New Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Split-Hvar-Korcula ferry line


Catamaran passenger ferry Iris 6.2 is the new vessel which will serve daily SplitHvarKorcula catamaran ferry line from May 2007.

The new catamaran passenger ferry Iris 6.2 was constructed at Iris Catamarans Aigrefeuille shipyard, located near La Rochelle, France. It’s lenght is about 40 meters and has capacity of 398 passengers, which makes this ferry one of the largest that will operate on Adriatic Sea. It has two engines of 2300KW, with max speed of 40 knots.
Layout of new catamaran:

The rest of new vessel specification:

Overall length 42,77 m
Waterline length 39 m
Overall beam 10,6 m
Maximum draught 1,8 m
Dead-weight (including the modules) 72 tons

Full load speed 35 knots
Maximum speed 40 knots
Range 10 to 15 h

2 x MTU (or equivalent)
Fuel stop power 2320 kW x 2
2 x JETS

Construction : Hulls, command head GRP – Sandwich Beams Aluminium / Designed by Daniel Andrieu & Olivier Flahaut

Link : Timetable Catamaran Passenger Ferry Split-Hvar-Korcula

75 Responses to “New Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Split-Hvar-Korcula ferry line”

  • jim sweeney on February 25th, 2007 11:32 pm

    Does the new catamaran IRIS depart from Korcula Town? Also does it arrive in Hvar Town or Stari Grad?

    Please advise. Thank you.

  • edita on February 27th, 2007 9:27 pm

    Hello Jim,
    Yes, catamaran ferry departs from Korcula Town and sails to Hvar town ( not Stari Grad)

  • Todd Robert on March 7th, 2007 11:00 pm

    Is there any way to purchase tickets in advance? particularly for travel during summer months.

  • edita on March 7th, 2007 11:04 pm

    Hello Todd,

    The listing of agencies that sell tickets ( listed bellow timetable) is here:

    In my opinion, with new vessel which have capacity of 400 it is unlikely to expect it to be overbooked.

  • Sara Cox on March 17th, 2007 12:31 pm

    What is the price of the tickets from Split to Hvar, return?

  • edita on March 19th, 2007 12:10 am

    100 kuna.

  • Nimiaah on May 20th, 2007 1:15 pm

    How far is the place where you have to take the ferry from the aiport of split?

  • edita on May 20th, 2007 3:59 pm

    catamaran ferry leaves split from split harbour in the centre of the town.

  • Ronnie Gee on June 29th, 2007 6:35 pm

    I am coming to Split via bus from Dubrovnik. How far is the bus terminal in Split from the Split port where i can catch the ferry to Hvar

  • Edita on June 29th, 2007 9:03 pm

    Bus terminal is on few minutes walk from ferry to Hvar. It is all within same complex of Split Harbour.

  • geoff on August 27th, 2007 3:09 pm

    is there only the one ferry every day in summer? and how long does it take to get from the split airport to the harbour as our anticipated flight times are very adjacent to the ferry times!

  • Jon on September 2nd, 2007 3:42 pm

    Is it possible to take a bicycle (not a motorbike) on board the catamaran? If so, do you have to book ahead and pay an extra charge?

  • grace wong on October 31st, 2007 3:30 pm

    is there ferry departing Korcula (any port) to Dubrovnik on Nov 12?


  • Elizabeth on February 27th, 2008 7:34 pm

    We will be traveling to Croatia this summer (June 2008). We fly into Split airport and plan to head directly to Hvar Town via passenger ferry. A few questions:

    1. How far is the ferry from the airport (how long is the trip)?
    2. Does the ferry still go directly to Hvar Town from Split and is it a 1 hour ride?
    3. Are ferry tickets still 100 kuna per person roundtrip for ferry ride from Split-Hvar Town-Split?
    4. Is there a ferry schedule available for transportation times during June 2008?
    5. Can ferry tickets be purchased in advance on the internet or must tickets be purchased by phone?
    7. Is there a bus, taxi or car service that provides transportation from the Split airport to the ferry and from the ferry to Split airport?

    Thank you!

  • edita on February 27th, 2008 8:58 pm

    1/from split airport to harbour it takes about 40 minutes by bus. Taxi will take shorter – 30 min aprox.
    2/Yes, ferry still goes directly to Hvar town. Yes, it is about 1 hour ride.
    3/Yes, tickets are still 100 kuna.
    4/Not yet, but shedule will updated as soon as we get info.
    5/No, ferry tickets can not be purchased in advance. Only on the day of travel.
    6/Yes, there is a bus and taxi service that you take from Split airport to the harbour.

