry via Drvenik

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 115 KN (€15)
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 115 KN (€15)

Are you travelling by car? There are no direct car ferries from Dubrovnik to Hvar.

Instead, you’ll have to take a ferry from Drvenik, a town located 124 km northwest of Dubrovnik.

Although this route is also possible for foot passengers, we don’t recommend it because you will need to take a taxi from Sucuraj to Hvar town or other parts of the island of Hvar.

Step 1: Dubrovnik to Drvenik by Car or Bus

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 115 KN (€15)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 115 KN (€15)

The 124 km distance between Dubrovnik and Drvenik is about a 2-hour drive. You need to take the D8 coastal road for the fastest route.

If you’re a foot passenger, you can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Drvenik. Buses are available at Dubrovnik Bus Station beside Port Gruz.

There are 5 bus departures daily that you can pick from. The bus ride takes around 2.5 hours, and fares start from 115 KN (€15).

Note that there are no bus stations in Drvenik, and buses stop only at designated bus stops. The Drvenik Bus Stop is the nearest one, which is just a 10-minute walk from the harbour.

Bus schedule from Dubrovnik to Drvenik

Bus OperatorScheduleCost
115 KN (€15)
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120 KN (€15.50)
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Promet Makarska14:15-16:50135 KN (€17.50)
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You can buy your tickets at the terminal or book them in advance through GetByBus.

Step 2: Drvenik to Sucuraj by Car Ferry

Duration: 35 minutes
Cost: 17 KN (€2.25) + 98 KN (€13) per car
Duration: 35 minutes
Cost: 17 KN (€2.25) + 98 KN (€13) per car

From Drvenik, you can take a car ferry to Sucuraj, a small town on the eastern end of Hvar island. This is also the nearest town on the island from Drvenik.

Car ferries from Drvenik to Sucuraj operate all year round, with plenty of departures daily during the tourist season. Note that there are fewer ferries if you’re travelling from November to March.

A one-way ticket costs 17 KN (€2.25) per person. For vehicles, rates start from 98 KN (€13).

The travel time from Drvenik to Sucuraj is 35 minutes.

Car ferry schedule from Drvenik to Sucuraj

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Jadrolinija9x departures a day from
07:30 to 22:10
35 minutes17 KN (€2.25) pp*
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*The quoted price is excluding the fee of 98 KN (€13) per car.

The full schedule and rates for other types of vehicles are provided on the Jadrolinija website.

Step 3: Sucuraj to Hvar Town by Car

Duration: 1hr 45m
Cost: 150 KN (€19.50)
Duration: 1hr 45m
Cost: 150 KN (€19.50)

The ferries dock at Sucuraj Ferry Terminal. From here, you’ll have to drive 77 km west to reach Hvar Town, which is at the opposite end of the island. The drive would take around 1.5 hours.

This route can be quite expensive for foot passengers because there are no buses available from Sucuraj to Hvar Town. Your only option would be to take a taxi with rates from 150 KN (€19.50).

If you’re a foot passenger who ran out of direct ferry tickets from Dubrovnik to Hvar or travelling during the low season, we recommend that you take the route via Split to save on costs.

Dubrovnik to Hvar by Ferry via Split

Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: 280 KN (€37)
Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: 280 KN (€37)

Travelling from Dubrovnik to Hvar via Split can be a long journey. However, it provides a cheap alternative for passengers who are travelling in the low season, as well as those who ran out of direct ferry tickets.

Unlike the direct ferry, this option is available all year round.

Step 1: Dubrovnik to Split by Bus

Duration: 4-5 hours
Cost: 150 KN (€19.50)
Duration: 4-5 hours
Cost: 150 KN (€19.50)

There are several buses operating the Dubrovnik to Split route during the high season. The bus journey can take 4-5 hours with fares starting from 150 KN (€19.50).

You will be dropped off at Split Bus Station, which is conveniently located just beside the ferry terminal.

Bus schedule from Dubrovnik to Split

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
Cazmatrans Promet05:00-09:30
160 KN (€21)
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165 KN (€21.50)
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Croatia Bus08:00-11:45
150 KN (€19.50)
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For more info and other transport options, you can check out our page on Dubrovnik to Split.

Step 2: Split to Hvar by Catamaran

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 130 KN (€17)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 130 KN (€17)

Ferries operate the Split to Hvar route the whole year. From Split, you shouldn’t have a problem transferring to a ferry bound for Hvar Island – may that be Hvar Town, Stari Grad or Jelsa.

Of course, the most recommended route is to Hvar town. Ferry fares start from 130 KN (€17) for the 1-hour trip.

Ferry schedule from Split to Hvar

Ferry CompanyScheduleCosts
Kapetan Luka
(All year)
145 KN (€19)
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TP Line
09:15-10:35140 KN (€18.50)
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(All year)
130 KN (€17)
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If you’re thinking of taking a ferry to Stari Grad or Jelsa, you can visit our page on Split to Hvar for more info.

Our favourite places to stay in Hvar

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.

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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