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 of Split. You can choose to travel by taxi, bus, shuttle bus or train (indirect). A 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 of Split you can choose public bus 37 or the shuttle bus, operated by Pleso Prijevoz. The integrated bus and train option offers indirect, yet very affordable transport to the city centre of Split. Finally, there is also a ferry port located close to the airport of Split. The Divulje Ferry Port offers connections to various destinations in Croatia, including Split city centre, during summer months. 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
Bus €4.46 50min 04:00–23:45
Taxi €39 30min 06:00–22:00
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 city centre by bus

To get from Split Airport to the city centre of Split, where the Ferry Port is located, you can travel by public bus. Bus 37 leaves from the airport of Split Monday to Sunday 04:00 to 23.45 and a single ticket costs €2.23 (17 HRK). The journey takes 50 minutes on average and you can buy a ticket onboard. The bus will take you to Sukoisan Bus Station in the outskirts of the city centre. You can continue your journey to the ferry port or the train station either by taxi or using the public transport system.

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 from the driver on board and pay in cash in the local currency, Kunas.

Cost

€2.23

Trip Duration

50 Min.

*Bus 37 is a suburban public bus, which means it stops along various stops on the way to Split city centre. Journey duration will be longer during peak times.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Bus 37 is available Monday to Sunday 04:00-23:45. From 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 Split Airport. Continue straight after you exit the terminal and you’ll see the bus stop on Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana road.

Convenience

Choosing the bus for your Split city centre transport from the airport is not the most convenient option. Although the bus leaves frequently and the ticket price is low, the final bus stop is not located close to the Ferry Port of Split nor the Train Station. You may have to continue with a taxi or a bus to the final destination of your choice. Also, bear in mind this is a public transport service, which may get busy and crowded at times, causing delays and general discomfort, significantly if you travel with heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

If you want to catch a ferry from the Split Ferry Port downtown, you are advised to choose an alternative transportation means for your trip.

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. You can catch a short taxi ride from there to the Ferry Port or the nearby train station.
Always carry cash in the local currency to purchase a ticket from the bus driver on board. Although occasionally bus drivers accept payments in Euros, they are not officially authorised to do so and cannot give change back.

How to get from Split Airport to the city centre by taxi

Taxis at Split Airport are available during the airport operating hours, 06:00-22:00. You can get a taxi to the city centre of Split from the ranks located outside the arrivals terminal of the airport. Simply walk to the taxis 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 and the journey duration will be around 30 minutes under normal traffic. Alternatively, you can book your Split airport taxi in advance in order to save time and to ensure that there are no communication issues with the drivers.

Taxi fare from Split Airport to 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 you pay the final fare indicated by the taxi meter at the end of your ride. Different companies offer different fares and you can also choose to travel with a pre-booked taxi to secure a fixed fare.

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 transport option. Taxis offer a door-to-door service and the journey duration is only 30 minutes on average. They offer privacy and comfort and you can catch your Split city centre train or ferry on time.

Editor’s Note

It is recommended you discuss the fare with the taxi driver before starting your ride. This way you avoid hidden fees and overcharging.

Useful Tips

To reduce the taxi ride cost, you can ride a public bus from the airport and then get a taxi from downtown Split to the final destination of your choice, including the Split Ferry Port and the Train Station of Split.
Remember to carry cash in the local currency, Kunas, to use a taxi. Taxi drivers only accept payments in the local currency.

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 is €3.90 (HRK 30) and the service is available every day during the airport operating hours, 06:00 - 22:00 approximately.

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

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

Cost

€3.90

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Shuttle bus frequency depends on bus demand 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 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 arrivals terminal of the airport. Turn left after exiting the building and the shuttle bus will be waiting at the bus stop right outside arrivals. It will take you to the Split city centre main bus station in 30 minutes.

Convenience

Travelling by shuttle bus to the city centre of Split is an affordable transport option, but it is not recommended if you are short on time. Shuttle buses leave the airport every 30 minutes on average, but service is not guaranteed and availability is based on demand and is regulated according to the flight arrivals at the airport. This means shuttle buses may wait for a flight arrival in case of delay or in order for the bus seats to get filled.

Editor’s Note

The shuttle bus service to the city centre of Split is often affected by delays. As drivers wait for scheduled flight arrivals, the bus may wait for long before setting off. This can 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, but you can ask at the airport info points about the next shuttle bus available.

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How to get from Split Airport to city centre by train

There is no train station at Split Airport, but you can use the integrated bus plus train service offered at SPU. With a single ticket you can travel by bus to the train station of Kaštel Stari and continue by train to Split Train Station, close to the Ferry Port. The total journey duration is approximately 40 minutes and tickets are €3.30 (HRK 25) per person. Buses leave the airport Monday to Sunday starting at 06:25 and trains leave Kaštel Stari Train Station every day starting at 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 the train ticket from Split Airport to the city centre of Split?

The combined bus and train ticket for the integrated service to the city centre of Split is €3.30 (HRK 25) for a single journey. You can purchase your ticket at the airport terminal, where the operator stand is located.

Cost

€3.30

Trip Duration

The combined journey time for the bus and train service to Split city centre from the airport is 40 minutes on average.

*Road traffic conditions can affect your total journey time. The same is true in case the initial bus service is sold out.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The integrated 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 18:3 on weekends. Trains follow the bus schedule with a 30-minute time difference.

Where do I get it from?

To catch the bus to the Kaštel Stari Train Station and continue your journey to the city centre of Split, you should catch the bus at the shuttle bus zone of Split Airport located as you exit the terminal. You will also see the Promet Split stand, where you can find out more about the service and purchase your tickets.

Convenience

Choosing to travel by bus and train to the city centre of Split is not the most convenient transport option, although it takes you to the most central part of Split city, where the ferry port and bus station are located. You will have to change means of transport, which is not easy when carrying lots of luggage. Also, the service is not very frequent, so may have to wait for long if you go for it.

Editor’s Note

Consult the airport officials and the operator website to learn more about operating period and times, before you start planning your journey.

Useful Tips

Choose this transport method if you travel light or your flight arrives close to the service operation times. Alternatively, choose a different transport option to avoid long waits.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a bus from Split Airport to Split?

There is a public bus and shuttle bus connection from Split Airport (SPU) to the city centre of Split. You can catch public bus 37 to the outskirts of the city, stopping at Sukoišan bus stop, or get the shuttle bus to the main bus station of Split.

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 24:00 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 Ferry to Split Airport?

During summer months you may be able to board a ferry from the Split Ferry Port to Divulje close to the airport and continue with taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the train from the Split Train Station and continue by bus or use the shuttle bus from the Split Bus Station nearby that offers a direct airport connection.

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