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What to expect from Split?
Split is a coastal town and transport hub in Central Croatia. Its strategic location on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea makes it a good jumpoff point when visiting nearby islands, such as Brac and Hvar.
A beautiful mix of old and new, Split is a great place to explore Croatia’s colourful history while also enjoying modern luxuries. Even if you’re just passing by after exploring Brac, we hope you can make a quick visit to the Old Town and Diocletian’s Palace. You can also climb the Bell Tower of St. Domnius for the best views!
How to prepare for your visit to Split
Check out the Split Travel Guide full with the best tips on where to stay, restaurants to eat and how to get around
There are 3 ways you can travel the 35km distance from Brac to Split: a 1-hour ferryfrom Bol, a 30-minute ferry from Milna, and a 2-hour-45-minute car ferryvia Makarska. Rates range from 48 KN (€6) to 204 KN (€27).
The easiest and most convenient way to get from Brac to Split is via a direct ferryfrom Bol, the island’s main tourist area. Ticket prices start from 63 KN (€8), and travel time is just around an hour.
The ferry from Milna, Brac to Split is a great choice if you’re already on the west side of the island. Fares start from 48 KN (€6) for the 30-minute ferry. The Milna route is also an alternative if the ferries from Bol are already fully-booked. From Bol, you can take a taxi or bus to Milna.
Car ferries are not available for the Brac to Split route. If you’re travelling by car, you’ll have to drive to Sumartin and take the car ferry to Makarska, a mainland town situated 70km southeast of Split. From here, you can either drive to Split for a little over an hour or take a bus. The entire journey takes around 2 hours 45 minutes with fares starting from 204 KN (€27).
If you’re a foot passenger, there’s really no better way to get from Brac to Split other than a high-speed ferry. It’s very convenient especially if you’re staying at the main tourist area in Bol, located on Brac Island’s south coast.
Jardolinija ferry operates all year round, while Kapetan Luka and KSC Naranca operate only from June to September. Ticket prices start from 63 KN (€8), and the ferry journey takes about 1 hour.
The SplitExpress ferry takes around 2.5 hours, as it arrives at a different port. This option is recommended if you’re heading to the airport after your Brac trip.
Departure & Arrival station
These ferries depart from the Port of Bol. It is the only port on the south coast of Brac island. This port is also close to hotels and restaurants in the city centre.
Jadrolinija, KSC Naranca, and Kapetan Luka dock at Split Ferry Port. This port is located just 500m south of the Old Town. As for SplitExpress, the arrival port is Divulje Port which is just a 10-minute walk from the airport.
Although ferry tickets are available at the port, we highly recommend that you book your tickets online to secure a seat.
Milna, Brac to Split by High-Speed Ferry
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 48 KN (€6)
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 48 KN (€6)
Are you staying on Brac Island’s west side? There are also ferries operating from Milna to Split. Milna is a beautiful Dalmatian fishing village located some 45km west of Bol.
The distance is shorter from this side of the island, so the ferry rides are also cheaper.
Ticket prices from Milna, Brac to Split start from 48 KN (€6). Travel time is 30 minutes to about an hour.
Depature & Arrival station
Ferries from Milna to Split depart from Milna Port. This port is within walking distance from the town centre.
The last stop for the ferries from Milna to Split is also Split Ferry Port. If you’re staying in Bol but taking the ferry from Milna, you can take a taxi with fares from 470 KN (€62).
If you’re on a budget, it’s much cheaper to take a bus from Bol to Milna. You’ll have to take a bus going north to Supetar, from where you can take another bus bound for Milna. The journey takes around 1.5 hours. Combined bus fares start from 77 KN (€10).
Important: Tourism in Croatia is very seasonal. While many accommodations in Croatia shut down during the winter months, most of the accommodations get fully booked in the summer. With July and August being the peak season, rates can rise 3 times as high as compared the low season or shoulder months. We recommend booking your accommodation at least 1 month in advance to lock in better rates.
These modern and airy apartments, situated in Split centre are just moments away from the famous Diocletian’s palace, Bacvice Beach and a not unimportant - a delicious local bakery.
Watch the world go by on your own private balcony, or just relax after a day of exploring Split in your newly renovated, air-conditioned room. Nothing is too much for the host, Goran, who can give you the best insider tips.
Located within the pedestrian zone of Split’s Old Town, you can’t be closer to the centre than this hotel. The rooms offer a stunning blend of modern and old, with each one having a seating area, minbar and coffee machine.
You’ll struggle to find a fault in this hotel, especially when the hosts are so incredibly kind and helpful.