Split is a beautiful blend of old and new
Approximate flight time: 2 hours 45 minutes (total distance 1033 miles)
Airlines that fly direct: Jet2.com
No. of Airports in Split: Spilt Airport
Seasons: High = May - July; Low = November - March
Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
Fly to Split from Birmingham Airport for a seamless journey. With a fantastic selection of shops, restaurants and places to rest, as well as a fantastic service, you’ll enjoy your time at the airport before you fly. Why not treat yourself and book into one of our five airport lounges? Receive complimentary food and drinks, unlimited WiFi and great runway views before you fly.
With great transport links and a central location, Birmingham airport is easily accessible from wherever you are in the UK. You will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International Airport train station. There is a free and frequent Air-Rail link from the station which takes you to the terminal in just a few minutes.
If you’re driving to the airport, you’ll find a choice of 7 carparks, which are all easily reachable from the terminal by foot or via the courtesy shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance and save up to 50%.
If you’d like to get something to eat whilst you’re waiting to board your flight, we’ve got some great cafés, bars and restaurants for you to choose from. Celebrate your holiday with an alcoholic beverage and a bite to each from Wetherspoon or Frankie & Benny’s. There are plenty of coffee shops and if you’d like to grab something to take on board with you, you can’t go wrong with a Boots meal deal.
Once you’ve eaten, have a look round the shops, there are plenty to choose from. Don’t miss the great deals at World Duty Free, from discounts on liquor to confectionery, you’ll want to stock up. InMotion has a range of premium brand electronics for on the go and you can even have a beauty treatment at Aerospa. Need some light reading for the plane or for when you’re by the pool? Then head over to WHSmith.
Need currency for your trip abroad? Then head over to our Travelex stores conveniently located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge. If you prefer, you can pre-order your currency and get next day collection if you order before 3pm at Birmingham Airport.
Arriving at Split Airport
Split Airport, also known as Resnik Airport, is the international airport serving the city of Split, Croatia. It is located 19 km from Split city centre.
There is a Croatia Airlines bus that meets all regularly scheduled flights to Split. The buses are organised by Pleso Prijevoz and the city stop is at Sv Duje at the southern end of Split port, a short walk from the intercity bus station and the train station.
Another option to get to Split is by passenger ferry. A new service connects Split Airport with Split Port and you can board the ferry about 300m from the airport. The boat whisks you to Split port in 20 minutes, and, if you’re continuing onto Bol or Hvar Islands, journey time is a little over an hour.
You can also rent a car at the airport, take a taxi or even get an uber.
What to expect in Split
Croatia’s second largest city, Split, is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. With a buzzy vibe, this energetic city has just the right balance between tradition and modernity. You’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants and shops thriving among the atmospheric old walls of Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments). Its lively atmosphere coupled with beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea and backdrop of dramatic coastal mountains make it a great place to visit.
The official language in Split is Croatian but English is widely spoken.
Split has a Mediterranean climate. There is not much rain, however November is the wettest month. The best travel time to Split in Croatia is May, June and September. The summer is wonderfully hot with warm evenings and little to no rainfall.
Culture in Spilt
Diocletian Palace is one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world and is where you’re likely to spend most of your time in Split. Don’t expect a palace though, this is the city’s living heart. Labyrinthine streets are packed with people, bars, shops and restaurants. It’s a stunning citadel and Game of Thrones fans will be interested to know that some of the series was filmed here.
Saint Dominus Cathedral is the oldest Catholic Cathedral in the entire world. If you want to have the best view of the city, climb up to the Bell Tower – it is a unique experience that you won’t want to miss!
The cuisine in Croatia reflects the cultures that have influenced the country over the course of its history. On a Dalmatian plate, you’ll find an abundance of fresh or cooked vegetables, homemade cheeses, and of course lots of fish and other seafood such as clams, squid and even cuttlefish or lobster.