Getting there

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Arriving in Split

By boat

Split's ferry port isn't a bad place to make the transition from nautical to more land-oriented modes of transportation and has a load of services on offer. If you happen to see policemen strolling around, don't be disturbed: those are just the customs officers that work at the office located in the port. The toilet near the back of the port operates around the clock. Changing currency:  There are at least four ATMs spaced out at regular intervals throughout the building. Split Tours operates an exchange office during their working hours. Calling home: There are two public phones inside the building. Calling cards can be purchased from the kiosks that line the street directly outside the station. Getting to town: Directly across the street is the Trajektna luka bus stop, with service to several points around town. Check the schedule posted inside the stop to find the information you need. Make a left out of the port and a short walk up the street takes you to the taxi stand; continue farther and you'll reach the old town in about five minutes.
Given its location in the middle of Dalmatia, Split serves as the main hub for reaching the mid-Dalmatian islands like Hvar, Brač, Šolta and Vis.
For domestic travel, prices vary according to which island you wish to travel to. The basic price rundown is something like this: 33 - 60kn per person and 160 - 530kn for cars. Motorcycles will cost you 70 - 147kn and bicycles 38 - 62kn. Pets are allowed on board for no extra fee and we also strongly encourage pets to wear some type of cute little life vest.
The journey from Split to Šolta takes about half an hour and the trip to Vis takes about two and a half hours. On all ferries, you'll find bars where you can buy some snacks and a drink or two.

By bus

Split's bus station is fairly small but has everything you need to make arriving relatively painless. A toilet (open 00:00 - 24:00) 3kn can be found inside the station, along with the domestic and international ticket windows and an information desk. The domestic ticket window offers a twenty-four hour service and the information desk operates from 00:00 - 24:00. The international ticket office operates 06:00 - 22:00. The red and blue posters on the window of the international ticket office list the international arrivals and departures. Left luggage: A left luggage point (open 06:00 - 22:00) is accessed from the street; turn left out of the station and drop off your bags for a flat rate of 5kn per hour, per piece of luggage, every next hour you pay 1.5kn. Getting to town: As it's on the same side of the street, the directions for getting around are the same as for the train station: a left turn will eventually lead you to the Trajektna luka bus stop; a right turn will lead you to the old town and several public phones, ATMs and Internet and call centers along the way; and taxis wait to whisk you away directly in front of the bus station.

By car

From Zagreb
So you have your own wheels and you'd like to know the easiest way to get to Split from Zagreb. No worries! The fastest and easiest way to get from point Z to point S is to use the Zagreb-Split highway, otherwise known as E - 65 on international road maps and as A - 1 inside Croatia. The route on the A - 1 from Zagreb to Split is about 380 kilometres long and will take 3,5 to 4 hours total, as well as relieving you of 181 kunas for toll fees. When the signs let you know you're getting close to Split, look for the Dugopolje exit and that's that!
From Slovenia
Traveling from Ljubljana to Split is a breeze. All you need to do is follow highway E - 70 to Zagreb, then hit the A - 1 and keep an eye out for the Dugopolje exit to Split.
From Italy
Traveling from Italy to Split by car? Here are your directions, nice and sparkling clear. First, take the E - 70 motorway to Trieste and look for the signs that point to Fiume and route number E - 61 (local route 7), which crosses Slovenia and enters Croatia at Pasjak. Then, take route E - 61, which will take you towards Rijeka. When possible, get on E - 65 (local route 6) to Bosiljevo, where you'll see signs for the A - 1, which you follow right in to Split. Just look for the exit labeled Dugopolje.

By plane

Split's airport is 30km out of town and is rather small but quite pleasant, situated as it is quite close to the sea. Any questions upon arriving can be directed to the nice people at the information desk, which is open from 05:15 - 23:00. Follow the steps leading down from the main hall to find a toilet and a baby-changing station. Toilets can also be found by heading upstairs from the main hall. Changing currency: Splitska Banka (Open 07:30 - 19:30) has an exchange office and it can be found at the far end of the main hall. There are also two ATMs in the same hall. Calling home: You can purchase a phone card at the newsstand (open according to flight times). There are public phones in two locations: first, in the main hall next to the Internet point (which offers free Internet, incidentally!); and second, upstairs between the two doors leading to the men's and women's toilets.
Getting to town: If you prefer to go by car, there are a number of car rental agencies operating in the main hall. Otherwise, your choices are taxi, public bus or Pleso prijevoz airport bus. Taxis take about thirty minutes from the airport and shouldn't cost more than 300kn for the trip. Public bus No 37 stops just in front of the airport at twenty-minute intervals on weekdays and thirty-minute intervals on weekends, with tickets costing 17kn one-way; cross the street and wait at the stop there. Pleso prijevoz buses run according to the arrival times of flights and drop you at the main bus station, just next to the old town for 30kn.

By train

The train station has very few amenities, save for the coin-operated storage lockers that can be accessed during the station's working hours, from 06:00 - 22:00 daily. The lockers have instructions in English. Getting to town: As it's on the same side of the street, the directions for getting around are the same as for the bus station: a left turn will eventually lead you to the Trajektna luka bus stop; a right turn will lead you to the old town and several public phones, ATMs and Internet and call centers along the way; and taxis wait to whisk you away directly in front of the train station.

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