Most often, Russian tourists get to Split by air. From mid-May to the end of September, this direction is served by a large number of charter flights. You can fly not only from both capitals, but also, for example, from Yekaterinburg. But in the rest of the year, you can get there only with transfers. See BRIDGAT for climate and weather information of Croatia.
You will also have to use the relays with the option with the train. There are no direct trains from Moscow to Splin, it will be possible to get there only for Vienna, and then by bus.
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The main form of public transport in the city is the bus. There are not so many routes, and it will not be difficult to figure them out. Buses are spacious and comfortable. The fare is slightly lower than the European average: a ticket can be purchased from the driver for about 1.65 EUR, in kiosks near stops it costs about 1.50 EUR. Baggage is often paid separately (about 0.50 EUR per piece).
There are several taxi ranks in the city. Landing costs 1.50 EUR, then 1 EUR per kilometer. As in the case of buses, you will have to pay extra for carrying luggage. At night the rates are the same.
The urban infrastructure is conducive to cycling. An hour of bike rental will cost about 3 EUR, a day – about 20 EUR. Discounts are provided for long-term rentals: you can ride for 80 EUR for a week.
In addition, the so-called boat taxi operates in Split – Split Boat Taxi. However, it is used almost exclusively by tourists and more as an entertainment than as part of the transport infrastructure. Half-hour rental of a motorboat will cost 130 EUR.
Rent a Car
Getting around Split by car is convenient and not too expensive. The roads are of quite acceptable quality, on highways the speed limit is 130 km/h. There are practically no traffic jams. The cost of parking is low (in those places where it is paid, and this is mainly the historical center of the city).
It makes sense to rent a car immediately upon arrival: on the territory of the airport there are offices of international Avant, Enterprise, UniRent, ORYX (there are also in the city). By car, you can quickly get to most of the attractions located in the vicinity of Split (of course, with the exception of those located on the islands).
Daily rental of a B-class car costs from 20 EUR. A minivan will cost about 30 EUR. The amount of the deposit, which is blocked on your card or accepted in cash, in most cases does not exceed 300 EUR.
Paid parking lots are marked in blue, free parking spaces are marked in white. An hour of parking in the historical center costs 2 EUR, but there is an opportunity to save money by leaving the car a little further, in one of the coastal parking lots.
Communication and Wi-Fi
If you plan to spend a lot of time in Split and not limit yourself to talking on the phone, it makes sense to purchase a local SIM card. Connecting a tariff plan with the possibility of making international calls will cost from 15 EUR, the cost of calls to Russian numbers is 0.15-0.25 EUR per minute. Most tariffs include a certain amount of Internet traffic. To apply for a SIM card, you will need a passport.
If necessary, you can call home from a street pay phone, having previously bought a card at the post office or newsstand. It is not possible to connect to the Internet for free everywhere. There are Wi-Fi access points at the airport, individual shops and restaurants, and some hotels.
There is no shortage of hotels of various levels in the city. With maximum comfort, you can stay in one of the five-star hotels: Palace Lidija, Hotel Atrium, Hotel Park Split, Apartments Felicitas. True, the price of the simplest number here starts from 100 EUR per day.
Simpler hotels will cost at least 1.5 times cheaper, while this will practically not affect the quality of service: the range of services offered is almost the same everywhere, and the rooms are maintained in excellent condition by all market participants (a serious struggle for guests affects). A double room in a 3 * hotel in the historical center costs 40-50 EUR. Breakfast is usually not included in the price.