The Split to Dubrovnik ferry route is currently operated by the ferry companies Jadrolinija and Krilo. Each of them have one departure, which is a catamaran/fast ferry for foot passengers only and operating in the summer season.
The Jadrolinija catamaran has the following sailing route: Split – Bol – Hvar – Korčula – Dubrovnik. The sailing time is around 6 hours. The Krilo catamaran runs the following route: Split – Bol – Makarska – Korčula – Mljet – Dubrovnik and the travel time is about 5 hours.
As an alternative to the fast ferry (or the only option during the winter season), there are lots of buses from Split to Dubrovnik. The driving time of those is from 3 hours 30 minutes.
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Split to Dubrovnik ferry FAQs
The sailing time is 5h with Krilo catamaran, and 6h with Jadrolinija catamaran.
Usually, the catamaran has a dedicated pier number from where they depart, but as the allocation is done by the port authorities, they might assign another pier with short notice, so you should be at the port 30 minutes before departure and check the pier number, here you have more information about the Split port.
On catamarans operated by Jadrolinija, you can not bring your bike. However, on the Krilo catamaran, you can bring your bike, but you have to buy a ticket for it in advance, as there are only a few spaces.
Unfortunately, you can not reserve a seat upfront as seating is free. There is a seat for all passengers but the only option to catch a larger chunk of seats next to each other is to be first in line when you board the catamaran in Split.
Yes, all the catamarans have toilets.
Yes, each of the catamarans has a kiosk/bar, where you can buy, coffee, drinks, and snacks.
Each of the catamaran companies has different policies for ticket amendment and cancellation, so you will have to check with them.
Traveling with a catamaran is more like traveling by train, you can walk around onboard, you have toilets and catering.
Yes, it is possible to do a day trip via ferry. You could take the morning catamaran from Split and be in Dubrovnik around noon. The departure back to Split is always around 16.30h, giving you a few hours to explore the city.