When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Split?
Split is popular all year round due to the diversity of its attractions and activities but cheaper flights are available outside of the peak summer period (April to October) when tourist levels are at their lowest. Consider travelling during the winter months when you’re guaranteed to get the cheapest flights and this will also allow you to enjoy the sights of the city during one of its quietest periods.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Split?
It is always advisable to book flights about three months before your intended departure to secure the best deals and preferred travel dates. However, last minute Split flights can be cheaper if you are willing to hunt out the bargains.
Flying to Split Airport (SPU)
Split Airport (SPU) also known as Resnik Airport, is located near the city of Split, Croatia and is the second busiest airport in the country after the capital, Zagreb. SPU serves as the main airport for many popular cities scattered along the Dalmatian coast, including the tourist favourite, Dubrovnik.
There are cheap flights to Split available all year round but the quantity increases greatly between April and October as many operators run seasonal timetables. Return flights to Split from the UK are fairly abundant and depart from most major cities, including Manchester, Birmingham, Aberdeen and Belfast. Currently, British Airways has a direct return flight from London Heathrow (LHR), which takes just under three hours each way, whereas Swiss Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa all operate indirect flights to Split.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Jam-packed with shops, restaurants and amenities to make your experience as easy and enjoyable as possible, Split Airport has everything you could need. On both the ground and first floor of the terminal building you can find several delicious eateries, a generously -sized Duty- Free shop, cafes and a bank with ATM facilities. The airport also provides you with multiple transport links to both Split and the surrounding area.
Getting to the city from Split Airport
Split Airport (SPU) is located on the edge of Kašstela, a town located 24 kilometres from Split itself and is connected to both the city and surrounding towns/islands by a variety of transport modes. Situated just outside the airport you’ll find both a direct bus line and a local bus that stops in Split, depending on how much you want to spend on transport. There are also an abundance of taxis as well as taxi boats to get you to your destination.
Why Visit Split?
A delectable mix of old and new, the cobbled streets of Split are filled to the brim with Croatian culture. Whether you’re there to soak up the summer sun and club hopping, or visiting to feast your eyes on the Roman wonder that is the Diocletian’s Palace, Split has a wide range of activities to cater to every adventurer.
Beyond the city’s bustling nightlife and stunning architecture, Split is also a transport hub for exploring some of the nearby islands, mainly Bračc, Hvar and Vis. No matter your reason for visiting the city, there’s really no excuse not to try out a bit of island hopping, as it’s really is a great way to immerse yourself in Croatian life.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
If travelling from the UK no visa is required as Croatia is an EU member state. However, if you reside within the UK but are not an EU national, then visa requirements may be different, so it is best to check well in advance of your departure.
Although Croatia is within the EU, they still use the Croatian kuna (HKR) as their main currency. It is advisable to exchange some money before you leave in case of emergency but there isn’t much difference in price whether you exchange your cash in the UK or whilst you’re there.