Split Stari Grad Ferry

The ferry connection from Split to Stari Grad is the main car ferry connections between the mainland and Island Hvar.

The ferry route which is operated by Jadrolinija sails 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.

Check the Video for Split to Stari Grad (Hvar) Ferry Ride

FAQ Split – Stari Grad ferry

How much time before departure do I need to be at the port in Split?

During summer season, in some cases 1 hour is enough, in others maybe 2 hours all depending on how busy a travel day it is.
In the winter season arriving at the port 30 minutes before scheduled departure time should be fine.

I am going to Island Hvar on holiday, can I buy a return ticket?

Yes you can buy a return ticket, you will not get a discount, so basically what you are buying is a single ticket in each direction.

We would like to bring our dog on the ferry, is that possible?

Sure, no problem at all, as long as you follow the guidelines for pets from the ferry operator Jadrolinija.

Is there any catering on the ferry?

Yes there is a coffee bar / kiosk on the ferry, where you can buy warm and cold drinks, sandwiches, ice cream and other snacks.

Are there any alternatives to the Split – Stari Grad ferry?

If you are traveling with car you can also take the ferry route Drvenik – Sućuraj, if you are foot passenger you have 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.

Is it easy to get from Stari Grad ferry terminal to Hvar town?

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.

How is the ferry from Spilt to Stari Grad like?

Well check out my short from the last trip i did with the ferry

Split to Stari Grad Hvar Ferry
Leaving Split on the ferry towards Stari Grad Hvar

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2024 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 car ferry is 8,10 € 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) = 45,77 € + 3 adults (3 * 8,10 = 24,3 €, so in total, your price will be 70,07 €. As there is no discount for return tickets the round trip price will be 140,14 € or roughly 46,71 € 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 189,13 €, which includes the bus and the passengers!

Pricelist Split to Stari Grad Ferry

Text, photo and travel tips by Morten Smalby a travel Nomad living in Split Croatia