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How do I get from Split Airport to Split centre?
A highly sought after European summer city break destination, there are various transport options for how to get from Split Airport to Split city centre. Taxi, private Split Airport transfers, local bus, Uber, and even catamaran are all possibilities, but in this blog post I will explore how to get from Split Airport to Split city centre (and vice versa) using the airport shuttle bus operated by Pleso Prijevoz. After much research, this seemed to be the best option for budget, time and convenience, and is exactly how I transferred to the airport when I visited Split as part of my 10 day trip to Croatia.
Tip: Taxis are expensive in Croatia. For a one way journey from Split Airport to Split city centre, you can currently expect to pay in the region of 300-350 Croatian Kuna (approximately £35-£40 or €40-€45). The airport shuttle bus goes direct and will save you a lot!
How far is the airport from Split?
Split Airport (SPU), also known as Resnik Airport, is located ~24km (~15 miles) west of Split city centre.
About the Split Airport shuttle bus
The Split Airport shuttle bus directly connects Split Airport with Split Bus Terminal, which is located a stone’s throw from the Old Town, the Port and The Riva (the main seafront promenade in Split). The journey time from Split Airport to Split city centre (and vice versa) is approximately 30 minutes (depending on traffic) and offers a hassle-free way to travel between the two destinations.
Cost of the airport shuttle bus and how to book tickets
The airport shuttle bus is operated by Pleso Prijevoz, and currently costs 35 Croatian Kuna per person for a one-way ticket (approximately £4 or €4.50) making it the most budget-friendly option for airport transfers. Currently, buses depart from Split Airport shortly after flights are scheduled to land. The most convenient way to purchase your ticket is to do so online directly through the operators website for your day of travel (you can find the official link at the bottom of this blog post). That way, you won’t need to worry about doing this at the airport.
How to get from Split Airport to Split centre by shuttle bus – A step by step guide
Pre-book your ticket before your departure directly through the Pleso Prijevoz website (keep scrolling for the official link). Print this before you go, so you can present it to the bus driver on the day.
Board the Split Airport shuttle bus from the airport to the city centre – the bus departs from just outside the terminal. After ~30 minutes, you will arrive at Split Bus Terminal. The airport shuttle bus does not stop at any other stops on the way, so Split Bus Terminal will be your final (and only) port of call.
On arrival at Split Bus Terminal, consider booking your return journey from Split city centre to Split Airport if you haven’t already done this online before departing. You can do this in the Bus Terminal. This will ensure you have a ticket for when you need to return to the airport, and will saving queuing.
You will then need to make your way to your Split accommodation. If you’re staying in the Old Town, it is likely that you will be able to walk (but double check the distance using trusty Google Maps beforehand). If the distance is not walkable, consider getting a taxi or Uber.
Have a wonderful time exploring the many things to do in Split. Once your trip comes to an end, make your way back to Split Bus Terminal for your return journey back to Split Airport by following these instructions on how to get from Split Airport to Split city centre in reverse!