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).

Lovely views over Split ferry port towards the city centre
Lovely views over the port towards the city centre

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 crossings ports are in Zadar, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Ploce.

Jadrolinija's Car Ferr to Ancona docking in Split Ferry Port
Jadrolinija’s Car Ferr to Ancona docking in the Port

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 info about parking further down the article.

How to get from Split airport to ferry port

There are a regular bus as well as 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.

Jadrolinija's Ticket Office in Split Ferry Port
Jadrolinija’s Ticket Office in Split 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 for late, they may be a very long waiting queue, especially in the summers.

Left Luggage (Luggage Storage) in Split Ferry Port
Left Luggage (Luggage Storage) in the Port

Luggage Storage in Split Ferry Port

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 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 storage to 6 Euro for 24 hrs storage per medium-size bag or suitcase.

Ticket offices, luggage storage and parking Split ferry Port
Ticket offices, luggage storage and parking Split Ferry Port

Parking in 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.

Parking Prices

  • 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 minutes’ walk 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

Ferry Schedules display in Split ferry port - handy for up to date local timetables
Ferry Schedules display in Split ferry port – handy for up to date local timetables

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, a traditional first-class hotel on easy walking distance from the port, with a 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.

Port Map

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.