Much of the town centre is pedestrian only which makes getting around Split somewhat of a challenge. The harbourside route from the port almost to the marina is a pleasant pedestrian promenade but it means that you must go above Diocletian's Palace to travel between east and west Split by car. So don't be surprised if your taxi driver appears to be going around in circles! He may not be ripping you off.
Rent a car in Split
There is no parking whatsoever in Diocletian's Palace or Split's Old Town; all parking is outside the walls. The port area east of the town centre contains a large parking lot.
The public transport system in Split is limited to buses but the system is extensive and buses run from around 5am to nearly midnight. Service is daily and quite frequent on the major bus lines--1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 17 and 21-- but on other lines you may have to wait for over an hour Monday to Saturday and find no service on Sunday. See a map of Split buses.
If you will be staying in private accommodation or a hotel out of Split's centre, it's worthwhile to check into the frequency of the buses. If you'll be clubbing in Split, figure on taking a taxi back.
For visitors the most useful local bus stop is across from the ferry harbour (luka). There you can catch the 2, 9, 10 or 15. The main station for all local buses is across from the National Theatre at Trznica.
Metropolitan Split is divided into two tarif zones. Bus tickets cost €1.5 for a journey in the central zone and €1.75 to reach outside the centre. City buses also carry you as far north as Trogir and as far south as Omis for a few centimes extra. Buy the tickets from a kiosk (tisak) or on the bus. Tickets purchased at a tisak are only €1.20.
Taxis in Split
Taxis in Split do not cruise the street but wait at taxi stations. You can radio for a taxi at 1777 or use Uber in Split.
Developer: Antonio Marin
Platforms: Android Split Bus
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Split Local Bus Company --map, schedules, prices (in Croatian)
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