A beautiful view from within central Split-mobile

How to get from
Hvar to Split

Hvar to Split Trip Overview

Distance37 km (23.1 miles)
Price range$7-$494
Ride Duration Range55m-2h 30m
Earliest Departure06:35
Latest Departure17:00

Taking a ferry is the most convenient and affordable way to get from Hvar to Split. Ferries run all throughout the day and transports typically take between two and three hours. Private boat transfers are also available and can get you there within an hour, but are more expensive. September and October are the most ideal months to visit with pleasant temperatures and less crowds. There are a lot of great sightseeing opportunities in Split so bring your camera. If you do make a trip between June and October, pack your bathing suit and enjoy the various water activities.

Travel Schedule Options from Hvar to Split

Taking a ferry from Hvar to Split

Fastest ferry: 55m

Cheapest ferry: $494

The fastest: 55m

The cheapest: $494


Few or none stops

Free cancellations and changes

Relatively inexpensive

Rare delays


Passengers only (no cars)

Limited to good weather

20kg luggage limit

Possible sea sickness




Pets allowed


English Speaking Staff

The fastest: 2h 30m

The cheapest: $391




English Speaking Staff


Pets allowed

The fastest: 2h 30m

The cheapest: $339




English Speaking Staff


Pets allowed

A beautiful view from within central Split

About the Ride from Hvar to Split

Getting from Hvar to Split by Ferry

This is a direct ferry, and the vessel is equipped with comfortable seating, AC cabins, and toilets on board. In case the weather is rough, you might need to reschedule your trip for a brighter day. Of course, if you're not flexible with your dates, you can opt for a full refund. Upon booking, you can get instant confirmation.

Getting from Hvar to Split by Van + Ferry

Minivan + Ferry offers a comfortable option with plenty of space for a larger group of up to 8 passengers. The convenience and flexibility of pickup and drop-off locations without compromising on speed create a much smoother and more enjoyable journey, especially for those coming from or going to the airport. The price includes the ferry ride. Toilet breaks are available upon request.

Getting from Hvar to Split by Car + Ferry

Car + Ferry offers a comfortable option with plenty of space for a larger group of up to 3 passengers. The convenience and flexibility of pickup and drop-off locations without compromising on speed create a much smoother and more enjoyable journey, especially for those coming from or going to the airport. The price includes the ferry ride. Toilet breaks are available upon request.

Attractions to Explore in Split

Split, Croatia has many must-visit destinations, including Diocletian's Palace, Cathedral of St. Domnius, Riva Promenade, Marjan Hill, Bacvice Beach, Peristyle, Split City Museum, and Jupiter's Temple. These attractions offer a glimpse into the city's rich history, culture, and natural beauty.

How to Get Around Within Split

Walking and using public transportation are the most popular and effective ways to get around Split. Biking and renting motorbikes are available but less popular because of narrow streets and heavy traffic. The terrain of the city is mostly flat, and the roads and sidewalks are well-paved and marked. Taxis and Ubers are available for those who would like, but renting a car is difficult because of the lack of parking.

When is the Best Time to Visit Split?

The best time to visit Split, Croatia, is during the summer months of June, July, and August when the weather is warm and sunny, and the sea is ideal for swimming and water activities. However, this is also the peak tourist season, so expect crowded beaches and higher prices for accommodation and tours.

Best beaches in Split

Split, Croatia has several beautiful beaches, including Bacvice Beach, Kasjuni Beach, Bene Beach, Trstenik Beach, Kaštelet Beach, Znjan Beach, and Jezinac Beach. These beaches offer a range of features, such as sandy or rocky shores, shallow or deep waters, and various facilities for families, snorkelers, and sunbathers.

Best National Parks in Split

Split, Croatia has several nearby national parks that are worth visiting, including Krka National Park with its famous waterfalls, Plitvice Lakes National Park with interconnected lakes and waterfalls, Paklenica National Park with rugged cliffs and canyons, and Biokovo Nature Park with its mountain range and stunning views of the coast. Each park offers a unique natural beauty and outdoor activities, such as hiking, swimming, and wildlife spotting.

Best Food and Drink To Try in Split

Split, Croatia offers a rich culinary scene that blends Mediterranean and Central European influences. Must-try foods and drinks include Pasticada, black risotto, grilled fish, Dalmatian prosciutto, rakija, local wines, and creative cocktails.

Where to Get a SIM Card in Split

There are several places where you can get a SIM card in Split, Croatia.​At the airport, you conveniently can find SIM card providers, but these options are a bit more expensive when compared to what you will find in the city center. If this is your choice, consider exploring E-sims with a few easy clicks. 
You can also find SIM cards at the ferry port, and convenience stores, as well as at mobile network provider shops in major city centers including T-Mobile, A1, and Tele2.
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.

Safety Tips While Traveling in Split

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. Drink responsibly and be aware of your surroundings, especially 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.

