Although the island has its own airport, it’s best to fly to Split Airport for getting to Brac. Split Airport is well served with flights from all over Europe. Take a look at our Getting to Split page to see which airlines fly there from cities in Europe.
Brac Airport, near the town of Bol, is a small airport only open from (approximately) the end of March to the end of October each year. There are also only a few scheduled routes to the airport so it is unlikely that you will be flying directly there. Read on below for more information on flights to this airport.
Due to its proximity to the mainland and Split in particular, Brac is one of the most accessible islands in the Croatian Adriatic. There are ferry/cataraman routes to several of its major towns from Split and Dubrovnik (and Makarska), as well as services to and from the island of Hvar. For 2019, there is also a direct catamaran service from Split Airport. Full details of all of these routes are below.
Getting to Brac by ferry or catamaran from Split
- Split to Supetar: There is a car ferry route (journey time: 50 minutes) operating to Supetar on the north of the island. Operated by Jadrolinija, it runs frequently year-round – with an even higher frequency during summer.
Catamarans (Foot passenger only)
- Split to Bol: Jadrolinija have a year-round daily catamaran service to Bol on the south side of the island. Taking 55 minutes to get to Bol, this catamaran then sails on to Jelsa on Hvar.
- Split to Bol: From early June to mid September, Jadrolinija also run a daily coastal catamaran service from Split to Bol that then travels on to Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik.
- Split to Bol: Kapetan Luka have a daily catamaran to Bol that sails on to Makarska, Korcula, Mljet and Dubrovnik. This operates from mid-June to mid-September.
- Split to Milna: In summer, Jadrolinija have a once-a-week catamaran runs from to Milna on western Brac. Journey time is 30 minutes.
- Split to Milna: Kapetan Luka operate a catamaran service from Split to Milna on Brac that then sails on to Hvar Town, Korcula, Mljet and Dubrovnik. Operating from the end of April to the end of October, the service runs daily from the mid May to mid October. (Outside of this time period, it has 3/4 sailings a week.)
- Split to Milna: Kapetan Luka also have a once a week service from Split to Milna that then travels on to Vis.
You can book tickets for the catamaran from Split to Brac using the search box below:
Getting to Brac by catamaran direct from Split Airport
New for 2019, there now exists a catamaran that operates from the port near Split Airport direct to Bol. The catamaran runs four times a day from 1st June to 15th September – at 10am (arrives in Bol at 11.25am), 1pm (arrives 2.05pm), 4.20pm (arrives 5.25pm) and 8.50pm (arrives 10.15pm). (Note: the first and last journey each day stops at Split port along the way, hence a longer journey time.) A one-way journey costs 199 Kunas, and tickets can be booked online at SplitExpress.com. Unfortunately, this service has been cancelled for summer 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
By ferry and catamaran from Makarska
- Makarska to Sumartin: Jadrolinija run a car ferry service from Makarska to Sumratin on eastern Brac. This route operates daily, year-round, with more ferries operating during summer. Journey time is one hour. (This service is useful for those travelling by car from the southern Croatian coast – or if you perhaps want to visit Brac as a day trip from Makarska.)
Catamarans (Foot passenger only)
- Makarska to Bol: Kapetan Luka have a daily catamaran to Bol that sails on to Split. This operates from mid-June to mid-September.
By catamaran from Dubrovnik
- Dubrovnik to Bol: Jadrolinija‘s catamaran to Bol takes 4 hours and 10 minutes. It operates daily from early June to mid September, with a morning departure from Dubrovnik.
- Dubrovnik to Bol: Kapetan Luka daily catamaran (mid-June to mid-September) to Bol takes 3 hours 15 minutes. This one has an afternoon departure from Dubrovnik.
- Dubrovnik to Milna: Kapetan Luka‘s catamaran to Milna operates from the end of April to the end of October, daily from the mid May to mid October (3/4 sailings a week outside of this time). Journey time to Milna is 3 hours 45 minutes. This has an afternoon departure from Dubrovnik.
Travelling between Brac and Hvar
There are no car ferries connecting Brac and Hvar.
Catamarans (Foot passenger only)
- Bol and Hvar Town: Jadrolinija‘s summer-only daily catamaran service connecting Split, Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik connects the two popular towns of Bol and Hvar Town! This could be used for making a day trip from Hvar Town to Bol (but not the other way around). Journey time is 40 minutes.
- Bol and Jelsa: Year-round, Jadrolinija operate a daily catamaran that travels between Bol and Jelsa (on the north side of Hvar). Journey time between the two is only 20 minutes. Due to the timetable, you could possibly use this to make a day trip from Hvar island to Bol.
- Bol and Stari Grad: As part of their Split Airport service, SplitExpress have a once a day catamaran at 2.20pm from Bol (arrives Stari Grad 2.50pm)
- Milna and Hvar Town: Once a week, one of Jadrolinija‘s catamaran routes from Split to Hvar Town also makes a stop at Milna on Brac – on Tuesdays.
- Milna and Hvar Town: Kapetan Luka‘s Split to Dubrovnik catamaran includes a Milna (Brac) to Hvar Town portion, so you could also use this service to travel between the two islands.
Getting to Brac by Air
As mentioned above, there is a small airport on the island of Brac. Croatia Airlines operate flights twice a week in summer from Zagreb, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. TUIFly have flights from Brussels to Brac once a week (on Tuesdays), whilst Czech Airlines operate flights from Austria (Vienna, Linz) on Saturdays.
Getting around on Brac
If you don’t have your own hire car, bus is the best way of getting around the island. Buses run between all the major resorts and towns on the island. The best idea is to check at the bus station in the town you’re staying in for up-to-date timetable information.
Some bus timetables can be looked up on the Arriva website. For example, the Bol to Supetar route which takes 55/1 hour 10 minutes (depending on the number of stops). In summer, this route operates around 10 times a day each way, with stops in places such as Praznica, Pucisca, Postira, Splitska, Njive and Nerezisca.
Arriva also operate buses from Supetar to Milna (journey time: 20 minutes) and Supetar to Sumartin (1 hour 15 minutes), for example – again, check timetables on their website.