Split to Brac

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COVID-19 Update: The tourism industry is still recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the availability and prices of transport options can change frequently. The Gecko Routes editing team strives to keep all route guides for Croatia up-to-date, but changes to the timetables and prices might have occurred in the meanwhile. Check the latest schedules from Split to Brac on the booking websites we shared in this article. Safe travels!

How to get from Split to Brac

Brac is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located between Split and Hvar. Brac is nowhere near as popular as its neighbours though, and that just adds to its charm. Those who do choose to visit Brac are rewarded with quiet time with nature, as well as a genuine island experience.

Brac is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia – Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) – thanks to its unique shape and surrounding crystal clear turquoise waters. Another charm of Brac is its world-class olive oil. There are over a million olive trees on the island, and Brac is Croatia’s largest olive plantation!

Top Tip: Bol, Supetar or Milna? Which location is the best for enjoying Brac? The answer depends on your budget and interests. Jump to the end of this guide to find out which town fits your travel style best and where to stay.

Ferries from Split to Brac

The best way to travel the 35 km distance from Split to Brac is via a 1-hour ferry to Bol, with rates from 44 KN (€5.50). Alternative options are a 25 to 65-minute ferry to Milna, a 50-minute car ferry to Supetar, and a 7-hour day trip. Rates range between 34 KN (€4.45) and 720 KN (€95).

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry to Bol1 hour44 KN (€5.50)Check Ferry Tickets
Ferry to Milna25-65 minutes34 KN (€4.45)Check Ferry Tickets
Car Ferry to Supetar50 minutes164 KN (€21.50)Check Ferry Tickets
Day Trip7 hours720 KN (€95)Check Day Trips

Most visitors travelling to Brac stay in Bol. For that reason, the direct ferry from Split to Bol is the most convenient option. The ferry will take you directly from Split town centre to Bol. Ticket prices start from 44 KN (€5.50) for the 1-hour journey.

There is also an option to enter Brac through Milna on the west coast. Milna is nearer to Split, so the ferry journey is faster. However, we recommend this route only if you’re really planning to visit Milna. Because if you’re not, then it’s another 1.5-hour journey from Milna to Bol. Prices start at 34 KN (€4.45).

If you’re travelling from Split to Brac by car, you can easily take a car ferry via Supetar. There are several departures daily all year round, which is also ideal for foot passengers travelling outside the summer season (June to September). Rates for both the passenger and car start from 164 KN ($22), and travel time is around one hour.

Looking to visit the island only for a day? Day trips are also available from Split to Brac. The tour takes around 7 hours and rates start from 720 KN (€95) per person.

Itinerary from Split to Brac

Split to Brac (Bol) by High-Speed Ferry

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 44 KN (€5.50)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 44 KN (€5.50)

The high-speed ferry is a convenient and direct way to get from Split to Brac’s main tourist area, Bol. You can choose between high-speed ferries and catamarans for this route.

KSC Naranca and Kapetan Luka operate only during the summer season (June to September). On the other hand, the Jadrolinija catamaran operates all year round.

Ticket prices for the Jadrolinija catamaran start from 44 KN (€5.50) for the 1-hour ferry journey.

For high-speed ferries during summer, ticket prices are more expensive at 135 KN (€17.50).

Departure and arrival station

All ferries depart from the Split Ferry Port. This port is within walking distance from most hotels and establishments in the town centre.

The arrival port at Brac is Bol Port on Brac’s south coast, which is also close to hotels and restaurants in the area.

Ferry schedule from Split to Brac

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
(All year)
44 KN (€5.50)
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KSC Naranca
135 KN (€17.50)
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Kapetan Luka
07:30-08:20156 KN (€20.50)
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We recommend booking your tickets online to secure seats and avoid the waiting line for the tickets (in particular in the high season). Considering the ferries’ availability too, it’s best to check the websites to confirm the latest schedule.

Split to Brac (Milna) by High-Speed Ferry

Duration: 25-65 minutes
Cost: 34 KN (€4.45)
Duration: 25-65 minutes
Cost: 34 KN (€4.45)

While most visitors prefer to stay in Bol, some travellers like to stay in Milna.

Located 45 km northwest of Bol, Milna is a Dalmatian fishing village and is often called the most beautiful harbour in Brac. This village is also a good entry point when exploring the island.

We recommend taking a ferry to Milna only if you’re really planning to explore this side of the island. Although the ferry journey from Split to Milna can be as fast as 25 minutes, the overland transfer to Bol will add an extra hour to the journey.

Ferry companies

There are four ferry companies that operate the Split to Milna route. Only Jadrolinija is available all year round, but they offer only one trip every Wednesday at 15:00.

Meanwhile, Kapetan Luka, TP Line, and KSC Naranca operate from April to October.

A ferry ride from Split to Brac via Milna takes 25-65 minutes depending on the ferry. Fares start from 34 KN (€4.45).

Departure and arrival station

Ferries from Split to Milna also depart from Split Ferry Port near Split town centre.

The arrival port is Milna Port on the island’s west coast. If you want to travel to Bol from Milna, you can take a 1-hour taxi ride with rates from 468 KN (€61).

If you’re on a budget, you can save costs when you take the bus from Milna to Bol. This involves a bus to Supetar, and then another bus to Bol. Combined bus prices start from 77 KN (€10), and travel time is around 1.5 hours.

