How to get here
Being an island, visitors mostly arrive by sea vessels. Although there are other ways, the largest number of travellers arrives by ferry which docks at the biggest port on the island,the Stari Grad Port, as well as the Sućuraj Port.
The Stari Grad Ferry Port is situated in the Stari Grad Bay, about 1.5 km from Stari Grad itself, 11 km from Jelsa, and 20 km from Hvar town. It’s also an international port where ferry traffic with Italy takes place.
The other ferry port, Sućuraj, which is two nautical miles away, connects the most eastern point of Hvar island to the land. The Sućuraj port is 50 km from Jelsa, 60 km from Stari Grad, and 80 km from Hvar.
The island is also well connected to the mainland by catamaran lines going to Jelsa and Hvar town. The catamaran lines also connect Hvar island to other islands – Brač, Vis, Korčula, Lastovo and Mljet.
All information on ferry and catamaran departures and arrivals can be found on the Jadrolinija and Kapetan Luka web pages.
If you’re arriving to Hvar island on your own boat, you can dock in one of the marinas in Vrboska or Palmižana Bay on the island of St. Klement, or in the nautical ports of Stari Grad, Jelsa, Sućuraj and Hvar town.
All necessary information regarding arriving to and staying on Hvar island can be received in local information offices in Hvar town, Stari Grad, Vrboska, Jelsa, Sućuraj, as well as on their web pages.
During your stay in Stari Grad, you can visit the surrounding towns and villages by taking the Čazmatrans bus lines. Bus schedules for Hvar Island can be found here
Bus lines between Stari Grad, Hvar, Jelsa, Vrboska, Dol and Vrbanj operate every day. Stari Grad and neighbouring places have bus lines connecting them to the ferry port which run according to the ferry schedule. Tickets are purchased on the bus.
Address: Čazmatrans d.o.o.; Meštrovića b.b.; 21460 Stari Grad
Phone: +385 21 765 904