A beautiful view from within central Hvar-mobile

How to get from
Dubrovnik to Hvar

Dubrovnik to Hvar Trip Overview

Distance145 km (90.6 miles)
Ride Duration3h 30m
Earliest Departure13:00
Latest Departure13:00

Taking a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar is the best route to take, but book your tickets well in advance since it gets quite busy during the tourist season and there is just one transport per day. You can also opt for a speedboat ferry, but be mindful they are more expensive. The best time to book a trip and experience the most pleasant weather is between June and October. Take advantage of Hvar's crystal blue waters and lagoons during the day and then experience the exotic nightlife and exquisite cuisine after sunset.

Travel Schedule Options from Dubrovnik to Hvar

Taking a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar

Fastest ferry: 3h 30m

Cheapest ferry: $55

The fastest: 3h 30m

The cheapest: $55


Easy to find: Dubrovnik pier departure

Free cancellation

Luggage allowed

Twice a day departure

Makes stops


A/C may work poorly

Passengers only (no cars)

Limited to good weather

Departure times may vary

High demand route: crowdedness possibility




Pets allowed

A beautiful view from within central Hvar

About the Ride from Dubrovnik to Hvar

Getting from Dubrovnik to Hvar by Ferry

The ferry is a fast and convenient travel option that offers comfortable seating, air-conditioned cabins, and onboard toilets. Although there is no outdoor seating, a small bar is available for purchasing coffee, snacks, or soft drinks. Operating from April 6 to October 25, the ferry is subject to weather conditions and cannot carry vehicles. If bad weather causes a cancellation, passengers can choose between the next available ferry or a full refund of their tickets.

Attractions to Explore in Hvar

Hvar Town is the vibrant hub of the island, known for its historic charm and picturesque old town. Visitors can explore impressive landmarks like St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Fortica Fortress while enjoying the stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters of the nearby Pakleni Islands. Hvar's lavender fields add a touch of natural beauty, and the Carpe Diem Beach Club offers a lively beachside experience. Don't miss the cultural extravaganza of the Hvar Summer Festival during your summer visit.

How to Get Around Within Hvar

Exploring Hvar Town offers various transportation options, including walking, cycling, renting scooters or motorbikes, renting cars, or utilizing the dependable public transport system. Your choice will depend on factors such as travel plans, budget, and personal preferences. The town itself is relatively small, with a population of approximately 11,000 people, and is nestled on a hillside, resulting in predominantly hilly terrain. The streets meander in narrow and winding paths, often accompanied by stone steps and staircases that traverse the hillsides.

When is the Best Time to Visit Hvar?

The crowds on ferries in Hvar can vary depending on the season and time of day. During the peak tourist season, which is typically from June to September, the ferries can be quite busy and may even sell out. It's a good idea to book your ferry tickets in advance during this time to ensure that you have a seat.

Where to Get a SIM Card in Hvar

There are several places where you can get a SIM card in Hvar, Croatia.
At the airport - If you arrive at Split Airport, you can buy a SIM card from one of the mobile network providers' kiosks or shops located at the airport.
At the ferry port - Similarly, you can purchase a SIM card from one of the mobile network providers' kiosks or shops at the ferry port in Hvar Town.
At mobile network provider shops - There are several mobile network provider shops located in Hvar Town, including T-Mobile, A1, and Tele2. You can visit any of these shops to buy a SIM card.
At convenience stores - Some convenience stores, such as Konzum, may sell SIM cards. It's best to ask the staff if they have any SIM cards available.
When buying a SIM card, make sure to bring your passport or ID card as it may be required to complete the purchase. Additionally, make sure to ask about the available mobile data plans and their pricing, as well as any additional fees or charges.

Food to Try in Hvar

If you’re looking to try a local specialty, ask for a gregada in a restaurant. This is a stew of fish, onions, potatoes, garlic, and some local high-quality olive oil.

