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Zagreb - Split Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 26 intercity buses per day from Zagreb to Split. Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Split usually takes around 5 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance161 mi (259 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price$22.41
Trips per day24
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Zagreb to Split?

Bus tickets for a trip from Zagreb to Split cost $25.85 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Zagreb to Split, mark your calendar for March. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $24. However, taking the bus from Zagreb to Split during July is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $30. The best way to find deals on a trip in July is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Zagreb to Split?

There are 3 bus lines from Zagreb to Split available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 16 daily trips, FlixBus 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 Arriva37h 17m$28.68
FlixBus165h 11m$33.28
Nomago85h 35m$29.72
  • 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!

  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 16 trips from Zagreb to Split, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 11 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • 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 5 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 161 miles from Zagreb to Split. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Zagreb to Split for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Zagreb to Split, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from Zagreb to Split every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 24 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Zagreb

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Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. Although often overlooked as a travel destination, Zagreb is the center of Croatia's art, culture, academic, and sports scene, providing visitors with much to explore. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest capitals to visit in Central Europe!

Zagreb is divided into three areas: Gornji grad (upper town), which is over 1000 years old and hosts the Presidential palace as well as St Mark's Church; the Donji grad (lower town), home to 19th-century architecture, shops, theatres, cafes, and parks; and the Novi Zagreb (New Zagreb), which was developed post-World War II and is the main residential and business area of the city.

In what is known as the "city of museums," there is no shortage of fascinating places to shelter from the midday heat. The Museum of Broken Relationships is a unique but heartrending museum dedicated to lost love and the real stories of heartbreak. The Museum of Illusions offers a more lighthearted but equally compelling experience, with many deceiving and confusing exhibits on show.

Zagreb is well-connected to many other European cities and destinations throughout the continent. About 15 kilometers from the city center, Zagreb International Airport provides many national and international flight routes, and Zagreb Central Station is a major railway hub. Several bus companies depart Zagreb daily for cities like Dubrovnik, Split, Vienna, and Berlin.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Zagreb?

Main departure station: Avenija Marina Držića 4

Autobusni Kolodvor Zagreb is the central bus station in Croatia's capital city. FlixBus and Arriva operate here and run routes outside the country and within Croatia, with regular routes to Split, Pula, and Rijeka. The bus station doubles as a shopping center, and the building is lined with shops, cafes, restaurants, and waiting areas inside. You can also find parking and car rental services within the station. The bus station is in central Zagreb in the district of Kanal, so you can find plenty of hotels, restaurants, and stores within walking distance.

All bus stations in Zagreb:

  • Avenija Marina Držića 4

Where does the bus arrive in Split?

Main arrival 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

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