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Getting from Split Airport to the City Centre

There are four transportation options from Split Airport (SPU), also known as Resnik Airport, to the city centre. You can choose to travel by taxi, bus, shuttle bus or train (indirect). Private transport using a Split airport taxi is the fastest and safest method to reach Split city centre. For a more affordable trip to the city centre, you can choose to take the public bus No. 37 or the shuttle bus, operated by Pleso Prijevoz. The combined bus and train option offers indirect, yet very affordable, transportation to the city centre. Finally, there is also a ferry port located close to Split airport. The Divulje ferry port offers connections to various destinations in Croatia during the summer months, including Split city centre. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Split at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €39 30min 24/7
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Bus €4.46 50min 04:00–23:45
Shuttle Bus €7.80 30min 06:00–22:00
Train (indirect) €6.60 40min 06:25–21:00

How to get from Split Airport to the City Centre by taxi

Taxis at Split airport are available during the airport's operating hours from 06:00 to 22:00. You can find airport taxis at the ranks located outside the arrival terminal. Simply walk to a taxi and start your metered ride to the city centre of Split. You can expect the taxi fare to be around €33 (HRK 300) for a ride with up to four passengers, taking you around 30 minutes, under normal traffic circulation. Alternatively, you can book your Split airport taxi in advance, saving you time and ensuring that there are no communication issues with the drivers.

Taxi fare from Split airport to the city centre

The taxi fare from Split airport to Split city centre is approximately €33 (HRK 250) for up to four passengers. Taxis are metered; this means that your final fare will be indicated on the taxi meter at the end of your ride. Different companies offer different fares, baring in mind that if you choose to travel with a pre-booked taxi you will be able to secure a fixed rate.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM SPU TO CITY CENTRE
€39
€39
30
FROM SPU TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€39
€39
30
FROM SPU TO SPLIT FERRY PORT
€39
€39
30
FROM SPU TO TROGIR
€12
€12
10

Convenience

Choosing to travel by taxi to the city centre of Split from Split airport, also known as Resnik Airport, is the most convenient transportation option. Taxis offer a door-to-door service and the journey takes only 30 minutes on average. Taxis offer privacy and comfort and you can catch your Split city centre train or ferry on time.

Editor’s Note

It is recommended to discuss the taxi fare with the driver before starting your ride, in order to avoid hidden fees when arriving at your destination.

Useful Tips

To reduce taxi costs, you can take a public bus from the airport and then get a taxi from downtown Split to your final destination, including the Split ferry port and the Split train station.
Remember to carry cash in the local currency, Kunas, when taking a taxi. Taxi drivers only accept payments in the local currency.

How to get from Split Airport to the City Centre by bus

To get from Split airport to the city centre, where the ferry port is located, you have the option to take the public bus No. 37 which leaves from Split airport from Monday to Sundays between 04:00 and 23:45, with a one-way ticket costing €2.23 (17 HRK). The journey takes 50 minutes on average and you can buy your ticket onboard. The bus will take you to Sukoisan bus station on the outskirts of the city centre. You can continue your journey to the ferry port or the train station either by taxi or by public transport.

How much is the bus ticket from Split airport to the city centre of Split?

A single bus ticket from the airport of Split to the city centre is €2.23 (17 HRK). You can purchase your ticket directly from the driver, in cash in the local currency, Kunas.

Cost

€2.23

Trip Duration

50 Min

*Bus No. 37 is a suburban public bus, which means it has various stops on the way to Split city centre. The travel time will take longer during peak hours.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Bus No. 37 is available Monday to Sunday from 04:00 to 23:45. Monday to Friday the bus stops at the airport every 25 minutes on average, every 30 minutes on Saturdays and every 35 minutes on Sundays and holidays.

Where do I get it from?

To catch the bus to Split city centre you need to walk to the main road in front of the Split airport. Continue straight after you exit the terminal and you will see the bus stop on Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana road.

Convenience

Taking the bus from the airport to Split city centre is not be the most convenient option. Although the bus leaves frequently and the ticket price is low, the final bus stop is not close to the ferry port of Split nor the train station. You may have to continue with a taxi or a bus to your final destination. Also, keep in mind that this is a public transport service, meaning that it can get very busy and crowded at peak hours, causing delays and general discomfort, especially if travelling with heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

If you want to catch a ferry from the Split ferry port downtown, it is best to choose an alternative transportation option.

Useful Tips

For an affordable and convenient trip, take the bus and continue your journey to the ferry port of Split by taxi. The bus stops at Sukoisan bus stop, where you can catch a short taxi ride to the port or the nearby train station.
Always carry cash in the local currency if you would like to purchase a ticket on board. Although bus drivers occasionally accept payments in Euro, they are not officially authorised to do so and cannot give change back.

