The island of Brac, situated close to Split, is an ideal destination for summer holidays. It is famous for beautiful beaches (Zlatni Rat beach is the most famous) and delicious food and wine.
If you plan to visiting the island of Brac from Dubrovnik, the easiest way to travel is taking one of high-speed catamarans sailing on this route during tourist season.
Those travelling from Dubrovnik to Brac by car should reach the town of Makarska (160km distance from Dubrovnik), and from there catch a ferry to Sumartin on the eastern side of Brac (this route operates daily all-year long).
From both Milna and Bol, you can catch regular catamarans to the port of Split. Also, there is a bus service between Milna and Supetar and bus and boat service between Milna and Sutivan.
KRILO CATAMARAN: Modern high-speed catamaran sails on the route: Dubrovnik - Pomen (Mljet) - Korcula - Hvar Town - Milna (Brac) - Split (April to the end of October).
It departs Milna at 8:10 a.m. arriving to Dubrovnik at 12:05 p.m. (the sailing time is 3 hours 50 minutes). The opposite journey departs Dubrovnik in the late afternoon (4:30 p.m) getting in to Milna (Brac) around 8:20 p.m.
TP LINE CATAMARAN: TP LINE's catamaran also sails from Dubrovnik to Milna on the island of Brac. Catamaran departs from Dubrovnik at 3:15 p.m. and arrives to Milna at 7:50 p.m., meaning the journey takes 4 hours 35 minutes (daily from June to mid October).
KRILO CATAMARAN: Another KRILO's catamaran sail between Dubrovnik and Split, and stops on Mljet, Korcula, Makarska and Brac island. This catamaran is available from the beginning of June until the end of September.
JADROLINIJA CATAMARAN: Jadrolinija operates high-speed catamaran between Split and Dubrovnik with stops on several islands, including Brac (Bol). This catamaran operates daily from mid-June until the end of September.
Catamaran departs Dubrovnik in the early morning, stops at Korcula and Hvar before arriving to Bol on the island of Brac. Passenger can take this catamaran from Bol in the late afternoon. The journey time is 3 hours 40 minutes.
For those who wish to drive from Dubrovnik to the island of Brac, the best option would be to reach Makarska which is connected by car ferry to Sumartin on the eastern part of Brac.
This ferry operates all year round (1 hour journey) with frequent sailings. Driving from Dubrovnik to Makarska will take around 2.5 hours (DiscoverCars offers affordable car hire deals).
From Sumartin you can reach other destinations on the island of Brac (Bol is only 20 minute drive from there).