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Getting from Italy to Split

Looking for the best ideas of getting from Italy to the city of Split on the Croatian coast?

You've come to the right place. Here you'll find useful information about reaching Split from top Italian destinations such as Rome, Florence or Venice as well as ports on the Adriatic, Ancona and Bari

Find out all about direct flights and ferries connecting Italy and Split (which is steps away from islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula.

From Split, it's easy to reach any other destination within Croatia, including Zadar, Sibenik, Plitvice, ZagrebMakarska and Dubrovnik in the very south.

From Rome to Split

The Colosseum, RomeThe Colosseum, Rome

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If travelling from Rome to the city of Split in central Dalmatia, passengers have option of several flights. Some of them are operated all-year long while others are only seasonal. 

The flight between Rome and Split is quick - it lasts only 1 hour 10 minutes. Plus, both Fiumicino Airport (see here ground transfer options from Rome to Fiumicino) and Split Airport are easily reachable from the cities.

👉 Fly from Rome to Split with Vueling

👉 Fly from Rome to Split with Croatia Airlines


From Venice to Split

One of the easiest ways of getting from Venice to the city of Split is to take a direct flight as the journey time is only 1 hour. Spanish low-cost airline Volotea offers flights between these two destinations during the summer season (April until October).

Another option would be taking one of the numerous high-speed trains from Venice to Rome and from there catch a direct flight to Split from Fiumicino Airport (choose from VuelingCroatia Airlines and Wizz Air flights).

If you are looking for a private car transfer from Venice to Split, we would recommend Croatia Shuttle offering comfortable car or minivan transfers with English speaking drivers. This ride takes about 6 hours 45 minutes, and the departure can be at any time throughout the day and night.



From Florence to Split

Palazzo Vecchio, FlorencePalazzo Vecchio in Florence

The easiest way to travel from Florence to Rome is by train. Catch one of many daily trains from Santa Maria Novella train station (close to historic centre) and reach Termini Station in Rome in only 1 h 36 minutes.

From Termini station take Leonardo Express train to Fiumicino Airport (32 minutes ride) and from there catch Vueling Airlines plane to Split (available from April until end of October, daily). Rest of the year, take Croatia Airlines flight from Rome to Split.

You can reach Florence from London by plane in only 2 hours (Vueling offers several daily flights with affordable plane tickets).


From Ancona/Bari to Split

The ports of Ancona and Bari are both connected by car/passenger ferries to the port of Split. Two ferry operators operating these routes are Jadrolinija and SNAV.

ANCONA TO SPLIT FERRIESJadrolinija runs ferries all-year round, while SNAV has ferries only during the summer season. These ferries are modern and comfortable and can carry both passengers and cars so there are ideal if you are travelling by car.

The journey time is around 10 hours and it's usually overnight journey - ferries depart in the evening and arrives in the morning. Some sailings also stop in the port of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar (twice a week). See our useful guide on travelling from Rome to Ancona.

BARI TO SPLIT FERRY: This new ferry route operated by Jadrolinija is available from May until mid-October, with one weekly sailing and crossing time of 10 hours.

👉 Book Ancona to Split ferry

👉 Book Bari to Split ferry



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