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There are 3 ways to get from Jelsa to Makarska by ferry, car ferry, bus or car

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Line 9603 Catamaran, line 638 car ferry

  1. Take the line 9603 Catamaran from Jelsa to Bol
  2. Take the line 638 car ferry from Sumartin to Makarska

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Catamaran, bus

  1. Take the Catamaran from Jelsa to Split
  2. Take the bus from Split to Makarska

Drive, line 632 car ferry

  1. Drive from Jelsa to Sućuraj
  2. Take the line 632 car ferry from Sućuraj to Drvenik
  3. Drive from Drvenik to Makarska

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Jelsa to Makarska is to Catamaran and bus, which costs 65 kn - 180 kn and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Jelsa to Makarska is to drive and line 632 car ferry which costs 100 kn - 160 kn and takes 2h 24m.

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The distance between Jelsa and Makarska is 30 km.

The best way to get from Jelsa to Makarska without a car is to line 9603 Catamaran and line 638 car ferry which takes 2h 54m and costs 350 kn - 440 kn.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Jelsa to Makarska, including transfers.

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There are 252+ hotels available in Makarska. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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Map of how to get from Jelsa to Makarska.
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  • Distance: 30.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 54m

What companies run services between Jelsa, Croatia and Makarska, Croatia?

There is no direct connection from Jelsa to Makarska. However, you can take the line 9603 Catamaran to Bol, take the taxi to Sumartin, then take the line 638 car ferry to Makarska. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Jelsa to Makarska via Split and Split in around 3h 46m.

Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Split bus station to Makarska bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45 kn - 60 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Autotransport Šibenik
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Croatia Bus
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Split to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Book at
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Ferry from Jelsa to Bol
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18 kn - 22 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
18 kn - 22 kn
Car ferry from Sumartin to Makarska
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18 kn - 22 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
18 kn - 22 kn
Ferry from Jelsa to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30 kn - 45 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
30 kn - 45 kn
Car ferry from Sućuraj to Drvenik
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15 kn - 19 kn
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
15 kn - 19 kn

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