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Island of Hvar, Sućuraj - How to reach us?

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How to reach Sućuraj? - Map

Sućuraj is located on the east cape of the island of Hvar (central Dalmatia, Croatia) and is a settlement on the island closest to the mainland. It is located 3 nautical miles (5 km) from the mainland and 77 km from the town of Hvar.

The simplest way to come to Sućuraj (for those not already located on the island of Hvar) is by ferry from Drvenik on Makarska Riviera. The ferry takes 30 minutes; it leaves 6 times a day in winter and 10 or 11 times a day by summer timetable. If necessary, when it is very busy, which is often the case during the height of the season, the ferry leaves more frequently. The ferry dock in Sućuraj is located near the town centre. The departure timetable can be found here.

Drvenik is located on the Adriatic tourist road, 96 km southeast from Split and 120 km northwest from Dubrovnik. If you are coming via Croatian's main highway A1 from Zagreb, Rijeka or Split, you should take the exit number 29 (Zagvozd) and then follow the traffic signs to Makarska. After you have passed through the St. Ilija tunnel (4248 meters), connect to Adriatic tourist road (D8), pass thru Makarska and drive another 30 km. Drvenik is 45 km away from Zagvozd highway exit. If you are coming from Dubrovnik, Mostar or Sarajevo, you should reach Ploče and then drive another 25 km northwest.

Sućuraj can also be reached by boarding a ferry from Split to Stari Grad, and then drive another 61 km, but the trip is longer and more expensive. If you are coming by ferry from Italy to Stari Grad, the trip to Sućuraj via Stari Grad is then a better option.

If you are traveling by plane, the best option is to land at Split airport, although the Dubrovnik airport isn't much further away. If you are coming by train from Zagreb, you can reach Split. The bus from Split to Dubrovnik goes regularly, and passes through Drvenik. A direct bus line from Split to Sućuraj runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 14:40.

All of those already located on the island of Hvar can reach Sućuraj by the D116 road. Sućuraj is 77 km away from Hvar, 61 km from Stari Grad and 51 km from Jelsa. Bus lines to the rest of the island do exist but are fairly rare (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). There is a taxi service available in Sućuraj.

All those who come by a vessel (ship, boat, yacht, speedboat etc.) can dock in Sućuraj port (43°07'N, 17°11'E). The port is located in the town centre and is protected from all winds. The docks have power and water connections, and there is a public toilette with showers.

Important remark: If you are coming to Sućuraj with your car, we recommend coming with a full tank of gas, because the nearest gas station on the island is 51 km away.

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 Ferries for the island of Hvar

Here you can find ferries departure timetable. For the island of Hvar daily (multiple times) sails ferries on lines Sućuraj - Drvenik and Stari Grad - Split.


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