How to get to and from Split Airport

Split Airport

Split is home to Croatia’s second biggest airport hub, although most of its traffic occurs during the summer. From April to October, the number of available nonstop destinations from Split increases exponentially. With Split’s increasing popularity, more and more small European carriers are offering special fares to regional airports throughout Europe, even during the off season.

Where is Split Airport?

Zračna Luka Split is not actually located in Split, but in the small seaside city of Kaštela about 25 minutes west of Split by car.

How to travel to and from Split Airport

Croatia Airlines airport bus

The best option for inexpensive transfers between the city center and the airport is the Croatia Airlines bus. The timetable corresponds with arrivals and departures for Croatia Airlines, but is open to everyone. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes.

The cost is 30 kuna per person each way, or 40 kuna for a same day round trip (if, for example, you have a long layover). Tickets can be purchased on the bus in cash.

The bus picks up/drops off outside Arrivals at the airport. To get to the bus, exit the airport from Baggage Claim and walk to the right where the buses are lined up. The bus will then make short stops, by request, along the route to the main bus station in Split. The final destination is Autobusni Kolodvor in Split just across from the port and next to the train station in the city center.

From the bus station, you can then pick up both local and long haul buses or grab a ferry to one of the many islands. Diocletian’s Palace is only a 5-minute walk. Taxis also line up outside the train station.

To get the latest timetable for the Croatia Airlines airport bus to/from Split airport, visit the below links:

Taxi Service

Taxis pick up just outside baggage claim at the curb. Be sure to pick a registered taxi with a yellow sign on top of the car that has a meter. Registered taxis will have all of their licensing information displayed. A taxi to the center of Split will cost between 150 and 250 kuna, depending on traffic. If you don’t get a registered taxi, be sure to set an agreed price before leaving the airport.

You can also use Uber, which has a flat rate of 225 kuna for a ride between the airport and the city of Split.

Rental Cars

Just outside Arrivals, there are a dozen rental car agencies from all over the world. During peak season, it is highly recommended that you reserve a car in advance of your arrival.

After you arrive in Split

If you want to take public transportation after arriving in the city of Split, you may use the bus system called Promet. All details on the bus system can be found here.

Traveling beyond Split? Check out our other airport transfer guides:

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Expat in Croatia

Sara is an American expat based in Split. After globetrotting between New York, Amsterdam and California, she moved to Croatia in 2012. Sara's blog Expat in Croatia is a guide for foreigners living and traveling in Croatia.