Hvar to Dubrovnik

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How to get from Hvar to Dubrovnik

Dubbed the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik will enchant you. Dubrovnik’s baroque architecture and limestone streets, backdropped by the ever-glistening Adriatic, could almost be pulled from the pages of a book.

If you’re a fan of the hit TV series Game of Thrones, then you’ll find many of its streets familiar. Dubrovnik was the main location for GoT’s King’s Landing, including the alley where they shot Cersei’s iconic walk of shame.

While both Split and Dubrovnik are coastal towns, the latter has a more ancient and somewhat magical vibe.

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Ferries from Hvar to Dubrovnik

The best way to travel the 235 km distance from Dubrovnik to Hvar is via a 3.5 to 4-hour direct ferry with rates from 280 KN (€37). Alternate options include a 4.5-hour car ferry via Drvenik and a 4.5 to 6-hour ferry via Split. Fares are from 115 KN (€15) and 285 KN (€37.50), respectively.

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Direct Ferry3.5-4 hours280 KN (€37)Check Ferry Tickets
Car Ferry via Drvenik4.5 hours115 KN (€15)Check Car Ferry tickets
Ferry via Split4.5-6 hours285 KN (€37.50)Check Ferry Tickets

The quickest and most convenient way to get from Hvar to Dubrovnik is a 3.5-4 hour direct ferry. The ferries depart from Hvar town and arrive at Dubrovnik city centre, but note that the direct ferries on this route run only from April to October.

Travelling by car? Car ferries are available all year round at Sucuraj, located at the other end of Hvar island. Fares for the passenger and car cost around 115 KN (€15). Foot passengers can also take this option and then take the bus from Drvenik to Dubrovnik, but this will cost 282 KN (€37) for the total journey. Total travel time is 4.5 hours.

An alternative is to take a ferry from Hvar to Split and then a bus to Dubrovnik. The ferries and buses on this route are available all year round, with fewer trips during the low season. Combined fares are almost the same as the direct ferry at 285 KN (€37.50), but travel time is longer at 4.5-6 hours.

Itinerary from Hvar to Dubrovnik

Hvar to Dubrovnik by Ferry

Duration: 3.5-4 hours
Cost: 280 KN (€37)
Duration: 3.5-4 hours
Cost: 280 KN (€37)

Taking a direct ferry is the fastest way to get from Hvar to Dubrovnik. Travel time is around 3.5-4 hours.

There are three ferry companies on this route. Kapetan Luka and TP Line are available only from April to October, while Jadrolinija runs from July to September. If you’re travelling outside these months, you can try the indirect ferry via Drvenik or Split.

The cheapest ferry for the Hvar to Dubrovnik route is the Jadrolinija catamaran that costs 280 KN (€37). However, this ferry arrives in Dubrovnik at night.

If you want to get to Dubrovnik early enough to start exploring, you can take the earliest ferry trip with Kapetan Luka. For this option, though, fares are more expensive at 345 KN (€45.50). The TP Line ferry also has a convenient schedule for a cheaper price.

Departure and arrival station

The ferries depart from the Harbour of Hvar in Hvar Town. This port is close to several hotels and establishments in the area.

You will arrive at Dubrovnik Ferry Terminal, also in the town centre, which is about 4 km north of the Old Town in Dubrovnik.

Ferry schedule from Hvar to Dubrovnik

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Kapetan Luka
(April-Oct)
08:50-12:05345 KN (€45.50)
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TP Line
(April-Oct)
10:45-14:35295 KN (€39)
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Jadrolinija
(July-Sept)
17:55-21:25280 KN (€37)
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We suggest booking your ticket in advance, especially during summer, to secure a seat.

Hvar to Dubrovnik by Car Ferry via Drvenik

Duration: 4.5 hours
Cost: 115 KN (€15)
Duration: 4.5 hours
Cost: 115 KN (€15)

If you want to travel by car, you need to drive all the way to Sucuraj, located at the other end of Hvar island. There are no direct car ferries from Hvar town to Dubrovnik.

This route is also possible for foot passengers since the car ferry runs all year round. But note that costs would be higher as there is no public transportation from Hvar town to Sucuraj.

Step 1: Hvar to Sucuraj by Car

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 150 KN (€19.50)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 150 KN (€19.50)

Car ferries are available at Sucuraj Ferry Terminal. Sucuraj is a small town on the eastern end of Hvar island. It is also the nearest town on the island to Drvenik, from where you’ll drive the rest of the way to Dubrovnik.

If you’re coming from Hvar town, it’s a 1.5-hour drive to Sucuraj through the D116 road.

Note that this route can be quite expensive for foot passengers. There are no buses available from Hvar town to Sucuraj, so you need to take a taxi with rates from 150 KN (€19.50).

Step 2: Sucuraj to Drvenik by Car Ferry

Duration: 35 minutes
Cost: 17 KN (€2.20) + 98 KN (€12.50) per car
Duration: 35 minutes
Cost: 17 KN (€2.20) + 98 KN (€12.50) per car

Given the close distance between Sucuraj and Drvenik, there are several ferry departures from morning to night all year round. From November to April, there are fewer departures, around six trips daily.

A ferry ticket costs 17 KN (€2.20) per person. For vehicles, rates start from 98 KN (€12.50). You can get to Drvenik in just around 35 minutes.

