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Getting to Hvar from Dubrovnik

Looking for the best way to get from the island of Hvar from Dubrovnik?

A couple of catamarans operate daily from Dubrovnik ferry port to Hvar Town on the western side of Hvar island, but only from April until end of October. These catamarans offers comfortable and pleasant ride on this route.

The rest of the year, it's possible to reach Hvar from Dubrovnik by car. Just ride until you reach Drvenik, a small village south of Makarska (on the mainland) and from there embark on a car ferry to the village of Sucuraj (on the island of Hvar).

The island of Hvar is ideal for exploring the area - you can easily hop onto nearby Brac or Korcula islands, or visit Pakleni islands -  beautiful archipelago only a short boat ride from Hvar. The Vis island is also nearby.

Read on to find out more useful info about catamarans and driving to Hvar from Dubrovnik, as well as what to do while in Hvar.

Hvar TownHvar Town

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Pakleni islands near HvarPakleni islands near Hvar

Info about Dubrovnik to Hvar catamarans:

  • Operating dates: These ferries/catamarans operate starting from 1st April until end of October with 3 daily departures.

  • Operating times: Catamarans sail from Dubrovnik at: 3:30pm (Krilo), 3:15pm (TP Line) and 7am (Jadrolinija) with stops on the islands in between (Mljet and Korcula). Catamarans depart from Hvar Town at 9:10am (Krilo), 10:45am (TP Line) and 5:55pm (Jadrolinija). 👉 Get your catamaran tickets here

  • Journey time: These catamarans sails on this route from 3h 10min to 3h 50min, depending on the company.

  • Catamaran fares: The fares for catamaran ride from Dubrovnik to Hvar start from €45 one-way.

  • More catamaran routes from Dubrovnik: From Dubrovnik port you can also catch catamarans/boats to ELAPHITE ISLANDS (Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan), MLJET (Sobra, Polace and Pomena), LASTOVO (Ubli), KORCULA, SPLIT, BRAC (Bol and Milna) and town of MAKARSKA

Hvar Town by nightHvar Town by night

Getting to Hvar from Dubrovnik by car

For those who wish to drive from Dubrovnik to Hvar island the best option would be to reach Drvenik, south of Makarska which is connected to Sucuraj on the island of Hvar.

A small car ferry from Drvenik operates all-year round with more frequent service during the summer (35 minutes ride). From Sucuraj you can drive to any place on Hvar.

Drive from Dubrovnik to Drvenik takes around 2.5 to 3 hours. 

We advise you to book your car through DiscoverCars where you can compare a great range of car hire deals from leading rental companies and find the best one for you.

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