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.

In this post, we cover:

The facts are these…

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

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:

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 cost for one way is 17 kn and you can buy a ticket on the bus from the driver in cash.

You can find timetables here.

Pre-arranged transfers

If you want a pre-arranged transfer to or from the airport, please contact us using the below form. We can arrange a transfer for a flat rate of 200 kn for one-way to or from the airport with the trusted driver that we use for our own travels.

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 300 kuna, 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 225 kuna for a ride between the airport and the city of Split. Cammeo and Bolt are two other Uber-like companies with apps.

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.


Starting July 1, 2021, a new ferry service is connecting the Split airport and Split with the islands of Brač and Hvar. It is operated by Adriatic Fast Ferries.

Tickets can be bought on board or from the staff wearing white shirts and the red “Splitexpress” logo. You can book tickets via the official Facebook page which is available here.

Information on possible delays is available on their Facebook or Twitter pages.

Timetables are available here.

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. [Read: Promet – Split’s bus system]

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Need a transfer to or from Split airport? We can help!

If you need a transfer to or from Split airport, we can hook you up with the trusted driver that we use for our own airport transfers. It is a flat rate of 200 kuna for up to 4 people. If you have more people, then we will give you a quote according to the size of your party.

To request a transfer, please complete the form below and we’ll get back to you asap. Please try to contact us at least 3-4 days in advance so we can guarantee availability.

Please note: All information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal advice in any form. For legal advice, you must consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. We can recommend one if you contact us.

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5 thoughts on “How to get to and from Split Airport

  1. Mike Roden
    December 25, 2014 @ 7:06 am

    This post is very excellent. Split Airport is the second busiest airport in Croatia. The city is extremely easy to access from Split international airport. It ranks second in terms of size in the country and has a capacity of more than one million passengers. The airport is constantly being improved in order to serve more international destinations.


  2. Paul Higginson
    May 13, 2018 @ 9:10 pm

    Very handy post. Am travelling to Split in July for first time with my family. Arriving in the evening and going to ACL Split Marina. Looks like Taxi is our best option with 5 people and case. Reading this has saved me a lot of searching around although I might check out private transfers as guess like most places taxis are limited to 3-4 people and some baggage. Can’t wait to go, croatia looks incredible, hope to see a lot of the islands from our floating home.


    • Expat in Croatia
      May 29, 2018 @ 1:18 pm

      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for the comment! There are taxis and Ubers that are large vans that would accommodate 5 people with bags, but would recommend scheduling those in advance.

      Enjoy Croatia!




  3. Olivia
    January 23, 2020 @ 11:26 pm


    I am traveling with 13 people from Split Airport to our accommodation; Put Žnjana, Split. Do you know the best busses to get or will an Uber be easiest?
    Also getting from the accommodation to split centre what do you recommend?

    Thank You


    • Expat in Croatia
      January 24, 2020 @ 10:29 am

      Hi Olivia,

      I used to live on that street for 3 years! Take the Croatian airlines bus mentioned in this post to the main bus station in Split. Then take Bus 15, which you can pick up across the street from the main bus station. Here is the schedule:

      The bus will turn right onto Velebitska street and then make a stop. Don’t get off there, get off at the next stop, then walk down the hill one block and Put Žnjana will be the street on your left. You can let the bus driver know where you are going and he can tell you when to get off as well as the stops are not marked. If you go all the way down to the sea, you’ve gone one stop too far and will need to walk back up the hill.

      When going from accommodation back to city center, you can take Bus 15 or 8. Here is the schedule for Bus 8:

      Enjoy your time in Split, Olivia!




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