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Basic info and car hire in Split Airport

  • IATA airport code: SPU

  • ICAO airport code: LSDSP

  • Full name: Split Airport also known as Resnik Airport

  • Location: Kaštela, Split, Croatia

  • Hub for: Croatia Airlines

  • WebsiteSplit Airport

  • Contact: Tel: ++385 (0)21 203 507, informacije@split-airport.hr

  • Owner: Split Airport Ltd.

  • Elevation:  78 ft/ 24 m

  • Number of runways: One

About Split Airport

Split Airport is an international airport located along the Adriatic coast, 15 miles/24 km from the city of Split. A car hire at Split Airport will give you endless possibilities of absorbing the Croatian beach offer exploring the hidden spots in Dalmatia.

It is the second busiest airport in Croatia, right after the Zagreb Airport. During summer months, Split Airport becomes very popular amongst tourists, as the airport provides routes to Athens, Frankfurt, London and Paris.


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Drive your rental car around Split Airport

Arriving at Split Airport is a great option for a car hire as Split is in the perfect position for further travelling. From Split, you can decide to cruise among the Dalmatian islands or you can choose a coastline sightseeing road by taking the old Adriatic “magistrala” road. You can choose to either go north towards the Istrian coast or to the south towards Dubrovnik. You can visit Dubrovnik by car, however, a part of the road stretches across the Bosnia and Herzegovina territory, so check your car hire agency’s terms of use to see if crossing the Croatian border is allowed. If not, another possibility is to take a car ferry to Korčula island and perhaps stay the night there, and continue your journey the day after from the island via ferry to Orebić, which is a town approximately 70 miles/112 km away from Dubrovnik.

Services in Split Airport

Split Airport is a small single-terminal airport with all the essential facilities. Do not expect too much comfort, as the airport is mainly used for seasonal international flights. However, the airport is clean and provides the basic amenities.


There is a business-class lounge in Split Airport on the ground floor.


Baby change facilities are found on the lower level as well as on the first floor of Split Airport. We haven’t found any information about playgrounds in the airport.


For passengers who need assistance, there is a marked place in the terminal where someone can be offered the necessary help. There is an internet corner in the centre hall.

History of Split Airport

Commercial flights to Split started in 1931 with the Yugoslavian airline connecting Zagreb and Belgrade. The current Split Airport was opened in 1966 but several extensions followed to handle the increasing traffic and industry demands. Split Airport was frozen regarding the civilian passengers as the war in the former Yugoslavia broke out. Traffic began to rise again after 1995 and today, Split airport is under development. Work is expected to be finished in 2019 and include a reconstruction of the existing terminal and construction of a new one.

Petrol stations near Split Airport

There is a “Petrol” gas station on your way to Split and another “INA” gas station for cars heading towards Trogir. In general, petrol stations are positioned on the motorways in Croatia, as well as on local roads, so you shouldn’t have problems with finding one.