How to get to the bus terminal in Split
If you’re in Split, all you have to do is walk along the waterfront towards the ferry port and voila – you’re there. It's conveniently located between the train station and the ferry port.
If you’re far away from the Split city centre, try to get to the Old town. The majority of bus routes pass through the centre.If you see the ferry port, the bus terminal should be right next to it.
The terminal itself is nothing to write home about, as it’s just a bunch of platforms with buses coming and going, but it’s well organised and your best alternative to getting around the Croatian coast without a car. The Split Bus Terminal has an online timetable – check it before you go looking for a bus, then buy your ticket online.
Entering the bus terminal building, you’ll see a few ticket clerk windows. They all speak English. Not the windows, the clerks.
The bus that takes you to the airport is on the first platform and arrives to the first platform as well.
What can I find here?
To your left and right there are several cafes that serve fast food, like burek, pizza slices and such. If you go towards town, you’ll come across a train station and then a post office and a DM, where you can buy cosmetics, with 2-3 cafés stuck in between. Loads of cafés.
If you go in the opposite direction from the town centre, you’ll come across a small park, which is great for kicking your shoes off and relaxing on the grass, as the shade is quite persistent there, or continue up the hill and in a few minutes you’ll be at Bačvice, Split’s favourite sandy beach.
Come in, the sea is perfect for a swim.
Oh, you should have left your bags at one of the baggage deposit boxes. There are 2-3 around the station. Right above the beach lies Žbirac, legendary local café, so you can chillax in the shade if you’re not going for a swim.
boarding a ferry!
Ferries for all of the islands leave just across from the bus station and you can buy tickets there.
If you’ve got time to kill!
Walk to the city centre. The Old Town, raised on the ruins of the Roman emperor Diocletianus' palace, is magical. Narrow streets, paved with cobblestone, polished by billions of footsteps, cafes and restaurants and shops in every nook and cranny, you’ll love it. The best part is, even in peak summer temperatures, the narrow cobblestone streets keep some of the cool, so you can hide from the noon sun.
Vollo Tip Before buying your ticket for Zagreb, check if the line you are about to take goes via the highway and gets there in a few hours or takes the scenic, windy old road which takes 8 hours or more. If you’d like to see how it was in the old days, then by all means, pick the scenic route.