Safety Tips While Traveling in Hvar

According to the UK government, crime rates in Croatia are low.
In general, when traveling it is important to keep valuables safe and be cautious of pickpockets. Use caution when swimming and be mindful of currents and changing weather conditions. Drink responsibly and be aware of your surroundings, especially when in crowded or unfamiliar areas. Use caution when driving, as roads can be narrow and winding. Respect local customs and laws, and use common sense to stay safe and enjoy your trip.

Covid-19 Restrictions in Croatia

According to the UK government, there are currently no travel restrictions for Croatia
It is important to note that COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are subject to change and vary by country. Before traveling to a new destination, it is recommended that you check the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines for that specific country, as well as any entry requirements such as vaccination or negative test results. It is also important to follow local guidelines and practices to ensure your safety and the safety of others while traveling during the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What to Expect

After an amazing time spent in the Pearl of the Adriatic, it’s time to explore another not-so-hidden gem of Croatia. Hvar Island is rich in history, antique fortresses, cosmopolitan dining, and nightlife, and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Soon enough, you’ll fall in love with this European piece of paradise.

When traveling the 210-kilometer (130-mile) distance between Dubrovnik and Hvar, you have one transportation option. The high-speed ferry will take you from Dubrovnik to Hvar in only 3 hours. You’ll start the journey at Dubrovnik Pier, and your trip will end at the harbor of Hvar. If you’re staying in Hvar town, you’ll be within walking distance from your accommodation. However, if you are staying in some other place on the island, you’ll need additional transportation to take you there.

What to see when traveling from Dubrovnik to Hvar

The ferry you’ll be traveling on is a ferry that goes from Dubrovnik to Split, which means it will make a few stops on your journey to Hvar. The 3-hour-long journey between Dubrovnik and Hvar is a sight for sore eyes with endless views of the sun blazing across the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea will prepare you for the time you’ll spend in beautiful Hvar!

At the start of your ferry ride, you’ll be gliding between the coastline and the Sipan island, with an occasional lovely small town that will appear between the trees on your way. As you continue your journey, the boat will move closer to the Mljet island to make a few stops. Soon, you’ll move away from the island, and continue your journey towards another pearl of the Adriatic Sea, Korcula Island where the ferry will make another stop.

After a stop in Korcula, the ferry will continue the journey toward Hvar. As you approach the island, you’ll be gliding through the waves of the sea right between Hvar and Vis islands. You’ll arrive in the harbor of Hvar, on one side of the island. Keep in mind that the island is around 70 kilometers long, and if you booked accommodation on the other side, you’ll need additional transportation to get there.

The first thing you should do during your stay on the island is to explore some of the beautiful beaches. Hvar has a rugged coastline, and most beaches are small, sweet, secluded, and rocky. Some of the best ones are Dubovica, Pokonji Dol, Jagodna, and Milna.

In case you get tired of beaches in Hvar (like that could ever happen!), you can take a speedboat or a ferry to Pakleni Otoci or the famous Vis island, where Mamma Mia 2 was filmed.

Hvar is well known for its parties, and if that’s why you’re visiting, we have some good news for you. There are many beach bars, pubs, and clubs around the entire island. One of the most popular ones is Carpe Diem. Located in the small town of Hvar, this bar has gained a reputation as a VIP spot, where celebrities come to have fun.

Even though Hvar has gained the reputation of a party place over the past two decades, the island is rich with historical spots you can explore. Some of the ones you shouldn’t miss out on are Spanjola Fortress, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Square, Franciscan Monastery, Venetian Loggia, the Clock Tower, and the village Sveta Nedjelja.

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush during your stay in Hvar, you can always try out some of the water sports. Kayaking, snorkeling, diving, flyboarding, and jet skiing are some of the activities you can try out during your stay. 

Companies Operating from Dubrovnik to Hvar

Average time

3h 30m

Average price



Popular stations and stops in Dubrovnik and Hvar

Departure stations in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Ferry Terminal (Port Gruz)

Dubrovnik Ferry Terminal

Arrival stations in Hvar

Harbour of Hvar

Hvar Harbour

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