How To Get From Split To Krka National Park (& Krka To Split)

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Mate is Croatian and owns a transport company in the Balkans. He is an expert on all things transportation (& food). He has visited over 30 countries and writes about the best way to get between two places.

How To Get From Split To Krka National Park (And Krka To Split)

Krka National Park is one of Croatia’s gems. It is the second busiest national park in the country, and it’s no wonder when you think about its beauty, wildlife, history, and famous waterfalls.

Getting to Krka National Park from Split is much easier than you might think. Yes, it is a wilderness area, but it is linked to major towns and cities by excellent road links. If you’re staying in Split for your break, you’re in luck; Krka National Park is a short distance away, and the drive is pleasant and scenic.

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You have three main options to get between the two destinations: bus, train, or drive.

Let’s check out each option one by one.

How To Get From Krka To Split & From Split To Krka National Park Map

How To Get From Krka To Split To Krka National Park Map

Split To Krka National Park Bus

The Split to Krka bus will take you around 1 hour and 15 minutes and will get you to Skradin, where you will catch the ferry to the Krka National Park Entry. You can catch the bus from Split Bus Station and check the Split to Krka bus timetables below.

Split To Krka National Park Private Transfer

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Definitely, the most convenient mode of transport to get to Krka National Park from Split is by Private Transfer or sometimes called a Split to Krka Waterfalls day trip. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation, take you to your preferred park entrance, wait for you, and then return you to Split from Krka at your preferred time.

A Krka private transfer from Split is entirely flexible on start and end times, and you can even select the type of vehicle you would like to travel in. Krka National Park is also structured in such a way most people visit the park without a guide, as the self-guided trails are straightforward to navigate with information about the park available.

A Split to Krka transfer starts at 100 Euro for a standard vehicle one-way transfer and 150 Euro for a day trip from Split.

Split To Krka National Park Tour

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There are a plethora of companies offering group tours from Split to Krka National Park. Most include a guide as part of the tour. They have fixed start and finish times, with some including lunch. If you prefer group tours, then this is certainly worth exploring for your visit to Krka National Park.



If you want to hire a car and drive to Krka National Park, you can easily do so! The journey will take just one hour and 20 minutes unless you decide to stop along the way. The drive is very scenic, especially as you get closer to the park, although you will need to pass through tolls. The best roads to take are the A1 and then the D33.

About Krka National Park

We mentioned that Krka National Park is the second most popular in the country, and its main attractions are, without a doubt, the waterfalls. During the summer months, you can enjoy swimming around the Skradinski Buk waterfall.

The park is also home to around 800 different species of plants, and there are thought to be 18 different types of bats that call the park home, so hiking and exploring beyond the main trails is a great idea.

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The park is named after the river which flows through it, the Krka River, and encompasses Skradinski Buk Falls and Roski Slap. These are a series of waterfalls that reach a maximum height of around 45 meters. The appearance is beautiful, especially when the sun is shining through the canopy of the trees. Photography here is a big must! Be sure to take a boat ride through the park to enjoy nature to the max.

It’s not all about nature, although that is undoubtedly the main pull. The park is home to Visovac Island, which houses a monastery dating back to 1445. You can go inside and look around at your own leisure or perhaps visit the old watermills and see how people lived in yesteryear.

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Comments (3)

  1. If driving from Zagreb to Dubrovnik then back, is it best to drive from Split to Krkr Park on the way to Dubrovnik or the reverse? Thanks.

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