Getting from Split to Lastovo Island



from Split to Lastovo by ferry

If you are travelling anywhere from Europe or from neighbouring Italy by ferry from Ancona, train, bus or flight and arriving in Split, this is the best place to travel to Lastovo and nearest airport to the island.

Distance from Split to Lastovo is 65 nautical miles (about 121 km).

There are two direct ferries to the island from Split, the first one that takes foot passengers only and another one that takes foot passengers as well as cars and other vehicles (see it in action on above photo).

Both ferries are run by Jadrolinija ferry company and are both arriving in Ubli ferry port, which is the only ferry port on the island. They are in operation all year around. See below details:

Foot passengers:

If you are foot passenger, your best option is (if you can) to take fast catamaran ferry line 9604 that leaves daily (weather permit) between Split and Lastovo.

The journey lasts for about 3 hours.

It is 9604 Jadrolinija’s ferry line, departing from Split daily at 14:00 arriving in Lastovo (Ubli) at 17:05;

From June to September this ferry leaves at 15:00 arriving 18:05. Book it online here

Alternatively, take slow Jadrolinija’s ferry, departing from Split daily at 15:00 arriving in Lastovo (Ubli) at 19:15

From June to September on certain days of the week, this ferry leaves twice a day.

By Car:

If you are travelling by car your best option is (if you can) to take car ferry that leaves daily from Split to Lastovo.

It is Jadrolinija’s ferry line 604, departing from Split from June to September daily at 10:15 and 17:30 arriving in Lastovo (Ubli) at 15:30 and 22:00, in other periods at 15:00 arriving in Lastovo 19:15 (Fri and Sat departure are and hour later)

Your other option is to drive from Split to Orebic, cross to Korcula island and drive to Vela Luka where you can catch same ferry to Lastovo. this option may be suitable for people who would like to visit Korcula island too or if you need to travel somewhere else on the mainland and from that point it is closer to reach Korcula than drive back to Split.

I often use this way of travel if I’m in Dubrovnik and want to get by car to Lastovo so instead of driving to Split I just cross to Korcula and catch the ferry from there. It is specially good option for off season travelling when other ferries do not operate. (see connecting schedules on croatiaferries.com website)

Map of getting from Split to Lastovo:

Private boat transfer:

Yes it is possible to get private fast boat transfer from Split to Lastovo. However,  I would not recommend you to rely on it. The reason is that weather is unpredictable and you may get stuck somewhere for few hours even days sometime. Take instead regular public ferry, even it is bit slower but at least you can be sure that you will arrive safely.

Whenever I go to Split, I always choose fast ferry if weather is fine. However, if seas are rough, I choose car ferry to travel with. There are two reasons:

  1. First – it is much more stable on rough seas and therefore more pleasurable to travel on;
  2. Second – it is more likely it will indeed depart, which is not always case with fast catamarans.

So, if you want to make sure you will (almost) certainly depart, take slow ferry!

See all timetables herehttps://www.croatiaferries.com/split-ubli-ferry.htm