Travel by Airplane
Split Airport is 25km western from the city center and only 6km eastern from the ancient town of Trogir. There are no regular airport transfers to Trogir but there is a Croatia Airlines bus that meets all regularly scheduled flights to Split. The buses are operated by Pleso Prijevoz and the city stop is at Obala Lazareta, a short walk from the intercity bus station, the train station and the ferry port. Buses to Split Airport leave from the same place 90 minutes before flight times. The price is 30HRK.
Croatia Airlines www.croatiaairlines.hr
Travel by Train
The train station in Split is conveniently located right next to the bus station and within a kilometer of the ferry port. Although it’s not a particularly scenic place to hang out, it is open till late hours and there you can find a left-luggage office.
There are no international trains to Split; all trains to Split originate in Zagreb. There are three daily fast trains to Zagreb (six hours) and three overnight trains (8 1/2 hours). From Monday to Saturday six trains a day run between Sibenik and Split (two hours) and there are about four trains a day from Split to Zadar (4 1/2 hours) which is the only train line along the coast. There is no train connection Split with Dubrovnik as there is no train connection in Istria.
Although the Croatian Railways site is useful, you cannot reserve your ticket on their site. But you can book your train to Split online plus have the ticket delivered to your home if you book it in advance.
Travel by Bus
There’s hardly a city in Croatia that isn’t connected to Split by bus. For example, there are buses going to Dubrovnik (4 1/2 hours; see the schedule at buses from Dubrovnik), Pula (10 hours), Rijeka (8 hours), and Zadar (3 hours). When you travel by bus from Split to Dubrovnik you’ll pass through a strip of Bosnian territory at Neum. Have your passport handy; it may be checked.
The best source of information on buses to and from Split is at the Split bus station. You cannot book bus tickets online; you must go to the bus station to buy them. The bus station is open late in the night. There is also left-luggage office for visitors.
Travel by Ferry
Split’s only international ferry connection is to Italy. Ferries from Italy to Split run all year and are highly reliable. Only a very strong Adriatic storm causes the cancellation of a ferry and that is most likely to occur in winter.
The cross-Adriatic ferries embark from either Ancona or Pescara. The car ferries from Ancona to Split run all year while the Pescara ferries are summer only. Only a few companies run the ferry routes and the prices and amenities differ little. It’s best to choose based upon the schedule.