Getting To and Around Hvar

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Everything you need to know about getting to and around Hvar town, including how to get to Hvar from Split, and how to move around the island to get the most out of the experience.


Although there is an air strip on the island (near Stari Grad), it only caters to very small aircraft (max 6 passengers). For those without their own private jet, Split Airport is the arrival point of choice, although many tourists also use Zadar and Dubrovnik.

Catamaran and Ferry

There are four commercial entry points to the island, the quickest of which is directly from Split to Hvar Town. Learn more about the options. If you are coming from Dubrovnik, there are several options by boat, as well as combining with driving up the coast.


Coming to Hvar by car? There is no direct car access to Hvar Town these days, and your only two entry points are Stari Grad and Sucuraj. If you are renting a car, consider renting on the island itself - there are plenty of options. This keeps down the ferry cost, as well as giving you greater flexibility, as you may not want to rent every day.

Speedboat transfer

Looking to arrive in style, or make sure you make that early morning flight home? There is nothing quite like a speedboat transfer to kick off your Hvar holiday with a bang. Choose your level of comfort and power of boat with RentaBoatHvar, who will get you there safely and on time.


Hvar has a well-developed bus network connecting the main towns, as well as the ferry. The bus timetable changes regularly, and the best advice is to check at the local bus station for the latest times. Hvar Town to the Stari Grad ferry will take about 40 minutes. There is always a bus waiting at the ferry.


Is there an Uber on Hvar? Not yet, but it would be very welcome. Taxis are expensive on the island. Expect to pay 350 - 400 kuna from Hvar Town to the Stari Grad ferry.

Water taxis to Pakleni Islands

There is a much more pleasurable - and popular - taxi service in Hvar Town. The water taxis from the Hvar riva to the Pakleni Islands are a must do. The boats go out in the morning and return in the afternoon. A return ticket is valid for any returning boat. Last boats back are at 19:00.

Rent a car

There are several rental car options on the island. Prices tend to be a little higher, but that cost is offset by the saving on the ferry. And you can rent for the day, rather than the entire stay if you are coming from the mainland.


Hvar has a growing reputation as a cycling destination. This has been enhanced by the Bahrain McLaren cycling team choosing the island for their winter training. The mountain biking is particularly good. If you are looking for quality bike rentals, look no further than the offer from Hvar Life.


Scooter are an extremely affordable and fun way to see the island, and the summer months see the island roads full of them. If you have never tried, now is your moment. There are a number of rental options all over town.

Parking in Hvar

Parking in Hvar has exploded in recent years, and you will see a number of options as you arrive from Stari Grad. Prices range from 5-12 kuna an hour. Daily tickets are available.

Private transfers

Looking for a fast, reliable and trouble-free transfer around Hvar? Contact TC transfer partner Adriatic Transfers for your one-stop solution.