How to travel from Zagreb to Split, and viceversa?

Updated: Mar 5, 2018

Zagreb is the capital and largest town in Croatia. The city of Zagreb is located about 400 km North from Split. There are 4 ways to travel from Zagreb to Split: by car, by bus, by train and/or by plane.

Zagreb, the main town of Croatia.


Traveling from Zagreb to Split (or from Split to Zagreb) by car

From Zagreb to Split (and viceversa), the fastest and the recommended road is the highway A1 (about 380 km of highway out of approx. 410 km of the entire road); the journey from the center of Zagreb to the center of Split is about 4h 30min, depedning on traffic conditions.


Private transfer by car or mini van

If you need a private transfer from Zagreb to Split or from Split to Zagreb, we can arrange you a private car transfer for 350 EUR (1-4 persons) and mini VAN transfer for 450 EUR (5-8 persons). You can book your transfer sending me your e-mail enquiry at: transfers@insplit.net.


Traveling from Zagreb to Split (and viceversa) by bus

This is the most convenient way to travel from Zagreb to Split or from Split to Zagreb. The prices of the tickets are already from 13 EUR in one direction, journey approx. 4h40 min up to 8h 20min, depending on the bus agency. The travel time can vary a lot from agency to agency, so take a good look at the travel time before booking your bus ticket. The tickets can be purchased online at GetbyBus: Bus Zagreb - Split & Bus Split - Zagreb or you can buy them at the main bus terminals in Split and/or Zagreb. The main bus station in Split is located within the harbour area of Split, in the city center: Autobusni Kolodvor Split, address: Obala Kneza Domagoja 12. The main bus station in Zagreb (Autobusni kolodvor Zagreb) is located in Avenija Marina Držića 4.


Traveling from Zagreb to Split (and viceversa) by train

Traveling by train in Croatia is something I usually do not recommend; the trains are not very comfortable, frequently they are not in time, the journey is long (more than 6 hours, up to 8 hours, if they travel on schedule), the price is too high comparing to bus tickets (in average 30 EUR in one direction, in low season), and finally, my perception, is that it is not amomg the safest way of travel in Croatia (old railways, frequent accidents). However, though I do not recommend the train as a way to travel from Split to Zagreb (and viceveresa), you can find more info and buy your tickets at Croatian railways official site: Hrvatske željeznice - Croatian Railways. The tickets can be bought online within 2 months from your journey date. The main station in Zagreb is called Zagreb glavni kolodvor, address: Trg kralja Tomislava 12. The main train station in Split is called simply Split and it is located in the harbour area, in the city center, Željeznički kolodvor Split, address: Obala kneza Domagoja 9.


Traveling from Zagreb to Split (and viceversa) by plane

From Zagreb to Split and from Split to Zagreb there is a direct plane line operated by Croatian airlines. The journey is about 30 minutes and though this is the most expensive way to travel from Zagreb to Split (and viceveresa), sometimes you can find very convenient deals on Croatian airlines website (especially for low and mid season flights). More info at: Croatian airlines website. The Split airport is located about 28 km from the city center of Split, in the city of Kastela: Zračna luka Resnik, address: Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana 1270, 21217, Kaštel Štafilić. The Zagreb airport is located about 20 km from the center of Zagreb, Zračna luka Franjo Tuđman, address: Ul. Rudolfa Fizira 1, 10150, Zagreb.


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