If you plan on venturing outside of the city center of Split and you are set on using public transport, there are some things you need to consider first. Start by checking our general overview of Split’s transit system and how to purchase the proper bus ticket.
If you are intending to travel to and from the Old Town, you will, in most cases, want to use the most important bus station for the local transit colloquially called Pazar Bus Station. It is adjacent to the Pazar Green Market, which gives it the name. Most local lines in the city will stop at the Pazar Bus Station on their way to other parts–a relict of the bygone era when the buses were first introduced to Split and were used by residents to reach the Old Town, which was historically the center of commercial activity. The Pazar Bus Station will be a station of departure for those who are wanting to travel from the Old Town to area of Žnjan Beach Complex or on their way to the nearby destinations like the town of Stobreč and Omiš.
Other important stations are Općina and Prima Grad, but they are mostly used by residents and travelers going to the residential zones in the northern parts of the town.
Those looking to travel outside of the city, in the direction of Solin (and Salona), Kaštela and Trogir will usually have to catch their intended buses on the Sukoišan Bus Station which the locals know as Solinska, as it is historically in the direction of the town of Solin, which is a point of departure for most of the buses going beyond the city limits. Travelers to Trogir should be looking for the popular line 37, while those on their way to Omiš should board the bus line 60.
Other important lines for moving around the city are as follows:
Line 3 (Brda – Pazar – Lovrinac) goes back-and-forth around the entire city in a horseshoe-shaped line, so it will be useful for travelers staying further up town who are traveling to the Old Town. You can see the schedule here and here.
Lines 8 (Žnjan – Pazar – Zvončac) and 17 (Trstenik – Pazar – Lora – Spinut) an partially overlap, covering almost the entire lenght of Split’s southside. Like the line number 3 they are particularly useful for travelers staying in in the southern parts of the up town area, but they can also be utilized by those looking to travel to Žnjan Beaches, as they both terminate a walking distance from the recreational zone
Line 15 (Duilovo – Žnjan – Pazar – Trajektna luka – Duilovo) zone. is the only bus line that stops at the Žnjan Beach zone. As such it will be of use for travelers looking to get to the beach directly. However, line number 15 has a very windy route and is not as direct as lines 3, 8 and 17, which means that you can expect your journey to take a while longer. It is also one of the few bus lines that stop at the transportation hub in the Ferry Port, where the international and regional Bus Station and Train Station are located.
Line 12 (Sv Frane – Bene) is a short-distance line departing from the western edge of Riva, by the church of St Francis, and is the only bus line traveling to the heart of the Marjan Forest. It is particularly useful for travelers who want to visit Marjan, but prefer not to do so by foot. The bus goes every hour or so, so some planning beforehand is to be expected. You can see the schedule here and here.
For a full list of bus lines please consult the official website of Promet Split.