Split Airport: How to Get to and From Split – 2018 Guide

Daniela Rogulj

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October 30, 2018 – Everything you need to know about getting to and from Split Airport. 

Split Airport once again proved to be one of the busiest airports in the region in 2018. In fact, in July 2018, it was the busiest airport in the former Yugoslavia! Because Split Airport is the central hub to all of your favorite Dalmatian destinations, we’re presenting you with the ultimate guide to get you to and from the famous airport – with ease. 

But first, here are some important things you should know: 

  • Split Airport is not located in the City of Split, but in Kaštel Štafilić, about 20 kilometers from the center of Split, and about 6 kilometers from the town of Trogir
  • Split Airport is located at Cesta dr. Franje Tuđmana 1270, 21217 Kaštel Štafilić, Croatia
  • Split Airport is open from 06.00 – 22.00 local time every day

Now that you know, let’s get you there.

Split Main Bus Station to/from Split Airport 

Perhaps the most popular way to get to and from Split Airport is by bus. A trusted option for travelers is the airport shuttle bus operated by Pleso Prijevoz Split Bus Transfer.

Getting to Split Airport from the City of Split 

Travelers can grab the airport shuttle bus from the main Split bus station, which you can locate on the map below. 

The airport shuttle buses leave from Platform 1.

Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office on the main platform (right next to Platform 1). 

You can find the timetable of departures from Split to Split Airport here

Getting to the City of Split from Split Airport

Once you exit the airport, you’ll be able to find the airport shuttle buses, usually parked to the right of the parking lot. You’ll pay the driver once you’re on the bus. 

You can find the departures from the Split Airport to the City of Split here

Travel time

The travel time is 30 minutes, though you should keep in mind that the bus drivers from Split Airport may not leave until the bus is completely full. For example, if you’re one of the first passengers on the bus, you could be waiting another 30 minutes before the bus is full and the driver decides to leave. This is always crucial to remember when planning your trip to Split! 


30 kuna (4 euro) one way. Or, if you have a long layover and would like to experience Split, you can purchase a day ticket for 40 kuna. Having exact change is encouraged! 


Additional information about Split Airport shuttle departures can be found by calling 021/203119 or by e-mailing [email protected]

*You can also find additional buses going to the airport at the Split bus station. Head to the ticket office to see about your options*

Local bus 

Taking the local bus is also an option to get to and from Split Airport. 

Travelers can choose the No. 37 (Split – Trogir; Trogir – Split) and No. 38 (Split Airport – Kastel Stari – Split; Split – Kastel Stari – Split Airport). The buses pick up and drop off in Split at the local bus station Sukoišan, and on the main road outside of the airport terminal. 

You should plan at least an hour for each journey. Tickets can be purchased on the bus (with cash or coins) or at any Tisak counter. Ticket prices are 17 kuna.

More information can be found here


Split Airport by Taxi

Another easy way to get to and from Split Airport is by taxi or Uber, though you must be willing to dig a bit deeper into your pockets if you choose this route. 

It’s always important to know approximately how much it should cost you to get between the airport and the city, as some taxis are unregistered and may very well try to rip you off. 

Here’s a breakdown of the pricing we found:

Go Green Taxi (021 772 772): Fixed price of 230 kuna (peak season)

Cammeo (021 313 313): Fixed price of 190 kuna (peak season)

Radio Taxi Split (021 473 737): Radio Taxi said that the price is about 180 kuna for Croatians, but for foreigners – 280 kuna. The 280 kuna price is on their website as part of their summer price list, while the winter price to the airport is 180 kuna

Uber (mobile application): Prices between Split and Split Airport range between 225 and 270 kuna in peak season, and in winter between 120 and 160 kuna. Pro tip: Uber is also considerably cheaper if you take it from a road by the airport!

You can find taxis parked immediately upon exiting the airport, and the major taxi stands in the center of Split at Prokurative, Terminal F, the main Split bus station, and Prima 3 by HNK.

Travel time

30 minutes, though you should allow extra time in the peak season as traffic in the city and on the highway is likely.

