The train station in Split is conveniently located right next to the bus station and within a kilometre of the ferry port and about the same from Diocletian's Palace. Although it's not a particularly scenic place to hang out, everything you need from snacks to ATMs is right within reach. Also, the station is open long hours and there are left-luggage lockers (€2 daily).
All international trains to Split require a change in Zagreb which sometimes takes hours.
There is no train connection from Split to Dubrovnik and no train connection north to Istria.
Advantages of Train Travel
There are three daily trains from Split to Zagreb (6 1/2 hours). Yes the bus is faster and more frequent but on the train you can bring your bicycle aboard which is not possible on the buses. Many people find trains more comfortable as well.
Travelling with your pet? No problem. Dogs, cats and other small animals are allowed on board if properly leashed or caged.
Booking Zagreb-Split Trains
You can only book domestic train tickets online at the Croatian Railways site.
The supply of train tickets vastly exceeds the demand so it's normally not a problem to pick up tickets at the train station last minute either. You can pay by cash (euros) or credit card.
Last Updated: January 2, 2023