How to get from Split Airport to the city centre

Before we tell you how to get from Split Airport to the city centre, we’ll tell you a little bit about it.

The city of Split is the second most populated in Croatia and the most important of the beautiful Dalmatian coast, bathed by the Adriatic. Its historic centre is an architectural marvel, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. It is also an important and vibrant fishing port.

If you want to visit the romantic Split and its beautiful surroundings, the easiest thing is to fly to Split Airport.

Split Airport is also a good base for visiting the historic city of Trogir and the beautiful islands of Hvar and Brac.

Streets of Split (Pixabay)

Split Airport is located west of the city, in Kastela, about 24 kilometers from the center.

If you don’t want to complicate your life, here you can book your transfer directly from Split Airport to your final destination:

Bus from Split Airport to Split city centre

You can go from Split Airport to the city centre by taking bus number 37.

Itinerary: at Split Airport the stop is right in front of the terminal. The last stop on the route is Sukoisan Bus Station, about 750 metres north of the centre of Split. From here, you can take buses 9 or 10, or walk. There are several intermediate stops. At Split bus station, the bus departs from platforms 4 and 5.
Journey Time: The total journey takes about 45-55 minutes, depending on traffic.
Prices and tickets: you can buy the bus ticket to go from Split Airport to the center directly from the driver. The price is 17 HRK per journey.
Timetables: you can consult them on Split’s official public transport website.

Bus to go from Split Airport to Trogir

The same bus 37 will take you to this beautiful historic city.

Itinerary: the bus takes you from Split Airport to Trogir Bus Station, located on the coast, right next to the bridge leading to Trogir Island. From Trogir station, buses depart from platform 8.
Journey time: just over 10 minutes.
Frequency: there is a service every 20-30 minutes.
Prices and tickets: the price of a trip is 13 HRK.

Ferry to Brac and Hvar

If you want to continue your journey from Split to the islands of Brac and Hvar, you will find the port in the same place as the bus and train stations.

There you will be able to take the ferries of the company Jadrolinija, which offers the best and most extended service.

The most common lines are as follows:

Split-Supetar: arriving in Brac within 50 minutes of travel.
Split-Stari Grad: arriving in Hvar after 2 hours of travel.
Split-Hvar: about 65 minutes to get to Hvar.

Another recent option (it was inaugurated in summer 2019) is the express ship that takes directly from Split Airport to the islands of Brac and Hvar. There are only a few options a day, but it’s a very good solution if you match the schedule.

Itinerary: stops at Split (15 mminutes), Stari Grad (55-65 minutes) and Hvar (about an hour).
Prices and tickets: 50 HRK to Split and almost 200 HRK to Brac and Hvar. Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at the airport counter or on the Internet.

Bus Pleso Prijevoz from Split Airport to Split

This bus allows a direct connection to go from Split Airport to Split city centre.

Frequency: although you should depart for the airport every half hour, you don’t usually depart until it’s full. However, in the direction of the airport the coa is better.
Duration of the trip: about 35 minutes.
Itinerary: departs from Split Airport to the centre and has its last stop at Split’s main bus station.
Prices and tickets: one ticket costs 30 HRK.

Car rental Split Airport

If you want to properly enjoy the spectacular surroundings of Split and also its historic centre, the best thing is to choose to rent a car at Split Airport. There you will find counters of companies such as Avis, Budget, Goldcar and many others.

In fact, there are so many car rental agencies at Split Airport that the best thing you can do to get the best value for your car rental in Split is to use our totally neutral comparator:

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Taxi from Split Airport to the city centre

A taxi from Split Airport to the centre of Split can cost around 240-260 HRK, and prices can be increased by around 30%-40% in the high season months. Night service is also more expensive (between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.).

The taxi ride downtown takes about half an hour.

Travel insurance for travel to Croatia

Are you one of those who still thinks that travel insurance is something dispensable? An insurance for a family with two children who wants to make a one-week trip to any European destination can cost around 45 euros (it doesn’t even reach 7 euros per day). Travel in family, couple or alone, we recommend arriving at the destination with a standard insurance that includes a minimum of 60,000 euros in hospitalization, repatriation, theft and cancellation costs. We have tried several companies and the last few times we have repeated with Iati because everything has gone perfectly. In addition you have a 5% discount to come from us through this link.