Being the largest island in Dalmatia, Brač is well known for the characteristically Dalmatian laid-back atmosphere which comes without the bustle and the scuttle of its more popular neighbor Hvar. Known for the picturesque Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) beach in Bol, the fascinating Blaca Monastery, and its many picturesque small towns and villages like Pučišća, Splitska, Povlja, Sumartin, Sutivan, Milna and, lastly, the island’s capital, Supetar, Brač is a perfect place for those looking to go a bit off the touristic hotspots of Dalmatia.
Being an island town, Brač is primarily accessible by boat, as the island has no bridges connecting it to the mainland. However, the island does have an airport, located above the town of Bol, that receives two weekly flights from Zagreb during the summer months. Nonetheless, travelling to Brač is hardly a problem, as ferries and fast-ferries depart form the port of Split towards Brač almost on an hourly base.
During the summer months, there are 12 (June) or 14 (July/August) daily departures from the port of Split to Supetar, making it the most frequent line between Split and the island of Brač. The line is operated by Jadrolinija. The adult ticket for Supetar costs 33 kn, while children under the age of 12 get a 50% discount. Children under the age of 3 get a free admission, like in all the other lines. If you plan on taking your personal vehicle to Brač, it will cost you an additional 276 kn, unless your car is under 5 meters in length which brings down the cost of the car-ticket to 154 kn.
Other connections include the fast ferry lines that stop at Bol. They too are operated by Jadrolinija and include the line #9603 Split – Bol – Jelsa as well as the summer line #9811S Split – Bol – Hvar – Korčula – Dubrovnik. Both lines include one daily trips, with the line towards Dubrovnik departing from Split at 15:30 and arriving to Bol at 16:30, while the line towards Jelsa departing an hour later, at 16:30. The line towards Dubrovnik is more expensive, charging 90 kn for a trip to Bol, while the line headed to Jelsa costs just 55 kn to Bol and also includes a 50% discount for children aged 3-12.
The last connection between the coast and Brač includes the fast ferry lines stopping at Milna. They include the line #9602 Split – Milna – Hvar – Vis operated by Jadrolinija and the line Split – Milna – Hvar – Korčula – Mljet – Dubrovnik which is operated by Krilo: Kapetan Luka. Krilo’s line heading toward Dubrovnik is a daily line that departs from Split at 7:40 and arrives to Milna at 8:05, while the Jadrolinija line towards Vis stops at Milna only once a week, on Wednesdays, with departures from Split at 18:00 and arrivals at Milna at 18:30. The cost of the ticket from Split to Milna for Krilo‘s line is 50 kn while Jadrolinija charges 40 kn and has a 50% discount for children aged 3-12.
Finally, Krilo Shipping Company (not to be confused with the larger Krilo: Kapetan Luka) operates the line Split – Sutivan – Milna. The adult ticket costs 30 kn for Sutivan and 40 kn for Milna. The children ticket’s are half priced. The fast-ferry sails twice a day from Monday to Saturday (09:30, 20:00) and once on Sundays (19:15).
The fast-ferries do not carry vehicles. Cars can only be brought over to Brač over the Split – Supetar ferry line.