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Getting around Mljet Island

Public transport on Mljet:

The main public transport on the island are buses (click for timetable) that will take you around the island.

There are two main bus routes, one serving the Eastern side and another serving the Western side of the island:

  1. bus route from Sobra to Pomena, via Polace and Govedjari
  2. bus route from Sobra to Saplunara,  via Prozura and Korita

Both routes start/end in Sobra, as this is the main ferry port that ferries from/to Dubrovnik and Prapratno are serving all year around. The alternative ferry ports are Polace and Pomena, from where you get ferries to & from Split, Hvar, Korcula, and Dubrovnik.

At the moment, there are just two buses a day running over the island, however, that may change, so it is a good idea to check locally, once you arrive, the exact timetables for the period you visit the island. ( See here all bus timetables for the whole island )

Another good way to travel around is by taxi.

If you intend to do short distances it is a good idea to rent a bike or scooter (for a bit longer distance). There are several bike and scooter renting places on the island, mostly located in the vicinity of the National Park.

Getting around National Park:

To get around National Park, besides bicycles, kayaks, and small rowing boats you can use the local minibus service that will take you from Polace to Pristaniste from where the small ferry boat shuttle takes you to Sveta Marija (St Mary’s ) islet for sightseeingDepending on the season, the minibus runs every hour or at least several times a day. The service is adjusted with a boat shuttle service. Here is the current timetable:

mini bus service timetable for Mljet National Park

To get to  Sveta Marija (St Mary’s) islet you have to get to either Mali Most (walking distance from Pomena) or Pristaniste, the minibus arrival point; once you are there, to reach the islet you can take any of the regular ferry boat shuttle services that are departing from there. In the high season there are also some boats running from Soline – check locally when you arrive.