How to Get from Supetar to Bol: A Traveler's Guide

In this traveler's guide, we'll navigate the journey from Supetar to  Bol, two captivating towns situated on the enchanting island of Brač in Croatia. Bol, famed for its spectacular Golden Beach, and  Supetar, the island's vibrant capital, offer distinct experiences waiting to be explored. From the iconic  Zlatni Rat to Supetar's tranquil charm, join us as we uncover the best routes and experiences for traversing this stunning Croatian island.

View of the port of Supetar - island of Brač - Croatia
Zuffe, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

By Car/Motorbike/Bicycle/Your Own Vehicle

The first route, spanning just over 35 km, is the quicker option. It follows the D113 road, the main state route on Brač Island in Croatia. This road links Supetar and Sumartin towns, along with their respective ferry ports, where  Jadrolinija ferries sail to the mainland. Along the way, it passes through the village of  Nerežišća, positioned at the intersection of the island's main roads and nestled on the slopes of Brač's largest plain. Historically, Nerežišća served as the administrative and business hub of the island, once hosting the courts of the dukes of Brač. The village boasts the beautiful Church of Our Lady of Carmel, surrounded by noble stone mansions adorned with intricate ornamentation. Nerežišća's charm is further accentuated by its quaint stone houses, narrow streets, and small squares. Visitors can witness the unique Memorial "Frane Senjković" - balun o ruke, part of a festival honoring St. Margaret, the patroness of Nerežišća. This centuries-old game, once popular on Mediterranean islands, adds to the village's authentic appeal.

Continuing along the route, the next village encountered is Pražnica, followed by  Gornji Humac, situated around 500 m above sea level, making it the highest settlement on the island. Gornji Humac, located approximately 10 km from Pučišća, is one of the island's oldest settlements, now offering a serene ambiance with its stone houses, narrow streets, and untouched natural surroundings, echoing the lives of farmers and peasants from centuries past. The Baroque-style Parish Church of St. Nicholas is a notable landmark, housing valuable masterpieces such as a triptych by Juraj Dalmatinac and a stone relief triptych crafted in the workshop of Niccolò Fiorentino. Taverns in Gornji Humac serve home-fed roasted lamb and traditional bread baked under a lid, complemented by a glass of quality wine from Brač, offering a taste of authentic island cuisine.

To reach Bol, travelers will embark on another 10 km of spectacular downhill road, promising breathtaking views and a memorable journey to this picturesque village.

The alternative route to Bol from Supetar stretches a bit further, covering just over 47 kilometers, but promises a journey filled with breathtaking scenery and cultural immersion. Departing from Supetar, instead of following the familiar path along the main highway D113, travelers opt for the scenic coastal route tracing the island's northern shoreline.

As the road unfolds, travelers are greeted by the charming village of  Postira, where the fusion of tradition and modernity creates a harmonious atmosphere. Here, amidst the backdrop of the azure Adriatic Sea, visitors are invited to experience the authentic Dalmatian way of life. The streets of Postira are steeped in history, with each cobblestone pathway leading to a story waiting to be discovered. From the bustling town square, Pjaca, alive with the melodies of local musicians, to the tranquil harborside where boats sway gently in the breeze, Postira offers a glimpse into the soul of island living.

Continuing along the coastal road, travelers encounter  Pučišća, a hidden gem nestled within a sheltered cove on Brač's northern coast. Renowned for its exquisite stonework and architectural beauty, Pučišća's whitewashed stone houses and picturesque streets captivate the imagination. The town's rich history is evident in every corner, from the intricate carvings adorning its buildings to the centuries-old traditions preserved by its residents. Visitors are invited to explore the renowned Stone Mason School, where the art of stonemasonry has been passed down through generations, and immerse themselves in the vibrant cultural scene, from music festivals to art exhibitions.

As the journey continues southward, passing through the quaint village of Pražnica, travelers eventually reconnect with the initial route, meandering through the idyllic countryside until finally reaching the enchanting town of Bol. Here, amidst the stunning backdrop of Brač's rugged coastline and crystal-clear waters, travelers can unwind on the famous Zlatni Rat beach, explore the historic streets of the old town, or simply soak in the beauty of their surroundings. With each twist and turn of the coastal road, the journey from Supetar to Bol becomes not just a voyage of distance, but a true odyssey of discovery, offering glimpses into the heart and soul of Croatia's beloved island of Brač.

By Bus

If you do not have your own meaning of transport you can still get from Supetar to Bol (and from Bol to Supetar) by bus. The  bus company Arriva provides 8 daily departures starting as early as 06:05 and continuing until 15:40, travelers have ample flexibility for their trips. The journey typically takes around 55 minutes, covering an average distance of 37 km. Prices begin at €6.30, making it an affordable choice for all budgets. Buses depart from Supetar's Bus Station and arrive at Bol's Bus Station. Additionally, travelers can benefit from special discounts, including an extra 5% off when booking through the Arriva Croatia app. 


While not attempted firsthand, embarking on a 30 km walk through the enchanting island of Brač holds a certain allure. In an age where there's a yearning to slow down life's pace, this option presents an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in the beauty of one of Croatia's most captivating islands.

Aerial photo of Bol showing from east (Dominican monastery) to west (Zlatni rat beach) - Croatia
Aerial photo of Bol - Marin0110, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons