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About Split Airport

Split Airport was built in 1931 in Split, which is one of the most important cities in Croatia on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Today it is the second busiest airport in the country. In 1966, major expansion works were carried out at the airport by the Yugoslav government.  In 1979, a new terminal building was constructed. In 1991, Split Airport was closed to civil flights due to the civil war that started in Yugoslavia and for four years the airport served NATO and UN warplanes. After the war ended the civil administration in Croatia gained its independence. In 1995, the airport was renovated and reopened for commercial flights. Following the major facelift and modernisation of almost every part of the airport in 2005, the annual passenger average of Split Airport increased to two and a half million passengers.

Getting to the City Center from Split Airport

A great majority of the city's transport is carried out by buses, ferries, trains, light-yellow taxis and car rental services. If you plan to spend your holiday in Split, using public transport is much more economical and practical than car rental and taxi services. Buses are the main means of transportation in the city.

The city is divided into 4 different zones in terms of the routes of public transportation and the fare is determined differently according to these zones. Zone 1 includes the city center of Split. Zone 2 is composed of Solin, Stobrec, Podstrana and Klis, while Zone 3 is composed of Kastela, Dugopolje. Finally Zone 4 is composed of Trogir and Omis. Access is very easy because all these settlements are connected and close to each other. You can download the application called Split Bus to get the most up-to-date and detailed information about intra-city transportation. The fact that the only option to get around the city is by bus is urging many for cycling. Because the city is both small and coastal routes offer many possibilities to cyclists.

There are basically 3 different companies that you can rent bikes from. The first one is Rent a bike Split (+38521388951) in Zajceva. The second is the company you can rent from Riva in Split, which can be reached at www.red-adventures.com and +385917903747. Rent your bike from Riva and continue about 7 kilometers from Marjan. The last is the New Trek bikes (+385913909416) in Split Majstora Jurja. Split train station is located in the city center. Most of the trains run between Split and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. There are also train services between Split and Perkovic 5 times a day. Split Airport is 25 kilometers from the city center. Transportation to Split from the airport is possible by bus, taxi and car rental services. There are many bus lines from the airport to many different points of the city. Apart from that, taxi fares can be very convenient as long as they are negotiated. Car rental services may be preferred depending on your preference, such as whether you are planning a long vacation or not.

Bus

In Split, it is quite convenient to reach city center from Split Airport in a short time thanks to buses that make up almost all of the public transportation vehicles. There are quite a number of buses with different routes to and from Split Airport.

There is a bus stop in a district close to Split Airport. Bus 37 leaves Split Airport every 30 minutes on the Trogir route. This number 37 bus leaves from Sukoisanka, stops at Split Airport and continues to Trogir, which is 7 kilometers away. If you take bus number 37 and transfer to bus number 9-10, you can go to other parts of the city.

Bus number 1 goes to Salona from Split Airport. Bus number 18 travels from airport to Split city center.

Bus number 38 also has the Split Airport-Kastel Stari-Split route. Bus 60, like bus 37, departs from Sukoisan bus station, moves towards Omis, and at the same time there is a stop at Split Airport.

Sukoisan bus station is only 1 kilometers away from Split city center. It is a very economical and fast option to reach the city center of Split from the airport by shuttle buses provided by the airport. The Crotia Airline shuttle, which is the first of these options, goes directly to the city center. The second option, the private airport shuttle, takes you to the Green Market in a short time at a 30 Kuna ticket price.

The name of the bus stop in Split city center is Obala Lazareta.

Taxi

Taxi from Split Airport to the city center can be expensive sometimes. Especially if you came up with a freelance taxi driver who is not affiliated with a certain company, you may have to pay more than the price that is actually on. So when you are taking a taxi, choose the ones that are connected to the companies. It is advised to call +385021895237 when you want to take advantage of taxi services.

Transportation from the airport to Split city center costs approximately 150-250 Croatian Kuna. Evening tariffs can be much different and more expensive. Most taxi drivers require 270 Kuna for this 25-30 minute journey, but with a good bargain it is possible to reduce this price to 220 Kuna.

Car Rental

It is possible to have your own vehicle during your holiday by choosing from one of the car rental companies located in Split Airport. Renting your car directly from the airport or by pre-booking from via internet is very practical. By taking your car from the airport, it is possible to reach the city center of Split in 25-30 minutes. Except for heavy traffic hours, traffic in Split flows normally.

