As befits an island, Hvar is mostly reached by boat. Although there are other ways, most passengers arrive by ferry to the island's largest port, the port of Stari Grad.
The port of Stari Grad is located in a beautiful bay on the west side of the island of Hvar, 1.5 km from the Old Town, 11 km from Jelsa and 20 km from the town of Hvar. It is also an international port, so ferry traffic with Italy takes place through it.
The ferry line Split - Stari Grad (Hvar) sails daily.
The ferry port look it has today was built in 1999. Before the new ferry port was built, the ferries anchored in the town of Stari Grad, in the area of Lučice.
The port of Stari Grad is divided into the nautical part of the port, the communal part of the port and the operational part of the port. The nautical and communal part of the port of Stari Grad stretches from the old ferry port in the western part to the church of St. Jerolima in the eastern part of the port in the length of more than 1500 m and with a capacity of 90 berths in the nautical part and 350 berths in the communal part of the port.