How to book ferries from Croatia to Hvar Island

There are 2 ferry routes operating between Croatia and Hvar Island offering you combined total of 2 sailings per week. G&V Line operates 2 routes, Makarska to Hvar runs 1 time per week & Bol to Hvar about 1 time weekly.

As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Croatia to Hvar Island to get the most up to date information.

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Ferries from Croatia to Hvar Island

About Croatia:

The increasingly popular vacation destination of Croatia is located just south-east of central Europe and contains over a thousand islands.

With over one hundred ‘Blue Flag’ beaches and numerous nature reserves, Croatia is ranked in the top twenty of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and welcomes more than ten million tourists to its shores each year.

As with most of the popular vacation destinations in Europe, visitors can expect warm dry summers and mild winters, with more than two thousand five hundred hours of sunshine on average each year.

Croatia is a great point of departure for those wishing to cross the Adriatic Sea to Italy by ferry, especially from the Balkan countries. There are numerous crossings on offer ranging from short high speed passenger only routes sailing to northern Italy to longer more conventional services crossing the sea between the two countries a bit further down the Adriatic.

The seasonal high speed passenger only catamaran crossings are relatively cheap and sail from the coast of Istria to northern Italy.

The conventional passenger and car ferry sailings from Croatia to Italy are operated by numerous ferry companies and generally depart from Split, Dubrovnik and seasonally from the island of Hvar.

About Hvar Island:

Just under 4 miles from mainland Croatia, Hvar sits between the islands of Vis, Korčula and Brač.

The Mediterranean climate and white sandy beaches help make Hvar Island one of the most attractive tourist spots in the Adriatic. Hvar has four towns (Hvar, Sućuraj, Jelsa and Stari Grad), the main one sharing its name with the island and is located in the south west. Hvar town is a particularly popular destination for tourists and features a number of hotels, one of Europe’s oldest theatres, some lively street café's and vibrant night-life.

Stari Grad on the north side of the island is the next biggest and second most popular town and along with Hvar the entry point by ferry. Ferries travel across the Adriatic Sea from Italy departing from Pescara (to Hvar) and Ancona (to Stari Grad). Ferry crossings are seasonal running from July to the end of August in line with the peak season. If travelling on foot then head to Hvar as it’s a shorter and more frequent crossing or if you’re travelling with a vehicle then you’ll need to sail to Stari Grad.