A popular tourist destination, Split provides travellers with a number of effective ways to get around town. Travellers in Split should find it easy to move seamlessly from one form of transport to the next, as the ferry, bus and train stations are all near one another.
The primary form of public transportation in Split is the city's bus network, which is extensive and covers all areas of the city that might be of interest to travellers. Buses usually run from about 5am until around midnight, and have their destinations clearly laid out in route maps at most stops. Visitors will find most of their travel needs attended to by the bus stop near the ferry harbour, as it's a meeting point of the most popular lines.
However, many travellers in Split may find it easiest and most enjoyable to simply get around on foot. The layout of the city is accommodating to pedestrians, with key attractions and shopping centres within walking distance and a scenic promenade along the water between the port and marina.
Visitors in Split also have the option of renting a car. This can be especially useful for those wanting to explore the surrounding area. Thankfully, Croatian roads are famously good. Although renting a car is ideal for exploring the wider region, prospective drivers should note that there isn't much parking in the city centre and none in Split's old town.
The airport is situated 16 miles (25km) west of Split.
Split Airport (SPU)
LocationThe airport is situated 16 miles (25km) west of Split.
Getting to the city
Croatia Airlines operates a bus between the airport and the main bus station, on the waterfront, in Split. Taxis are also available.
TimeLocal time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Saturday in March to end of October).
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and others.
There are taxis available outside the terminal during operating hours.
Airport facilities include a restaurant and café, duty-free shopping, banking and currency exchange services and a post office.
Parking is available at the airport with discounts available for long-term parking.