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There are 10 ways to get from Florence to Split by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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

Train, car ferry  •  15h 47m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona Fa / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

435 kn - 1.009 kn

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  19h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to ANCONA - Via Grancetta 16 Vicino Casello A14-Ancona Nord Baltour
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

416 kn - 580 kn

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Bus  •  16h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Split bus station 970 / ...

544 kn - 961 kn

Train, car ferry via Faenza  •  17h 24m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Faenza Re
  2. Take the train from Faenza to Ancona Re / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

433 kn - 947 kn

Train  •  18h 42m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Ljubljana Re
  4. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Split Ic

520 kn - 1.418 kn

Drive, bus  •  12h 38m

  1. Drive from Florence to Prizna Port
  2. Take the bus from Prizna Port to Split Central Bus Station Prizna Port - Split Central Bus Station

742 kn - 1.075 kn

Fly from Florence  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Split (SPU) FLR - SPU

1.526 kn - 15.069 kn

Bus to Pisa, fly  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Split (SPU) PSA - SPU

Train to Bologna, fly  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Split (SPU) BLQ - SPU

475 kn - 2.254 kn

Train to Rome, fly  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Split (SPU) FCO - SPU

491 kn - 2.986 kn

Italy → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Italy

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia from Italy.

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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 Italy from Croatia.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Split is to bus and car ferry which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 19h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Split is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 400€ and takes 6h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Split station. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Split bus station via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Split. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Split via Venezia Mestre, Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr, Ljubljana and Zagreb Glavni Kol.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 42m.

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It is approximately 419 km to get from Florence to Split.

The best way to get from Florence to Split without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 15h 47m and costs 55€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 15h 47m to get from Florence to Split, including transfers.

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Florence to Split bus services, operated by Florentia Bus, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Split train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Split is to bus which takes 16h 35m and costs 70€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 18h 42m, you could also fly, which costs 200€ - 2000€ and takes 7h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Split.
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  • Distance: 418.9 km
  • Duration: 15h 47m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Split, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Florence to Split via Zagreb in around 16h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Split via Venezia Mestre, Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr, Ljubljana, and Zagreb Glavni Kol. in around 18h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 4.300 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.300 kn
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 1.800 kn
Flights from Pisa to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.000 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
370 kn - 1.700 kn
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 4.300 kn
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 kn - 1.900 kn
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
300 kn - 2.900 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 2.600 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Florence to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.100 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Bologna to Split via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.200 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
2.900 kn - 7.500 kn
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.300 kn
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Split via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
500 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
300 kn - 2.900 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Split via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600 kn - 3.100 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Florence to Split via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.000 kn
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 1.800 kn
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
600 kn - 3.600 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
410 kn - 1.800 kn
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Pisa to Split via Palermo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
200 kn - 1.400 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.100 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Split via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kn - 2.600 kn
Train operators
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80 kn - 340 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
80 kn - 120 kn
Base Standard
190 kn - 260 kn
Base Premium
240 kn - 340 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
95 kn - 250 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
95 kn - 130 kn
Base Standard
150 kn - 200 kn
Base Premium
170 kn - 250 kn
Train from Faenza to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 420 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
110 kn - 160 kn
Base Standard
230 kn - 320 kn
Base Premium
290 kn - 420 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
150 kn - 550 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
150 kn - 210 kn
Base Standard
300 kn - 400 kn
Base Premium
370 kn - 550 kn
Train from Venezia Mestre to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 350 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
85 kn - 120 kn
Base Standard
190 kn - 270 kn
Base Premium
250 kn - 350 kn
Train from Firenze Campo Marte to Fiumicino Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
170 kn - 600 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
170 kn - 240 kn
Base Standard
330 kn - 440 kn
Base Premium
400 kn - 600 kn
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50 kn - 100 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
90 kn - 105 kn
Train from Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 200 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
180 kn - 200 kn
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Faenza
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
95 kn - 105 kn
Train from Faenza to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 kn - 160 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
140 kn - 160 kn
Train from Venezia Mestre to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 kn - 110 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
100 kn - 110 kn
Train from Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 kn - 170 kn
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
150 kn - 170 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 Bologna Centrale to Ancona
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85 kn - 130 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
85 kn - 130 kn
Train from Faenza to Ancona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80 kn - 120 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
80 kn - 120 kn
Train from Venezia Mestre to Cervignano-Aquil.-Gr
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55 kn - 85 kn
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
55 kn - 85 kn
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 kn - 400 kn
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
150 kn - 220 kn
Smart Low Cost
140 kn - 200 kn
Smart Flex
290 kn - 400 kn
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
75 kn - 95 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 85 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
110 kn - 130 kn
Bus operators
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
480 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Firenze to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
440 kn - 500 kn
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
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 Zagreb to Split bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
150 kn - 190 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 150 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120 kn - 160 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
190 kn - 300 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
200 kn - 280 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Split Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
190 kn - 260 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to ANCONA - Via Grancetta 16 Vicino Casello A14-Ancona Nord
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100 kn - 140 kn
Website
Baltour
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.
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Split Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Florence to Split bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Split bus station.

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

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Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, KLM and five other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 760+ hotels available in Split. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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