  • Oscar on March 3rd, 2008 1:07 pm

    Hi Good Morning

    Would you be able to tell me when will the summer 2008 timetable will be available?

    Will you still have a 5pm service from Split to HVar?



  • edita on March 3rd, 2008 1:28 pm

    Oscar: Yes, we expect the same timetable to be valid for summer 2008 – so, yes, 5pm ferry is expected..

  • Jon on March 13th, 2008 10:00 pm

    We will be arriving into the Split airport at 1:30 PM on June 28th. Can we just buy tickets once we arrive at the Splir harbor? Does the catamaran ever sell out? Thanks.

  • edita on March 18th, 2008 3:22 pm

    Jon: Yes, you buy ticket once you arrive at the Split harbour.
    It is unlikely ferry catamaran Split to Korcula will be sold out – it should be no problem.. If that happends, you can always take other one to Vela Luka and then take bus to Korcula..

  • Jon on March 31st, 2008 6:04 pm

    We will actually be travelling to Hvar from Split. Does that catamaran ever sell out? Is it possible to arrange for tickets in advance? Thanks again.

  • edita on April 1st, 2008 8:12 pm

    Jon: No advance tickets are available. It rarely sells out, you should have no poblem.

  • Sergio on April 6th, 2008 5:52 pm

    Hello. We will be in Split in mid May. We would like to visit Hvar on Wednesday 14 and next day move on to Korkula. It seems to be possible with your company; catching the catamaran on Wed @4pm from Split to Hvar; and next day catching the cataraman from Hvar to Korcula @5:10pm.

    Would you kindly confirm if our understanding is correct? Thank you in advance.

  • edita on April 6th, 2008 6:10 pm

    Sergio: Yes, your understanding is correct – take ferry from Split to Hvar at 4pm , then take following day 5.10pm ferry from Hvar to Korcula.

  • chris on May 6th, 2008 1:51 pm

    Hello. On Friday May 9, 2008 does your catamaran leave Split for Hvar town at 14.00 or at 16.00?
    Thank you

  • edita on May 6th, 2008 2:12 pm

    Chris: In May catamaran leaves Split at 4pm (16.00)

  • David on May 14th, 2008 6:29 pm

    We shall be visiting Dubrovnik from 25.05.08 to 31.05.08 and Split from 31.05.08 to 07.05.08.
    Is it possible to make a day trip to Korcula form either of these two places.
    We should be very grateful for some information.
    Many Thanks

  • edita on May 14th, 2008 10:03 pm

    David: You would need to overnight in Korcula unless you book daytrip with specialist agency in Dubrovnik.

  • Matthew on May 23rd, 2008 11:40 pm

    I am trying to go from Split to Hvar on the 10th of June, Hvar to Korcula on the 12th and then Korcula to Dubrovnik on the 13th? Is that possible and is that too hectic of a schedule?

  • edita on May 25th, 2008 7:49 pm

    Mattew: It is doable. Is it hectic? Yes, I guess it is a bit..

  • Sarah on May 26th, 2008 9:40 pm

    We would like to travel from Dubrovnik-Korcula-Hvar-Split, spending about 3 days on each island. Do we need to buy individual tickets for each leg of this journey (ie Dubrovnik-Korcula, then Korcula-Hvar and then a final ticket for Hvar-Split) or is there one ticket that we can buy that will allow us to get off and back on the ferry?

  • edita on May 26th, 2008 11:08 pm

    Sarah: Different companies run these ferries, so you have to buy 3 different tickets.

  • Shane on June 12th, 2008 5:20 pm

    We will be arriving in Split Airport around 15.30 on Friday 11 July. Is it likely that we will make the 17.00 ferry?

    Do I need to book a ticket in advance or can we buy one at Split harbour for one of the ferry/catamaran services when we arrive?

    Thanks for your help.

  • edita on June 12th, 2008 9:22 pm

    Shane: If you are lucky enough that your flight is not late, you can make it to 5pm ferry. You can not buy tickets in advance, but at the ferry / catamaran once you arrive. Alternative is to take a bus that leaves Split at 1am (1 hr after midnight) and arrives in Korcula at 6am.

  • Stine on June 23rd, 2008 5:43 pm

    I’m arriving at Split airport on sat 28.june around 18.00, going to Hvar. Is it correct that my only option is to take the ferry that leaves at 20.30 to Stari Grad? Do you know if there will be a bus to Hvar Grad waiting there at that time? I hoped that ther would be a catamaran or somthing fast going directly to Hvar Grad but that is not an option is it?

