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There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Split by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Split (SPU) ZRH - SPU

$109 - $372

Cheapest option

Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  18 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Split

$55 - $80

4 alternative options

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Split (SPU) STR - SPU

$158 - $442

Train  •  20 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Zagreb to Split

$154 - $253

Bus Globtour  •  23 h

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Hbf Nord to Tomislavgrad
  2. Take the bus from Tomislavgrad to Split

$97 - $140

Drive  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Split 746.3 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Split is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 18 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Split is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 380 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Split. Services depart six times a week, and operate Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 18 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Split. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Split via Salzburg Hbf, Villach Hbf and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 53 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Split is 750 km. The road distance is 1194 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Split without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 6 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Zürich to Split, including transfers.

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Zürich to Split bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Split train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Split is to fly which takes 4 h 37 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 18 h 6 min, you could also train, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 260 and takes 20 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Split.
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  • Distance: 468.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Split, Croatia?

Edelweiss Air, Croatia Airlines and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Split 6 times a week. Alternatively, Arriva d.o.o. operates a bus from Zürich to Split 4 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 18 h 6 min. Eurolines CH also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
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
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zurich to Split
Ave. Duration
18 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Split
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zürich Hbf Nord to Tomislavgrad
Ave. Duration
19 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
globtour.com
Jelinak
Website
jelinak.com
Bus from Tomislavgrad to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
jelinak.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Zürich to Split bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., arrive at Split station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Split is 1194 km. It takes approximately 11 h 53 min to drive from Zürich to Split.

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Edelweiss Air, Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 12010+ hotels available in Split. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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