Split airport is situated in Kastel Stafilic 20 km from the city centre Split and 6 km from Trogir.
Getting from the airport to the city centre is possible by the following means of transportation.
Airport bus: The airport bus between Split airport and the main bus station is operated by the company Pleso prijevoz. The timetable for the bus varies depending on the time of the year. As a rule of thumb the bus leaves the airport 30 minutes after the arrival of a scheduled flight, and from the main bus station the bus departs 2 hours before departure of scheduled flights. However, just to make sure, double-check the departures from the bus station in Split and from the airport.
Additional info in relation to the airport bus:
- The airport bus can be found on the left when you exit the airport terminal.
- Between the airport and the main bus station the bus has no scheduled stops, so if you need to get off somewhere on the way, you will have to ask the driver whether it is possible or not. When you get out at the main bus station, you have less then 100 meters to the ferry port and 200 meters to where the catamarans for Hvar depart.
- The bus trip takes about 30 minutes.
- One-way ticket costs 30 Kuna while a daily ticket costs 40 Kuna. Tickets can be purchased on the bus. In the direction from the airport, the driver usually accepts a 5 Euro note as payment for a one-way ticket in case you don’t have kuna by your side.
- Due to plane delays and summer crowds, be prepared for a waiting time of up to few hours (especially during the summer).
NOTE: Keep in mind that the airport is currently under reconstruction and some information regarding the bus stop may vary.
- Bus line number 37 drives from the main road from Trogir to Split and Split to Trogir. The bus departs every 20 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays. A one-way ticket to Split costs about 20 Kuna and a one way ticket to Trogir 13 Kuna.
- Bus line number 38 operates on the routes Split – Kastel Stari – Resnik and Resnik– Kastel Stari – Split
In Split the bus drives to the city bus terminal Sukoisan which is about 1 km from the city centre. NOTE: this bus is not suitable if you want to catch a ferry or catamaran from Split.
The bus to Trogir drives to the main bus station in Trogir where you can change to a bus towards island of Ciovo.
Transfer: If you are not up for hassling with luggage when leaving the airport, but want to be taken directly to your accommodation in Split, you can pre-book a transfer to any address in Split and of course to other destinations also. The price for a pre-booked transfer to Split is 34 Euros. If you have booked a transfer, the driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals terminal, here you can book your private transfer from Split airport.
Taxi: Taxis can be found just outside the airport terminal. A taxi ride to Split costs about 250-300 Kuna and to Trogir about 100 kuna. Make sure to agree on the price before entering the taxi.
Rent a car: Of course you also have the option to rent a car at Split airport, but especially during summer time it is advisable to book the car from home. You can see car rental offers from the Split airport here.
FAQ bus and transport form Split airport
Q: Where can I find the timetable for buses from the airport to towns like Primosten, Novalja, Sibenik, Brela and Makarska?
A: Nowhere, from the airport there is bus service only to Split main bus station or to Trogir, as mentioned above.
Q: What is the easiest way to travel from Split airport to the cities mentioned above?
A: The easiest way is to pre-book a transfer from the airport to your destination town or marina. The driver will then pick you up at the airport. The company providing the transfer will monitor whether your plane is delayed or not, so you do not have to worry about this, the driver will be there when you arrive.
Q: How to get to island Ciovo from the airport?
A: One option, as mentioned above, is to take the local bus nr. 37 to Trogir and then change a bus there; another option is taxi or a pre-booked transfer.
Q: How do I get to Hvar or Brac from the airport?
A: The cheapest way is to take the airport bus to the ferry terminal in Split and from there continue by ferry or catamaran.
The fastest way is to book a transfer by boat which is quite pricy but it can save you a lot of time.
Q: Do the taxis run by meter?
A: By law they have to, but creativity cannot be ruled out.
Q: I travel with an infant or smaller child, can I be sure the taxis have a child seat?
A: Some do but to be on the safe side it is better to pre-arrange a transfer and then inform you need a seat for a child.
Q: When coming from Zadar, Sibenik by bus can I get off by the airport?
A: Unfortunately not, these buses do not pass by the airport .
Q: I arrive late in the evening; will I still be able to catch the airport bus?
A: Yes, except for extreme cases, the last airport bus will not depart before all passengers have a chance to get on the bus.
Q: If I plan to continue my travel from Split main bus station or the ferry terminal how much time buffer should I take into consideration?
A: To be on the safe side, plan 2 hours to get to the ferry terminal or the bus station.
Q: Can I pay my transportation from the airport with Euros, Dollars or Pounds?
A: In general, the Croatian law states that the only currency allowed for payment of goods and services is the Kuna but exceptions apply and this is one of the cases. The airport bus and transfer / taxi drivers will for sure accept Euros (Dollars and Pounds not in all cases); any change will in most cases be paid in Kuna.
Q: Can I take Uber taxi from Split or Trogir to the airport?
A: Yes, you can take Uber taxi but they do not have fixed prices so it might cost you more. That’s why pre-booking a private transfer is a better option if you want to reach Split or Trogir by car.