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How to reach Brac?

How to reach Brac island

Brac in Dalmatia
Brac in Dalmatia
Here are some useful tips for your travel to Brac island and Croatia. The easiest way to Brac depends on your means of transport, and direction you are coming from.

Generally, if you travel by car, bus or train, you need to reach Split or Makarska in central Dalmatia, where you can take a ferry to Brac or catamaran to Brac (from Split).  Ferries Split - Supetar (Brac), and Makarska - Sumartin take cars.

If you go by plane, the closest local and international airports are Split and Dubrovnik airport, and then you need to take a local bus, rent a car, or  take a taxi to Brac. There is also airport on island Brac. From there you can reach your destination by bus or taxi.

Regardless of what transportation means you use to come, undoubtedly you will experience a sea journey to Brac island. When you see Brac and start to enjoy in its benefits you will know that your journey has paid off.

by car

 
Travel to Croatia by car
Travel to Croatia by car
If you are travelling to Brac by car, depending on the direction (Austria, Slovenia, Hungary) you need to go  through Zagreb to Split or Makarska with main Croatian highway A1, or along the Croatian coast from Rijeka to Split or Makarska.

From Split  you can take car ferry to Supetar on Brac (50 minutes), or from Makarska to  Sumartin on Brac island (60 minutes).
The choice of ferry might depend on where is your final destination on Brac, the price, the frequency of departures and the lenght of crossing.

Supetar is closer to Split. Sumartin port is more suitable if you are coming from the direction of Makarska (departure port) and Dubrovnik.

Also, you can take into account the frequency of departures;
 
Out of season ferry from Split to Supetar sails 9 times a day and from Makarska to Sumatin 3 times.
During summer season (july, august), ferry from Split to Supetar sails 14 times a day and from Makarska to Sumartin 4 - 5 times.
More info about Brac ferryboat timetables and ferry lines to Brac

Croatian  auto club
Information about highways, tolls, conditions on roads, maps, location of gas stations, tourist info for travellers on Croatian roads, multilingual -  Website
 
Documents 

When arriving in Croatia by car it is requested that you carry a valid driver's license, car registration card and your Green Card (proof of car insurance)

Speed and alcohol limits
Speed limit in settlements is 50 km/h and 80 km/h in out of settlements (unless stated differently). On highways a speed limit is 130 km/h.
At this moment, the maximum permitted level of alcohol in the blood is 0,5 ‰.

Petrol stations
 
In Croatia, petrol stations are open from 7 am to 7 pm or 8 pm every day and during the summer until 10 pm.  
There are also petrol stations that are opened round the clock in the larger towns and on main international routes all petrol stations sell: Eurosuper 95, Super 98, Normal and Euro Diesel.

In Brac island, car petrol stations are available in Bol, Milna and Supetar, and are opened whole day during season. 

Rent-a-Car
This service is available in all cities, tourist resorts and airports (Split and Dubrovnik airport), and in Supetar and Bol on Brac island.

by plane


The closest international airports to Brac are the ones in Split and Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik is 165 km from Makarska and ferry Makarska - Sumartin). From Dubrovnik, frequent bus lines are available to Makarska or Split, or you can choose taxi or car rental.

Airports in Croatia
Airports in Croatia
Split Airport is situated 30 km from Split ferry station. Transfer of passengers from the Airport is organised by buses, also there is a local bus every 20 minutes and taxis are available during the operating time of Split Airport.

In Split you can choose one of the sea transports to Brac, Supetar or Bol, by catamarans or ferries.
You can find more details on Croatia Airlines website.

Croatia Airlines ticket reservation phone No: +385 62 777 777
Airport Split phone No: + 385 21 203 555
Airport Brač phone No: + 385 21 648 615

International airports
Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar and Osijek. Only smaller planes (charter) can land at the Brac airport.   

Information
 
Zagreb 01 / 6265-222
Split 021 / 203-555
Dubrovnik 020 / 773-222
Pula 052 / 550-900
Rijeka 051 / 842-132
Zadar 023 / 313-311
Osijek 031 / 297-438
Brac 021 / 648-615
Losinj 051 / 231-666


Croatia Airlines
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Other airline companies flaying to Croatia
German Wings, Ryanair, Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Air Bosnia, Austrian Airlines, Air France, Avioimpex, British Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Malev and Swissair.

by ferry


Brac ferries
Brac ferries
The easiest way to come to the Brac island wether you come by car, train or plane is from Split and Makarska by ferries or catamarans.

Available ferry lines to Brac:


Local ferries for Brac

Cross-islands connections

Split - Supetar (Brac)
Makarska - Sumartin (Brac)

CATAMARAN: Jelsa (Hvar) - Bol (Brac) - Split

CATAMARAN: Split - Milna (Brac) - Hvar (Hvar)


For more information about  ferryboats to Brac and ferryboat timetables, please visit  our  section  " Brac  ferries" .

Jadrolinija (Info tel. 00385 21 338 333)
The main Croatian ship passenger carrier keeps the majority of the regular, international and domestic ferry and shipping lines. The main office  is in Rijeka (051/666-100). Official website



by train


Trains and railways in Croatia
Croatian trains and railways
The train station in Split is  right across the ferry station in Split, where you can take a ferry to Supetar, or catamaran to Bol and Milna.
Other option is to take a bus to Makarska, (62 km from Split), where you can take a ferry to Sumartin on Brac island.

InterCity trains operate now  from Zagreb to Split and back three times a day (with additional connections at night) with duration of 6 hours.
Train departures Zagreb - Split: 07:50, 12:15, 21:18, 22:55, 23:45
Train departures Split - Zagreb: 08:50, 14:34, 17:09, 20:30, 21:37

For details visit HŽnet.

Train station Split phone No: +385 21 338 499.
Train station Split ticket reservation phone No: +385 21 338 582.

The Railway connects all major Croatian cities, except Dubrovnik. Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, and indirect connections with almost all other European countries.


Eurocity and Intercity 
 
EC "Mimara" Munich - Salzburg - Villach- Ljubljana - Zagreb
IC "Croatia"  Vienna- Maribor - Zagreb
IC "Kvarner" Budapest - Zagreb - Rijeka
IC "Drava" Budapest - Cakovec - Ljubljana - Venice

by bus


Bus lines connect all parts of the country. Regular international bus lines connect Croatia with all neighboring countries, as well as most of middle European and west European countries.

If you are travelling Brac by bus - there are connections from all bigger cities and places to Split.

Bus departures from Zagreb and Split are frequent (every half hour or every hour).
For details visit Bus station Split and Bus station Zagreb.
Bus station Split phone No: +385 60 327 327.
 
Split main bus station is right across the ferry port. There you can choose one of the sea transports to Brac ferry to Supetar, or catamaran/hydro-glisser -  to Bol or Milna), or you can continue by bus to Makarska (62 km from Split), where you can take a  ferry to Sumartin on Brac island.

When you arrive to Supetar ferry station, there are bus connections to other towns on island Brac.



 
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