By and large, public transport in Split is mostly confined to the yellow buses that operate on a number of routes in and near the city. There are, however, a few other options for getting around Split! Of course, the city is very walkable indeed so you may not need to encounter many of the options below, but public transport in Split is certainly useful if you’re trying to reach the outskirts of the city, or some of the other nearby towns.
Public Transport in Split – Buses
Buses in Split are run by Promet Split. They run 19 routes in the city itself, plus three night routes. There are also a number of ‘suburban’ lines to locations outside of the city itself. In particular, visitors may find useful the lines to Trogir (bus line 37, which also goes by Split Airport); to Klis, for the fortress (bus line 34); to Solin (several bus lines); and to Omis (bus line 60). Promet Split also runs buses on the islands of Ciovo and Solta.
Do note that the local bus station in Split is not the same as the main (intercity) bus station that is located next to the port. Instead, the local bus terminal (autobusni kolodvor) – Sukoisan Autobusni Kolodvor (link goes direct to a Google Map) – is located about 1km inland from the sea. It is about a 10 minute walk to the entrance to the Diocletian’s Palace area.
Trains in Split
Split train station is located adjacent to the main bus station and the port. It is unlikely that you will be using trains in Split to get around the general area, although there are connections to nearby Solin (11 minutes by train) and the Kastela region (20-30 minutes by train to Kastel Stari, for example). (You may, of course, arrive/depart Split train station if travelling from/to Zagreb.)
You can check train timetables on the Croatian Railways website.
Ferries/Catamarans in Split
As a bustling port, there are of course ferry and catamaran lines connecting Split with the nearby islands and other towns and cities in Dalmatia.
The one route within the confines of Split (well…sort of) is a catamaran service that connects the port near Split Airport with the city. This summer-only service is run by Catamaran Line.
Nearby Ferry/Catamaran Routes
There are a number of sailing routes to places close to Split. For example, Bura Line run a boat service connecting Split with nearby Ciovo island and Trogir – it’s a very pleasant way of travelling between these places.
The island of Solta is also very close to Split – it can be easily viewed from the city! Jadrolinija operate a car ferry service to Rogac on the island, whilst the Krilo Shipping Company have a catamaran to the same location.
Bike Hire in Split
NextBike have a number of bike hire locations across Split. You first need to register an account to use the bikes; after that you can hire one for 5 Kunas for 30 minutes (or 10 Kunas for 30 minutes for an e-bike) on a pay as you go system. From summer 2020, NextBike have also installed child seats on some of their bikes in Split. (A child’s bike helmet is required.)
Public Transport in Split – Getting to/from the airport
We have a special page on how best to travel from Split Airport to the centre of Split. Take a look at our guide: To and From Split Airport.