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Take car with us to Hvar or leave in Split?

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Take car with us to Hvar or leave in Split?

Five of us are driving a large van from Rovinj to Dubrovnik on our trip to Croatia in three weeks, and were torn on how to handle the car situation for Hvar. Originally we planned on taking the car ferry in Split to Stari Grad, drive to our apartment in Hvar Town where we'll stay two nights. On the last day we'd visit wineries in Jesla and do other sightseeing on the way to Sucaraj, where we'll then take the car ferry to the mainland for the drive down to Dubrovnik.

However I noticed that the car ferry from Split to Stari Grad for our large van costs 490 kuna, or about $100! That seems pretty pricy just to transport our car. We would prefer to have a car on Hvar to get around, esp. as our apartment isn't that close to town itself, but the ferry price is making us wonder if it's a better idea to instead park our car in Split for 2 days, take the catamaran to Hvar Town, taxi to our apartment, rent scooters, and then take the catamaran back?

What do you recommend? Any cheap parking places near the port in Split? Also how long do we need to get to the ferry terminal in advance, if we take the car ferry, or if we take the catamaran? Alternatively we can return the car in Split and get another one on Hvar, but that seems like a hassle with all our luggage -- or is that a better idea?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Take car with us to Hvar or leave in Split?

If you taxi to your apartment, pay the parking in Split and rent Scooters in Hvar, you are almost paying the same price, as a one-way ticket. Also you'll loose time to get back to Split. But if you can do the trip on Hvar with scooters why don't you rent a smaller car from the beginning?

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2. Re: Take car with us to Hvar or leave in Split?

I would guess they aren't getting a smaller car to start with because it's hard to fit five people plus luggage in the smaller car?....I do think that it makes more sense to take the 100 dollar hit because I agree it will start to add up with the taxi,etc.

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3. Re: Take car with us to Hvar or leave in Split?

Yes you're right -- with luggage we're not able to take a smaller car. Thanks for your advice, we'll take the car ferry hit as that seems the most convenient.

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