Travel to Croatia by car
If you are travelling to Hvar by car
, depending on the direction
Slovenia, Hungary) you need to go through Zagreb to Split or Drvenik
with main Croatian highway A1
, or along the Croatian coast from Rijeka
Split you can take car ferry to Stari Grad
on Hvar (105 minutes), or from Drvenik
(south of Makarska) to Sućuraj on Hvar island (25 minutes).
The choice of ferry might depend on where is your final destination on Hvar, the price, the frequency of departures and the lenght of crossing.
Stari Grad is closer to Split and Town of Hvar (20 km
road). Sućuraj port is more suitable if you are coming from the
direction of Drvenik (departure port) and Dubrovnik.
Also, you can take into account the frequency of departures
; Out of
ferry from Split to Stari Grad sails 3-4 times a day and from
Drvenik to Sucuraj 6-7 times. During summer
season (july, august),
ferry from Split to Stari Grad sails 4-7 times a day and from Drvenik
to Sucuraj 12-20 times. Ferries from Italy sail only during summer
More info about Hvar ferryboat timetables
and ferry lines to Hvar Croatian auto club
Information about highways, tolls, conditions on roads, maps, location of gas stations, tourist info for travellers on Croatian roads, multilingual - Website
When arriving in Croatia by car it is requested that you carry a valid
driver's license, car registration card and your Green Card (proof
of car insurance)
Speed and alcohol limits
Speed limit in settlements is 50 km/h and 80 km/h in out of settlements (unless
stated differently). On highways a speed limit is 130 km/h.
At this moment, the maximum permitted level of alcohol in the blood is 0%.Petrol stations
In Croatia, petrol stations are open from 7 am to 7 pm or 8 pm every day and during the summer until 10
There are also petrol stations that are opened round the clock in the
larger towns and on main international routes
all petrol stations sell: Eurosuper 95, Super 98, Normal and Euro Diesel.
island, car petrol stations are available in Jelsa and Hvar town, and are opened whole day during season.
This service is available in all cities and tourist places, for Taxi service and transfer in Hvar, and to Hvar from other places in Dalmatia (Split - Hvar, Dubrovnik - Hvar and vice versa) click here
This service is available in all cities, tourist resorts and airports
(Split and Dubrovnik airport), and in Jelsa, Stari Grad, Hvar town
and Vrboska on Hvar island.
The closest international airports to Hvar are the ones in Split and Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik is 100km from Drvenik and ferry Drvenik - Sucuraj). From Dubrovnik, frequent bus lines are available to Drvenik or Split, or you can choose taxi or car rental.
Airports in Croatia
Split Airport is situated 30 km from Split ferry station. Transfer of passengers
from the Airport is organised by buses, also there is a local bus every
20 minutes and taxis are available during the operating time of Split
In Split you can choose one of the sea transports to Hvar town, Stari Grad or Jelsa, by catamarans or ferries.
You can find more details on Croatia Airlines
website.Croatia Airlines ticket reservation phone No:
+385 62 777 777Airport Split phone No:
+ 385 21 203 555Airport Brač phone No:
+ 385 21 648 615International airports
Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar and Osijek. Only smaller
planes (charter) can land at the Brac airport.
||01 / 6265-222
||021 / 203-555
||020 / 773-222
||052 / 550-900
||051 / 842-132
||023 / 313-311
||031 / 297-438
||021 / 648-615
||051 / 231-666
The national airline company flying to and from Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul,
Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje,
Vienna, Zurich, Tel Aviv, and, seasonally, to Manchester. Croatia Airlines
Other airline companies flaying to Croatia
German Wings, Ryanair, Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Air Bosnia, Austrian Airlines, Air France,
Avioimpex, British Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Malev
The easiest way
to come to the Hvar island wether you come by car, train or plane is from Split and
Drvenik (Dalmatia) or Ancona and Pescara(Italy) by ferries or catamarans.
There are also cross - island ferry lines to Hvar from Korcula, Vis and Brac (Dalmatian islands), and coastal boat line from Rijeka to Dubrovnik and vice versa. Available ferry lines to Hvar:
For more information
about ferryboats to Hvar and ferryboat timetables
, please visit our section " Hvar ferries
(Info tel. 00385 21 338 333)
The main Croatian ship passenger carrier keeps the majority of the regular,
international and domestic ferry and shipping lines. The main office is in Rijeka (051/666-100). Official website
Croatian trains and railways
in Split is right across the ferry station in Split
, where you can take a ferry to Stari Grad
, or catamaran
Other option is to take a bus to Drvenik, (92 km from Split), where you can take a ferry to Sucuraj
on Hvar island.
from Zagreb to Split and back three times a day (with additional
connections at night) with duration of 6 hours.Train departures Zagreb - Split:
06:50, 11:05, 15:10, 21:25, 22:57Train departures Split - Zagreb:
07:45, 10:55, 14:52, 21:05, 22:20
For details visit HŽnet
.Train station Split phone No:
+385 21 338 499.Train station Split ticket reservation phone No:
+385 21 338 582.
The Railway connects all major Croatian cities, except Dubrovnik. Croatia
has direct connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland,
Slovakia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, and
indirect connections with almost all other European countries.
Eurocity and Intercity
||Munich - Salzburg - Villach-
Ljubljana - Zagreb
|| Vienna- Maribor - Zagreb
||Budapest - Zagreb - Rijeka
||Budapest - Cakovec - Ljubljana - Venice
Bus lines connect all parts of the country. Regular international bus lines
connect Croatia with all neighboring countries,
as well as most of middle European and west European
If you are travelling Hvar by bus
- there are connections from all bigger cities and places to Split.
Bus departures from Zagreb and Split are frequent (every half hour or every hour).
For details visit Bus station Split
and Bus station Zagreb
.Bus station Split phone No:
+385 60 327 327.
Split main bus station
is right across the ferry port. There you can choose one of the sea transports to Hvar ferry to Stari Grad, or catamaran/hydro-glisser - to Jelsa), or you can continue by bus to Drvenik (92 km from Split), where you can take a ferry to Sucuraj
on Hvar island.
When you arrive to Stari Grad ferry station, there are bus connections for Stari Grad town, Hvar town and Jelsa, the tickets are sold in buses.