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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Split by plane, train, car ferry, car or bus

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Fly  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Split (SPU) BCN - SPU

420 kn - 2.204 kn

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Train, car ferry  •  28h 4m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Ter
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Ancona Fr
  5. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

1.486 kn - 2.601 kn

Car ferry, drive, bus  •  36h 25m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Drive from Civitavecchia to Prizna Port
  3. Take the bus from Prizna Port to Split Central Bus Station

1.420 kn - 2.180 kn

Train  •  33h 22m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Graz Hbf Ec
  4. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec
  5. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Split Ic

2.209 kn - 3.049 kn

Bus  •  36h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Munich central bus station N728
  2. Take the bus from München to Split N948 / ...

825 kn - 1.165 kn

Bus via Venice  •  39h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Mestre Si
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre Train Station to Rovinj Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Rovinj Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station

1.185 kn - 1.652 kn

Car ferry, bus, train  •  39h 53m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the bus from Civitavecchia Port to Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Re / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

970 kn - 1.477 kn

Drive  •  18h 5m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Split 1860 km

1.400 kn - 2.100 kn

Barcelona to Split by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Split is around 3 days 5h and covers a distance of around 2735 km. The fastest train normally takes 3 days 5h. Operated by Renfe SNCF, TGV inOui, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Barcelona to Split train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Split. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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International entry into Croatia from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Spain

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Split is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Split is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Split is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Croatia.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Split is to fly which costs 55€ - 300€ and takes 5h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Split is to fly which costs 55€ - 300€ and takes 5h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Split. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Split via München. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Split. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Split via Lyon Part Dieu, Mannheim Hbf, Graz Hbf and Zagreb Glavni Kol.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 22m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Split is 1193 km. The road distance is 1860 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Split without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 28h 4m and costs 190€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Barcelona to Split, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Split bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Split train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Split is to fly which takes 5h 24m and costs 55€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 290€ - 410€ and takes 33h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 36h 15m.

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  • Distance: 1192.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 24m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Split, Croatia?

Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Split 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Split via Lyon Part Dieu, Mannheim Hbf, Graz Hbf, and Zagreb Glavni Kol. in around 33h 22m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
500 kn - 1.200 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 1.600 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.700 kn
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 2.700 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Split
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
500 kn - 1.200 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.500 kn
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
420 kn - 600 kn
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
460 kn - 650 kn
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
350 kn - 650 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
140 kn - 320 kn
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
140 kn - 220 kn
Rail 1st Class
220 kn - 320 kn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
320 kn - 380 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
330 kn - 380 kn
1st Class
320 kn - 370 kn
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.000 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
750 kn - 900 kn
1st Class
850 kn - 1.000 kn
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
300 kn - 900 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
300 kn - 410 kn
Base Standard
500 kn - 750 kn
Base Premium
600 kn - 900 kn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
500 kn - 750 kn
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 410 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 280 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
250 kn - 280 kn
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 190 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
130 kn - 190 kn
Bus operators
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Prizna Port to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
140 kn - 210 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
320 kn - 450 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Rovinj Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
210 kn - 300 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
500 kn - 650 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich central bus station to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
330 kn - 400 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from München to Split
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
360 kn - 550 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Mestre
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 kn - 1.100 kn
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Mestre
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
SitBus Shuttle
Phone
(+39) 06.5916826
Email
sit@sitbus.com
Website
sitbusshuttle.com
Bus from Civitavecchia Port to Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 80 kn
Website
SitBus Shuttle
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
470 kn - 700 kn
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Barcelona to Split bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, arrive at Split station.

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Barcelona to Split train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Split station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Split is 1860 km. It takes approximately 18h 5m to drive from Barcelona to Split.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Split Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Split bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Split. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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