If you decide to travel to Split by bus, frankly speaking, you’re not wrong. Maybe it isn’t the fastest way of traveling but take my word for it, you will be more relaxed with more time to enjoy the splendid scenery and knowing better Croatia.
There are several advantages when traveling by bus. You are avoiding the stress of driving in unknown places and you’ll stay away from problem how to find a parking place. (Split can’t boast that there is no parking problem)
Another benefit of using bus in Croatia is a fairly low price. Most buses are modernly equipped, and all have air conditioning and WiFi.
I’m not exaggerating if I say that the bus service is excellent. In same cases you can take advantage as some bus routes (usually internal), are served by more than one bus company sometimes with significant price differences. Just when buying a bus ticket ask for all bus carriers that run on the same route.
Split by Bus Tips
I suggest you to buy your tickets well in advance and reserve a seat as in some period buses are rather crowded. If you are traveling by bus from Split and you arrive in advance you can always deposit your baggage at left-luggage office at Split bus station
- Read carefully the list of destinations posted above each bus ticket counter.
- Be careful on signs like: ‘vozi svaki dan’ (it means – every day), ‘ne vozi nedjeljom i blagdanom’ (it means – it’s not running on Sundays and holidays’.
- Pay attention not to go too far during driving breaks (usually every two hours) or you might lose your seat.
- Buy your bus tickets at the bus station counter, not from the bus driver.
- Most buses operate overnight but sometimes you won’t be able to sleep as internal bus lights are always on and stereo music is too loud.
International bus connections to/from Split
Split has good bus connections with all major European countries. All buses are new and fully equipped with all services from air condition to toilets on board.
To/From Italy - Trieste
Split has regular connections with daily bus service from Trieste to Split passing through Istria peninsula and Rijeka, via Zadar and Sibenik all the way to Split bus station. It is a rather long ride (almost 11 hours) but the most picturesque one. You can decide between the overnight ride or a daily bus. All detailed information you can find on this link.
Getting to Split by bus - To/From Germany
Bus services between Germany and Split are very frequent particularly during the summer season and the prices are cheaper than by train. Eurolines bus company operates daily bases from Köln, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Munch, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
To/From Bosnia and Herzegovina
From Sarajevo there is a bus (twice a day) that keeps connection with Split (via Mostar) . This seven hours ride costs around € 28.
Domestic bus connections
Bellow is the short list of the most frequent bus connections. You’ll find also a distance between Split to most popular destinations: