Travel and Accommodation - HSM 2023


Split on the mainland (served by an international airport) is connected with the island of Hvar by several local lines.

How to get from Split airport (Kaštela) to Split harbor?
Split airport (Kaštel Štafilić) is around 25 km away from Split harbor where the catamaran or ferry to Hvar embark. Usually the trip to Split harbor takes around 30 minutes, but depending on the traffic it can be a little bit more (45 min). The best option is probably direct buses that are leaving directly in front of the airport (Pleso Prijevoz) and their time table is available here. The one-way ticket price is 6 EUR and the trip takes around 30 min. Somewhat cheaper are the local buses No. 37 (Split – Trogir; Trogir – Split) and No. 38 (Split Airport – Kastel Stari – Split; Split – Kastel Stari – Split Airport), but they stop on many places and the trip is longer. Probably the fastest and most flexible option to reach Split harbor is by taxi, but it is considerably more expensive than the bus (around 50 EUR).

Transportation timetables (catamarans and ferry) to the island of Hvar for 2023

Important: The catamaran and ferry timetables for 2023 can be a subject of a change. Thus, we recommend to check the timetables directly at websites of the official transportation companies – Jadrolinija or Krilo Jet.

The tickets for catamarans can be bought in the kiosk "Jadrolinija" few meters away from the final bus-stop (see the map of Split harbour or Google maps view of Split harbour). When buying the ferry/catamaran tickets ask where/when you have to embark.

Places on catamarans are limited, however it is possible to buy ticket online in advance (Jadrolinija). Ferry will accept virtually unlimited number of persons. Although the September is not the high season on Hvar, on certain days catamaran tickets could be sold out, and we recommend to buy online the tickets for catamarans in advance (directly on Jadrolinija or Krilo Jet websites).
  • Catamaran (fast boat) Split - Hvar (the fastest and the best option for all those that aren't traveling with a car)
    The trip with catamaran takes about 1 hour.
The trip with ferry takes about 2 hours from Split to Stari Grad. If you don't arrive with a own car there is a bus or taxi from Stari Grad to Hvar that takes aproximately 20 min (15 km). The price of bus ticket is around 5 EUR and the taxi price can be around 30 - 40 EUR. The trip takes about 90 minutes; Jelsa is also on the island of Hvar and there is a bus connection to Hvar (approx. 30 km).

Additional information can be found at the website


For all participants and accompanying persons of Hvar Stellar Meeting 2023 meeting we offer accommodation with the reduced prices in Sunčani Hvar Hotels in period from 15th to 25th September 2023. Discount is valid for Amfora, Hvar Grand Beach Resort (conference place) and Pharos, Hvar Bayhill hotel (300m from conference place).

Link to accommodation reservation with reduced prices (code and discount are already applied for the given hotels by clicking on the link)

If you go directly on the website of Sunčani Hvar hotels (without the link given above), to reserve the accommodation with reduced prices beside choosing the check-in and check-out dates in the reservation form, you'll have to enter the code HSM2023 in “corporate / promo code” field to apply the discount. Unfortunately the booking system will not show you amount of discount applied after sublitting the from so we recommend to check the prices without the code to be sure that discount is applied. The discount is ONLY valid for reservations directly over website and it is not valid on other webpages as, or with other travel agency reservations. Cancellation conditions are given in the sales policy that is visible when booking your accommodation.

Additionally, you can also book a transfer service from airport to Hvar and back which is offered when the rooms are booked or you can enquire this directly by using the mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Information about the island of Hvar and other accommodation possibilities in Hvar can be found under:

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