Ferries in Split

Given its location in the middle of Dalmatia, Split serves as the main hub for reaching the mid-Dalmatian islands like Hvar, Brač, Šolta and Vis. We've expounded much on the convenient location of the ferry port and its proximity to the bus and train stations, but if you still don't know where it is, making your way there has been simplified by those handy signs all around town pointing the way. On the street leading up to the main port building, there are Jadrolinija kiosks that sell tickets for the ferries that operate to domestic destinations and Splittours kiosk that sells ticket for Split Ancona line. Inside the main port building, the Jadrolinija and Snav offices sell tickets for international travel. The opening hours of each office change according to season, but during peak season, the kiosks for local travel close at around 20:00 and the main office closes at midnight.
For domestic travel, prices vary according to which island you wish to travel to. The basic price rundown is something like this: 33 - 68kn per person and 160 - 530kn for cars. Motorcycles will cost you 70 - 147kn and bicycles 38 - 62kn. Pets are allowed on board for no extra fee and we also strongly encourage pets to wear some type of cute little life vest.
The journey from Split to Šolta takes about half an hour and the trip to Vis takes about two and a half hours. On all ferries, you'll find bars where you can buy some snacks and a drink or two. One final, important note is that it's not possible to reserve tickets for local lines ahead of time. You can buy them at any time and they are valid for any line operating that day; but to be sure your car will be placed on your desired ferry, you should be waiting with your car about 90 minutes before the ferry departs. After you buy your ticket, the kindly, multi-lingual personnel will explain to you from which dock the ferry leaves.


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