Ferries in Croatia: Jadrolinija Moves to Winter Schedule for Hvar
The introduction of Jadrolinija's winter schedule to Croatia's islands mean reduced services, as well as cheaper prices for visitors. A look at Hvar.
Jadrolinija, the state ferry company in Croatia, reverted to its winter schedule programme on October 1, 2011, after the end of another busy tourist season.
While the changes will mean a reduced service to the four entry points on the island of Hvar, it will also mean a 20% reduction in prices for those visiting the island, although ticket prices for islanders - who qualify for permanent discounts - will be unaffected.
New Ferry Times from Split to Stari Grad
The main ferry terminal on Hvar is in Stari Grad, and the daily service from Split will be limited to three crossings. The two-hour crossing from the island will commence at 0530, 1130 and 1730, with the return boat leaving at 0830, 1430 and 2030.
New Catamaran Times from Split to Hvar Town
Hvar Town is connected to Split, the island of Korcula (Vela Luka), the island of Lastovo (Ubli) and the island of Vis.
A daily connection from Ubli (0425) via Vela Luka (0530) to Hvar Town (0630), returning at 1450 from Hvar, 1545 from Vela Luka and arriving in Ubli at 1645 (0700 departure from Ubli on Saturdays and Sundays) is followed by a 0510 catamaran from Vela Luka to Hvar Town (0615) arriving in Split at 0730 (0700 departure from Vela Luka on Saturdays and Sundays). The returning catamaran is scheduled to depart Split at 1400, Hvar Town at 1500, arriving in Vela Luka at 1600.
A weekly connection between Split, Hvar and Vis is available every Tuesday, with the catamaran sailing from Vis Town at 0700, Hvar Town at 0745 and arriving in Split at 0845. The return journey departs the Dalmatian capital at 1500, Hvar Town at 1610 and arrives in Vis at 1645.
New Catamaran Times from Split to Jelsa
The daily catamaran service connecting the island's third biggest town, Jelsa, with the mainland via Bol on Brac, will continue almost unchanged. Daily departures will be 0600 from Jelsa, arriving in Bol at 0635, and Split at 0730. The return journey from Split will depart at 1600, arriving 1730, with Friday departures 30 minutes later.
Sundays and public holidays depart at 1300, in a change from the summer 0700 schedule, returning at 1600.
New Ferry Times from Drvenik to Sucuraj
The short 30-minute crossing from Sucuraj to Drvenik on the eastern tip of Hvar - the logical access point from Dubrovnik and the south - will offer six ferries a day, departing Sucuraj at 0630, 0945, 1215, 1500, 1800 and 2200. Ferries in the opposite direction will leave at 0800, 1030, 1300, 1715, 1900 and 2235.