Split: Getting there and around

  • Split Riva

    © Matt Field/Time Out

    © Matt Field/Time Out

Split airport is 23km (14 miles) north-west of town between Kaštela and Trogir. A Pleso prijevoz bus (6-7 times daily; 30kn, 30min journey time; check timetables on www.plesoprijevoz.hr) will take you to Split bus station. In addition, the No.37 Trogir-Split bus passes the access road to the airport (about 500m from the arrivals terminal), but doesn’t take you directly to Split bus station –  it goes to the terminal on the corner of Domovinskog rata and Gundulićeva.

A taxi from the airport costs 280kn-350kn.

There are three InterCity trains a day from Zagreb, journey time 6.5 to 8.5 hours. The station is on the Riva side of the bus station, diagonal to the port, with left-luggage facilities.

Frequent buses run from Zagreb (five hours) and Dubrovnik (four-and-a-half hours) – keep your passport handy from Dubrovnik as part of the journey goes through Bosnia.

Split is a major port, with frequent services from Rijeka in the north, and Ancona in Italy. Hops to the islands of Hvar, Brač and Vis require a couple of hours and a nominal foot passenger fare from between 33kn and 60kn. The ferry terminal is a short walk from the Riva, a large building you can’t miss diagonally opposite the bus station. Catamarans and hydrofoils leave from the Riva, behind a building surrounded by cafés on the main waterfront. Tickets and information are available at the harbour terminal or the Jadrolinija and Split Tours kiosks at the Riva end of the harbourfront.

Walking is the only practical way to get around the town centre. To go to the hilly peninsula of Marjan or beyond Bačvice, take a city bus (11kn on board, 9kn from a kiosk) from either end of the Riva at Trg republike or Zagrebačka by the market.

Taxis such as Radio Taxi (021 1 777) are parked at either end of the Riva.