The ferry route from Split to Hvar is one of the most popular ferry connections in Croatia, the route is operated by several ferry companies, which all operate the route with fast boat catamarans. The sailing time from Split to Hvar is about 1 hour. In May and October there is up to 6 daily departures, in June, Juli, August and September, there is more than 10 daily fast ferry departures, during winter season there is 2 daily catamarans. Most of the catamarans sail back from Hvar to Split after the disembarkation in Hvar, but some of the departures continue from Hvar to Korcula or from Hvar to Vis.
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Map travel route Split - Hvar town
FAQ – Split to Hvar ferry.
Q: I am traveling to Hvar in May. Why are there only a few departures?
A: The timetable for the catamarans vary depending on time of the year, the most daily departures you will find in July and August, the least departures from October to April.
Q: Can I take my bike on the catamaran from Split to Hvar?
A: On Catamarans operated by Jadrolinija you can not, on Krilo Jet catamaran you can but you have to buy a ticket for the bicycle upfront as there are only a few spaces. Alternative you can take on of the other ferry connections to Island Hvar, like the car ferry from Split to Stari Grad, here you can take bike without any problem (Just remember the bike needs a ticket :-))
Q: Can I take my car from Split to Hvar town?
A: No there are no car ferries on this route, you will have to travel from Split to Stari Grad to bring your car.
Q: We are a group traveling from Split to Hvar, can we get seats next to each other on the Catamaran?
A: You can not reserve specific seats, but as Split is the starting location of the catamaran, you should be able to get seats next to each other if you are early in line at the Split port.
Q: Do I need to buy a ticket upfront or can I buy it when I board the catamaran?
A: The ferry Split to Hvar is extremely popular especially in the summer, so if you wish to go with a specific departure you should for sure buy the ticket upfront, either online or one day before at the port.
Q: Is there a toilet on the catamarans from Split to Hvar?
A: Yes all the catamarans have toilets.
Q: Is there any catering on the catamarans from Split to Hvar?
A: Yes each of the catamarans have a kiosk / bar, where you can buy, coffee, drinks and snacks.
Q: Can i re-book my ticket from Split to Hvar
A: Each of the catamaran companies has separate policies from ticket amendment and cancellation, so you will have to ask them.
Q: How much luggage can i bring on the Catamaran from Split to Hvar
A: You may bring one large suitcase (Up to 20 kg, but nobody checks the exact weight :-)), plus a handbag / backpack. The suitcases are stored in racks on the catamaran, so bring your valuables and electronics in your handbag.
Q: Are there any other ferry connection to Hvar Island from the mainland?
A: Yes of course, there is the car ferry from Split to Stari Grad, and a car ferry from Drvenik to Sucuraj as well as a catamaran from Split to Jelsa on Hvar and catamaran from Dubrovnik to Hvar town.