Fantastic news for tourists to Dalmatia this summer with the announcement of a new catamaran service from Split Airport to Split.
Yet more great news for connectivity for the city of Split as it prepares for yet another bumper tourist season.
With the new airport terminal set to open on schedule in July (read the latest progress report here) and the dual carriageway to the city finally opened, a new transport option which is sure to prove VERY popular – a 15-minute catamaran ride from a bay in Resnik, some 500 metres from the airport, into the heart of downtown Split.
Central Dalmatia Tourist Board director announced the new service, which will run from May to October, with 8 trips a day, increasing to 10 daily in peak season. These will take place every 90 minutes, with the last one at 21:30 – great news for those on late flights and hoping to make the last ferry to Brac, for example.
The catamaran will have capacity for 145 passengers and tickets will cost 100 kuna per person (to put it into cost perspective, the bus is currently 30 kuna and can take up to an hour, a taxi 250 to 300 kuna). Kids under 7 will be free.
Resnik is no stranger to providing quick transfers. It was the base of the ill-fated seaplane operation of European Coastal Airlines, which briefly transported passengers to places like Jelsa on Hvar in 15 minutes (and occasionally to downtown Split in 4 minutes). Let’s hope the new service lasts a little longer…
The rise in popularity of Split Airport has put a strain on the infrastructure in recent years, but the new terminal, road and now catamaran service should provide a fitting, trouble-free first impression that this quality destination deserves.
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