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Car hire from Split Airport

This information is correct as of June 2015

Split is the second largest city on the Adriatic, and it becomes so much easier to explore once you have a car! Check out our guide to Split.

Where to hire a car in Split Airport

There are a number of car hire companies available to use in Split airport, including Sixt, Avis, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty. There’s a wide variety of cars available in the fleet at Split, so you’re sure to find a motoring match. Car hire offices are located on the ground floor of the airport, and the rental car parks are parallel.

Petrol stations close to Split Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

The closest fuelling station is just 4km away from the airport. Turn right when leaving the station onto Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana (the 409). Continue for 2 minutes, then take the 2nd exit onto Ul. kneza Trpimira. Continue on the 315, then the petrol station will be on your right.

Driving around Split Airport

The roads in Croatia are in a pretty good state, and many travellers choose to drive up or down the motorway to explore the best bits of Croatia’s coastline. Driving around the airport is fairly simple – pick up your rental car and head north towards Zadar or south towards Split. The main motorway is set back from this part of the coast, and to reach it you’ll have to follow highway 8 and 58 north or south. Street parking is permitted in designated areas in Croatia.


The Cathedral and the Diocletian Palace ruins are some of the best sights in Split, but whilst you’re here head into one of the bars for a beer in the sunshine too!

The route to Split is clear sign posted when you leave the airport. Turn left when you exit to move onto Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana, then head onto Ivana Pavla II and drive for 16km. Continue onto the D8, and take the exit for Luka Trajekt. This will bring you into the northern side of Split, but if you continue driving you’ll reach the harbour. It’s much easier to park on the outskirts, or to check if your hotel has a parking facility.

The Brijuni Islands

The Ulysses theatre and the wild coastal areas on these islands make them a little adventure on their own – hop on the ferry to get exploring. The main ferries depart from Split harbour, but you can also cross the bridge at Trogir to get onto Žedno.


Trogir is another coastal town just north of Split airport. It takes less than 10 minutes to reach the town from the airport.

Turn right when leaving the airport to get onto the 409, then take the second exit at the roundabout to get onto the 319, and continue on this road for 3km. Follow the signs for Trogir, turning left onto the D126.


If you were impressed by Dubrovnik’s medieval walls, you’re going to want to see the Ampitheatre and the old walls surrounding Solin. It’s an hour south of the airport, and it makes a great stop off if you’re heading to the city of Split anyway.

Turn left when leaving the airport to get onto Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana, then continue for 2.5km. Turn left onto Ul. Franje Tuđmana, then turn left again onto Put Zagoraca. Turn right onto Ivana Pavla II, and continue for 14km. Turn left onto Ul. Stjepana Radića, and follow the signs for Solin.

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