Getting here

Korcula island

Korcula is an island situated in the south of Dalmatia. Though one of the remote islands on the Croatian coast, it is well connected by ferries with the cities of Split and Dubrovnik on the mainland. In summer, there are also quite a few ferry connections with neighbouring islands, so you might consider an island-hopping holiday.

Directions

If you are flying to Croatia and want to reach Korčula, the easiest and fastest way is to fly to Dubrovnik or Split. Do you love train journeys? You can go by train from Zagreb to Split, and there is even a night train (car-sleeper train in summer). There is also a bus from Zagreb that stops in several other inland and coastal towns. Busses run daily every hour, so keep that connection in mind too. If you are driving in your own car to Korcula, you can reach Korcula island by a car ferry from Split which stops in Vela Luka town on Korcula island, or by a ferry from Orebic town on Peljesac peninsula.

FROM SPLIT TO KORCULA TOWN (foot passengers)
2.5 hours long ride on catamaran ferries (passenger-only ferries). Depending on the season, the ferry sails at least once a day, in high season multiple times a day. There are 2 ferry companies serving this route, Jadrolinija and Krilo. In summer, catamaran ferries tend to be early booked, so online booking well in advance is recommended.
FROM SPLIT TO VELA LUKA TOWN ON KORCULA ISLAND (cars and foot passengers)
3 hours long ride on a car ferry. This ferry lands in the small town of Vela Luka, at the western tip of Korcula island, 45 km distance from Korcula town. The ferry sails all year round in all weather conditions, at least 2 times a day. The ferry company is Jadrolinija. For foot passangers, there is a public bus from Vela Luka to Korcula town, a 60 min ride, though the timetable of the bus isn’t always adjusted to ferry arrival times. The bus company is Autotrans. In high season, the ferry gets crowded with cars, so you have to queue in the port well before departure. The ticket is quite costly, too. You might consider to leave your car on the mainland and take a foot passenger ferry to Korcula town.
FROM THE MAINLAND TO KORCULA TOWN (with a car)
Apart from reaching Korcula island by a car ferry stopping in Vela luka town, you will most likely reach Korcula town by a 15 minutes long ferry ride from Orebic town on Peljesac peninsula. It takes up to 3,40 hours to reach Orebic from Split, and around 2 hours to arrive from Dubrovnik. Coming from the north, you can connect to another ferry between the mainland and the peninsula (Ploce – Trpanj). You can reach the town of Ploce easily by the new-built highway. The ferry company is Jadrolinija.
FROM DUBROVNIK TO KORCULA TOWN (foot passengers)
As a foot passanger you can choose between two possibilities: 1) 2.5 hours long ride on catamaran ferries, which are passenger-only ferries. This service is provided in the summer months, by the ferry companies Jadrolinija or Krilo. 2) A 3 hours ride on an intercity bus. You get on the bus in the bus terminal of Dubrovnik’s port of Gruz (ferry port of Dubrovnik). The intercity bus takes you through the picturesque landscape of the Peljesac peninsula. Then the bus goes onto the small car ferry that connects Orebic town on Peljesac island with Korcula town – it’s just a 15 min ferry ride. You stay on the bus and get out at Korcula bus terminal near the old town. The bus travels on along the whole island of Korcula, to Vela Luka town. The bus company is Autotrans.
FROM HVAR ISLAND TO KORCULA TOWN (foot passengers)
The service is provided by catamaran (passenger-only ferries). The ferry companies are, depending on the season, either Jadrolinija or Krilo. A 1.5 hours long catamaran ride from Hvar town. This service runs all year round daily (except when wind conditions don’t allow catamaran to sail).
FROM MLJET ISLAND TO KORCULA TOWN (foot passengers)
A 50 minutes long ride (except on Sundays and Thursdays) from village Sobra operating from June to September. There are also two more connections to Korcula from Polace and Pomena on Mljet island. 30 minutes long ride from village Pomena (near the National park) to Korcula is available from April to October, starting with daily rides from May. From Polace you can reach Korcula only in July and August on several days of the week.
FROM LASTOVO ISLAND TO KORCULA TOWN (cars and foot passengers)
A whole-year round, up to 1 hour 15 min long ferry connection between Lastovo island and Vela Luka town on Korcula island. This ferry sails twice a day off-season, and several times in high-season (Jadrolinija). If you are coming to Vela Luka first, there is a public bus from Vela Luka to Korcula town, a 60 min ride, though the timetable of the bus isn’t always adjusted to ferry arrival times. The bus company is Autotrans. In July and August, there is another direct catamaran ferry line from Lastovo to Korcula town (G&V line).
FROM BRAC ISLAND TO KORCULA TOWN (foot passengers)
Up to 2 hours long several daily catamaran connections from Bol on island Brac in June, July, and August. Milna on island Brac is also connected to Korcula town from April till October, starting with daily connections from May.
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USEFUL LINKS

Jadrolinija (catamaran and car ferry) 
Krilo (catamaran) 
Autotrans (busses) 
AK Zagreb (busses) 
Croatian railways 
Croatian airports 
Europe Trains – „the man in seat 61“, a very useful website on rail travel in Europe 

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