Ferry schedule from Split to Milna

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Kapetan Luka
07:40-08:0582 KN (€10.50)
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TP Line
09:15-09:4563 KN (€8)
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(All year)
15:00-15:3034 KN (€4.45)
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KSC Naranca
18:30-19:3563 KN (€8)
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Check the schedules a few days before your trip to confirm that the ferries are operating on your desired date.

Split to Brac (Supetar) by Car Ferry

Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: 164 KN (€21.50)
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: 164 KN (€21.50)

Travelling with a car? Jadrolinija also operates car ferries from Split to Supetar on the northern coast of Brac.

Supetar is the largest town on the island and is also the main entry port. Conveniently, the Jadrolinija catamaran has several departures from 05:15 to midnight during summer (June to September). Even outside this peak season, ferries depart about nine times a day.

Travel time from Split to Supetar is just 50 minutes. A ticket costs 32 KN ($4.35) per passenger, while rates for cars start from 132 KN ($18).

Departure and arrival station

Same as the passenger ferries, car ferries are available at Split Ferry Port.

In Supetar, you’ll arrive at Supetar Ferry Port in the city centre. You can spend a few days exploring this town before heading to the main tourist area of Bol. It will be a 45-minute drive through D113 highway and Bracka Cesta.

If you’re a foot passenger, you can take a bus from Supetar to Bol, which will take about an hour for 50 KN ($6.50). The Supetar Bus Station is just a 5-minute walk from the port.

Ferry schedule from Split to Supetar

Bus CompanyScheduleDurationCosts
Jadrolinija9x departures a day from
06:15 to 24:00
50 minutes32 KN (€4.20)*
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*This quoted price is excluding the fee of 132 KN ($18) per car.

You can check the rates for other vehicles by using the button above.

Split to Brac by Day Trip

Duration: 7 hours
Cost: 720 KN (€95)
Duration: 7 hours
Cost: 720 KN (€95)

If you prefer to just relax and savour the experience, you can join a day trip from Split to Brac. Day trips free you from the constraints of travel planning and stressing over transportation.

GetYourGuide offers some of the most popular tour packages on the island. Day trips from Split to Brac take 7 hours.

Rates start from 720 KN (€95) per person. This includes a boat tour around Brac, swimming in secluded caves, and visiting the town of Stomorska on the neighbour island Solta. The tour also includes breakfast, lunch, and snorkel equipment.

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Our favourite places to stay in Brac

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.

Before you start reading about our favourite places to stay in Brac, we want to make you aware of the different locations to stay on Brac Island.

  • Bol is by far our favourite. It’s a charming port town with lots of watersport activities and outstanding restaurants. This is also where you find the famous Zlatni Rat beach
  • Supetar is where most ferries dock. Not as interesting as Bol, but you can find some good value accommodations here. In Supetar, you’ll also find some great hidden beaches to explore.
  • Milna is a traditional fishing town which is nice to visit, but we definitely prefer to stay in Bol or Supetar on Brac Island.

Villa Ana - Budget Friendly

At Villa Ana you’ll be just under 250 meters from the beach in Bol. You’ll even be able to see the sea from your own private balcony. If you can’t wait to cool down, then you can just take a dip in the villa's outdoor swimming pool.

The hosts are beyond helpful and go out of their way to ensure you have the best stay possible. The villa even provides home-made wines, olive oil, prosecco and brandy.

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Close to the beach
  • Helpful and friendly hosts
  • Outdoor terraces and balconies

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Villa Midea - Budget Friendly

If you want to stay in Supetar (the northern part of the island), Villa Midea offers the best value for money. Although the hotel is located just 5 minutes from the beach, you don’t even need to leave the hotel to enjoy a dip in the water as the hotel has its own pool!

The villa offers the feel of a small-scale hotel, with apartments on offer for up to 4 adults. Every room has everything you’ll need, a comfy bed, seating area and even a kitchenette with a coffee machine. Don’t fancy cooking? The hotel offers an exceptional breakfast to start the day right.

  • Located in Supetar
  • Exceptional breakfast on offer
  • Swimming pool
  • 5 minutes from the beach

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Apartments LOTA - Mid-Range

Apartments LOTA have thought about every detail of their hotel. Every corner of the hotel is modern and luxurious, giving it a boutique hotel vibe, with a massive living space.

The hotel just doesn’t stop giving. You also have access to an outdoor pool, barbeque and bicycles.

  • Located in Supetar
  • Bicycles available
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Huge, beautifully decorated apartments

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Hotel Villa Amorena - Mid-Range

Hotel Villa Amorena is one of those places where everyone wants to stay - which means it gets booked up fast. That’s not a surprise when you see the the large outdoor swimming pool or read the reviews of the delicious breakfast that’s included.

Situated in Bol, you’ll be only a 10-minute walk from Bol Promenade, as well as a number of restaurants and farmers market. The rooms are modern, spacious and have their own balcony.

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Large and modern rooms
  • Onsite bar
  • Family-run hotel

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Belado Residence Bol - Treating Yourself

Want a private pool or a private hot tub? Well, you can get that with one of the large and open apartments here. Soak up the sun whilst sitting on your balcony admiring the sea view.

Aside from the modern and fully-equipped apartments, the hotel also offers bicycles for rent, grocery delivery and even packed lunches!

  • Private pool or hot tub
  • Sea view
  • Packed lunches available
  • Large, fully-equipped apartments

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