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How to get from Split Airport to Split City Centre

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Split Airport to Split City Centre. The city of Split is the second-biggest city in Croatia. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations, and it’s no surprise why. It has amazing history and monuments (Diocletian’s Palace), but also views and an atmosphere.

Split Airport is the second-largest airport in Croatia, with many international and domestic flights, especially during the summer months.

How to get from Split Airport to Split City Centre?

You can get there by shuttle bus, city bus, or private transfer. All the details are in this blog post.

It’s useful information in any case; whether you are travelling to Split as your final destination or if Split is just a point during your journey and you are travelling to other coastal towns or islands.

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Split Airport basic information

Split Airport’s full name is Saint Jerome Split International Airport, and the code is SPU Airport. It’s the Croatian airport with the second-biggest traffic (in 2023, it reached over 3 million passengers).

It has domestic connections (for example, to Zagreb) as well as many international flights. You can fly to Split from many European cities, and the biggest number of flights and connections are from June to September.

There are many airlines that operate at Split Airport, including standard airlines and low-cost airlines (Wizza Air or Easyjet). The national Croatian airlines are called Croatia Airlines. The airport terminal building is nice and modern.

How far is Split Airport from Split City Centre?

Split Airport is 25 km (15,5 miles) from the city centre of Split. It’s closer to Trogir town, 6 km (almost 4 miles). The airport is in town Kaštel Štafilić.

How to get from Split Airport to Split City Centre: Taxi

There is an option to take a taxi from Split Airport. However, if you are travelling during the summer season, it can be pretty busy. It’s better to book a private transfer in advance.

How to get from Split Airport to Split City Centre: Private Transfer

Pre-booked transfers are probably the most comfortable way to get from Split Airport to Split city centre. You can book your airport transfer service here.

Rent a car at Split Airport

If you are planning to rent a car and use it during your stay in Croatia, you can do it directly at the airport. In the airport building, there are counters of many rental companies. Click here to compare options and rent your car.

How to get from Split Airport to Split City Centre: Shuttle Bus

There is a shuttle bus service that goes every half an hour, run by Pleso Prijevoz. The same company runs buses from airports in other cities as well, for example, in Zagreb or Rijeka.

On the Pleso Prijevoz website, you can check the exact schedule and buy the ticket. The online ticket is only for the date, not for a specific hour. You can also buy tickets offline just before the journey.

If you buy tickets for your journey to the airport, buy them at the ticket office at the bus station.

The ticket price is 8 Euro for a one-way ticket.

The Pleso bus brings you to the bus station (in Croatian: Autobusni Kolodvor).

The bus station is in a very comfortable location. It’s close to the railway station and just opposite the port of Split. Split is a gateway to many beautiful islands, and to get to them, you should take a ferry from the ferry port. If you travel right away to the islands without staying in Split, you can easily get from Split Airport to the bus station and catch your ferry right away from there.

(Read here how to get from Split to Hvar.)

The bus station is also close, within walking distance of Riva and Split Old Town, as well as many restaurants and accommodations.

The travel time takes around 30 minutes, but be careful in the high season; the exact time depends on the traffic conditions.

How to get from Split Airport to Split City Centre: Public Bus

There is also an option to take a city bus; it’s bus number 37. It has a lot of stops, and it will take you a little bit longer; the journey time is around 45 minutes. The bus stop is called Zračna Luka, which in Croatian means airport.

This bus leaves from another bus terminal, not from the main bus station. It’s called Bus Terminal Sukoišan, and it’s around a 15-20 minute walk from the Old Town. It can be a comfortable solution for you if you are staying somewhere in this part of Split centre. Timetable details are available on the Promet Split website.

From the airport. I’ve taken a shuttle bus, and all went well and smoothly. I’ve also taken city bus 37 to get to Trogir for a day trip, and everything was on time, although it took more time to arrive at the airport stop.

Choose the option that is the most convenient way for you (I don’t travel with a big luggage, so it’s easier to take a bus for me).

And enjoy Split and Croatia. I love Split, and I’m sure you will have a great time there!

Check out more about Croatia in the Croatian section of the blog:

Croatia: Essential Information and Travel Tips

How to get from Split to Hvar Island?

How to get from Split to Dubrovnik?

And here, you can read what are the best souvenirs to bring from Croatia.