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2017
Getting to Split Airport from the City Center

Buses and taxi services are the most popular transport options to reach Split Airport from the city center. Buses are preferred more than cabs as they are much cheaper. The city is basically made up of 4 zones - Zone 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Tickets for bus and other transportation vehicles are also set according to these zones. According to most up to date data it costs 11 Kuna for Zone 1, 17 Kuna for Zone 2, and 21 Kuna for Zone 3 and Zone 4. Zone 1 tickets are valid for 45 minutes, while Zone 2 tickets are valid for 65 minutes, Zone 3 tickets for 85 minutes and Zone 4 tickets for 105 minutes. These ticket prices are valid for those over 11 years old.

For passengers between the ages of 6-11, the fee to be paid for all zones is 5 Kuna. For children under 6, you do not need to buy a ticket.

Bus

The main bus station in Split is located in Sukoian, right next to Domovinsko Street. The other station is located in Opcina, and is the 2nd main bus station. The third is Trznica in the Green Market district, one of the most famous places in Split.

Suburban buses leave from Sukoisean bus station. And the bus 37, which is the most popular, goes directly to Trogir and it also has a stop at Split Airport. Another frequent bus line, bus 60, goes to Omis and stops at Green Market.

The main bus lines in the city of Split are Lines 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 17 and 21. Ferries appeal to the largest crowd of people traveling outside and within the city of Split.

The name of the stop where Split ferry port is located is Luka. Buses 2, 9, 10 and 15 pass by here. The stop for almost all buses is the Trznica stop where the National Theater is located. The 12 or 12A buses go to Riva. It is possible to visit these two important places by getting off at this stop directly opposite Sv Frane Church and Clock Tower. There is also a huge park area, tennis courts, swimming areas, cafes and restaurants in Bene, which is 20 minutes away.

There are also direct buses from Split to Zagreb, Croatia's capital city, and many other cities such as Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sibenik, Zadar and Rijeka. If you want to go to Mostar, it is possible to take the bus that departs at 6 am from Split for 125 Kuna. There are also buses to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina (costs 210 Kuna), to Belgrade in Serbia, to Trieste in Italy, and to the most famous cities of Germany and Austria. It is also possible to get tickets from the bus drivers as well as from the ticket machines. It's much cheaper if you buy it from the machines. The bus ticket for single use is 11 Kuna according to most up to date data; but if you buy your ticket from the machine the price is 9 Kuna. If you want to get a bus ticket for 2 rides you need to pay 16 Kuna; for 10 tickets you need to pay 75 Kuna and if you want to buy monthly tickets you need to pay 260 Kuna.

Apart from that, there are 17 Kuna priced tickets which can be used as round trip tickets called Karnet tickets. Bus 60 goes to Omis from Green Market and the journey takes about 40 minutes.

At the same time there is a stop at LeMeridien Hotel. It is possible to use this hotel's beach and other facilities for free. Buses 60 and 37 from the Sukoian bus station are the most popular bus lines in the city. Sukoisan bus station is only 1 kilometers from the city. You can also get on the bus number 60 from the stop next to the Green Market.

Another important bus station in the city is Opcina, which is 300 meters away; And the other is the Trznica station in the Green Market district. You can usually get your bus tickets from the bus drivers, but you can also get your tickets from the vending machines which you can usually see at the stops. If you buy your ticket from the machine, you should definitely show it to the bus driver when you get on the bus.

Taxi

The light-yellow colored taxis are operated by Promet and there are also private taxis that are not affiliated with any company in the city. The distance between the city center and Split Airport is approximately 25 kilometers and if you want to make this journey by taxi you need to pay a fare of almost 150-250 Kuna. If you have a chance to bargain with taxi drivers who usually ask for 250 Kuna, it is possible to deduct this fare.

Car Rental

If you have an idea of ​​renting a car in Split, you should consider that there is not too much parking space in Split city. There is only one large car parking area in the city, which is called Diocletians' Palace known also as Split's Old Town. You can use the seaside route to reach Split Airport, about 25 kilometers east of Split city center, or you can reach the airport in 20-30 minutes using the E65 motorway.

You can also use the seaside route to go from Split to Trogir. Trogir, meanwhile, is only 7 kilometers west of Split Airport. One of the car rental companies in the city is Rent a Car Split NOVA (+385989836950), and the other is Avax Rent a Car (+385951539493).

Airport Information

The distance of Split Airport, which is located very close to Trogir, at the exit of Kastela Town, to the city center of Split is 25 kilometers. Located in Kastel Stafilic, Split Airport is 7 kilometers east of Trogir and 25 kilometers west of Split. There is only a small terminal at the airport.

Split Airport hosts ATMs, branches of banks, Duty Free shop, free internet access, smoking area, tourist information center, car rental companies, VIP lounge, restaurant, café and bars, and a parking area with 353 parking spaces.

There is also a famous beach in 15 minutes' walk from the airport. However, the airport is only open from 6 am to 10 pm. The name of the most famous restaurant at the airport is Restaurant Ikar.

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2017

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