    I see that people say that the last catamaran is at 17.00. But isn’t there a catamaran going via Hvar to Vis leaving Split at 18.00..? I’m not gonna make it to this perticular boat, just wondering.. 🙂

  • edita on June 23rd, 2008 5:55 pm

    Stine: This is the last catamaran for Korcula. Yes, Split- Hvar – Vis leaves at 6pm. It should be bus waiting for ferries at Stari Grad.

  • Marko on July 8th, 2008 7:57 pm

    Is it possible to take a bicycle on the catamaran?

  • ABYS on July 9th, 2008 6:32 am

    Hi edita!
    I join to Marko question. And more: I’m one of the bike travel enthusiasts, and I’m going to travel on Dalmatia in skip from island to island manner. Unfortunately, many of local ferry connections is designated only for foot pasengers… And I have another question: are there (at all) any other boats, ferry, etc. which can takes bikes?

  • Marko Koers on July 10th, 2008 6:54 am

    Hello Edita!
    The reason I’m asking about the bikes on catamaran is the followoing: we are staying on Vis for a couple of days. Then we want to go Korcula without going back to Split. From Vis to Hvar there is only a catamaran for example. Can we take that boat with bikes? Marko

  • edita on July 10th, 2008 7:00 am

    Marko/ABYS: It is hard to definetly answer your questions. It depends of decision by crew of particular vessel, depending how much space is left, what are weather conditiones etc.. If you pack your bike flat, you have more chance to be accepted. Also, if you come early and negotiate you might be accepted even without packing it flat if there are space available.. there is no definite answer for this. Good luck 🙂

  • Jon on July 28th, 2008 3:53 am

    Is it possible to travel from Split to Hvar Town as a long day-trip on September 11 or 12, or is it necessary to overnight in Hvar?

  • Margaret on July 29th, 2008 7:46 am

    Can you please advise us as to which catamaran/ferry is the most direct and fastest way of getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik on Sunday September 21. Thank you.

  • damiano on August 4th, 2008 11:45 am

    We arrive in stari grad on 11/08/2008 at 14.15
    there is something to arrive in Korcula town.
    thank you.

  • carolyn on September 1st, 2008 9:44 am

    Does anyone know if the timetable displayed on the website will be the same for the upcoming winter season? Will there still be a 6.00am sailing from Korcula to Split in the middle of November 2008? Please reply!

  • david atherton on September 2nd, 2008 1:45 pm

    I am visiting HVAR for a week can u pls send me times of ferry leaving split to hvar and havar back to split

  • Dieter on September 4th, 2008 11:40 am

    -what time will go the katamaran Split to Hvar-Town on Sunday, 07.09.08? Our flight will come to Split at 9.10 am. Thank you

  • jemma boustead on September 12th, 2008 9:36 am

    Please can you tell me whether there is a catameran/ferry goes from Split to Hvar Town or Stari Grad on 2nd October 2008 and from Hvar Town or Stari Grad to Korcula on 4th October 2008 and what times they are


  • edita on September 26th, 2008 12:09 pm

    Carolyn : Yes, departure 6am in November too.
    Jemma: This catamaran sails evey day from Split via Hvar town to Korcula.

  • Clare on March 31st, 2009 11:30 am

    I am looking for a ferry from split to Hvar town on 27th August 2009 in the morning

    How much would it be and what are the times ?

  • jennifer lynn on April 6th, 2009 11:30 pm

    What time does the catamaran leave Korcula (daily) going to Hvar?
    We will be there in June 2009

  • Becci Irvine on May 1st, 2009 11:22 am

    Could you tell me how many catamaran journey’s there will be in August 09 from hvar to split per day? I would like to get to Split around 12pm on the 19th of August from Hvar.

  • Jaimi on May 24th, 2009 9:16 am

    Can i get from Brac to Korcula? I am happy to have a quick stop in Hvar, but dont want to get off there.

    I will be travelling end of june.


  • edita on May 25th, 2009 9:38 am

    jaimi: yes, via Split

  • Yasmin on July 6th, 2009 5:07 pm

    Please advise how I can boo a ferry from Split to Hvar

    Thank you

  • Patricia on July 14th, 2009 6:13 pm

    We are planning to travel from Korcula to Hvar on the 29th Sep 09, is there another option apart from the 6am catamaran?


  • Ricky on July 15th, 2009 7:34 am

    I need to tranel from Split to Korcula on 23 July is there still a “slow” ferry at 10.15am? Where do you buy the tickets?
    Thank you!

