Travel to Split

Flying to Split

British Airways and easyJet both offer direct flights from the UK to Split in the summer months only. If travelling in winter, you either need to take an indirect route, or fly to Dubrovnik, a three-hour drive from Split. The cheapest flights are usually available outside July and August. There are no direct flights from the USA.

Flight times

From London - 2 hours 30 minutes; New York - 12 hours (including stopover);Los Angeles - 14 hours (including stopover); Toronto - 10 hours (including stopover);Sydney - 26 hours (including stopovers).

City Airports: 
Telephone:+385 21 203 555.

Split Airport is located along the Adriatic coast, 6km (4 miles) from Trogir to the west and 13km (8 miles) fromKaštela to the east. The airport is 20km (12.5 miles) from Split to the north-west.


There is a bank offering currency exchange services on the ground floor of the passenger terminal. It is open from 0600-1300, and from 1400-2100. ATMs are also available.


There are lost and found counters in the arrivals hall (tel: +385 21 203 218 or +385 21 203 423). These are manned from 0600-2200 daily.

Travel by road


Split is increasingly well connected by means of modern toll motorways with other Croatian cities. Traffic drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18.

Speed limits are 130kph (80mph) on motorways, 110kph (68mph) on dual carriageways, 90kph (56mph) outside built-up areas and 50kph (30mph) in built-up areas. You must hold a valid national driving licence; an International Driving Permit is recommended if you're visiting from outside the EU. A minimum of third-party insurance are required to drive in Croatia.

Further relevant information can be found on the website of the Croatian Motoring Organisation (Hrvatski Autoklub) (tel: +385 1 464 0800;

Emergency breakdown service:

Hrvatska Autoklub (tel: +385 1 1987).


The A1 motorway from Split to Zagreb provides a fast, direct route from the capital. A toll is payable. Work on an extension of the A1 to Dubrovnik is underway, with some, but not all sections completed. The Jadranska Magistrala (Route D8) runs south to Dubrovnik and north to Rijeka.

Driving times:

From Zagreb - 4 hours; Dubrovnik - 3 hours; Zadar - 2 hours; Trogir - 35 minutes; Rijeka - 4 hours.


The main bus station in Split is located five minutes' walk from the Old Town at Obala Kneza Domagoja 12. Domestic services include buses to Zagreb, Rijeka and Dubrovnik.

Operators include Croatia Bus (tel: +385 91 218 1456; There are also coaches to Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Italy and Germany. In addition, Eurolines (tel: +44 871 781 8177, in the UK only; operates coach services from London Victoria to Split, changing in Frankfurt.

Travel by rail


Split’s railway station is located in the heart of the city at Obala Kneza Domagoja 10, opposite the long-distance bus terminal and the ferry port - a five-minute walk from the Old Town. There are no regular international services. Domestic routes run to the capital of Zagreb and the coastal city of Šibenik. Note that Dubrovnik is not connected to the rest of the country by train.


The Croatian railway service is run by HŽPP (tel: +381 1 378 2583;

Journey times:

From Zagreb - 6 hours; Šibenik - 3 hours.

Travel over water


Split’s passenger ferry port is located right in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance of Diocletian’s Palace. More information is available from the Split Port Authority (tel: +385 21 390 222;

Ferry services:

Through the summer, Blue Line (tel: +385 21 352 533; and Jadrolinija (tel: +385 51 666 111; run regular overnight ferries from Ancona (Italy) to Split; they operate slightly reduced services through winter. The journey takes around 10 hours.

During summer only, SNAV (tel: +39 081 428 5555, in Italy; runs daily high-speed catamarans from Ancona to Split.

Port website:

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.