Korcula to Hvar

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How to get from Korcula to Hvar

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

However, Hvar is so much more than just world-class clubs. You will find here a beautiful blend of culture, tradition, Venetian architecture, and Greek agriculture that it’s hard to identify which part is the 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 Korcula to Hvar

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

You can travel the 55 km distance from Korčula to Hvar in 2 ways: a 1.5-hour ferry with fares from 130 KN (€17) or a 2-hour catamaran (including bus or taxi transfer) with combined fares from 84 KN (€11).

The direct ferry is the fastest and easiest way to get from Korčula to Hvar. Travel time is a little over an hour, and ticket prices start from 126 KN (€16.50). The ferry departs from and arrives at both of the islands’ tourist centres.

An alternative option for the Korčula to Hvar route is to take a catamaran from Vela Luka. This town on Korčula Island’s west coast can be reached by bus or taxi from Korčula Town. Combined fares start from 84 KN (€11) for the 2-hour journey.

Itinerary from Korčula to Hvar

Korčula to Hvar by Ferry

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 130 KN (€17)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 130 KN (€17)

The Korčula to Hvar route is very popular during the summer season (June to September). TP Line and Jadrolinija are available only during this season.

On the other hand, Kapetan Luka operates all year round. They offer two ferry trips during the summer and only one trip outside the summer months.

Ticket prices start from 130 KN (€17). You can reach Hvar from Korčula in about 1.5 hours.

Departure and arrival station

You can board the ferry at Korčula Ferry Terminal. This terminal is on the southern edge of the Old Town.

The ferries then dock at Harbour of Hvar in Hvar Town. This town is at the western end of Hvar island, and the harbour is close to hotels and establishments in the town centre.

Ferry schedule from Korčula to Hvar

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
TP Line
17:40-19:00130 KN (€17)
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Kapetan Luka
(All year)
135 KN (€17.50)
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09:15-10:30140 KN (€18.50)
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Tickets sell out really fast, so it’s best to book online beforehand to secure a seat.

Vela Luka, Korčula to Hvar by Catamaran

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

Korčula Island has many interesting spots – from east to west. Depending on your last stop on the island, you can also consider departing from Vela Luka. This town is on the western end of Korčula island.

There is only one catamaran operating from Vela Luka to Hvar daily, but we like that it is available any time of the year. Thus, this is also a good alternative if you run out of direct ferry tickets from Korčula Town to Hvar Town.

Step 1: Korčula to Vela Luka by Bus or Taxi

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

The bus is a cheap way to get from Korčula Town to Vela Luka. The Korčula Bus Station is also easy to get to, as it is just a 5-minute walk from the Old Town.

Arriva operates six bus trips for this route every day. However, on most days of the week, the connecting ferry to Hvar departs early at 05:30. No bus will arrive before this time.

You can take the bus only if you’re travelling on a Sunday when the catamaran departs at 08:05. This means that you have to take the first bus trip from Korcula to Vela Luka.

A bus ticket costs 45 KN (€5.50), and the journey takes a little over an hour. You can book your ticket on GetByBus beforehand to be assured of a seat.

The bus will drop you off at Vela Luka Bus Terminal. From here, it is just a few minutes walk to the port.

Bus schedule from Korčula to Vela Luka

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
45 KN (€5.50)
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If you’re travelling on any other day of the week and don’t want to spend a night in Vela Luka, then you don’t have any other choice but to take a taxi.

For this option, travel time is just around 45 minutes. This option is more expensive, though, with rates starting from 470 KN (€62).

Step 2: Vela Luka to Hvar by Catamaran

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

Jadrolinija sails once daily from Vela Luka to Hvar all year round. From Monday to Saturday, the catamaran departs at 05:30 in the morning. On Sundays, it leaves a little late at 08:05.

The catamaran trip takes almost an hour, and a ticket costs 39 KN (€5).

Catamaran schedule from Vela Luka to Hvar

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
39 KN (€5)
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The catamaran docks at Hvar Port, from where many hostels in town are just within walking distance.

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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