  • j commatteo on August 9th, 2009 9:46 am

    i would like to do a day trip from split to vis,or hvar,,,,is it possible and if so how long would the journey take and how much…thanks….[as a foot passenger]

  • P Winter on August 11th, 2009 12:12 pm

    My wife and I fly into Split from the UK arriving at 11.50am on the 12 /09/09. We are staying in Korcula can you advise is it possible to get a bus to the catamaran ferry teminal from the airport and will we be easily able to obtaining tickets for the @ 17.00 or 5 pm ferry on that day.

  • robert steel on August 12th, 2009 3:03 pm

    can you advise the ferry / catamarran times between split and Hvar (Grand Beach Resort) – which is the best port for the stated hotel.

    Can you advise on all sailing 7 days a week


  • quincy on August 18th, 2009 2:47 am

    we are planning to go to split from vis and than vis to hvar, can this ferry fulfill my needs? Thanks in advance.

  • quincy on August 18th, 2009 2:48 am

    well….forgot to mention we are planning to go in early october

  • greg on August 23rd, 2009 8:02 pm

    My wife and I are arriving on Saturday at 7:30pm in Split. We have to get to Hvar that night… It looks to me like this is not possible? Does the ferry really only run until 5pm?

  • Becky on August 25th, 2009 9:48 am

    We arrive at Split airport at 15:10 on Saturday (29th Aug), do you go to Korcula from Split on Saturday evening?

  • gerard Bottemer on September 11th, 2009 12:30 pm

    arriving at Split airport sept. 17, at 7.25AM, we would like to know the departure of the ferry or catamaran, to reach Rogac at Solta. Could you please reply to us, and give us some timetable ?

    Thank you very much for your help and assistance
    Best regards Gérard

  • alan on October 13th, 2009 5:02 am

    will the new ferry take the same time as the old one from korcula to split or will it be faster

  • joyce on June 18th, 2010 2:00 am

    I like to have a schedule of catamaran from split to Hvar and return on 27June10 to 28June10

  • Jaroslav Bradac on August 16th, 2010 6:18 pm

    Please confirm that there is a Tuesday catamaran sailing from Split to Stary Grad (Hvar) at 18:00

    Thank you

  • Tabea Flury on September 22nd, 2010 9:37 am

    Does anybody know if a person in a wheelchair can go on board?
    Thank you

  • John (south africa) on April 1st, 2011 3:23 pm

    We would like to do a day trip from Split To Hvar (Stari Grad) and return for four people on 10th. May 2011. What times do the boats leave and arrive back in Split. What is the cost please.

  • diane stevens on June 10th, 2011 6:00 am

    I need to get from Dubrovnik to Korkula on the 16th July 2011, then to Hvar 17th July & onto Split 20th July. Can you suggest the best ferry with am timetable. Also do I need to book from Australia & if so how do I book. It has been a little confusing.
    Regards Diane

  • Maria Helna on July 8th, 2011 12:13 am

    How can I get from Split to Hvar Town on 25 August ?
    Where can I see these timetable ?
    Is it possible to buy this ferry ticket in advance ?
    How long it takes from Split to Hvar Town ?

  • Ben Fischer on July 12th, 2011 12:28 pm

    We are sailing to Krocula with friends…

    SaturdaY July 23rd, 2011 we have to catch our flight back home at Split airport 14:30h. Therefore we have to make sure to get places (for us 2) on the catamaran ferry from Korcula to Split saturday morning. (6:00h)
    Where we book and pay our tickets in advance?? –

    thanks, Ben

  • Andrew on July 21st, 2011 2:42 am

    I am trying to find if you have a ferry service running from Split to Hvar on 14th August at or after 5pm?
    All timetables I can find online do not seem to say so, however in this blog (circa 2008 though) you suggest a 5pm ferry is available on Sundays. Could you confirm? Thanks. Andrew

  • Suhail Sameer on August 24th, 2011 5:19 am


    We are travelling from Split and need to reach Hvar town. We can baord any ferry post 12 noon on 5th September 2011. What is the earliest ferry directly to Hvar town?

    Thanks much!!

  • Catherine on November 3rd, 2011 11:51 am

    Hi, I am doing the following trip-
    Arrive Split get the ferry to Hvar (same day)
    Stay at Hvar for 5 days.
    Get a ferry from Hvar – Krocula stay at Krocula for 3 days.
    On the last day get the ferry from Krocula back to Split and then leave.
    Is this doerable? Or is dubrovnik closer to Krocula?
    I would be grateful for your advice.

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