Due to seasonal changes of the schedules it is best to check www.jadrolinija.hr website for exact times of ferries. You can also contact me for advice which is the best way to arrive to Jelsa.
You can arrive to Jelsa using following lines:
- Split - Jelsa - catamaran line leaves daily at 4pm from Split. It arrives to Jelsa around 5:30pm
- Split - Stari Grad ferry - there are many lines every day from Split to Stari Grad. Check on Jadrolinija website for the schedule. Stari Grad is aprox. 10km from Jelsa, so you would need to take a bus or taxi from there.
- Split - Hvar - there are daily lines from Split to Hvar. Check on Jadrolinija website for the schedule. Hvar is aprox. 30km from Jelsa, so you would need to take a bus or taxi from there. All boat lines are not connected by buses to Jelsa.
You can also reach Hvar island from Bol (Brac island), Korcula and Dubrovnik.
From Bol on Brac island by direct catamaran line daily at 5pm.
If you are arriving from Korcula there is daily connection between Korcula nad Hvar town.
From Dubrovnik there are ferries 3 times a week to Stari Grad. Second option is to drive by bus from Dubrovnik to Split, and than to take the ferry or catamaran.
If you have your car, than you can drive from Dubrovnik to Drvenik and take the ferry to Sucuraj (east point of Hvar island). From there you have aprox 50 km to Jelsa.