How to reach us

By car

Arriving from Split and Dubrovnik

Arriving by car from Split, take the car ferry to Stari Grad.  On leaving the ferry, turn left and follow the signs to Jelsa.  After 6km, take the left turn signposted 'Vrboska'.  If you are heading for the old part of town, take the first turning as you approach Vrboska.  If you are heading for the new side, take the last turn (there is a sign).  Keep driving to the end if you are looking for the Nudist camp or Soline beach.

Arriving by car from Dubrovnik, take the car ferry from Drvenik to Sucuraj.  From Sucuraj, drive carefully along a winding road about 60km until you see the turn for Vrboska. 

Please note the first petrol station from the ferry is in Jelsa (56km away).

By plane

Arriving by Plane

There are three main airports on the Dalmatian coast - Split, Dubrovnik and Zadar.  The most convenient is Split, which is a 40 minute transfer to the ferry.  Zadar is an hour north of Split and is Ryanair's Dalmatian hub, while Dubrovnik is adding to its flight schedule every year.

A current breakdown of flights to the Dalmatian coast can be seen at:

http://www.visit-croatia.co.uk/gettingthere/

 

Two useful articles on how to get to Hvar from Dubrovnik and from Split Airport:

http://www.suite101.com/content/tourist-and-travel-info-how-to-get-to-hvar-island-from-dubrovnik-a349700

http://www.suite101.com/content/travel-to-hvar-from-split-airport-a308621

By boat

Arriving by Ferry and Catamaran

Most visitors arrive by ferry or catamaran with the national ferry company, Jadrolinija.  There are four entry points to Hvar, only one of which (Stari Grad) has a bus meeting the ferries.
 
Stari Grad is the main car ferry terminal for the island and about 6km from Vrboska.  There are regular ferries throughout the year.  
 
Jelsa has a daily catamaran from Split via Bol, departing at 1600.  Jelsa is about 3km from Vrboska, a pretty 35-minute coastal walk for those with energy.
 
Hvar Town has daily catamarans to and from Split.  Hvar is about 25m from Vrboska.
 

On the eastern tip of Hvar is the small port of Sucuraj, which is the most convenient entry point to Hvar from Dubrovnik and the south.  The ferry crossing from Drvenik is 30 mins and the ensuing drive to Vrboska is 60km (about 75 minutes). 

By bus

Arriving by Bus from the Ferry

On arrival at the Stari Grad ferry, there are two buses waiting to transport passengers, the first to Hvar Town and the second to Jelsa.  

Take the Jelsa bus, which will stop first in Stari Grad and (depending on which ferry) some of the inland villages as well, before dropping you off at the bus station in Vrboska by the main bridge opposite the old town.  Place your luggage in the undercarriage of the bus.

Please note there is no bus meeting the peak season 01:30 crossing, so make alternative arrangements.  There are no connecting buses from the ferry and catamaran crossings to Jelsa, Hvar Town and Sucuraj.

If you are arriving by bus to Split to catch the ferry, the bus station is about 30m from the ferry.  More information about bus timetables to and from Split can be seen on the Split bus station website (link below).