Bus tickets for the public transit within the town of Split and the surrounding metropolitan area can be purchased either in person at the dedicated ticket booths located by the major bus stations around the Old Town (stations Pazar, Prima and Općina), most newstands (Tisak and Slobodna Dalmacija) scattered around the city and from the bus driver. Unfortunately, ticked machines are still pure science fiction in the city of Split, so make sure to have cash at hand, because neither the driver nor the ticket booths will accept cards. If you plan on buying your ticket from the driver, make sure you are paying with smaller banknotes or exact change, as the drives are known to make a fuss when presented with a larger banknote like 200 HRK and above.
Tickets bought outside of the bus, that is, at the ticket booths and newstands for the first zone (valid for the entire area of Split’s municipality) are slightly cheaper than those bought from the bus driver. If you are planning a round-trip or you plan to use the bus more than once, it is cheaper to buy a return ticket straightaway. The return ticket comes with no limitations regarding its use and you are welcome to use it for two separate one-way trips.
Even if you have a pre-bought bus ticket, when entering a bus you should use the first door of the bus, unless it is really overcrowded, and you should show your ticket to the driver and stamp it at a machine behind the driver’s booth.
When buying a ticket you should be aware that they have a limited time of use depending on the time you first entered the bus and stamped it/bought it from the driver. The first zone ticket is valid for 45 minutes, the second zone one from 65 minutes, the third zone 85 minutes and the fourth zone 105 minutes. However, you are free to change as many buses in the same direction you possibly can within the allotted time frame. Click here to see our guide on which bus lines to look out for.
If you intend to use the buses on more than one occasion, it is recommended that you consider either buying the daily ticket (30 HRK), the three day ticket (60 HRK) or the so-called block (karnet) ticket from the ticket booths or kiosks which include a block of 5 return tickets at a slightly discounted price.
Attempting to ride the bus without a ticket can lead to the driver barring you from entering the bus as they often check-up on passenger tickets when entering the bus through the first door, or, if you are caught riding without a valid ticket by the ticket inspector you can get fined 60 HRK on the spot.
|1st zone||2nd zone||3rd zone||4th zone||Children, ages 6-10 (all zones)||Children under 6|
|Regular return ticket||18,00||22,00||27,00||33,00||–|
|Block of five return tickets (price per unit)||17,00||21,00||26,00||32,00||–|
|One-way ticket purchased from the driver||11,00||13,00||17,00||21,00||5,00|
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