Split Ferry Port
Situated in the very centre of the city, Split ferry port and cruise terminal is one of the busiest ferry ports in Croatia.
Car ferries to and from Ancona, Italy arrive and depart from this spot as well as numerous local ferries to nearby islands and to Dubrovnik all arrive and depart from this busy place (detailed local ferry schedules are on croatiaferries.com site).
The only direct international overnight crossing from Split is to Ancona in Italy. From here, you can cross to Italy and get some other ferries to travel further to Greece and Albania.
The alternative and nearest international ferry crossing ports are in Zadar, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Ploce.
Ferry Crossings to and from Split
Here is a table with details of ferry crossings to and from Split. You can sail from here to Hvar Dubrovnik in Croatia.
|Ferry Crossings||Country||Frequency per week||Crossing Duration|
|Split to Hvar||Croatia||daily||1-2 hrs|
|Split to Dubrovnik||Croatia||daily (April to October)||4.5 hrs|
|Split to Ancona||Italy||several times per week||12 hrs|
|Split to Venice||Italy||twice a week||16 hrs|
|to Pula||Croatia||2-5 times per week||8 hours|
Getting To Split Ferry port
The most convenient way to reach the port is by local bus, taxi or Uber. If you are driving, and need to leave a car here, see the info about parking further down the article.
How to get from Split airport to the ferry port
There is a regular bus as well as a fast ferry airport shuttle service between the ferry port and the Split airport which is about 30 kilometres away from here. The cheapest price for a one-way ticket is 50 HRK (about 7 Euro).
The alternative is to take or pre-book a taxi from the Airport which will cost you about 30 Euro one way. Another option is to get a Uber from the airport or from the ferry port.
Ticket office in the Port
Ticket kiosks and small offices are all lined in the port itself. You can’t miss them. All ferry crossings for which tickets are on sale are clearly displayed above each counter. If you are buying last-minute tickets for any crossings, try to be here as soon as you can. If you leave it late, they may be a very long waiting queue, especially in the summer.
Luggage Storage in Split Ferry Port
The Left luggage office that offers luggage storage facilities in the port is situated right here – in the very centre of the ferry and cruise port complex next to the local Jadrolinija ferry office (above photo). Left luggage facilities offered here are from 1 hour to 24 hrs and more.
There are also some other luggage storage kiosks along the city’s waterfront where local travel agents offer to look after your luggage for a few hours or more, while you are waiting for connecting transport options.
Prices range from 2 Euro for 2 hours of storage to 6 Euro for 24 hrs storage per medium-sized bag or suitcase.
Parking in the Split ferry port
If you are picking up or dropping off at the ferry terminal then there are parking bays directly outside the terminal for this purpose. If you are not taking your car on the ferry, then there are long-stay car parks in several places in the town.
- Car – 10 HRK per hour or 170 HRK per day
- Motorhome and Caravan – 30 HRK per hour or 270 HRK per day
- Bus – 50 HRK per hour or 400 HRK per day
- Motorcycles & Bicycles – parking is free
The car park is open 24 hours a day and is just a few minutes walks from the main ferry terminal and the main train and bus station. Address: Obala Kneza Domagoja 12, 21000, Split, Croatia; Phone: +385 21 338 349
Hotels near Split ferry port – Where to stay
There are plenty of accommodation options near the ferry terminal. The nearest hotel is the lovely Hotel Vestibul which is just 5 min walk from the port.
Hotel Park Split, is a traditional first-class hotel within easy walking distance from the port, with the benefit that is right next to the well-known Bačvice beach.
There are also numerous nearby hostels and private rooms I can recommend that are situated very close to the port and local transport, offering views over the port – Splitska Riva a popular city promenade.
You can see a detailed location of the port on the above map. The port consists of Gat Svetog Petra and Gat Sv Duje areas (piers) so make sure you check on display (above photo) where exactly your ferry is docked. See also a map of all local ferries at this link.