Split Airport general information:
IATA Code: SPU
ICAO Code: LDSP
Number of passengers: 3.300.000
The airport, locally known as Resnik Airport, is the 2nd busiest in Croatia, right after Zagreb Airport. According to the latest available data, the airport in Split serves more than 3.3 million passengers each year. This international airport is located in Kastel Stafilic, a municipality distanced about 20 kilometers from the city center and about 6 kilometers from Trogir.
SPU airport is mainly focused on seasonal flights, however, there are also year-round connections to domestic and international destinations. To get all the information about the airport, keep reading our guide.
How to get from Split Airport to Split
Getting from the airport to the city center is possible by several means of transportation. Below we have listed all the ways you can reach the historic city of Split.
Split Airport Bus
The airport bus between the airport and the main bus station in the city 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 the departure of scheduled flights. You can check the departures and book your tickets below:
Additional information about 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 than 100 meters to the ferry port and 200 meters to where the catamarans for Hvar depart.
- The bus trip takes about 30 minutes.
- Due to plane delays and summer crowds, be prepared for a waiting time of up to a few hours (especially during the summer).
There is also a local bus service which has regular departures to and from the airport:
- 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 Kunas (~ 3 EUR) and a one-way ticket to Trogir is about 13 Kunas (~ 2 EUR).
- 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 called “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. If you wish to take a bus from Split airport to ferry port, take the shuttle bus mentioned above.
The bus to Trogir drives to the main bus station in Trogir where you can change to a bus towards the island of Ciovo.
Transfer to nearby cities
If you are not up for hassling with luggage when leaving the airport and want to be taken directly to your accommodation in Split, you can pre-book a transfer to any address in Split or to other nearby destinations.
The price for a pre-booked transfer to Split varies but generally costs around 30 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 airport to Split.
If you’re looking to travel to other cities from the airport, you can find a list of the most popular transfer routes and offers below:
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|Split Airport to Omis||Split Airport to Podstrana||Split Airport to Primosten|
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Transfer to marinas
In case you are looking for a fast and reliable transfer to any of the nearby marinas, you can find the list of the most popular transfer routes and offers below:
Taxis can be found just outside the airport terminal. A taxi ride to Split costs about 250-300 Kunas (33 – 40 Euros) and to Trogir about 100 kunas (13 Euros). Basically, make sure to agree on the price before entering the taxi.
Of course, you also have the option to rent a car at the airport, and there are a few companies offering rental services, like AddCar and Enterprise.
However, during summertime, it is advisable to book a car online and avoid the crowd on site. You can see do that by checking car rental offers from the Split airport here.
There are over 30 different airlines offering seasonal and year-round flights from and to SPU Airport. The majority of flights to Split are from European destinations, and airports like London Gatwick, Stansted airport, and Rome Fiumicino. Furthermore, other cities are also connected to Split, and each year the city is connected to more and more destinations.
Following listed are the most important airlines offering departures and arrivals to and from the airport:
- British Airways
- Croatia Airlines
- LOT Polish Airlines
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Wizz Air
Basically, there are several amenities available at the airport, which can be useful while you’re waiting for your flight. Below are listed some of the services offered by the airport:
- WiFi service
- Exchange Office
- Children area
- Duty-free shops
- Restaurants and Caffe Bars
- Business Lounge
Split airport accommodation
To see the available accommodation units and hotels near the airport, make sure to check out our map below:
Split airport FAQs
Nowhere, from the airport, there is a bus service only to the Split main bus station or to Trogir, as mentioned above.
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.
One option, as mentioned above, is to take the local bus nr. 37 to Trogir and then change a bus there; another option is a taxi or a pre-booked transfer.
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 pricey but it can save you a lot of time.
By law, they have to, but creativity cannot be ruled out.
Some do but to be on the safe side it’s better to pre-arrange a transfer and then inform you need a seat for a child.
Unfortunately not, these buses do not pass by the airport.
Yes, except for extreme cases, the last airport bus will not depart before all passengers have a chance to get on the bus.
To be on the safe side, plan 2 hours to get to the ferry terminal or the bus station.
In general, 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).
Yes, you can take an Uber 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.
The airport is located about 20 kilometers west of the city center.
Depending on your flight (domestic or international), but you should be there at least 2 hours before the flight.