Since 2014 fly from Split airport directly to Jelsa with hydroplane in just 13 minutes!
More information on web site http://www.ec-air.eu/hr
To arrive to the island from the coast you have several possibilities:
Split – Starigrad by ferry
The easiest and recommended way to travel to Hvar is from city of Split by ferry. It will take you to port of Starigrad in little under two hours. Ferry departs 4 to 5 times a day every day of the week. From there you can get to Jelsa in 10 minutes by car or taxi. Another option is to take a bus but it may take over half an hour to reach Jelsa since there are many bus stops along the way. We can arrange a taxi or a rent a car to wait for you.
Drvenik – Sućuraj by ferry
The second possibility is another ferry line connecting little town of Drvenik to village of Sučuraj on the far south side of Hvar. Although the ride is only 30 minutes, and cheaper than the first option, you’ll have additional 90 minutes drive along, narrow and very curvy road. Ferry departs every day of the week, many times a day but it is small and in peak season you may have to wait in line for ferry for around 1 to 2 hours.
Split – Jelsa by catamaran
The third option (just for passengers not for cars) is to take catamaran from Split to Jelsa. This travel will take you about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and you will arrive directly in Jelsa (10 minutes walk from Apart-house Napoleon. Catamaran departs one time in a day.
Split – Hvar by boat
Fourth option is by boat from Split to town of Hvar. When taking into account the time and effort, this is not recommended if your accommodation is in Jelsa.
Boat with skipper
Fifth option is to hire a speed boat with skipper and arrive in front of your apartment fast and pleasant. We can arrange speed boat with skipper for you.
From Dubrovnik by ferry
There are also ferry lines from Dubrovnik but it takes around 5-6 hours to arrive in the port of Stari Grad, lines from some other islands and lines by touristic boats traveling around.
The main ferry and catamaran company is JADROLINIJA (http://www.voznired.net/en/)
International travel options to be checked:
Monarch Airlines Flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick to Dubrovnik
Norwegian has built up an impressive portfolio of flights to the Croatian coast, with departures from various cities in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, and crucially, they fly much later in the season than the rest, with their last flight to Split scheduled for October. Norwegian’s success shows that later flights are possible.
Aeroflot commencing direct flights from Moscow.
Finnair has announced a direct route from Helsinki
Direct flights from Split to Amsterdam, with Croatia Airlines
Duration of flight to Split
- London (2:30)
- Pariz (1:49)
- Madrid (2:14)
- Prague (1:01)
- Berlin (2:03)