Promet Split Introduces 1-3 Day Tickets, Reveals Plans for E-Ticketing, Integrated Passenger Transport

Daniela Rogulj

As a model after many tourist destinations around the world, Promet Split has decided to offer one-day and three-day tickets on its bus lines for all passengers, reports Dalmacija Danas on July 14, 2019.

And the prices are affordable, too. Namely, passengers can now buy a one-day ticket for the first zone for 30 kuna and a three-day ticket for 75 kuna. For all other zones, a one-day ticket will cost 60 kuna, and a three-day ticket 150 kuna. These tickets just began distribution, and as Director of Promet Miroslav Delić says, they are already very much in demand. 

“We often receive questions about them, especially in the season, so we decided to make it easier and better for our guests and citizens, but also increase the company’s revenues,” he explains. The tickets will become a permanent offer on Promet, because they are intended not only for tourists but for citizens as well.

Is Promet planning to develop new tickets into a separate brand, modeled on the Dubrovnik Card, which offers bus tickets with free sightseeing and tourist attractions?

“Of course, this is just the beginning and we want to make our services more accessible for our passengers. We have so far printed the sights on our tickets in the areas where we provide our service to promote our cities and municipalities. And in this way, we give tourists an idea of what they can visit. In time, we hope to allow our passengers tickets to tourist attractions, museums and the like.”

The long-announced e-ticketing system should finally be realized. 

“We’re in the process of preparing for a tender. It’s a new, fully-automated information system that would be installed on all buses and bus stops, and through it, there are different systems of use from contactless cards to all other payment methods. We expect the system to be in operation in the spring of next year.”

Will such a system enable buying tickets online, for example?

“Yes, and just the e-ticketing system should solve those crowds that are created at the ticket offices. This system is an ideal solution. There will be the possibility to use different types of payments and charges.”

Another idea is integrated passenger transport, primarily from the Split Airport to the Split Ferry Port. When can we expect this to happen?

“We currently have tickets with HŽ (Croatian Transport) that can be used for the first zone in the city of Split and the metro, and all our users who demonstrate their ticket can use the metro. We will try this season, but it does not depend on us but on the design of the train station in Kaštel Stari to integrate it, and at the same time make it the fastest transport from the airport to the ferry port.

In that case, the passengers would arrive from the new terminal of the airport to the train station in Kaštel Stari and further to the Split Ferry Port by train. The total scheduled travel time would be 35 minutes, which is by far the fastest form of transportation. To realize this project, we have to fulfill several prerequisites – one was opening the new passenger terminal of the airport, and the other is related to certain refinements at the Kaštel Stari railway station, so it is up to HŽ.”

How much would passengers pay for this service?

“We are planning for a price of 25 kuna, which would be cheaper than the current bus fare between the airport and the city ferry port. We have already prepared a contract with HŽ in that direction.”

Is Promet in conversation with Split Parking about another type of integrated transport?

“We are looking to provide citizens and guests with easy and convenient transportation around the city, so we have spoken with Split Parking about the possibility of combining a parking ticket and bus ride. In this way, citizens and guests would have the opportunity to park outside the city center and avoid crowds, and continue by bus.”

To read more about travel in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment