Getting around Split
Most of the historic sights in Split lie within the walls of Grad (Old Town), which is pedestrian only. Pleasant footpaths run along the seafront to each side of town, and the green area of Marjan is also the exclusive domain of walkers.
However, the modern, high-rise suburbs are served by a network of buses operated by Promet (tel: +385 21 407 999; www.promet-split.hr). Buses are cheap and frequent, though often crowded. The number 12 bus is particularly useful to tourists; it runs along the coast from Sv Frane (the church at the west end of the Riva) to the Bene recreation ground on the tip of the Marjan peninsula, passing the Meštrović Gallery en route.
The new Split metro railway was launched in June 2019 and connects the municipal rail station in Kopilica with the ferry terminal in downtown Split. Tickets for the metro are valid for 75 minutes (fare starts at Kn11) and trains will run every 20 minutes. During those 75 minutes, ticket holders can also travel on the Promet buses.
It is possible to order a taxi from Radio Taxi (tel: +385 21 1777). Alternatively, there are taxi ranks outside the train station, in front of the Pazar (open-air market) and at the far end of the Riva (seafront promenade) in front of Hotel Bellevue.
Much of the centre of Split is pedestrianised and there are also many one-way streets, so driving in the city is best avoided.
Parking is extremely difficult given the number of one-way streets and pedestrianised zones, so having a car is more of a bind than a plus when staying in Split, though you may want to rent a vehicle for exploring the mainland coast.
Split does not lend itself to cycling as the historic centre is pedestrian only. If you fancy exploring further afield, you can hire town, mountain and electric bikes from Rent A Bicycle Split, Hotel Dujam, Velebitska ulica 27 (tel: +385 91 284 5553; www.rent-a-bicycle-split.com).