Traveling to a Music Festival from Split this Summer?

Daniela Rogulj

Let Solo Transfers take you there!

With the summer season nearly here, we’re sure you’ve at least scratched the surface in making your Croatian music festival plans. While your tickets may be purchased and your accommodation booked, have you thought about how you’ll get there?

Loads of music festivals sprinkle the Croatian coast, and Split, the Dalmatian capital of Croatia, is usually a good hub to get you to your final destination. 

Two of the most popular music festival locations along the Croatian coast are Tisno and Novalja, and while both may seem as if they’re fairly simple to travel to, they’re not. 

Here’s our breakdown. 

Tisno is a small municipality located in Šibenik-Knin County that is located partially on the mainland and partially on the island of Murter. While the town is just an hour and a half drive from Split (around 120 kilometers away), there is no direct bus that will take you to the town of Tisno from Split. This means that you’ll have to take a bus from the Split bus station to Kapela (Tisno R) which is located about 6 kilometers from the center of the town. This small bus stop located on a desolate coastal road does not make it easy to find taxis to town, and unless you have a phone number to call, how will you get to the festival or to your accommodation? 

Cost & Time: The bus from the Split bus station to Kapela (Tisno R) will take around two hours and cost you 9 EUR plus baggage fees. The taxi from the bus stop to the center of town will take around 10 minutes but the cost is dependent on the driver – beware of festival prices!

Novalja, however, is more accessible than Tisno. But the journey? That will take you twice as long.

Novalja is a town north of Split on the island of Pag. Famous today because of Zrće Beach, Novalja is the epicenter of summer parties in Croatia. So, how do you get there?

Once again, there are no direct bus lines from Split to Novalja, which means that you will have to take a few buses on your journey up. From the Split bus station, you would have to take a 2.5 to 3-hour bus ride to Zadar that will cost you anywhere between 9 to 13 EUR (let’s not forget about extra fees for baggage).

From Zadar, you will then have to change buses and take a new bus from Zadar to Novalja. This part of the journey will take you another hour and a half and cost you another 9 EUR (plus baggage). Because the Novalja bus station is not in the center of town, you’ll have to consider spending a steep festival taxi fare just to get to your accommodation or the festival grounds.

Cost & Time: Not worth it.

Rent a car, you might say? Sure, that’s an option – but daily car rentals in the summertime can cost you upwards of 100 EU plus fuel, and who wants to take on that responsibility, anyhow?

Fortunately for you, this is nothing to lose sleep over – Solo Transfers is here to save the day! For your festival travel needs, Solo Transfers offers a plethora of options from Split Airport and Split City to get you to the festival of your choice, safe and sound. 

Private transfers from Split City to Tisno are 100 EUR and from Split Airport to Tisno transfers are 86 EUR.

From Split City to Novalja transfers are 210 EUR, and from Split Airport to Novalja transfers are 194 EUR.

Are there other music festivals you’re looking to attend in locations we didn’t mention? Don’t fret! You can always send an inquiry to Solo Transfers to see how they can help.


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