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Mljet to Korčula

How to get from Mljet to Korčula?

If you are a foot passenger, there is a fast ferry catamaran that departs daily from Mljet (Pomena port) to Korcula town (port). This is the most convenient way to travel between these two islands. If you are driving and need a car ferry, there are no direct car ferries between these two islands. You have to cross to the Peljesac Peninsula (the mainland), drive along the peninsula, and cross to Korcula island by another car ferry.

4 Ways to get from Mljet island to Korcula

Transport optionTravel DurationCost (Ticket Price)
Foot Passenger Ferry (Catamaran)35 minutes100 HRK (per person)
Driving (Self Drive)2 hours
Private Transfer (Taxi)2 hours1500 HRK (price for up to 6 persons)
Water Taxi (Private Boat Transfer)1 hour€500 (price per boat)
Departing from Pomena on Mljet island towards Korcula - views of a fast catamaran passenger ferry
Departing from Pomena on Mljet island towards Korcula – views of a fast catamaran passenger ferry

The distance between Mljet (National Park) and Korcula island across the sea is 23 Km (14 nautical miles). The easiest way to travel is by fast passenger ferry (catamaran). Here are the details:

By Foot Passenger Ferry (Catamaran)

Schedules, Tickets, Booking

Passenger Ferry (Catamaran)Departures*Ticket PricesBooking & Tickets
from Mljet (Pomena or Sobra) to Korčula Town17:50* or 16:55*50 – 100 HRKBook here
from Mljet (Polace) to Korcula Town09:50* (11:00*)50 – 60 HRKBook here

Departures*: High season: April (July) to (August) October only

Krilo (Kapetan Luka) and TP Line are the two companies that run passenger ferries from Mljet to Korcula island. Both companies depart from the Polace and Sobra, while Krilo also departs from Pomena.

Above photo: Fast passenger ferry catamaran arrived in Korcula from Mljet

Out of season (November to March)

For out-of-season travel, the easiest option is to get a morning fast ferry from Sobra to Dubrovnik and change there to another fast ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula. The alternative is the bus option via Prapratno (see below). Important Note: In case of bad weather the catamaran (fast passenger ferries) are not sailing. In such circumstances, you have to travel via Prapratno and Orebic (details below).

By Car Ferry & Driving from Mljet to Korcula

There are no direct car ferries connecting Mljet island and Korcula. Therefore, if you are driving, you have just one option (map below):

By this shortest and the fastest driving route, you can reach Korcula town from Mljet island in under 2 hours. Both ferry routes are served by Jadrolinija (tickets/booking) Traveling on this route your driving time will be:

Driving sectionDistanceDriving time
Car Ferry Sobra to Prapratno9 km45 minutes
Prapratno to Orebic50 km50 minutes
Car Ferry Orebic – Korcula1.5 km15 minutes
Car ferry crossing the channel
Above photo: Car ferry crossing the channel

Driving tip

Due to Peljesac Bridge roadworks, in 2022, this drive may take a bit longer than usual. Upon all works are completed, the driving time will be reduced to 35 minutes only.

By Bus

If you prefer to use the bus, take a car ferry from Sobra to Prapratno and walk to the bus stop above the bay (20 minutes walk). From there, you can get a bus to Korcula town and all other villages all the way to Vela Luka. Buses are not frequent (check timings & book tickets). The alternative is to take a taxi.

By Private Boat Transfer (Water Taxi)

A private boat transfer (water taxi) is the quickest way to travel between these islands. The cost is 500 Euro for groups of up to 7 people. It can be a great option if the weather is perfect and money is no problem. It is also a good option for a large(er) group of travelers. However, due to unpredictable weather, especially in the winter months, private car transfers are more reliable.

By Taxi or Private Car Transfer

taxi ride between Mljet island and Korcula lasts about 2 hours. The current price quoted to me is 200 Euro. This is a good option if 3 or more people travel together and share costs. You can lower the costs to 100 Euro by taking a taxi from Prapratno to Orebic only and crossing both channels as foot passenger by car ferries. Order your taxi ride from Ston taxi station (link).

Map

Mljet to Korcula travel options map
The above image is a map of how to get from Mljet island to Korčula showing all transportation options including passenger and car ferry routes as well as driving and bus routes.

FAQ

  • Can I take bikes on fast ferries? Yes, if you are traveling by bicycle you can take your bike on the passenger ferry. The additional charge applies and advance booking is recommended.
  • Do I need a car on Mljet and Korcula island? Since public transportation between places is limited to infrequent local buses, having a car on Mljet and Korcula islands is convenient. Renting a car is also a good idea. The alternative transport is taxi and water taxi.

See more info on how to get to Korcula from other nearby places & for all ferry timetables check croatiaferries.com

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Above photo: passing by a lighthouse on the way from Mljet to Korcula