Split on the Adriatic Sea, Split is one of the most important cities of Croatia after the capital Zagreb and welcomes thousands of tourists every year. Split Airport, the only airport in the city, was built in 1931 and is now the second busiest airport in the country. In 1966, the Yugoslavia government initiated an expansion project and a second terminal building was established in 1979. In 1991, during the civil war in Yugoslavia, it was closed to civilian flights. Following the war, it was re-opened in 1995 and opened again for civilian flights. The annual passenger capacity of Split Airport increased to two and a half million thanks to the modernization works carried out in 2005. It takes approximately half an hour to get to Split Airport, which is 6 km away from Trogir and 20 km from Split town center, just outside of Kastela Town. To get to the city center from the airport, mostly city buses and taxis are preferred.
Split Airport offers a wide range of services from ATMs to banks and exchange offices, from Duty Free shops to restaurants and cafes. Apart from these, free internet access, smoking area, tourist information center, car rental companies, VIP lounge, parking area with 353 vehicle capacity responds to almost all the needs of passengers.
The passenger capacity of Split Airport is increasing. This airport, which hosted 540 thousand passengers in 2000, served over 3 million passengers in 2017. This figure is increasing rapidly. On the other hand, more than 40 airline companies from all over the world, including Europe, should transfer to Split Airport and organize direct flights.
Although there are no direct flights Indirect expeditions from Turkey to Split organized. You can also take a plane to the capital Zagreb and then take the train to Split. Turkish Airlines, Turkey, including 2 times a day from Zagreb organizes direct flights. The flight between Istanbul and Zagreb takes about 2 hours.
One of the most popular cities in Croatia after Zagreb, the city of Split has neither a metro nor a tram line, but that does not mean that it is a bad city. On the contrary, you can easily prefer to travel in Split city transportation, as well as minibus and bus. Ferries are also widely used. In terms of the routes of public transportation, Split is divided into 4 main regions and the cost of the ticket varies according to these regions. The first district includes the city center of Split, the second district is Solin, Stobrec, Podstrana and Klis, the third is Kastela le Dugopolje, and the fourth is Trogir and Omis. With the Split Bus mobile app, you can easily find out which bus you should take and the bus routes and times. Buses are used to go far away from the city center. Different bus lines serve different routes from these four regions to the airport. You can obtain information about buses from the Internet or download the Split Bus application to your phone and you can easily find all the information you need about public transportation.
Although Split is the most widely used public transportation bus in the city, the local people mostly prefer to travel by bicycle. So much so that you can rent a bicycle in the city. Zajceva'da Rent a bike Split (+38521388951), Split-Riva district of the Red-adventures (+385917903747) and Majstora Jurja in the district of New Trek bikes (+385913909416) is one of these. You can reach everywhere in the city by bike without getting tired. Split train station is also in the city center. Trains provide transportation between Split and other cities, especially Zagreb, rather than city transportation. Finally, the ferry is also widely used in urban transportation. Buses 2, 9, 10 and 15 pass from Luka, the stop of the Split ferry port. If you take the bus in this city, you can get the ticket from the kiosks, ticket machines or the bus. It's cheaper to buy from the ticket machine than the driver. Also, if you bought your ticket from the machine, you need to show the driver to the bus. A free pass system is available for under-6s, with discounts between 6 and 11 years old. Everyone over the age of 11 is being assessed on the tariffs specified for adults. It is not possible to transfer as the tickets are one-time. You need to buy a ticket back on every bus.
Split Airport is 20 km away from the city center. Just outside Kastela town, the airport is 6 km away from Trogir. You can get to the city center from Split Airport by bus, taxi or private vehicle. Although public transport is limited to buses, most airports do not have a single bus to the city center. There are many bus lines from the airport to different parts of the city.
Bus: The city of Split is the only bus coming to mind when it comes to public transportation. Because there are no metro lines in the city nor the tram line. Local people use more bicycles in urban transportation, while the second option is buses. The cheapest way to get to the center from Split Airport, which is 20 km from the city center, is to take the bus again.
