Located just outside of Trogir, Split Airport is a gateway to the Dalmatian Islands and the most important airport along the Croatian coastline that even surpasses Dubrovnik in annual passenger counts. Split Airport is also the only international airport serving the city of Split and goes by the IATA code of SPU.
Zracna Luka Split, known in English the Split Airport is sometimes also called Resnik or Kastela Airport. Resnik is a small summer resort that makes a part of Kastela Riviera.
In 2019, before COVID-19 disrupted tourism around the world, Split Airport took in a record, 3.3 Million passengers with the busiest months being July (723,000), August (672,000), and June (513,000). These were followed by September (470,000), May (310,000), and October (247,000), while during dips considerably in November through March.
A new terminal was also added in 2019, that contained 50,000 sqm of spacing, increasing the passenger capacity to 2,500 per hour, and 40,000 travelers per day.
Most major European airlines fly into Split from April through October with the local Croatia Airlines having the most daily flights. Budget airlines include Eurowings, Easyjet, Jet2, TUI, WizzAir, and Norwegian.
Split Airport is regularly connected by official buses that leave approximately 90 minutes before scheduled flight times. In the high season of July through August, it’s best to show up at least 2 hours before your scheduled departure time.
The most economical option for group travel to and from Split Airport is via private transfers which you can also book in advance for an arrival pick up or departure.
KiwiTaxi’s economy transfer starts from 28 € for 3 persons, a 4-passengers minivan is 38 €, and a 7-passenger minibus is 41 €. You can also reserve a more comfortable vehicle for groups of up to 4 people for 44 €.
The Pleso Shuttle is the official transfer bus that goes to and from Split Airport and the main bus station at Split Harbor. This is a regular connection that takes 30 minutes and whose schedule is timed by the daily flight schedule. Buses heading into Split are usually 20 minutes after flight arrivals, while buses going to the airport from Split Harbor are usually 90 minutes prior to flight times.
In general, there at 1-4 Pleso shuttle buses per day to and from Split Airport, which is based on the number of incoming flights into Split Airport.
While private transfers are generally cheaper than taxis, if you’re already out of the gate and have nothing booked, then airport taxis are relatively easy to find.
A one-way taxi from the airport to the city-center will cost 35-40 €. Look for an official, yellow Airport Taxi Split sign atop the roof as well, as well as printed on the door panel. If no taxis are in the queue or if you want to schedule one, you can call +385 21 895 237
If you decide to take an unofficial taxi, do note that you are doing so at your own risk and that you need to confirm the price before entering.
Two yellow Promet buses connect Split with Trogir and on the way, both stop right outside of Split Airport.
At 21 HRK (3 €) these public buses are NOT recommended as they are only 1 € cheaper than the Pleso shuttle bus which offers a more direct route in comfort.
Bus № 37
Takes you to Split or Trogir and stops at the airport along the way. It does, however, leave from the Sukoisanska Bus Station, not at the main bus station by the harbor, and is 1.5 km walking from the city center.
Bus № 38
Another option from Split Airport that leaves from the same point as the № 37 but the route goes through the Kastela Riviera villages. This option is longer, and a little more scenic.
Split Airport is only 2 km from the Kastela Riviera, 5.5 km from Trogir, and 20 km from Split center.
The distance from Split Airport to other nearby towns are:
- Trogir – 5 km, about 7 minutes
- Omis – 40 km, about 50 minutes
- Sibenik – 60 km, about 1 hour
- Makarska – 80 km, about 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Zadar – 130 km, about 1 hour and 45 minutes
- Dubrovnik – 240 km, about 3 hours
- Ciovo Island – 11 km, about 20 minutes.
- Krka National Park – 60 km, about 1 hour.
The official Split Airport Website is pretty basic and looks like it was made in the 1990s. It is however regularly updated with information on flight timetables, and web check-in. Their passenger service pages are also quite simple with only basic information on baggage, customs, travel documents, special needs, and pets.
The Split Airport main phone number is +385 21 203 555, Passenger Information is +385 21 203 589, while this link provides more general contact information. There is also a website page with numbers and emails of specific contacts like the Commercial Department, Duty Station Manager, Catering, Cargo, etc.
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found counter at Split Airport is open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM and is where all lost or damaged baggage must be reported to.
You can also reach them via telephone at +385 21 203 218 or +385 21 203 423 or via email.