Split airport

Airport bus Split

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.

Split Riva palm waterfront view, Dalmatia, Croatia

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.

Local bus:

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.

Local bus Split Airport

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.

Split from Marjan hill

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.

Tourist buses Split Airport

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.

  36Comments

  1. Joseph Mclaughlin   •  

    Can I get a bus from airport to odeska

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Joseph, i assume you are talking about Odeska ul. in Split?

      Anyway, from the airport there is only bus to the bus station in Split, from there you can then get to Odeska ul. by taxi or city bus.

      Kindest regards

      GetByBus Team

  2. Tahnee   •  

    What time is the latest bus from airport to bus station?

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Depends which date you are travelling, bus schedule change according to the flight arrivals

      Kindest regards

      GetByBus Team

  3. Anna   •  

    Hi, I need to get from podstrana a to Zadar airport.

    What is the best route for this and the cheapest option?

    Are there any buses available?

  4. Katrina   •  

    Can I get the airport bus from the ferry port to the airport? I am only seeing travel options from the airport on here..
    Thanks

  5. Janet   •  

    What is cheapest way to get to split from airport please

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      The cheapest way is the local bus which stops on the road passing the highway, this one cost about 20 Kuna (3 Euro) alternative is the airport bus which cost 30 kuna (4 Euro) this on stop in front of the terminal

      Kindest regards

      GetByBus Team

  6. Birgitta Devlin   •  

    Hi. Here and elswhere I read that the Split airport buses depart 30 min or some place says 20 min after a scheduled flight arrival. However, when I read the timetable for the airport buses this isn’t true. I will be arriving on a Sunday at 9:30 am and according to timetable on Bus Croatia there is a bus at 9 am and the next one at 10:30 am. I don’t know what to believe – I want to get on the 11 am ferry to Vis. Is there more than one bus service running between Split and Split airport?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Birgitta,

      Official shuttle bus from Split Airport does depart 20 min after a scheduled flight arrival. It says the same on the official website of the bus company (http://www.plesoprijevoz.hr/en/page/timetable).

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  7. Birgitta Devlin   •  

    Hi. Thanks for your reply and I see it states 20 min after arrival but there is no timetable there. Last time I arrived in july 2017 I had to wait for a very long time for a bus and eventually (after about 45 mins and no bus in sight) took a taxi instead which was expensive and I missed the ferry anyway – 7 hrs to next ferry. I wanted to be sure this time and stop worrying (its a different flight and ferry this time) or preorder a private transfer.
    I would have felt better with a timetable 🙂

      • Melani   •  

        Dear Birgitta,

        As You can see, these tickets cannot be bought online and the timetable is generated and it gives approximate time of departures. I suggest You ask at the Info desk at the airport for shuttle bus departures as soon as You land. If You think You won’t make it in time to Split, You can always wait for the local bus outside the airport (it departs every 20 mins:00, 20, 40)

        Best regards!
        Melani, GBB Team

  8. Kerry-Ann   •  

    Hello,
    I arrive to Split Airport on July 1st at 6:30 am.
    What is the first bus into Split city (either Airport Shuttle or Local bus)

    I want to arrive by 7:30
    What is the next best alternative cost wise to arrive to Split ?

    THANK YOU

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hello Kerry-Ann

      bus departure from airport 20 minutes after plane arrivals, so if it is not to busy at the airport, you might be able to reach Split by 07:30 AM. With taxi you can reach Split harbor in 25 minutes.

      Kindest regards

      Team GetByBus

  9. angel   •  

    Hi,

    i am arriving split airport at around 22:15 (10:15PM).

    where do i get the bus from split airport to sibenik??

    and where can i get all the information regarding about bus times when i am in croatia as i cannot find it online.

    would really appreciate it.

    thank you and regards

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Angel,

      Unfortunately, there is no direct bus from Split Airport to Šibenik, but You can take a bus from Trogir to Šibenik. To reach Trogir, take a local bus 37 which passes near the airport and You can buy the ticket on board (make sure to go the opposite direction of Split). Trogir is 10 min drive from Split Airport and the last stop is the bus station in Trogir where the bus for Šibenik departs from. Here’s the link for online ticket from Trogir to Šibenik https://getbybus.com/en/bus-trogir-to-%C5%A1ibenik

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  10. Jessica Stansfield   •  

    Hi I would like to know the exact location of the bus stop for the airport bus departing Split Harbour to the airport please? Is it possible to send through a map reference? I have to leave Split Harbour on the morning of Saturday 25 August 2018 to arrive at Split airport for a 8h05 flight

      • Jessica Stansfield   •  

        Thank you so much, can I please confirm that the bus to the airport leaves from Split bus terminal, Obala Kneza Domagoja 12 , 21000 Split? Kind regards, Jessica

  11. Philip Ledder   •  

    Hello,

    Can you tell me what time the last shuttle bus leaves Split Airport for Split on Saturday 28.07.2018

    Our Flight arrives at 21.15

    Many Thanks

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hello Phillip,

      according to timetable there should be a bus around 22:50, but as it is main season and lots of planes are arriving there might be a full bus leaving before, you will have to see when you get there.

      Kindest regards

      GBB team

  12. paula bei   •  

    Good Morning,

    My flight is very late, I arrive around 00:30. Are there any late buses to Split or I would need to take taxi?

    Kind regards,
    Paula

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Paula,

      The last shuttle bus departure is at 23:00, however You can catch local bus line 37 which stops on the road across the airport. There are two night departures, at 00:00 and 02:00, so I think You can only catch the one departing at 02:00. It takes around 5-10 minutes from Trogir (where the bus departs from) to the airport. You can buy the bus ticket on board.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  13. Karen Hammond   •  

    We arrive at 23:20 pm on 25/08. What time do buses leave for split city centre?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Karen,

      I suggest taking a local bus line 37 which departs from Trogir, it departs at 23:45 and at 00:00. It takes around 10 min from Trogir to airport, you should make it in time 🙂

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  14. Ahmad   •  

    Hi may i know how much roughly will it cost if i take taxi from split airport to kogo apartments ( sinovciceva 1 21000 split Croatia) its around 27km 37 mins

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Ahmad,

      The cost of taxi from Split Airport to Split city centre will cost around 250-300kn, as it is stated in the article. But it might cost less now, because it’s not high season anymore.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  15. Gwen K Sailer   •  

    Hello . . . I used your instructions to get the bus into Split from the airport. The Pleso bus is located to the LEFT as we come out of the airport (not the right as indicated in the website instructions and the picture). PLEASE CHANGE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS.

    My husband and I ran out to the city bus stop, looking to the right . . . not seeing any buses. The people at the bus stop told us to go back, and the buses to Split were still there thankfully. We were quite upset by the time we got to the bus, thinking we would be left behind.

    • Maja   •  

      Dear Gwen,

      thank you for your remark, we will certanly check that information and update the post.
      We are sorry for the inconvenience.

      Best regards,
      Maja, GBB Team

  16. Suulee   •  

    Hi,

    What is the easiest and cheapest way to arrive at a hotel in Vrboska from Split airport?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Suulee,

      If you’re referring to Vrboska on Hvar Island, you need to take a shuttle or local bus from the airport to Split Bus Station. Once you get there, go to ferry port which is right across the bus station. Then take a ferry/catamaran to Stari Grad on Hvar and from there take a local bus to Vrboska. Total price of this journey should cost around 100-120 kn.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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