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Getting from Italy to Split

Many travellers on their European travels visit both Italy and Croatia and are looking for the best travel options between these two countries. The city of Split, situated on the Croatian coast is one of the main entry points to Croatia. From Split you can do the island hopping and visit Brac, Hvar, Korcula and other islands.

Check out in the text below more details on getting to Split from Rome and other Italian cities.

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From Rome to Split

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.


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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 Vueling & Croatia Airlines & Wizz Air flights - more info in the text above).

From Ancona to Split

The port of Ancona in Central Italy is connected by car/passenger ferries to the port of Split. Two operators running on these routes are Jadrolinija and SNAV. Jadrolinija 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.

  • JADROLINIJA operates ferry route between Ancona and Split throughout the year with frequent sailings in the summer. Sailing time is 10 hours. 

  • An Italian company SNAV operates ferry services between Ancona and Central Dalmatia. The sailing time is 11 hours 30 minutes. Both companies has passenger/car ferries on this route. During the summer months ferries from Ancona make a stop in the port of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar (twice a week). 

  • JADROLINIJA operates ferry route between Ancona and Zadar in the northern Adriatic during the summer season.