Split ferry port can sometimes look as the most chaotic place in Split if you don’t know how to find your way to your ferry destination.
There are dozens of ferries sailing to and from Split to different Central Dalmatian destinations. If anything about Split ferry port confuses you, just read my simple guide and directions for help.
On the map above you can see three key points inside the Split passengers harbor. Three piers correspond to different destinations and types of marine transportation, ferries for both cars and passengers, and catamarans which are only for passengers. If you’re interested to learn more about Split port history and development see Wikipedia for more information.
Split ferry port also has a fourth pier called Lukobran, used only by cruise ships. It was recently enlarged and deepened to be able to handle larger cruise ships and more traffic.
On the map you can easily find Split Bus and Train stations. Both are very close to each other.
If you are arriving from Split airport by regular bus transfer or by taxi, chances are you will stop at Obala Lazareta. All foot passengers can take a fast catamaran to one of the islands here. See catamaran schedules and departures from Split port.
Split Ferry Port Docks
Car ferries sail from other two port piers, as shown on the photo.
International ferries from or to Italy usually depart from Gat Sv.Duje (Gat means dock or pier) pier.
Majority of local island car ferries leave from local ferry pier Gat Sv.Petra.
It is important to note that some local ferries to/from Split can not be reserved online. You can technically book your local ferry ticket in advance on Jadrolinija’s website, but it doesn’t even guarantee a spot on your ferry.
You can purchase ferry tickets in local Jadrolinija sales point. Address is: Obala Lazareta bb, 21000 Split, Gat Sv.Duje bb, 21000 Split (yes, right on the ferry port). Phone number +385 21 33 83 33 in case you need it.
International Italy to Split ferries (Ancona to Split) can be booked online here. You can also book Ancona – Stari Grad (Hvar island) – Split – Ancona route for travelers planning to reach Hvar island directly. This route is only available in July and August.
Krilo is another company running many local ferry connections. For example they connect Split with Dubrovnik, Hvar, Sobra (Mljet island), Makarska, Bol and Milna (Brac island), Korcula island. You can check their schedules and reserve tickets here.
Special note for all passengers traveling by car:
Split Ferry Port Address
Gat Sv.Duje bb, Split
tel. +385 21 33 83 33, +385 21 33 83 04, +385 21 33 83 05
fax. +385 21 33 82 22
Tickets can be purchased at the main office of Jadrolinija, the main ferry carrier in Croatia.
Office is located within the large ferry terminal opposite the bus terminal that runs all services departing from the docks around the terminal, or at one of the kiosks on Gat Sv.Duje pier.
If you’re only staying in Split for a short time, consider accommodation near traffic hubs:
See also: new Split local ferries schedule is available to Supetar (Brac island), Stari Grad (Hvar island) and Vis island!
Alternative ferry companies and routes
Kapetan Luka is a Croatian shipping operator with its head office based in Krilo Jesenice, near Split.
The company was established in 1889 as a small cargo ship carrier. Since 1970 it has become a cruising, excursions and day trip company with high speed catamarans.
Kapetan Luka also runs a new tourist high speed line Split-Brac (Milna)-Hvar-Korcula-Mljet-Dubrovnik, Catamaran Line 9602 Split – Hvar – Vis – Split. Booking is available online!
Tickets sale point in Split ferry port for all Krilo’s catamarans is at small kiosk at pier Gat Sv. Petar, the one indicated as local ferry dock on the photo. Phone number is +381 21 645 476.
In Hvar town you can purchase tickets at Pelegrini Tours at Hvar Riva Promenade, tel. +0381 21 742 743.
From Split Airport to Split Port
The cheapest and easiest way to go from Split airport to Split port is to take an airport bus which leaves you off at Obala Lazareta, just a short walk from the ferry port.
In case you are getting to the port by your own or rental car, find out where to find parking space near the port. Split city suffers from a shortage of parking places.