Visiting Croatia's Adriatic hub is easy, with plenty of affordable coach connections. Long distance and shorter coach journeys are available, and arrival should be stress-free, thanks to Split's centrally located main bus station. With the possibility of beach holidays, city breaks, and nature adventures, coaches to Split are an appealing option.
Buses to Split arrive at a couple of listed stops. Most commonly, they will terminate at Autobusni Kolodvor (the main bus station). This is located in the city centre, within walking distance of the port. So it's ideally suited to island-hopping travellers. Alternatively, buses may be scheduled to arrive at "Obala Kneza Domagoja", which is just across the road from the bus station.
Buses from Croatian cities like Zagreb or Dubrovnik are operated by Croatia Bus. International services from Italy and Germany tend to be provided by FlixBus, while Crnja Tours offers some fares from Austria as well. All companies run direct buses to Split, but a host of indirect options are also available.
Travelling by coach to Split makes sense for a range of reasons. For starters, it's a great way to travel when touring Croatia's Adriatic coast. And it's also a handy route from popular Adriatic locations like Venice, which has direct bus links to the Croatian port. Buses also link Split to important aviation hubs, such as Venice Marco Polo or Zagreb. This can be very handy, as many airlines only offer seasonal services to Split Airport, making buses an essential option for reaching the coast. Aside from that, buses are simply very cost effective, wherever travellers are coming from.
Island hoppers will want to consult ferry schedules from the Port of Split, and time their arrival to coincide with sailing times. For those remaining on dry land, Promet Split operates a comprehensive local bus network, and covers both the city and surrounding coastline. It's a great way to reach Diocletian's Palace - one of the most remarkable Roman ruins in Europe. Buses also travel to Klis Fortress, which commands a dramatic mountain pass. And if visitors have time, ferries to the beautiful island of Hvar are not to be missed.