Private transfers are also an option for travelers going to Split Airport. If you’re interested in booking a private transfer, please email us at [email protected]

Split Airport by Car/Private Transfer

Getting to Split Airport by car will take you around 30 minutes, though just as if you were taking a taxi or Uber, you should plan ahead for traffic in the peak season. 

Fortunately, the newly constructed Kaštel Gomilica – Kaštel Stari road (147 million kuna project) was finally opened in 2017 which has greatly reduced traffic from Split to the airport. The Kaštel Gomilica – Kaštel Stari section, 5.5 kilometers of the main route and 3.5 kilometers of replacement roads, was part of the project which started in 2006. 

We’d highly suggest using Solo Transfers to get you to and from Split Airport. 

You can find the map below:

Split Airport Rental Cars  

Just outside of baggage claim, you’ll find a variety of rental car companies to choose from. While you could choose to book a car upon your arrival to Split, we would recommend booking a car in advance during the peak season. 

You can find the list of rental car companies at Split Airport here

Split Airport Parking 

*IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Parking at Split Airport is currently free and is located across the road from the terminal. Cars can drop off for 5 minutes only at the terminal. This is ongoing as construction continues on the new terminal. 

Visitors can park at Split Airport for the following prices:

First 15 minutes free

Up to 1 hour = 20 kuna

Every next hour = 20 kuna 

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Information on where to park can be found below:




Fees can be paid:

  • At the parking payment reception in the passenger terminal ground floor. Fees can be paid in kuna – by cash or with cards (American Express, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, or Diners)
  • At the automatic cash desk in the parking lot. Fees can be paid in kuna – cash, in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 HRK, or with cards (American Express, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, or Diners)
  • Through SMS message following the instructions on the parking ticket 

More information about parking at Split Airport can be found here

Split Airport to open the new terminal in 2019

Because Split Airport will handle over 3 million passengers in 2018, a new terminal is necessary. Split Airport is currently undergoing a massive makeover, and the brand new terminal is set to open for the 2019 summer season. 

The project will take over an area of almost 80.000 square meters, with the terminal itself taking up 35.000 square meters. Upon completion in 2019, the entire terminal complex will spread over 48.000 square meters, which is comparable to Zagreb and Dubrovnik. 


The new terminal will have 30 check-in counters, six gates, and an automated baggage sorting facility with five carousels. There will also be a lounge for business class passengers, an observation deck, and restaurants in the gallery. The new car park and bus terminal at Split Airport will be able to accommodate 900 vehicles, and there will be a pedestrian bridge to the terminal.

The existing terminal will get a bit of a makeover, too, once the new terminal opens, and will be used primarily by Non-Schengen zone passengers. Split will even expand its runway in 2019 to further reduce congestion.

By January 2019, Split Airport should move to their new offices in the new terminal building. 

The entire investment is estimated to be worth almost 60 million euro.

Split Airport to Split ferry – will I make it?

Do you need to catch a ferry shortly after you land at Split Airport? Do you know how much time you need to ensure you make it on time? Is it even possible? 

The answer is yes, though if you are traveling during the peak season, you’ll need to allow some extra time. 

If you’re traveling by bus, you will usually make it from Split Airport to the ferry terminal in about 30 minutes – but that’s just driving time – and one should always assume the bus driver will let passengers off at random stops along the way – which means you should tack on an extra 10 minutes just there. 

It’s also always safe to assume the bus won’t leave the airport on time once you’ve boarded, as many drivers leave only when the buses are completely full. 

Fortunately, when you do get to the Split bus station, the ferry terminal is right across the street. We’d recommend giving yourselves at least 1.5 to 2 hours to get to the ferry terminal from the airport if you decide to take the bus, as it’s smart to assume any hiccup could happen – especially in the peak season. 

Worst case scenario, you get to the ferry terminal early and are forced to enjoy a coffee (or beer) by the sea. 

If you are in a hurry, your best bet is to grab a taxi or Uber straight to the ferry terminal. 


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