Travel Information

Getting to Croatia

  • Just a few hours' flying time from most mainland European cities.
  • Excellent intercontinental connections.
  • Split Airport is located 24km outside the city and there are city buses connecting the city to the airport.
  • Split is located in central Dalmatia, at the shores of the Adriatic Sea.

Whether by plane, boat, bus, train or car, it's getting ever easier to travel to Split. With trains, planes, a motorway to Zagreb plus dozens of ferries and buses, Split is one of Croatia's prime points of entry.


Low-cost carriers are adding Split to their flight plans making air travel to Split remarkably good value with more choices than ever. Split Airport is 24km west of town and is connected to most major European capitals and Zagreb with regular flights throughout the summer. See more on flights to Split


Split has a massive ferry port with boats coming and going to the islands--Solta, Brac, Vis, Hvar, Korcula--and down to Dubrovnik. Car ferries work year-round but many passenger ferries are summer only. The only international connection is the year-round car ferry to Ancona, Italy. See more details on


The Split bus station is a busy, busy place with buses going up and down the coast and further afield. If coming from Dubrovnik, taking a bus to Split is an easy four-hour run and from Zagreb some buses make it in five hours. It's a long ten-hour haul from Istria however. See more on buses to Split here including timetables and booking click


All international trains pass through Zagreb. If you're coming from Zagreb a train to Split can be a comfortable and convenient alternative to a bus if it fits within your schedule but there are only two or three a day. There are no trains to Dubrovnik or anywhere else along the coast however. See more on train options to Split


A long-awaited motorway connecting Zagreb and Split has shortened driving time between the two cities to a mere four hours. If you're coming from Istria, there's another motorway that will zip you from Rijeka to Split in a little over four hours


Uber has recently entered the Croatian market and is available year-round. The flat rate from Split airport to all central Split destinations is 225km.