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Ultimate Guide: How to Travel Around Split, Croatia

Updated: Apr 22

The Ultimate travel  quide to Split, Croatia

How to travel around Split, Croatia

Every country you visit will have its own best and worst modes of public transport. Split is very European in the way that most locations are within walking distance so most opt for this option, however, this article will help you to get to locations that are slightly out of walking distance.

Getting from Split Airport to the Centre

Many people arrive at Split's airport (Zračna luka Split) and they don’t realize how far away from the centre they are. Luckily there are many affordable options to get to wherever they need to get in and around the city:

  • Public Bus 37 - This is the cheapest but longest option, these buses stop at nearly every stop but it will take you right behind the centre city and for less than 5 Euro (cash only though). These buses usually run every 15-30 mins however it varies depending on the time of the year.

  • Shuttle Bus - This shuttle bus usually parks right out in front of the arrival terminal and won’t leave until the bus is reasonably full. It goes directly to Split’s bus and ferry terminals and is quite comfortable. You can book tickets in advance here, which we recommend doing so, especially in the high season between June and August. Costs between 6-8 Euros and can be paid in cash or card.

  • Taxi - Local taxis will also be waiting outside the terminal and might be more beneficial for bigger groups. Make sure it's metered and/or you negotiate a decent price before getting in, I would check the price on an app like Uber or Bolt and negotiate from there. Cash is always king in these situations and may give you more bargaining power.

  • Uber/Bolt - An obvious option in any big city, most comfortable however can be the most expensive in some way. At high season you might be looking at prices exceeding 50 Euro but you get the benefit of being dropped to your doorstep of your accommodation. 

Getting around Split’s Old Town

It's not possible to drive through the Old Town as of reasonably recently. It is a walking town and why wouldn't it be, you need to enjoy the amazing architecture after all.

If your legs are getting tired from exploring however there are some options if necessary. 

  • Electric scooters are quickly becoming very popular, however please use caution on the slippery tiles around the town.

  • Electric Bikes are also very popular, you will need to download an app for this and it’s also very affordable. Remember Split isn’t a flat area so these are very useful.

  • Public Transport: Buses again are quite straightforward to use for foreigners. There are stops everywhere and they can take you to all the nearby beaches and landmarks.

  • Uber/Taxi/Bolt: Ubers have specific pick-up points around town and so do taxis. Again take caution when booking in the common pick-up locations and some charge very high, so make sure to bargain from the get-go. 

Travelling from Split to other towns/islands

Flixbus and Omio are great apps to find cheap buses that will take you from Split to any town, whether that’s in Croatia or surrounding countries like Bosnia, Montenegro, Slovenia, the list goes on. Generally, it's the cheapest option, cheaper than flying and less hassle as the bus station is less than five minutes from the centre.

Right next to the bus station is the ferry terminal. Tickets can be bought in advance online through companies like Jadrolinija or in person at various ticketing stands, however again in high season, we recommend booking in advance. Some run many times throughout the day to places like Supetar, Hvar, Vis, and some are less common to places like Ancona in Italy. Arrive early as there are many ports and it’s not always straightforward to find the specific dock your boat is leaving from. 


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