Getting to Hidden House
The best and closest airport to us is Split International Airport and there are direct flights from the end of March right through to October from London Gatwick and then from May all London airports and other major cities, including Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin.
You can also fly to Dubrovnik or Zadar, and all winter via Zagreb. BA fly nearly all year to Dubrovnik (not end of November until February). There are 2 catamarans running from Dubrovnik to Hvar town a day, morning and evening.
This site has all flights and dates and when they start as well as having a huge amount of information about Croatia.
Also check out www.split-airport.hr for all the information you need about the airport. The airport is only 30 mins to central Split and there is always a line of airport buses waiting for each flight. It costs 30 HRK or you can take a taxi for approx. 300 HRK where most taxi drivers speak some English. There are plenty of Hire Car companies at the airport but if you do want to hire a car, do book in advance in peak season. Remember in peak season it is hard to get on the ferry with a car, just too many people, and expensive, so you will have to buy the ticket in advance and queue at least 2 hours before the ferry departure time. I suggest you come as a foot passenger and hire a car in Stari Grad if you want to discover the rest of Hvar island. There are also plenty of taxis and busses to get you around the island as well. Although our favourite thing to do is to hire a rent a boat and discover the hidden coves in The Stari Gard Bay area. Finding a quiet cove to relax and have a picnic or search for a hidden restaurant tucked into the pine trees is a real delight.
A wonderful way to get to us at Hidden House and also to travel around the Adriatic to discover other islands or even Italy, is by taking the seaplane from either Split Airport or Downtown Split (where they are more frequent) to Jelsa on Hvar (approx. 8 km from Stari Grad). If you let us know your flight time we will pick you up at Jelsa and drive you to Hidden House.
The flight time to Jelsa is only 11 mins from downtown Split and the departure or arrival lounge is situated right by the ferries and very central to the beautiful Old City of Split. There is one a day from Split Airport and 3 a day from downtown Split and the same returning. Please do take time in Split, there are so many great restaurants, music, museums etc we love it. We can give you some help on where to go and what to do.
Prices start from €25 each way getting more expensive in peak season. Take a look at their website to check out all other destinations and times of the flights. http://www.ec-air.eu/en
Please note that we have recent news that this service is not happening this year, fingers crossed it will come back soon but if we hear anything I will update the page. However some of our guests have used the speed boat transfer from Split airport to Stari Grad and have loved it. We use http://www.dalmatia-express.com/ Josko Petric +385 (0) 992009920
and have been very happy with them and now there is also https://www.uberboatcroatia.com/
The journey would be approx 45 mins to 1 hour from the airport, so quick, and at the time you want and oh so glamourous. Please contact me if you want a speed boat transfer from Split airport to us.
The other main way to get to us is by ferry and takes 2 hours but is a lovely route through the island sitting on the deck in the sun and is very inexpensive.
It is the only car ferry to the island and is from Downtown Split to Stari Grad where if you don’t come by car, we will meet you at the ferry port (only 5 minutes away).
If you are coming with a car, please note you will need to book your ticket online in advance and put your car in a queue up 2 hours before departure to secure a space in peak season. Normally as a foot passenget you do not need to book in advance. Foot passengers board 30 mic before departure, and its not easy to get a seat in peak times.
This is the link for the ferry website to get more details but here is the timetable for this year.
01.01.2017 – 01.06.2017 & 02.10.2017 – 31.12.2017
Everyday SPLIT to STARI GRAD (Hvar) 08.30……..14.30……..20.30
Every day STARI GRAD (Hvar) to SPLIT 05.30……..11.30……..17.30
Also from 18.04.2017 - 01.06.2017 there will be an added ferry at 14.30 from Stari Grad to Split on Weekdays only, not weekends or holidays.
02.06.2016 - 01.10.2016
Everyday SPLIT - STARI GRAD (Hvar) 01.30 (02/07- 05/09 only)
Everyday STARI GRAD (Hvar) - SPLIT 05.30…07.45…11.30…14.00…17.30…20.00
23.00 (01/07 - 04/09 only)
Saturdays on 08.30 voyage, Split and from Stari Grad – cars have priority in loading.
Cargo vehicles have priority in loading all other times so beware in peak season the ferry with a car can get busy.
Duration of voyage - 120 minutes
There is also a catamaran from JELSA (Hvar) via BOL (Brač) – SPLIT and Back. Jelsa is 8 km from Stari Grad and we can pick you up.
Catamaran line 9603 from dates 01.01.2017 - 01.06.2017 & 02.10.2017 – 31.12.2017
JELSA (Hvar) - via BOL (Brač) – SPLIT
(Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu, Fri, Sat)
Departs from JELSA at 06.00 arriving at BOL at 06.20, departing BOL at 06.25 arriving at SPLIT at 07.30
(Sunday & Holidays only) departs from JELSA at 13.00, arriving at BOL at 13.20, departing BOL at 13.25, arriving at SPLIT at 14.30.
SPLIT - via BOL (Brac) - JELSA (Hvar)
(Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun & Holidays)
Departs from SPLIT at 16.00 arriving at BOL at 17.05, departing BOL at 17.10 arriving at JELSA at 17.30
Departs from SPLIT at 16.30 arriving at BOL at 17.35, departing BOL at 17.40 arriving at JELSA at18.00
Catamaran line 9603 from dates 02.06.2017 – 01.10.2017
JELSA (Hvar) - via BOL (Brač) – SPLIT
(Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu, Fri, Sat)
Departs from JELSA at 06.00 arriving at BOL at 06.20, departing BOL at 06.30 arriving at SPLIT at 07.40 (Sunday & Holidays only) departs from JELSA at 07.00, arriving at BOL at 07.20, departing BOL at 07.30, arriving at SPLIT at 08.40.
Departs from SPLIT at 16.30 arriving at BOL at 17.40, departing BOL at 17.50 arriving at JELSA at 18.10
There is one other option and that is taking a Ferry From Split via Milna (Brac) to Hvar town. Stari Grad is 20 km away from Hvar and so we might not always be able to pick you up if you take this route but of course we will try.
SPLIT – MILNA (Brač) – HVAR
Catamaran line 9603A from dates 02.06.2017 – 01.10.2017
Every day except Tuesday
Departs from SPLIT at 10.30 arrives at HVAR 11.35
On Tuesdays there is a brief stop at MILNA (Brac) departs from SPLIT at 10.30 arriving at MILNA at 11.10, departs MILNA at 11.15 arriving at HVAR at 12.10.
Everyday except Tuesdays
Departs from HVAR at 13.00 arrives at Split at 14.05
On Tuesdays there is a brief stop at MILNA (Brac) departs from HVAR at 13.00 arriving at MILNA at 13.55, departs MILNA at 14.00 arriving at14.45.
You can even get a ferry from Split via Stari Grad to Ancona and back so you could take a holiday via Italy direct to Stari Grad but take a look at http://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/ferry-croatia for all other options, there are so many of them.