As I have previously noted, Jadrolinija has been extremely tardy this year in announcing the fate of its popular coastal ferry that chugs down the coast. Only hours ago, Croatia’s national ferry company released a statement confirming that the ferry will run this year. The coastal ferry is somewhat of an institution in Croatia, stretching far back to the days in former Yugoslavia when it was the most efficient way to transport goods up and down the coast. That is no longer the case but, as Jadrolinija noted, it is extremely popular with tourists, transporting more than 41000 people and 6800 cars last year. It serves a vital role in bringing visitors to the towns along its route.
The exact schedule has not yet been published on Jadrolinija’s website but the company noted that it will run twice a week, leaving Rijeka Mondays and Fridays and leaving Dubrovnik Thursdays and Sundays, the same as last year. Thus, I would expect the exact hours to remain the same. Those who have purchased my Dalmatia Ferry Guide already have the schedule from last year. I will announce any changes on this blog or in my newsletter.
The route travels from Rijeka to Split overnight and then goes on to Stari Grad on Hvar Island, Korcula town, Sobra on Mljet Island and finishes in Dubrovnik. The ferry will be the Liburnija, which can accommodate 671 people and 93 vehicles. Online booking should commence soon.
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Speaking of updates. . .the schedules for Jadrolinija’s popular coastal ferry line that runs from Rijeka-Split-Stari Grad-Korcula-Mljet-Dubrovnik has not yet been officially published. I have been personally informed by Jadrolinija that it is 99% certain the ferry will run this year and on the same schedule as last year. I have included last year’s schedule in this guide and of course will post any changes here as well as update the guide.
Similarly, the Krilo’s popular morning boat to Hvar town that returns to Split in the afternoon (nice day trip!) is also awaiting confirmation. A representative of Krilo has assured me that the boat will definitely run this year whether it begins in mid-May or at the beginning of June. Again, I will post the information here as soon as I get it and update the guide.
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