Getting to Split when planning your vacations, is one of the fundamental questions for those ‘first time’ visitors. Before planning your travel find out how much will be your travel costs in Split, Croatia.

Either way you arrive in Split, directly from your country or you are already in Europe, traveling to Split is getting more trouble-free.

From my personal experience, the most frequent questions are:

Split is becoming one of the key points to enter Croatia. It is the most important port hub along the coast.

Split town strategic position on Croatia map offers a lot of possibilities and ways to arrive from any European country.

After Croatia has become EU member (2013) many custom formalities will facilitate your travel to Croatia and Split.

Flights to Split

Low cost carriers have become the best value in your flights planning to reach Split. Many new companies are entering on this market, principally in preseason (April and May) as well in high season (June and August).

Split airport is very good served by air from the UK and some central and northern European countries. Read more……

Each year number of direct flights to Split have constantly been increasing but it seems like 2015 might be a year of the absolute records. Read more…

Istria to Split daily in just one hour!

Planning a trip from Pula (Istria) or Rijeka (Kvarner) to Split means to lose at least half a day by bus.

Beside the time, the travel expenses are too high. Just to remind you, that for one way bus ticket you have to pay almost 450 Kuna (€ 60).

Fortunately this year, finally Dalmatia is connected to Istria in a civilized manner, with daily direct flights from the Split seaport at Resnik near Split Airport to Pula taking just 62 minutes. It’s a great progress comparing with endless 11 hours by bus.

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This excellent video from Pula to Split gives you a very good idea why lots of people are booking this seaplanes not only for the travel, but for the panorama flight experience.
These daily flights are not only convenient for business matters but good occasion to visit Istria region all in one day. For example, take a flight from Jelsa (Hvar island) that leaves at 08:10, arriving less than two hours later in Pula, at 10:02, flying back at 17:05 and landing at 18:58.

Split by bus

Getting to Split by bus is one of the cheapest ways to travel. Split bus station (Autobusni Kolodvor) is conveniently located in Split port area. For the accurate position, visit Split map to help you move around.

Split is very well connected with all principal Croatia cities like Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Sibenik and with some international destinations. For more info read here!

Split by train

Traveling to Split by train is cheaper than by bus, but it is slower and not as popular. Train station called Zeljeznicki Kolodvor is practically behind the bus station and very close to ferry port. Read more about getting to Split by train!

By ferry boat

It is the oldest and the most popular ways to reach Split. Split is the main Croatia’s ferry hub with international and domestic ferry connections. From Split you can easily reach any of Central Dalmatian islands. Read here for detailed boat or ferry connections!

Are you coming from Italy to Split? Taking a ferry from Italy to Split Croatia is your best option if you are traveling from Italian Adriatic coast.

The major departure ports from Italy to the opposite shore of the Adriatic, are Ancona and Pescara. Find all connections from Italy!

Check a new Split local ferries schedule to Supetar (Brac island), Stari Grad (Hvar island) and Vis island! Don’t miss a new catamaran schedule from Split to Dubrovnik, Bol (Brac), Hvar town and Korcula.

Getting to Split by car

Traveling to Split by car is always a good idea. Split is connected with by a very picturesque highway from Zagreb. This is A1 highway (autocesta) from Zagreb to Split.  The A1 connects the continental part of Croatia with Mediterranean Dalmatia. Its construction finished on June 26, 2005. Read more about getting to Split by car!

If you are arriving in Split either by your own or rented car it will be useful to check information on parking problems in Split, where to park near the Split ferry port, where to find some free parking places, how many parking zones are in Split.

Renting a car

Renting a car to get to Split may be good idea, especially if you’re planning to visit Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian city of Zadar and Sibenik on the north. You have a freedom to discover the whole country at your own pace. Leasing a car in Croatia is both easy and economical. Read more!

Discover a cheap Split Airport car hire and transfer services for a great start of your trip. Take advantage of Auto Europe car hire deals!

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Below are my recommended sailing trips in Croatia from trusted companies and tour operators. Feel free to check the offers and links to find additional information and more related cruises!

From Split:

Top rated: Southern Explorer

Split Cruises

Starting and ending in Split, this cruise will take you to Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Korcula, Hvar and Brac!

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From Dubrovnik:

Top rated: Dubrovnik Discovery

 Dubrovnik Cruises

Depart from Dubrovnik on a week long cruise and explore Mljet, Hvar, Korcula, Trstenik, and Sipan.

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Organized tours are excellent ways to explore my beautiful country, and I highly recommend taking at least one trip during your visit. There are limitless fascinating places to see, and you can easily book a tour or day trip from my trusted partners below.

Below are five top rated tours from Split!

from 212h30m
Join a top-rated walking tour of Split's famous monuments and landmarks with a professional tour guide and learn more about our history and heritage.
from 11012h
Visit Komiza village, Blue cave on Bisevo island, Stiniva bay on island Vis, Green cave, Budikovac island, Pakleni islands, and Hvar island and town.
from 373h
Paddle around Split and Marjan Hill, discover and snorkel in secluded beaches and enjoy magnificent views.
from 5410h
Take a break from Split enjoy your coastline drive to Krka National Park and see what it's like to swim in pristine nature, with a visit to old town of Sibenik.
from 554h
Swim and snorkel in breathtaking blue lagoon, see small but beautiful Ciovo island, and grab a free lunch in memorable Trogir town.

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Consider cruise holidays!

Cruises are fantastic and inexpensive way to discover multiple destinations in Croatia.

Split to Dubrovnik Cruise

8 days, 9 destinations

From Split to Omis and Makarska, Bol (Brac island), Stari Grad (Hvar island), Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Sipan or Slano, Dubrovnik

€ 480 - 890

(€ 60 - 111 per day)

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Dalmatian Islands Experience Cruise

8 days, 9 destinations

From Split to Omis or Pucisca (Brac island), Korcula, Lastovo, Green cave (Ravnik), Komiza, Blue cave (Bisevo), Stari Grad (Hvar), Bol (Brac island)

€ 615 - 890

(€ 76 - 111 per day)

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Dubrovnik Discovery Cruise

8 days, 6 destinations

From Dubrovnik to Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Trstenik, and Sipan

€ 423 - 700

(€ 52 - 87 per day)

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