Split Travel Advice

March 28, 2023

Split is a beautiful coastal city in Croatia that has become increasingly popular with travelers in recent years. Located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, Split offers stunning beaches, historic architecture, and a vibrant culture that has captivated visitors from around the world. 

Whether you are planning a 3-day trip or a week-long vacation, Split offers a variety of activities and attractions suitable for solo travelers, couples on a romantic getaway, or families seeking a fun vacation destination.

How to get to Split

Getting to Split is relatively easy, with several transportation options available. Many visitors arrive by plane, with Split Airport located just 25 kilometers from the city center. Flights from major European cities such as London, Paris, and Rome are available throughout the year, and there are also seasonal flights from several other destinations.

If you prefer to arrive by sea, Split is accessible by ferry from several nearby islands, including Hvar and Brac. There are also regular bus services from cities throughout Croatia and neighboring countries.

However, if you have a bit more money to spend, consider taking a ferry, as it offers stunning views of the coastline and can be a more relaxing way to travel.

Getting around Split

When it comes to getting around Split, there are a few options depending on your budget and itinerary. While a car offers flexibility, it may not be the most economical choice. Instead, taking advantage of the city’s public transportation, such as buses and ferries for island hopping, can save you some money. 

The best way to get around Split is by car since it gives you the most flexibility to travel on your own timetable, allowing for the most economical way to explore the city and the nearby Croatian islands. 

If you plan on sticking close to Old Town, you can easily get around on foot. Many travelers fly into Split Airport (SPU), located about 15 miles west of Old Town, and to get to Split from the airport, renting a car, taking a taxi or an Uber, or taking the airport shuttle. 

The ferry terminal “Trajektna luka Split”, is located about a 10-minute walk from Old Town, and is the place to catch a boat to the Croatian islands. Therefore, going with a car is the best and most economical way to explore Split and its surrounding areas.

Therefore, if you do decide to drive in Split, finding parking can be a challenge, particularly in the Old Town area where streets can be narrow and crowded. One option is to park at Split City Parking, a large parking garage located near the center of Split. It offers secure parking facilities with reasonable rates and is conveniently located near many of Split’s top attractions. 

Accommodation options

When it comes to accommodation options in Split, there is no shortage of choices. The city offers everything from luxurious hotels to budget-friendly hostels and apartments. For families, there are several hotels that offer family-friendly amenities, such as swimming pools and children’s clubs. 

Solo travelers might prefer to stay in a hostel, which can be a great way to meet other travelers and make new friends. Couples might prefer a more romantic setting, such as a boutique hotel or an apartment with a sea view.

No matter where you decide to stay, be sure to book in advance, especially during peak travel season. Split is a popular destination, and hotels and other accommodations can fill up quickly.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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