Very simple: take the ferry from Split to Starigrad on Hvar. To reach Split:
Croatia is fast building new motorways and it is now very easy to reach Split from Rijeka, Karlovac or Zagreb. Visitors arriving from Italy, Slovenia or Hungary can drive on a motorway nearly all the way to Split, apart from three short interruptions.
After arriving in Split, follow the signs for the "Ferry". There are several sailings a day between Split and Starigrad on Hvar.
The ferry timetable can be found on the Jadrolinija website: www.jadrolinija.hr or by telephone on +385 21 33 83 33.
After disembarking from the ferry, turn left in the direction of Jelsa (12 km), and then at the crossroads with Jelsa, turn right to Ivan Dolac (9 km). From there follow the characteristic narrow and winding island road through olive groves and vineyards, through the picturesque village of Pitve until you reach the unique and wonderful tunnel which connects the north and south sides of the island. As you exit the tunnel, you will be greeted by an unforgettable view and a vertiginous descent into Ivan Dolac.
Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Drvenik (80 kms south of Split on the coast) to the town of Sućuraj on Hvar. The ferry timetable can be found on the Jadrolinija website: www.jadrolinija.hr or by telephone on +385 21 33 83 33.
From Sućuraj drive in the direction of Jelsa (53 km), and at the Jelsa crossroads turn left for Ivan Dolac (9km).
Croatia is linked to Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Slovakia and other European countries with international bus routes on a regular basis. A developed network of domestic routes makes it easy to reach Split, from where the ferry to Starigrad transports them to Hvar. See the Jadrolinija website at www.jadrolinija.hr or telephone +385 21 33 83 33.
All foot passengers arriving by ferry in Starigrad will be met by someone from Pansion "TONI"
- Domestic routes: 060 313 333
- International routes: +385 1 6157 938 ili www.akz.hr.
Croatia can be reached directly by international trains from Austria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, France, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia and Montenegro and Switzerland and other countries via connections.
Guests arriving in Split by train can take the ferry to Starigrad, which leaves from a mooring directly opposite the train station. For the timetable consult the Jadrolinija website at www.jadrolinija.hr or telphone +385 21 33 83 33.
All foot passengers arriving by ferry in Starigrad will be met by someone from Pansion "Toni".
All information regarding the train timetables can be found on www.hznet.hr or by telephone:
- Domestic travel: 060 333 444
- International travel: +385 1 4573 283
Local routes: The island is connected to Split by the ferry route to Starigrad and the catamaran route to Jelsa and to Hvar town. The timetables can be found on www.jadrolinija.hr or telphone +385 21 33 83 33.
International and coastal routes:
Starigrad is also a stop on the coastal route from Rijeka to Bari, which stops at Zadar, Split, Starigrad, Korčula, Sobra/Mljet and Dubrovnik.
An international ferry route from Korčula to Split and on to Ancona in Italy, also stops at Starigrad.
The timetables can be found on www.jadrolinija.hr or telphone +385 21 33 83 33.
Catamaran Italy - Hvar:
During the summer season there is a ferry route connecting Pescara in Italy to Starigrad, as well as a fast catamaran route. Information at www.snav.it.
Croatia Airlines, the national airline, has connections to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dűsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Tel Aviv, Rome, Sarajevo, Skoplje, Vienna and Zurich. In addition, there are additional routes to Manchester during the summer season. All information can be found at www.croatiaairlines.hr or on +385 1 481 9633 or 0800 7777.
Other than Croatia Airlines, the following carriers provide service to Croatia:
- Adria Airways (www.adria-airways.com)
- Aeroflot (www.aeroflot.org)
- Air Bosna
- Austrian Airlines (www.aua.com)
- Air France (www.airfrance.com)
- Avioimpex (www.avioimpex.com.mk)
- British Airways (www.british-airways.com)
- Crossair (www.crossair.fr)
- ČSA (www.csa.cz)
- Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)
- LOT (www.lot.com)
- Malaysia Airlines (www.malaysiaairlines.com.my)
- Malev (www.malev.hu)
- Swissair (www.swiss.com)
- Turkish airlines (www.turkishairlines.com)
International airports in Croatia are:
- Zagreb 01/6265-222
- Split 021/203-171
- Dubrovnik 020/773-222
- Pula 052/550-900
- Rijeka 051/842-132
- Zadar 023/313-311
- Osijek 031/297-438
Airports serving small planes only are:
- Brač 021/648-615
- Lošinj 051/231-666