How to get to and from Split Airport, Croatia
Split is home to Croatia’s second-biggest airport hub called Zračna luka Split (Split Airport). It is often called Zračna luka Resnik (Resnik Airport). Most of its traffic occurs during the summer – Croatian tourist season.
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.
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Transport to and from Split Airport, Croatia
Zračna Luka Split is not actually located in Split but in the small seaside city of Kaštela, about 20 kilometers and 25 minutes west of Split by car.
#1 Airport shuttle 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 8 euros per person each way. 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:
- Local bus – view a guide here
- Long-haul buses – view a guide here
- Ferry to one of the many islands – view a guide here
Diocletian’s Palace is only a 5-minute walk. Taxis also line up outside the train station.
The latest timetable for the airport shuttle bus to Split Airport is available here.
The latest timetable for the airport shuttle bus from Split Airport is available here.
#2 Local bus
You may also take the local Promet Split bus to and from the airport. The bus is number 37. It picks up/drops off right in front of the airport on the main road.
The ticket cost for one way is 4 euros. You can buy a ticket on the bus from the driver in cash.
The latest timetables for Promet Split are available here.
#3 Pre-arranged transfers
You can also order a pre-arranged transfer to or from Split Airport. The price depends on the carrier but may be approximately 30 euros for a one-way to or from the airport.
#4 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 around 50 euros, depending on traffic and where you are going in Split. 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 30 euros for a ride between the airport and the city of Split. Cammeo and Bolt are two other Uber-like companies with apps.
#5 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 before your arrival.
Split Airport offers domestic and international flights. Some airlines that the airport serves are Air France, Air Serbia, British Airways, Croatia Airlines, EasyJet, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, and Wizz Air.
Split Airport is the second busiest port in Croatia and it is especially busy during summer. DO NOT wait until the last minute. Arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before the flight.
Check in for the flight in advance online if your airline allows this to save some time.
If you want to save money, use public transport to get to or from the airport. Taxis are quite expensive.
More information about the Split Airport is available on their official page here.
If you want to take public transportation after arriving in the city of Split, you may use the bus system called Promet.
View our guide on the Split Promet bus system here.
Have a wonderful stay in Split! 🙂
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Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.