How to get from Split Airport to the City Centre by shuttle bus

Travelling by shuttle bus to the city centre of Split from the airport is an affordable and rather convenient transport option. The shuttle bus, operated by Pleso Prijevoz, leaves the airport 30 minutes after every flight arrival. It takes 30 minutes to reach the city centre of Split and stops at the Split Central bus station, close to the train station and the ferry port in the city centre. A single bus ticket costs €3.90 (HRK 30) and operates every day during the airport operating hours, 06:00 - 22:00.

How much is the shuttle bus ticket from Split airport to the city centre of Split?

A one-way shuttle bus ticket to the city centre of Split is €3.90 (HRK 30). You can purchase your ticket from the driver on board using Kunas, the currency of Croatia.

Cost

€3.90

Trip Duration

30 Min

*The shuttle bus frequency depends on the bus demands and flight arrivals. Shuttle buses usually leave the airport once the bus is full.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The shuttle bus service is available Monday to Sunday from 06:00 to 22:00, during the airport operating hours. It leaves 30 minutes after each flight arrival.

Where do I get it from?

After landing at Split Airport (SPU) you can catch the shuttle bus to the city centre of Split as you exit the airport's arrival terminal. The shuttle bus takes around 30 minutes to get to Split's city centre main bus station.

Convenience

Travelling by shuttle bus to the city centre of Split is an affordable option, however, it is not recommended if you are on a tight schedule. Shuttle buses leave the airport every 30 minutes on average, however, service is not guaranteed and availability is based on demand and is regulated according to the flight arrivals at the airport. In consequence, the shuttle bus may have to wait for a delayed flights or until all of the seats are taken.

Editor’s Note

The shuttle bus service to the city centre of Split is often affected by delays, as drivers wait for scheduled flights. This may affect your arrival time at the city centre of Split.

Useful Tips

Avoid using the shuttle bus if you want to catch a scheduled train or ferry from the city centre of Split, as you risk losing your connection.
Note that during peak times you may need to wait for more than 30 minutes to catch a shuttle bus. Services are not guaranteed, however, you may ask about the next available shuttle bus at the designated information points within the airport.

How to get from Split Airport to the City Centre by train

There is no train station at Split airport, however, there is the option of a combined bus+train service. You will only need a single ticket for the combined route, travelling to the Kaštel Stari train station by bus, and continuing the journey by train to the Split train station, located close to the ferry port. The total journey will take you approximately 40 minutes and tickets cost €3.30 (HRK 25) per person. Buses leave the airport Monday to Sunday from 06:25 and trains leave Kaštel Stari train station daily from 06:52. There are 8 buses and 8 trains per day from Monday to Friday and 7 buses and 7 trains on weekends.

How much is a train ticket from Split airport to the city centre of Split?

A one-way combined bus and train ticket from the airport to Split city centre is €3.30 (HRK 25). You may purchase your ticket at the airport terminal.

Cost

€3.30

Trip Duration

The combined journey duration for both the bus and train to Split city centre from the airport is around 40 minutes.

*Traffic conditions may affect your journey's duration time. This can also be the case if the bus tickets are sold out.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The combined bus and train service is available Monday to Sunday. Buses leave the airport at 06:25, 09:15, 10:35, 11:55, 14:45, 17:05, 18:30 and 21:00 on weekdays and at 06:25, 09:15, 10:35, 11:55, 14:45, 17:05 and 18:30 on weekends. Trains follow the bus schedule with a 30-minute time difference.

Where do I get it from?

To get to the Kaštel Stari train station you will need to find the Split airport bus station which is located as you exit the arrival terminal.
Here, you will also see the Promet Split stand, where you can get further information as well as purchase your tickets.

Convenience

The combined bus+train travel option to get to Split's city centre is not the most convenient transport option, although it does take you to the most central part, where the ferry port and bus station are located. However, when arriving, will have to change means of transport, which is not easy if you have heavy luggage. Also, the service is not very frequent, so your waiting time may be long.

Editor’s Note

When planning your journey, if you need further information you can always consult the operator's website or directly ask the airport staff.

Useful Tips

This option is ideal if travelling light, or if your flight coincides with the airport bus. If not, it would be wise to choose a different transport option.

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Frequently asked questions

Is there a bus from Split airport to Split city centre?

A public bus and a shuttle bus connection are available from Split airport (SPU) to the city centre. You may also take a public bus, No. 37 to the outskirts of the city, stopping at Sukoišan bus stop, or get the shuttle bus to the Split's main bus station.

How much is a taxi from Split to the airport?

You can expect to pay a fare of €33 (HRK 250) for a taxi ride between Split city centre and Split airport.

Is Split airport open 24 hours?

Split airport is open from 06:00 to 00:00 as of April 2020.

Can you use Euros in Croatia?

Although Croatia is a member of the European Union, it uses its local currency, Kunas. It may be possible at times to pay in Euros, but as a rule of thumb you should always carry the local currency.

How do I get from Split's ferry port to Split airport?

During summer months you may be able to board a ferry from the Split ferry port to Divulje which is close to the airport and finish your journey by taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the train from the Split train station and continue by bus or shuttle bus from the Split bus station nearby, that offers a direct airport connection.

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