Getting to Brac

Although the island has its own airport, it’s best to fly to Split Airport for getting to Brac. Split Airport is very well served with flights from all over Europe. Take a look at our Getting to Split page to see which airlines fly there and from where.

Brac Airport, near the town of Bol, is a small airport that is 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 to the island. Read on below for more information on flights to this airport.

Getting to Brac
Supetar on Brac

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/catamaran routes to several of its major towns from Split and Dubrovnik (and Makarska), as well as services to and from the island of Hvar. Full details of all of these routes are below.

Getting to Brac by ferry or catamaran from Split

Do also take a look at our Split to Brac by Ferry and Catamaran page for timetable details.

Car ferries

  • 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 has 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 Stari Grad and Jelsa on Hvar.
  • Split to Bol: From early June to mid-September, Jadrolinija also runs 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 Bol: Krilo Shipping Company has a twice-daily service that operates from June to September inclusive.
  • Split to Milna: In summer, Jadrolinija have a once-a-week catamaran runs from Split to Milna on western Brac. Journey time to Milna is 30 minutes; this catamaran then sails on to Hvar Town and Vis.
  • Split to Milna: Kapetan Luka operates a catamaran service from Split to Milna on Brac that then sails on to Hvar Town, Korcula, Mljet and Dubrovnik. This catamaran operates daily fro the beginning of April through to the end of October.
  • Split to Sutivan and Milna: Krilo Shipping Company runs a summer service (June to end of September) that operates twice a day from Split to Sutivan, and once or twice a day from Split to Milna. The catamaran to Milna also makes a stop at Rogac on Solta along the way.

You can book tickets for the catamaran from Split to Brac using the search box below:

By ferry and catamaran from Makarska

Car ferries

  • 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 (early 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 daily from the beginning of April to the end of October. Journey time to Milna is 3 hours 45 minutes. This has an afternoon departure from Dubrovnik.

Travelling between Brac and Hvar

Car ferries

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.
  • 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 operates flights twice a week in summer from Zagreb, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

TUIFly has flights from Brussels to Brac once a week (on Tuesdays), whilst Czech Airlines operate flights from Austria (Vienna, Linz) on Saturdays.

Sky Alps has once-a-week summer flights from Bolzano in northern Italy to Brac.

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 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 operates 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.