While there are 1 - 2 buses carrying passengers between the airports of other cities and the city center, there are many buses with different routes departing from Split Airport. Bus number 37 passes near Split Airport. Bus number 37, which takes you to the center of Split in half an hour, is between Trogir and Sukoisanka stops. If you transfer from bus to bus number 9 and 10, you can reach other points in the city. Bus 60 also departs from Sukoisan bus station as it is bus number 37 and moves to Omis. The Sukoisan bus station is just 1 km from the city center of Split. On the other hand, bus number 1 goes from Split Airport to Salona. The bus number 18 is going to the city center from Split Airport. There is also bus number 38 using the Split Airport-Kastel Stari-Split route. Bus number 38 from Split Airport takes you to Split center. Bus number 60 departs from Sukoisan bus station like bus number 37 and moves to Omis and there is also a stop at Split Airport. The bus stop in the city center of Split is called Obala Lazareta and buses 37 and 38 can be reached directly by bus.
Airport Shuttle Services: You can easily reach the city center of Split with the help of the airport shuttle services outside the city buses. Detailed information on airport shuttle departure times and routes can be easily accessed from the Split Airport website.
Taxi: Taxi from Split Airport to the city center is more expensive than airport shuttle services or city buses. Especially when you get on the taxi drivers' vehicles without being tied to a taxi stand, you have the possibility to pay more than the normal taxi price. In this case, the most reliable option for you will be to choose a taxi stand attached to the airport. If you want to take a taxi to the city center from Split Airport, the taxi stand at the airport can be reached at +385021895237.
Car Hire: There is also a choice of taxi from Split Airport to the city center for a more comfortable transportation, so you can rent a car. There are more than one car rental company's office offering rental car service to passengers arriving at Split Airport. You can reach the city center of Split in 25-30 minutes with the average car you rent from the airport. You can rent a car from one of the rental offices at the airport and you can rent a car from the internet without having to reach the city.
You can take a bus from the city center to Split Airport or take a taxi. Bus is cheaper than a taxi is preferred. Split city transport network is divided into 4 regions. Buses from each of these 4 regions to Split Airport, but with different routes, are available. The bus is the cheapest way to get to the airport. You can also go to the airport by renting a car outside the bus and taxi. It takes an average of half an hour to get to the airport, 20 km from Split city center.
Bus: There are 3 main bus stations in Split city center. Located exactly 1 km from the center, Sukoisan is located in the center of Split, Obala Lazareta and Trznica in the Green Market, one of the most famous places of Split. Split Airport is 20 km from the city center and 6 km from Trogir. Buses 37 departing from Sukoisan bus stop go to Trogir and Split Airport is on its route. Bus number 37 is between Trogir and Sukoisanka stops, bus number 60 passes from Sukoisan bus station as bus number 37 and is between Omis and Sukoisanka stops. The Sukoisan bus station is just 1 km from the city center of Split. On the other hand, with the number 1 bus line from Salona direction is provided, the number 18 bus from the city center to Split Airport is reached. Finally, it is possible to reach Split Airport from the center of Split by line bus 38.
Airport Shuttle Services: With the help of airport buses, transportation between Split city center and airport can be easily achieved. If you are planning to go to the airport from the city center with detailed information about departure times and routes, you can visit Split Airport website.
Taxi: There are two types of taxis in the city center of Split. The first one is the light yellow cabins operated by Promet, and the second one is the free taxis that work free of charge. Taking a taxi can require a budget more than a bus, so it's not a preferred method of transportation. However, if you need to take fast steps like catching a plane, it may be more advantageous and comfortable for you to take a taxi from the point where you are 3 to 4 people or where your bags are heavy.
Car Rental: The number of companies offering car rental services in the city center of Split is higher than at the airport. You can rent a car for your budget in a few minutes by going to the office of a car rental company. You can use either the coastal road or the E65 motorway to reach Split Airport, which is about 20 km east of the city center of Split. You will arrive at the airport within an average of 20-30 minutes. The names and contact information of two car rental companies serving in the city are as follows; Rent a Car Split NOVA (+385989836950) and Avax Rent a Car (+385951539493).