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Split - Zadar Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Split to Zadar. Traveling by bus from Split to Zadar usually takes around 2 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Autotrans by Arriva bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance74 mi (118 km)
Shortest duration2h 30m
Cheapest price$20.36
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceAutotrans by Arriva
Bus lines3

What bus companies travel from Split to Zadar?

There are 3 bus lines from Split to Zadar available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Autotrans by Arriva usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autotrans by Arriva53h 0m$23.50
Brioni12h 55m$20.59
Nomago12h 55m$23.39
  • Autotrans by Arriva is the largest bus company in Croatia, with intercity services connecting many of Croatia's most popular destinations. It also operates international services to several countries in Europe, including Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Germany. For trouble-free bookings with Autotrans by Arriva, look no further than Wanderu!

  • Brioni is a renowned passenger bus company located in Croatia. As part of the esteemed Nomago group of companies, Brioni has a rich history spanning over 70 years, offering reliable and trusted transportation services. With an extensive network of routes, Brioni connects towns and cities across Croatia, including popular destinations like Rovinj, and Zagreb. The company's coaches are equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, Wi-Fi access, power sockets, and entertainment screens, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience for passengers exploring the diverse beauty of Croatia.

  • Nomago offers transportation to multiple destinations within Slovenia, such as the capital Ljubljana, as well as routes to five other European countries - Croatia, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, and Germany. The company's buses come equipped with various amenities like spacious legroom, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and WiFi. Passengers can choose between Economy and Premium seats, or opt for Family seats around a table.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 118 kilometers from Split to Zadar. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from Split to Zadar at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Zadar, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Split to Zadar, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Split to Zadar every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Split to Zadar without transferring.

City Information

Split

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Located on the picturesque Adriatic Coast, Split is the second-largest city in Croatia. With a history including Roman, Venetian, Austrian, French, Italian, and Yugoslav rule, Split has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its many historic attractions and strikingly varied architecture.

The Palazzo di Diocleziano lies at the city's historic heart. This exceptionally well-preserved 4th-century palace showcases the Roman emperor Diocletian's stately retirement home and military camp. Walk along the Roman streets with their original paving stones, and see if you can identify several "Game of Thrones" filming locations. After walking through the maze of cobblestone streets in Old Town, sit in one of the many cafes in People's Square for an afternoon coffee.

For even more of a taste of Croatia, visit one of the local restaurants. As Split is a coastal town, seafood dishes are the standard, but the flavors are far above standard! Make sure to try brudet, a traditional seafood stew commonly served along the Croatian coast. Finish your meal with mandulat, a traditional dessert from the Dalmatia region, made with honey and almonds.

You can easily reach Split from many national and international destinations. Split Airport offers international flights, and an airport shuttle bus provides easy access to the city. Bus services connect Split to many cities across Europe, including Budapest, Berlin, and Bratislava. Deutsche Bahn trains even run all the way to Split, so you can travel the entire length of Central Europe.

Zadar

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Zadar is the oldest continually-inhabited city in Croatia. Located on the Adriatic Sea in the northwestern area of the Ravni Kotari region, Zadar will delight you with its plethora of Roman ruins, white sand beaches, and exciting museums.

For a taste of Zadar's history, visit the church of St. Donatus to view one of the most noteworthy examples of Byzantine architecture. Zadar Cathedral is another must, and you can even climb the bell tower for stunning views across the city.

Zadar is also home to several exciting art installations that celebrate the city's natural setting. The Sea Organ, built in 2005, is one of the must-see attractions in the city; the sea's waves generate music through a series of underwater tubes. Greeting to the Sun is another major installation, where 300 multi-layered glass plates and solar panels light up as the sun sets, depicting the solar system in the form of a circle.

Zadar Airport connects the city to many international destinations, with frequent flights daily. For travel by road, choose one of the many bus carriers with service from various destinations around Europe, including Autotrans and FlixBus, among others.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Split?

Main departure station: Bus Station

The bus station known as Autobusni Kolodvor is the central terminal in Split, Croatia. The station is in a busy district of the city on the waterfront, and most major bus services run from here. Buses that operate from the terminal include FlixBus and local service App Pozega. They run to destinations across Croatia, with frequent services to the cities of Pula, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, and Zadar. At the terminal, there are lots of waiting areas and information booths where you can buy tickets and get information about boats departing from the port. There are also a few cafes nearby, and further into the city, there are multiple hotels, bars, and restaurants.

All bus stations in Split:

  • Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Zadar?

Main arrival station: Bus Station

Zadar Central Bus Station is conveniently next to the city's main railway station. The terminal has many local services, but FlixBus provides most of the service for visitors and travelers going throughout Croatia and beyond. Regular long-distance services go to Florence, Hanover, and Prague, while national routes go to Zagreb, Split, and Rijeka. At the bus terminal, there is luggage storage, ATMs, a food kiosk, and a small café. There are also McDonald's, Konzum, and Lidl supermarkets, and multiple hotels nearby. The terminal is a short ten-minute taxi ride into the city center, where you can enjoy Split's most famous sights, restaurants, and accommodations.

Bus stations in Zadar:

  • Bus Station

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