The ferry connection from Split to Stari Grad is the main car ferry connection between the mainland and Island Hvar. The ferry route which is operated by Jadrolinija operates year-round, during the summer season Jun, July, August and September there are up to 7 daily departures, the rest of the year there are up to 4 daily ferries departures. The sailing time from Split to Stari Grad is 2 hours.
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Map travel route Split - Stari Grad
FAQ Split – Stari Grad ferry
As there is no car queuing system at the port in Split, cars are loaded in the order they arrived at the port, so the time you need to arrive before the scheduled departure depends on which time of the year you are travelling. During the winter season arriving at the port 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time should be fine, during the summer season, in some cases 1 hour is enough, in others maybe 2 hours all depending on how busy a travel day it is.
Please NOTE: It is not possible to buy a ticket for a specific departure, car ferry tickets are valid for any departure of the day!
No, the ferry company does not offer a return ticket, however, you can buy a single ticket from Split to Stari Grad and another single ticket from Stari Grad to Split upfront online.
Sure, no problem at all, as long as you follow the guidelines for pets from the ferry operator Jadrolinija, which you can see here.
Yes, there is a coffee bar/kiosk on the ferry, where you can buy warm and cold drinks, sandwiches, ice cream and other snacks.
If you are travelling by car you can also take the ferry route Drvenik – Sućuraj, if you are a foot passenger you have a catamaran from Split to Hvar town and from Split to Jelsa as well as catamaran connections to Hvar from Korcula, Dubrovnik and a few other places.
Yes, it is quite easy, public buses are waiting when the ferry arrives, travel time to Hvar town is about 25 minutes, taxis are other options, but they are relatively expensive.
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2022 Split to Stari Grad Ferry Prices
Below you can see the summer price list for the car ferry from Split to Stari Grad, the foot passenger price for the catamaran is 55 kn one way.
It often happens that people travelling by, car or bus get a bit confused about how to calculate the price, so here are a few examples
Car with passengers
If you are e.g. 3 adults and a regular car going on the ferry, the price calculations for one-way tickets are the following, car (Less than 5 meters in length, and two meters in height) = 326 Kn + 3 adults (3 * 55 Kn) = 165 Kn, so in total, your price will be 491 Kn (326 + 165). As there is no discount for return tickets the round trip price will be 982 kn or roughly 327 Kn per person.
Bus with passengers
For a bus the way of calculating is different, if you have a bus with space for 30 people and 22 passengers, the price is 1425 Kn, which includes the bus and the passengers!