Below we have answered some of the most popular questions people ask us about travelling to/from or around Korcula.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide specific information for every transport question so please read the information below and check the relevant public transport websites for further details.
How to Travel to Korcula? How to Travel from Korcula?
As an island located on the Croatian coast, you cannot arrive directly on Korcula however, it is easy enough to transfer here. For general information about travelling to Korcula Island, see how to get to Korcula Island.
You may also be planning a day trip to Korcula from another Dalmatian destination or planning to visit a nearby location as a day trip from Korcula.
Below is a list of the most common destinations you will be travelling from to reach Korcula or travelling to.
How do I get to Korcula from Mljet?
See how to travel between Mljet and Korcula.
How do I get to Korcula from Dubrovnik?
See how to travel between Dubrovnik and Korcula.
How do I get to Korcula from Split?
See how to travel between Split and Korcula.
How do I get to Korcula from Vis?
See how to travel between Vis and Korcula.
How do I get to Korcula from Hvar?
See how to travel between Hvar and Korcula.
How do I get to Korcula from Lastovo?
See Visit Lastovo.
How to get to travel around Korcula?
It is easy to travel around Korcula by car, bus, scooter, bike, foot, boat or kayak!
For more detailed information about travelling around Korcula Island, see how to travel around Korcula.
How to get from Korcula Town to Lumbarda (or Lumbarda to Korcula)?
Lumbarda is located around 5 km from Korcula Town and is most easily reached by taxi, boat or bus.
By taxi – There is a taxi rank next to the main bus station in Korcula and it costs about 15-20€ one way. In Lumbarda, the taxis wait in the centre of the town, close to the bus stop.
By boat – There are frequent water taxis leaving from the main Korcula taxi port to Lumbarda. They drop off in Lumbarda (and pick up from here) at the jetty in front of the Lumbarda Resort Apartments.
By bus – There is a public bus running fairly frequently from the main bus station in Korcula to Lumbarda. You can stop in the centre or at the last stop which is closer to the sandy beaches. During the peak season (approximately June – September) from Monday to Friday, there are 11 buses running between 8:00 to 18:45, almost hourly. On Saturday there are 10 buses running between 8:00 to 18:45, almost hourly. On Sunday there are 4 buses running between 10:00 and 18:45, once every few hours. The buses run less frequently outside of the main season. For a full timetable see the Arriva website.
By bike/foot – Of course, if you are feeling energetic, it is possible to walk or cycle to Lumbarda. Our self-guided cycling tour to Lumbarda may help.
How to get from Korcula Town to Vela Luka (or Vela Luka to Korcula)?
Korcula Town and Vela Luka are the main hubs on Korcula Island and passenger boats arrive at both towns. There are two roads between Korcula and Vela Luka. The newer high road is quicker. The old “Napolean” road is more scenic but takes longer. The bus goes on this road and stops at several villages & towns en route.
By taxi – There is a taxi rank next to the main bus station in Korcula and it costs about 70-80€ one way.
By bus – There is a public bus running fairly frequently from the main bus station in Korcula to Vela Luka. For a full timetable see the Arriva website. Tickets can be purchased online, at the bus station or on the bus.
How to get from Korcula Town to Orebic (or Orebic to Korcula)?
Orebic is a busy seaside town located on the Peljesac Peninsula, with a number of pleasant pebble beaches, cafes and restaurants. It makes a fun day trip from Korcula. The town can be reached from Korcula by the passenger ferry which departs from the west port in Korcula Town. In the peak summer season (July-August) the ferry runs from 5:00 to 23:00 almost hourly. A full sailing schedule is listed at the small ticket kiosk on the west side of the port, where you can also buy tickets.
There is also a car and passenger ferry located 2 kilometres from the centre of Korcula Town, located in Domince. To Orebic, it takes around 15-20 minutes. From May to September the ferry runs almost hourly from 04:00 to 00:30. Tickets can be brought from the ticket office at the port. During the peak summer season there can be long queues for the ferry, so be prepared to wait. A full sailing schedule can be found on the Jadrolinija website.
General Travel Questions
Is it best to book public transport in advance?
If you are travelling in the high season (from mid-June) it is advisable to book in advance if possible. Most of the main transport providers have online booking facilities.
Where do the catamarans depart from Korcula?
Either from Korcula Town (sometimes from the east port, sometimes from the west port) or Vela Luka. The car ferry between Korcula Island and Orebic departs from Domince, which is around 3 km from Korcula Town.
Where to rent scooters, cars, kayaks, bikes & boats?
Scooters can be rented from a number of travel agencies in the larger towns and villages on Korcula, such as Korcula Town, Lumbarda and Vela Luka. Reasonably priced, this is a great way to explore Korcula. You can rent a 50cc bike for around 30.00€ for a day, with the price dropping for consecutive days hired. To hire a scooter you need to have a valid driving license and you may also need to show your passport or national identity card. There is a petrol station in Korcula Town and Vela Luka and in the peak season in Smokvica. It is not usually necessary to book scooters in advance, although they will be in high demand during the summer.
Cars can be rented from a number of travel agencies in the larger towns and villages on Korcula, such as Korcula Town, Lumbarda and Vela Luka. You must usually return the rental car to the same location you hired the car from. Car hire can be expensive but does allow you to explore more remote places and beaches of Korcula Island. A small car will cost you about 60€ a day, with the price dropping for consecutive days hired. To hire a car you need to have a valid driving license, which has been held for at least 1 year and you may also need to show your passport or national identity card. Age restrictions may apply. It is advisable to book car hire in advance if visiting during the summer. There is a petrol station in Korcula Town and Vela Luka and in the peak season in Smokvica.
Kayaks are a really fun way to travel around Korcula and to the nearby archipelago and are ideal for children. Kayaks can be rented from a few travel agencies in larger towns and villages on Korcula or from larger beaches, such as on the beachfront on Banje beach in Korcula and various places on Prvi Zal in Lumbarda. You may need to leave a passport, national identity card or driving license as a deposit, which you collect after the kayak has been returned. Life jackets and dry bags are supplied. It is not necessary to book kayaks in advance but they will be in high demand during the summer.
With a number of cycling trails across Korcula and some great easy rides through beautiful scenery, renting a bike is a fantastic way to travel around parts of the island at your leisure. Bicycles can be rented from a number of travel agencies in the larger towns and villages on Korcula, such as Korcula Town, Lumbarda and Vela Luka. Bikes can be rented for the day costing around 20€ for a one-day rental. You may need to leave a passport, national identity card or driving license as a deposit, which you collect after the bike has been returned. Helmets, puncture kits and locks are supplied. It is not necessary to book cycles in advance, however, they will be in high demand during the peak season.
If you are thinking of cycling to Lumbarda from Korcula, our self-guided cycling tour includes an information guide and map with interesting points to see.
Read about our favourite cycling routes on Korcula.
Although not a cheap option, hiring a boat is a wonderful way to explore Korcula’s coastline and the surrounding Skoji islets. Officially a navigational license is required to hire a boat. Boats can be hired from a few travel agencies in the larger towns and villages on Korcula, such as Korcula Town, Lumbarda and Vela Luka. Prices vary depending upon the size of the boat and type e.g. inflatable/rubber boat or motor boat.
The local tourist agency based in Korcula, Rent a Dir, offers a wide range of boats available for rent. Website: http://www.cro-rent.com.
Korcula Island Guide
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How to travel to Korcula Island
How to travel around Korcula Island