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Getting to Split from Zadar

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If you are planning to visit both Zadar and Split during your holiday in Croatia, you might find this guide to travelling from Zadar to Split useful. The guide of course also applies if you travel in the opposite direction.

By Car, The fastest and shortest route between Zadar and Split goes via the highway. The distance from centre to centre is about 157 km which equals an estimated travel time of 1 hour 45 minutes. On this route road toll applies. If you wish to travel “Toll free” I can recommend the coastal road which is slightly longer and has an estimated travel time of about 2 hours 35 minutes.

By Bus, there are plenty of daily bus departures between Zadar and Split. Travel time for buses following the highway route is about 2h 30m. The buses driving along the coastal road usually take 1 hour longer. If you are not in a hurry and have time to enjoy the trip I will recommend you take a bus following the coastal road. Make sure to get a seat at the right side of the bus, so you can enjoy the view. If you travel from Zadar airport you will have to travel first to the main bus station to continue to Split. You can check the bus timetable from Zadar to Split here:

By Plane, although both cities have an airport it is NOT possible to fly from Zadar to Split.

By Train, in principle it is possible to travel from Zadar to Split by train, but the train is not direct; you will have to travel first from Zadar to Knin and then Knin to Split. If the schedules is the same as prior years, the journey takes more than 7 hours, so it can only be recommended if you insist on using the train.

By ferry, there is NO ferry between Zadar and Split.

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Travel tips from Zadar to Split:

If you drive by car from Zadar to Split, you have following interesting stops you may consider to add to itinerary:

    Sibenik: nice old town part with several castles and a UNESCO sight.
    National park Krka: “Little Plitvice” beautiful national park by Skradin
    Primosten: if you follow the coastal road, you should stop in Primosten for lunch or just to take some pictures.
    Trogir: beautiful old town which is on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage.

Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any question in relation to travelling from Zadar to Split or vice versa.

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