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How to Get From Split to Zadar? Just Reverse The Instructions to Get From Zadar to Split
You’re in Split and have just completed your 7-day cruise, explored the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace and its time to go and check out the things to do in Zadar. Firstly you will need to know how you will travel from Split to Zadar. With the number of intercity transits at an all time high with tourists traversing this great country in an attempt to see as much of Croatia as possible, getting from Zadar to Split or Split to Zadar has never been easier.
Let’s Take a Look at How to Get From Zadar to Split
The first thing you need to know is the distance from Zadar to Split is 158km and the journey can take you anywhere from 1 hour 40 minutes up to 4 hours if you go by bus along the old coastal road. Yikes!
Zadar to Split Bus
If you are budget conscious, this is by far the cheapest mode of transport for an individual wanting to get from Zadar to Split with tickets starting around 80 kunas. If time is of the essence, you will want to ensure you catch the direct Split to Zadar bus using the A1 freeway, which is a 2.5-hour journey. Something to be aware of is that there is an alternate bus from Split to Zadar or Zadar to Split route which takes the old coastal road and stops in various towns between Zadar and Split. This prolongs the journey significantly and can take up to 4 hours. Be sure to check before you buy your tickets.
The good news is you are spoilt for choice with a huge number of bus departures from Split and Zadar bus station. However, if you can book your ticket in advance it is advisable as its peak tourist season and the Zadar to Split bus and Split to Zadar bus fills quickly. It’s also important to note that the Split bus station is located beside the Split Port, only a short walk from the Split Riva making it easily accessible. The Zadar bus station however will require you to catch a taxi from Zadar to Zadar bus station as its not within walking distance. If you arrive at Zadar Airport you have a Zadar Airport bus which which will get you to Zadar Bus station. You do the same from Split Airport with the Split Airport bus.
Private Transfer from Split to Zadar
This is by far the fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Zadar to Split, taking around 2 hours. A Zadar to Split transfer offers a 5-star service where you get picked up at your accommodation and be transported in a modern vehicle, some of which have WiFI, directly to your destination in Zadar. The drivers are professional, and hold the relevant certification, and all speak English. The best part if you are traveling in a small group the price per person drops significantly, making it really affordable.
For more information on private transfers from Split to Zadar, you should book with the transfer company Octopus Transfers.
Private transfers from Split to Zadar start at €130 for a car which can accommodate 1-3 passengers and start at €145 for a minivan which can accommodate up to 8 passengers. With a minivan, a private transfer becomes very affordable with 6 to 8 passengers allowing you to travel in style for under €20 each.
Zadar to Split Ferry
The short answer is that there is currently no Split to Zadar ferry. What many holidaymakers are doing is to sail from Split to Zadar. It’s a great way of combining a transfer between the two cities and some luxurious sailing. If time is of the essence sailing from Split to Zadar or Zadar to Split is definitely not a good idea.
Zadar to Split Train
There is a Split to Zadar train service which takes around 7 hours with a stop in Knin. Hmm, I think not!
Realistically there are really only two options when traveling from Split to Zadar. The public bus or to take a private transfer.