Getting to Split
Whether by plane, boat, bus, train or car, it is getting ever easier to travel to Split. With new trains, new air routes, a new highway to Zagreb and dozens of ferries and buses, Split is becoming one of Croatia's prime points of entry.
The city is well served by air from the UK and Europe. From April to October there are quite a few low-cost carriers that fly directly to Split from a number of cities. You can also reach Split via a stopover in Zagreb.
Split Airport is, after Zagreb Airport, the most important in Croatia. Scheduled services fly to major European cities, with many charter flights in summer. The airport is about 25 km west of Split, near the city of Trogir.
For more information visit the Split Airport website.
Shuttle Bus Service
A shuttle bus operates between the airport and the city centre. For more information, please click here.
All international arrivals are linked to the local bus service. A single ticket costs approximately 4 EUR (30 HRK).
There is a bus stop close to Split Airport. Lines No. 37 (Split – Trogir; Trogir – Split) and No. 38 (Split Airport – Kastel Stari – Split; Split – Kastel Stari – Split Airport). For more information, please click here.
Taxi service is available during Split Airport operating hours.
Phone: ++385 (0)21 1777
You can also pre-book a taxi. For more information, please click here or here.
A taxi from the airport to the centre (ferry port or Diocletian's Palace) takes a bit over 30 min and costs about 30-35 EUR (250 HRK).
Zadar (160 km, regular bus service to Split). Find more information at this link.
Zagreb (400 km, regular train, bus and plane service to Split). Find more information at this link.
There are year-round ferries from Ancona in Italy, with a higher frequency of ferries during the summer months. See Travelling from Ancona to Croatia page for more details.
There is also a fast catamaran service during summer.
Carriers: Jadrolinija and Blue Line Ferries.
The bus terminal in Split is located in the very centre of the city, right next to the city harbour and railway station. There are regular international bus lines to and from Split. There are also many buses to and from Zagreb every day. The journey takes 5 – 7 hours (depending on the line and carrier). For more information see the websites of the bus stations in Split and Zagreb.
Find the bus time table here.
It is possible to travel by train to Split from elsewhere in Europe, although the majority of routes involve a change of trains at Zagreb. For detailed information on international lines see the Die Bahn website. There are regular lines to and from Zagreb, which take 6 – 9 hours, depending on the line.
Timetables are available at the Croatian Railways website.
The highway connecting Zagreb and Split has shortened travel time between the two cities to a mere 3.5 – 4 hours. For more information visit ViaMichelin.
For more information about getting to Split, please click here and here.