There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Split by plane, train, bus, ferry, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Split (SPU) ATH - SPU

$163 - $513

Cheapest option

Bus, Mini Bus  •  28 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Tiranë
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Tirana to Shkodër
  3. Take the bus from Ulcinj to Split

$80 - $91

5 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  22 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki 600
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Herceg Novi
  4. Take the bus from Herceg Novi to Dubrovnik
  5. Take the ferry from Dubrovnik to Split

$113 - $163

Bus  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Split

$90 - $115

Train, night train, bus  •  29 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki 600
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Split

$95 - $132

Train, night train  •  37 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki 600
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En
  5. Take the train from Zagreb to Split

$113 - $237

Drive  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Split 798.3 miles

$190 - $280

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Split, Croatia?

Croatia Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia fly from Athens to Split once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Split via Tiranë, Tirana, Shkodër, and Ulcinj in around 28 h 50 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $110
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Herceg Novi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Split
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
ms.mk
Croatia Bus
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Herceg Novi to Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Ulcinj to Split
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Blue Line
Website
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs
Bus from Herceg Novi Zob to Dubrovnik Zob
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Herceg Novi Zob to Dubrovnik Zob
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
globtour.com
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Mini Bus
Bus from Tirana to Shkodër
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Skopje to Split
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Split is 868 km. The road distance is 1277 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Split is to bus and Mini Bus which costs 65€ - 80€ and takes 28 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Athens to Split is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs 130€ - 440€.

No, there is no direct train from Athens to Split. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Split via Thessaloniki, Skopje, Beograd and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Split. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Split via Tirana, Shkodër and Ulcinj. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Athens to Split, including transfers.