The island of Hvar is one of the most popular summer destinations in Southern Dalmatia, and is known for its natural beauty and great nightlife. It is easiest to travel to Hvar from Split, but it can be reached from Dubrovnik directly by ferry or by a combination of bus or rental car and ferry. The following is an overview of the available travel options from Dubrovnik to Hvar:
1.) Direct ferry from Dubrovnik: During the summer season, Jardolinija operates a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar on Thursdays & Sundays, making a stop in Korcula on the way. The journey takes approximately 6.5 hours and tickets are priced at 17,50 EUR per person and 55,00 EUR for a car (these are high-season prices; slightly lower prices apply in low season). Detailed schedule information, pricing, and on-line booking is available at the Jadrolinija website.
2.) Ferry from Drvenik: The quickest and most-direct route from Dubrovnik to Hvar is by car or bus to Drvenik and then ferry to Sucuraj. Drvenik is a small town on the Makarska Riveria, located midway between Ploce and Markarska. It can be reached by car or by taking the Dubrovnik - Split bus and exiting at Drvenik. The ferry operates 10 times per day during the summer season and takes 25 minutes to reach Sucuraj. Tickets are priced at 13 Kuna (2 EUR) per person and 95 Kuna (13 EUR) for a car (these are high-season prices; slightly lower prices apply in low season). Once in Sucuraj, which is on the eastern end of the island, visitors must drive or take a bus to Hvar town at the other end of the island. Ferry schedules can be viewed at the Jadrolinija website.
3.) Ferry from Split: The most frequently traveled route to Hvar is from Split. From Dubrovnik it is possible to drive or take a bus to Split and then catch the ferry to the island of Hvar (for information on travel to Split see the article Travel from Dubrovnik to Split). If traveling without a car, it is best to take the high-speed catamaran directly to Hvar town, which leaves Split daily at 11:30 and 15:00. The journey takes approximately one hour and costs 22 Kuna (3 EUR) per person. If traveling by car, the ferry from Split arrives in Stari Grad, which is 20- to 30-minutes' driving distance from Hvar town. This ferry operates 6 times per day and the journey takes approximately two hours. Again, detailed schedule information, pricing, and on-line booking is available at the Jadrolinija website.