The easiest way of reaching the island of Hvar from Dubrovnik is to take one of the two catamaran sailing on this route. Passengers can choose from Jadrolinija and Krilo catamarans, both modern and fast and sailing only during the summer season. If you plan to drive from Dubrovnik to Hvar you need to reach Drvenik - south of Makarska which is connected by car ferry with Sucuraj on the island of Hvar.
Jadrolinija runs a catamaran that sails from Dubrovnik to Split via Korcula, the island of Hvar (Hvar town) and the island of Brac (Bol). This catamaran operates daily from early June to mid-September. This catamaran sails in the early morning from Dubrovnik and returns in the late afternoon/early evening from Split. It is suitable for those making a day trip to these islands. Detailed sailing schedule and booking options can be found on Jadrolinija web-site.
Another option of getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar would be taking Krilo catamaran that sails a route from Dubrovnik to Split and vice versa. This service runs several times a week from the end of April to the end of October, with daily sailings from the end of May to mid October.
This service is great for reaching Hvar directly from Dubrovnik, as well as from Mljet, Korcula or Brac. The journey takes just over three hours. Catamaran departs from Dubrovnik in the mid afternoon. Tickets for Krilo catamaran can be purchased easily and securely online through Bookaway online platform.
For those who wish to drive from Dubrovnik to the island of Hvar the best option would be to reach Drvenik, south of Makarska which is connected to Sucuraj on the island of Hvar. This ferry runs all year round with frequent sailings during the summer season. From Sucuraj you can reach other destinations on the island of Hvar. The duration of the trip from Drvenik to Sucuraj in around 35 minutes.
From Dubrovnik to Drvenik you will need around 2.5 to 3 hours.