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Getting from Split airport to Hvar

Hvar island is situated just off the Dalmatian coast and it's known for wild parties and celebrity spotting. But even if that's not your scene, Hvar still has a lot to offer: explore one of the remote white sand beaches, go inland to marvel at the lavender fields or arrange a wine tasting tour. When making the journey from Split airpot to Hvar, you have two different options; taxi or bus. In both cases, you will need to make the transfer to Split port and then take the ferry across to Hvar island from there. Taking a Split airport taxi is the most convenient option as the total jurney time is only 2 hours to reach Hvar. On the other hand, taking the bus is a more budget-friendly option, as the total journey will cost €7.80. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Split at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

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OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €76.60 120min 24/7
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Bus €15.60 150min 04:10–00:55

How to get from Split airport to Hvar by taxi

There's no direct taxi from Split airport to Hvar, you will need to make the journey to Split port and then take a ferry to Hvar. The total journey time is around 2 hours.

The most popular ferry to take from Split port to Hvar is run by Kapetan Luka. However, there can be a waiting time of up to 7 hours between ferrys to the island.

Taxi fare from Split airport to Hvar

Split airport taxis don't offer a flat rate for the journey to Split port. Instead, they will calculate your fee using a taximeter based on distance. The cost for the journey from Split airport to Split port will be around €33.

The cost of the ferry from Split to Hvar starts at €5.30 in low-season, during the winter months, and increases to €11.90 in high-season.

Convenience

Although there's no direct taxi from Split airport to Hvar, this is the quickest and most comfortable way to reach Split port. Taking a taxi will also ensure that you are on time for the next ferry leaving to Hvar as you don't have to wait for public transportation.

Editor’s Note

If you're landing within an hour of a ferry leaving from Split port to Hvar, taking a taxi is the only way to guarantee you won't miss the ferry and have to wait up to 7 hours for the next one.

Useful Tips

There may be additional fees for heavy or large luggage.
Make sure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.
Not all Split taxi drivers speak English but they know key words like "Split port" or "ferry", so keep your instructions simple.

How to get from Split airport to Hvar by bus

Taking the number 37 bus from Split airport is the best option if you're travelling on a budget. As there is no direct bus from Split airport to Hvar, you will need to get off at Split port and then take the Kapetan Luka ferry to the island.

How much is the bus from Split airport to Hvar?

A one-way ticket on the number 37 bus from Split airport to Split port costs €2.50 and can be purchased from the driver.

The cost of a ferry ticket from Split to Hvar starts at €5.30 during the winter months and increases to €11.90 during high-season. You can purchase your tickets from the designated booths at Split Port.

Cost

From €5.30

Trip Duration

2 HRS 30 MIN

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the number 37 bus.

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The bus is available from 04:10 to 00:55.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the stop for the number 37 bus by heading out of the terminal at Split airport and walking across the car park to the main road.

The ferry from Split to Hvar can be easily spotted at Split port. The ferry to Hvar leaves 6 times a day in high-season and just twice a day during winter. Make sure to check the Kapetan Luka ferry schedule before making the journey from Split airport to The port.

Convenience

Although taking the public bus from Split airport to Hvar is cheap, it's not the most convenient option. Not only is there little space for luggage, but if you're in a rush to get to the next ferry, this is a slow transfer option. If you do miss a ferry, you may have to wait up to 7 hours for the next one.

Editor’s Note

If you land at Split airport with plenty of time before the next ferry, you can take the bus into Split and leisurely enjoy some time in the city centre before heading to the port.

Useful Tips

Although space is limited for luggage, there are storage racks on the bus.
Make sure you carry small change with you as the driver doesn't usually have change for large bills.
Some drivers will accept a €5 bill if you don't have any local currency.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Split. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Split airport to Hvar?

As Hvar is an island, you will first need to get from Split airport to Split port to take the ferry to Hvar. When travelling from Split airport to the port, you have two options; taxi or bus. Taking a taxi costs around €33 and takes 25 minutes to reach the port. The bus costs €2.50 and takes 40 minutes to reach the port. The ferry from Split to Hvar takes 50 minutes and costs €5.30 to €11.90.

How much is ferry from Split to Hvar?

The ferry from Split to Hvar costs anywhere between €5.30 and €11.90 depending on the season. You can purchase your tickets at the ferry terminal or online in advance.

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