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Brač to Korčula

How to get from Brač to Korčula?

If you are a foot passenger, the best, easiest, cheapest, and most convenient way to get from Brač island to Korcula island is to take a direct fast passenger ferry (catamaran), from Milna and Bol, departing daily (April to October). Out of season, there are no direct passenger ferries between these two islands. The alternative is to travel via Split, water taxi, or private transfer.

If you are driving from Brač island to Korcula, there are no direct car ferries. You would need to cross by car ferry to Makarska and drive along to coast by another car ferry from Orebic to Korcula.
The only way to get to Korcula is by ferry. There is no bridge, no bus, no flights, and no trains connecting these two islands.

4 Ways to get from Brač to Korcula

Travel DurationCost (Ticket Price)
Passenger Ferry (Catamaran)2 hours150 HRK (per person)
Driving (Self Drive)3 – 3.5 hours
Private Transfer (Taxi)3 – 4 hours2800 HRK (price for 3 persons)
Water Taxi (Private Boat Transfer)2 hours€800 (price per boat)
Views from windows of fast catamaran passenger ferry on the way to Korcula - lighthouse
Views from the windows of a fast catamaran passenger ferry on the way to Korcula

The distance between Brac and Korcula town is about 100 km. The easiest way to travel is by fast passenger ferry (catamaran). Here are the details:

By Passenger Ferry (Catamaran)

Schedules, Tickets, Booking

Passenger Ferry (Catamaran)Departures*Ticket PricesBooking & Tickets
from Brac (Milna) to Korčula Town08:00*150 HRKBook here
from Brac (Bol) to Korčula Town08:30* & 17:00*140 HRKBook here

Departures*: High season: (April) June – September (October)

Jadrolinija and Krilo (Kapetan Luka) are the two companies that run passenger ferries from Brac to Korcula Town. Both companies depart from the Bol, while Kilo also departs from Milna (map below)

If you are a foot passenger traveling to Vela Luka from Korcula Town (40 km away), make sure you get a bus as soon as you leave the ferry as buses are not frequent (check & book here). The alternative is to take a taxi.

Important Note: In case of bad weather the catamaran (fast passenger ferries) are not sailing. In such circumstances, you have to get here via Split.

Interior lounge at the fast passenger ferry
Interior lounge at the fast passenger ferry

By Car Ferry & Driving from Brac to Korcula

There are no direct car ferries connecting Brac and Korcula. If you are driving, you have just 2 options:

  1. drive from Brac via Sumartin & Makarska to Ploce & Trpanj and Orebic to Korcula or
  2. drive from Brac via Sumartin & Makarska to Peljesac Bridge to Orebic and Korcula

Using the shortest and the fastest driving route, you can reach Korcula town from Brac island in 2.5 to 3 hours.

Brac via Sumartin & Makarska to Ploce & Trpanj and Orebic to Korcula Driving Route

This is the standard and popular driving option, often used by experienced locals. The main points about this option are to start your departure from Brac island (by ferry from Sumartin to Makarska) in a good time to reach Ploce early enough to get on the ferry to Trpanj. Bear in mind that you can reserve your car place on Sumartin to Makarska ferry but not on Ploce to Trpanj one. Come early enough to get your place in the queue.

The Sumartin to Makarska car ferry runs 5 to 7 times a day. Ploce to Trpanj has a similar frequency. Once in Trpanj, drive to Orebic and get a car ferry to the island. Although this option includes three ferry crossings, if you plan well in advance, you can be in Korcula within 3.5 hours starting from Sumartin (Brac island).

Brac via Sumartin & Makarska to Peljesac Bridge to Orebic & Korcula Driving Route

This is a brand new driving route via Peljesac Bridge (expected to open for traffic in June 2022). If you use this route take a ferry to Makarska as above and drive all the way to Peljeac Bridge entrance in Komarna (map/location) where you cross the bridge and drive further 40 km from Brijesta to Orebic (map&location). From Orebic, cross by car ferry to Korcula. Total driving time: 3 hrs 15 minutes starting from Sumartin (Brac island).

Driving time

Using these routes your driving time will be:

Driving sectionDistanceDriving time
Sumartin to Makarska13 km (7 nm) car ferry1 hour
Makarska to Ploce54 km55 minutes
Ploce-Trpanj-Orebiccar ferry & drive1 hour 15 minutes
Makarska to Peljesac Bridge79 km1 hour 20 minutes
Peljesac Bridge to Orebic40 km40 minutes
Car Ferry Orebic – Korcula1.5 km (1nm)15 minutes

Once the Bridge is opened, this will be the best, the shortest, and most convenient driving option that includes only two ferry crossings. Total driving time from Sumartin (Brac) is 3 hrs 15 minutes.

Brac (Supetar) via Split to Korcula island (Vela Luka) Route

This route enables you to book a car spot on the ferry from Split in advance. The ferry from Supetar to Split does not take advance car reservations (but the route is very frequent), while one from Split to Vela Luka does. Although this is the longest driving route, some prefer to have a secured car booking on the ferry. The shortest time to expect on this driving route is about 5.5 hours. Get in port at least 45 minutes before departure. (car ferry booking)

Driving tip

If you are driving from Brac to Korcula in the summer months, as you are driving towards the South-East, choose the afternoon drive instead of the morning one. You will avoid sunshine from getting straight into your eyes.

By Private Boat Transfer

A private boat transfer is probably the quickest way to get to the island. It can be really good if money is no object and the weather is perfect. It is also a good option for a larger group of travelers. However, due to unpredictable weather out of season, car transfers are more reliable. Get in touch with a local water taxi.

By Taxi or Private Car Transfer

A taxi ride between Brac and Korcula lasts between 3.5 and about 4.5 hours. The current price quoted to me is 420 Euro. This is a good option if 3 or more people travel together and share costs. If you need a taxi, get in touch.

Map

Brac island to Korčula map

This is a map of how to get from Brac island to Korčula showing all transportation options including passenger and car ferry routes as well as driving options via Ploce – Trpanj and via Peljesac Bridge.

Video

FAQ

  • Can I take a bike on these ferries? Yes, you can take your bike on the passenger and car ferries. Book in advance and expect the additional charges to apply.
  • Do I need a car on Brac and Korcula island? The public transport between places is limited to infrequent local buses, it is convenient to have a car on Brac and Korcula islands. Renting a car is a good option. The alternative transport is taxi and water taxi.

More info on how to get to Korcula & check the latest ferry schedules & updates @ croatiaferries.com

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