You've made it and want to explore the island, but how? This section investigates the options open to you for independent sightseeing, and gives an overview of the roads, with tips for using them safely.
There is a regular bus service, which is especially useful for getting to the ferry port in Stari Grad. Run by Čazmatrans, the bus timetable changes every few months and you can find it in our blog post (updated February 2015), at the local tourist offices or on the Čazmatrans website.
The Čazmatrans website version is only in Croatian: 'vozni red' means 'bus times'. You can choose your starting point and destination from the drop-down list, and press 'prikaži' ('show'). You then see the list of departure times. In the routes to and from Hvar, the buses which use the old scenic road show the names of the villages (Selca, Brusje and Grablje), otherwise they go on the newer road through the Selca-Dubovica tunnel. Where it says 'Ne vozi nedjeljom i blagdanom' it means the buses do not run on Sundays and public holidays.
There are many taxi drivers in the main towns of the island, and it can be cost-effective to make arrangements with one of them for your transport needs during your stay, whether for shopping or sightseeing. Many of the taxi drivers have mini-buses which can accommodate groups for tours around places of interest or trips to the beach or dinner. Among the lesser-known possibilities for independent transport are the private transfers,
Updated February 2015