How to Avoid Tourist Traps and Find Hidden Gems

Some of the best-hidden gems in Split, Croatia include Marjan Hill, Veli Varoš neighborhood, the Museum of Senses, Klis Fortress, and Galerija Meštrović. These off-the-beaten-path attractions offer a unique perspective on the city and are worth exploring for those seeking something different.

Tips for Traveling on a Budget in Split

Traveling on a budget in Split, Croatia is possible by visiting in the shoulder season, staying in hostels or Airbnb accommodations, using public transportation, eating like a local, taking free walking tours, visiting free attractions, and bargaining at local markets.

Tips for Avoiding Crowds in SplitTo avoid crowds in Split, Croatia, consider visiting during the shoulder season, exploring lesser-known neighborhoods, taking day trips to nearby islands, avoiding popular attractions during peak hours, and booking accommodations away from the city center.

Best Ways to Experience Split's Nightlife

Experience a lively and diverse nightlife scene, with options including rooftop bars with stunning views, nightclubs, live music venues, bars and pubs within Diocletian's Palace, beach clubs, and pub crawls. With something for everyone, visitors can enjoy drinks, music, and dancing in Split's unique and vibrant atmosphere.

Best Spots for Diving and Snorkeling in Split

Split, Croatia has several great spots for diving and snorkeling, including Blue Hole on the island of Vis, Cape Kamenjak, Brac Island, Pakleni Islands, and Vranjaca Cave. These locations offer crystal-clear waters, underwater caves, and diverse marine life, providing opportunities for both beginners and experienced divers to explore the underwater world.

Covid-19 Restrictions in Croatia

According to the UK government, Croatia has no travel restrictions
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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Is There a Car Ferry Available? Or Is This Only a Passenger Ferry?

At the moment, there are no Car Ferries available to transport cars across this route.

What Is the Luggage Allowance for the Ferry? 

The regular ferry ticket allows each passenger to bring luggage weighing up to 20 kilograms, or 44 lbs.
The day tour ferry passengers are only allowed to bring a backpack.
Each provider may vary slightly. You can confirm luggage allowances before checkout.

Can I Purchase a Ticket at the Ferry Station? Or Should I Purchase It in Advance?

To avoid any inconvenience during peak season, it's best to purchase your ferry ticket in advance. Although some providers may offer on-site purchases at the ferry station, availability is not guaranteed, making it a riskier option.

What to Expect

After secluded bays, clifftop explorations, and charming collections of small, picturesque houses, you might be ready for the hustle and bustle of Croatia’s second-largest city.

One of Croatia’s most beautiful journeys, the ride to Split from Hvar is a short, single, direct ferry ride. And, like all the world’s best journeys, the ride itself is as exciting and interesting as the destination itself. 

When traveling to Split from Hvar, you will typically leave from Hvar Harbour and arrive at Split Ferry Port. From its majestic pastel-colored old town to one of the world’s oldest cathedrals, Saint Domnius, Split is packed with history and heritage, with astonishing architecture lurking around every corner. 

Split is also an excellent base from which to explore Krka National Park. The park is home to the iconic Skradinski Buk, a waterfall known as one of Croatia’s greatest natural beauties.

What to See While Traveling from Hvar to Split

If you want to take the 37km (23 miles) journey from Hvar to Split, you need to ride the ferry at some point.

The ferry ride to Split from Hvar is one of Croatia’s most incredible journeys, and it’s a great snapshot of Croatian island life. The Adriatic Sea, which separates Italy from its eastern Mediterranean neighbors, is awash with glorious golden-shored islands. Trees, flowers, and flora mask small ruins, rocky beaches, and glimpses of island-dwelling birds. On very clear days, the views can be particularly jaw-dropping.

It’s a beautiful journey, full of shimmering sea and island views. You’ll pass other ferries along with small speed boats and fishing vessels.

When you begin approaching Split, you’ll be greeted by the beauty of an archetypal Balkan Mediterranean city. The cityscape offers orange-topped buildings with a vertiginous mountain backdrop. Ancient buildings sit beside palm trees, for a postcard-perfect view.

But it’s not all ancient edifices. Because Split is such a popular tourist destination, these old buildings mix with sky-high hotels, combining to form a view that’s equal parts modern and ancient. Because most tourists stay very close to the Old Town, it’s likely your hotel will be within walking distance. But, if not, it’s easy to get a bus or a taxi.

Companies Operating from Hvar to Split

Average time

1h - 1h 5m

Average price

$439 - $494


Average time

2h 30m

Average price

$339 - $391


Average time

55m - 1h

Average price



Popular stations and stops in Hvar and Split

Departure stations in Hvar

Harbour of Hvar

Hvar Harbour

Hvar town

Porto Hvar

Hvar - Any hotel

Arrival stations in Split

Split Ferry Port

Split Ferry Terminal

Split Central Pier

Providenca - Split Harbor

Matejuska Port

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