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There are 6 ways to get from Rome 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  •  15 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

$56 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Ancona 554 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

$43 - $61

4 alternative options

Bus  •  19 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb 4
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Split 936a

$181 - $195

Train  •  19 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Villach Hbf En
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Zagreb to Split

$106 - $196

Drive, car ferry  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Ancona
  2. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Split 53

$68 - $95

Fly  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Split (SPU) FCO - SPU

$60 - $309

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Split is to bus and car ferry which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 18 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Split is to fly which costs 50€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Split. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Split via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Split. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Split via Bologna C.Le, Villach Hbf and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 44 min.

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The distance between Rome and Split is 368 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Split without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 15 h 57 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 15 h 57 min to get from Rome to Split, including transfers.

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Rome to Split bus services, operated by Vincek Autobusi ltd., depart from Rome Tiburtina station.

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Rome to Split train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Split is to bus which takes 19 h 12 min and costs 150€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 180€ and takes 19 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Split.
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  • Distance: 230 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 57 min

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

You can take a bus from Rome to Split via Zagreb in around 19 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Split via Bologna C.Le, Villach Hbf, and Zagreb in around 19 h 44 min.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

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
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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 Bologna C.Le to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$45 - $60
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Split
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$156
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Ancona to Split
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$21 - $27
SNAV
Phone
+39 081 428 5555
Email
booking@snav.it
Website
snav.it
Car ferry from Ancona to Split
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
www.snav.it
Passenger
$46
Vehicle
$69

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Rome to Split bus services, operated by Promet Makarska, arrive at Split station.

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

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Croatia Airlines and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 12624+ hotels available in Split. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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