Car ferry schedule from Sucuraj to Drvenik

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Jadrolinija8x departures a day from
06:30 to 21:30
35 minutes17 KN (€2.20) pp*
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*The quoted price is excluding the fee of 98 KN (€12.50) per car.

You can check the full schedule and rates for other types of vehicles on the Jadrolinija website.

Step 3: Drvenik to Dubrovnik by Car or Bus

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

The ferry from Sucuraj arrives at Drvenik Ferry Port. This port is about 126 km away from Dubrovnik city centre, and the drive through the D8 coastal road is about 2.5 hours.

For foot passengers, you need to walk about 10 minutes to the nearest bus stop from the port. There are only a few bus departures daily, so best to plan your ferry trip accordingly.

Bus tickets start from 115 KN (€15). You will be dropped off at Dubrovnik bus station near the port.

Bus schedule from Drvenik to Dubrovnik

Bus OperatorScheduleCost
Promet Makarska09:35-12:00150 KN (€19.50)
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Cazmatrans11:50-14:30
16:00-18:30
120 KN (€15.50)
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Arriva16:55-19:40
19:20-21:45
115 KN (€15)
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Tickets are available at the terminal, but you can also book them in advance through GetByBus.

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

Hvar to Dubrovnik by Ferry via Split

Duration: 4.5-6 hours
Cost: 285 KN (€37.50)
Duration: 4.5-6 hours
Cost: 285 KN (€37.50)

Another option is to take a ferry from Hvar to Split, where several buses to Dubrovnik are available. This option has the longest travel time of around 4.5-6 hours.

Combined fares for the ferry and bus are about 285 KN (€37.50), which costs almost the same as the direct ferry.

Step 1: Hvar to Split by Catamaran

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 125 KN (€16.50)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 125 KN (€16.50)

The Hvar to Split route is a popular route, especially during the summer season (June to September). This is why there are three ferry companies on this route with several ferry departures throughout the day.

Outside the summer season, only Kapetan Luka and Jadrolinija ferries are available, with only one or two departures daily.

Ferry tickets start from 125 KN (€16.50) for the 1-hour ferry ride.

Ferry schedule from Hvar to Split

Ferry CompanyScheduleDurationCosts
Kapetan Luka5x departures a day from
07:35 to 19:20
50 minutes140 KN (€18.50)
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Jadrolinija3x departures a day from
06:35 to 14:00
1hr 5m130 KN (€17)
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TP Line
(April-Oct)
1x departure a day from
19:10-20:30
1 hour125 KN (€16.50)
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If you’re staying in Stari Grad or Jelsa, you can also take a ferry from there instead of going to Hvar Harbour in town. All ferries arrive at Port of Split in the town centre.

Step 2: Split to Dubrovnik by Bus

Duration: 3.5-5 hours
Cost: 160 KN (€21)
Duration: 3.5-5 hours
Cost: 160 KN (€21)

The Split Central Bus Station is conveniently located just outside the port, so you can immediately transfer to a bus going to Dubrovnik.

There are also several bus departures throughout the day, giving you a lot of options. Travel time by bus is about 3.5-5 hours, and tickets cost around 160 KN (€21).

Note: While most buses take the route over the Peljesac Bridge, there is also a route via Neum Corridor. If your bus takes this route, you need to have a multiple entry visa for the Schengen zone. Read our page about Split to Dubrovnik for more information.

Bus schedule from Split to Dubrovnik

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
Croatia Bus06:00-10:15
08:30-12:15
12:30-17:15
15:30-19:30
18:45-23:30
170 KN (€22)
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Promet Makarska08:00-12:00
11:45-15:20
160 KN (€21)
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Cazmatrans Promet10:00-14:30
14:00-18:30
160 KN (€21)
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Arriva14:30-19:40
17:15-21:45
165 KN (€21.50)
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Our favourite places to stay in Dubrovnik

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.

Rooms Franica - Budget Friendly

Rooms Franica is a great choice if you’re travelling on a budget. The rooms are surrounded by gardens flourishing with flowers, plus your own patio. The beach is within walking distance and the Old Town is only 10 minutes away by bus.

The bonus of staying in a guesthouse is that you’re instantly made to feel at home. The hosts are super helpful and the rooms are comfortable and clean, offering everything you need.

  • Close to the beach and supermarket
  • Only 10m by bus to the Old Town
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Friendly and helpful hosts
  • Private patio

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Guest House Tomasi - Mid-Range

This guesthouse is a magical blend of the old and the new. It boasts a modern flare, whilst still celebrating its origins with its exposed stone walls.

The hotel is located within Dubrovnik’s UNESCO- listed Old Town. You can’t really get a better location than this. Plus, the beach is also only 130 meters away! The owners treat you like their own family offering you apples, coffee and other treats.

  • Amazing and friendly hosts
  • Within Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Huge and comfy beds
  • Close to the beach

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Villa Four Winds - Treating Yourself

If your heart is set on staying here, make sure to book it straight away as this Villa gets booked up fast! And for good reason.

Everything is at your doorstep, as you’ll be situated within the Old Town. This means that any window you look out of, offers you stunning views of Dubrovnik. The star of the show has to be Villa Four’s host. She takes the hotel to another level!

  • Amazing views of the city
  • Perfect location
  • Friendly and helpful host
  • Modern and large rooms

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