Getting Around

Daniela Rogulj

There are several ways to get around Korčula Island if you are travelling without your car (and since parking can be a problem in Korčula town, you might be better off without it anyway).



Although not a very large island, Korčula has several bus lines spanning the island, allowing the tourists (and, of course, those living on the island) to get around. Make sure you check the current schedules for any of these buses, as those tend to change depending on the season.

First of all, there’s Korčula to Lumbarda bus, operating at least a dozen times each day (the ride takes about 15 minutes), stopping near the Dom Zdravlja (Medical Centre) at the bottom of Uvala Luka, by the ferry port of Dominče and near the entrance to Lumbarda. There are other ways to get from Korčula to Lumbarda, see below for more info.

The other “main” bus operates between Korčula and Vela Luka on the other side of the island. This will take you to some of the nicer beaches away from the Korčula town, as it stops in various locations along its route (Žrnovo, Pupnat, Čara, Smokvica and Blato are the stops; from Blato you’re able to catch the buses to Prigradica and Prižba on opposite sides of the island twice daily), and just about each of those places is worth a bit of exploring. Throughout the year this bus line operates several times daily, but make sure to check the exact schedules.

There’s a bus line connecting Korčula town with Račišće village to the north-west, which you also might find useful to explore that section of the island and some of the beaches there, facing Pelješac. Also operating several times daily, but also make sure you find out the exact schedule for the day you want to take the bus.

Bus line Korčula – Žrnovo is, admittedly, dedicated mostly to the people of the island, and sees much less tourist traffic. However, if you want to explore the wonderful village and the beaches on the south side of the island that are accessible from there, take the 5 minute drive, walk around Žrnovo and discover its discrete charm, and see if you’re up for the walk towards those beaches.

All of the local lines on Korčula are operated by Arriva (formerly Autotrans), and you can use their search-box below to find exact times for any trip you want:


There are quite a few taxi services on Korčula. Here are just a few:

Taxi Korčula – Eno Bakaric: 24-hour taxi service on the island, open every day. Contact: +385 91 511 5116

Taxi Korčula: Available 24-hours, every day, this taxi company offers three taxi classes (BMW limousine, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes Vito Van). Contact: +385 91 537 6123 

Taxi Papre: Located in Vela Luka, this company also specializes in transfers and boat trips. Contact: +385 91 525 5142

There are various private transfer options of course, from chauffeur-driven car to speedboat, for example. Contact us with your needs at [email protected].


Taxi boat services: a very handy way to get around the Korčula archipelago and all the way to Lumbarda during the tourist season. Waiting for the passengers near the Eastern port of Korčula town, between the Konzum store and bus station, you will find many taxi boats taking passengers to Badija and Vrnik Islands, Uvala Luka where Port 9 Resort is located and Lumbarda. There is no official schedule for those trips, so just ask the people operating those boats where they’re going, what the price is (make sure you ask for the return price!) and enjoy the islets!

There are also speed-boat taxi services available if you really need to get somewhere fast, and all tourist agencies in town will be able to help you get in touch with any of them.

If you want a bit more freedom with your exploring of the island, you can rent a car, scooter, boat, bicycle or a kayak in several agencies in Korčula: Kaleta, Korkyra InfoRent a Đir





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