Korčula is one of the most visited of the Dalmatian islands thanks to its beaches, fishing villages and charming walled town of Korčula. There are several car and passenger ferries sailing from Split to Korčula island. Taking the ferry is the fastest and most practical way to travel between the two destinations but the journey can also be made by bus (though this is not convenient).

Jadrolinija operates both car and passenger ferries between Split and two destinations on Korčula island: Korčula Town and Vela Luka. Kapetan Luka offers only passenger ferry services to Korčula Town. Once on Korčula island, the easiest way to get around is by car due to limited bus services.

This 5-daily sailing itinerary starting and ending in Split is ideal for travelers looking to explore the Dalmatian islands of Vis, Korčula, Hvar, and Pakleni.

By Rental Car and Ferry

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes - 3.5 hours

Departures: 10:30 am – 6 pm daily (up to 3 departures).

Renting a car is a convenient way to travel to Korčula island since public transportation is limited on the island. Jadrolinija runs car ferry services from Split to Vela Luka, located at the western tip of Korčula island. These run twice daily throughout the year.

Book your ticket in advance if you plan to travel during the busy summer season. Fares are calculated according to the size of the vehicle and number of passengers. Arrive at least 30 minutes before sailing time to allow sufficient time for boarding. Jadrolinija ferries are generally comfortable with air-conditioning, cafes, and toilets available on board, and often free wifi.

By Private Boat Transfer

Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours

The quickest way to get from Split to Korčula is by private boat transfer. The travel time depends on the speed and type of boat, and your destination on the island. To find out more about private boat transfers from Split to Korčula, get in touch with your local travel specialist.

By Passenger Ferry

Duration: 2.5 - 2 hours and 50 minutes

Departures to Vela Luka: 10:30 am – 6 pm daily (up to 3 departures).

Departures to Korčula Town: 7:30 am – 4 pm daily (up to 5 departures between May and October).

Jadrolinija operates a daily passenger service from Split to Vela Luka throughout the year, as well as a daily passenger ferry from Split to Korčula Town running from the end of May to the end of September. Kapetan Luka offers regular passenger services to Korčula Town, with four departures during the tourist season, which reduce to only three crossings a week during the last week of October. 

By Bus

Duration: 5.5 hours

Arriva operates an overnight bus service from Split to Korčula Town. This is the slowest and least convenient of all travel options.


Map of How to Get from Split to Korčula
Map of How to Get from Split to Korčula
Written by Isabel P, updated Aug 31, 2019