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Getting to Split – by air, bus, train or ferry

Service info 26 February 2024

The traffic structure of Split enables fast and safe arrival of the FISU Cheerleading participants by land, railway, or air and easy organization of the participants’ transport at the time of their arrival and departure, opening and closing ceremonies, during the sports competitions, and any other official event. 

Split Airport

The airport has become the busiest airport in Croatia, handling millions of passengers annually. With a state-of-the-art terminal and top-notch facilities, the airport ensures a smooth and comfortable experience for both domestic and international travelers. Split Airport boasts an extensive network of connections, linking passengers to major cities across Europe and beyond. Direct flights connect Split to prominent destinations such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and many more. 

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The train station in Split, also known as Željeznički kolodvor Split, is part of Croatia’s rail network. It is situated next to the city’s central bus station and terminal, which is also very close to all ferry departure and arrival points. The station is within easy walking distance of the city center and Diocletian’s Palace.

Bus transportation

Split Bus Station is near the city center, next to the Split railway station. It is connected by regular bus lines to many Croatian cities and many European countries, specifically during the high tourist season

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Ferries and catamarans

Numerous catamarans and ferries connect Split with the nearby Adriatic islands (Hvar, Brac, Vis, Korcula and so on) – many of these services are run by Jadrolinija.

Entry requirements

Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need to apply for a visa to visit Croatia before your arrival. Some foreign citizens can just show up in Croatia for up to 90 days as tourists without prior notice. Some people need to apply for a visa abroad at a Croatian consulate or embassy before they are granted. In some of those cases, they will only be granted a visa to stay in Croatia as a tourist for up to 30 days. It all depends on your specific case.

To find out if you need to apply for a visa before travelling to Croatia, check the requirements for your citizenship here.

If your nationality requires a visa, check out our detailed guide on applying for permission to enter Croatia here.