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Split to Krka National Park

Krka National Park is one of the most beautiful natural spots in Croatia. I highly recommend visiting the park as a one-day excursion from Split or as a stop on the way to other great destinations in the country.

National Park Krka is about 85 km from Split, so when people mention they are going to Split Waterfalls or Split Croatia Waterfalls, the place they plan to visit is the Waterfalls in the Krka National Park.

Getting to Krka National Park from Split

The cheapest way of getting from Split to National Park Krka Waterfalls is to take the public bus from Split, but that is not the only way of getting there, the following alternatives are also available:

  • Organized Day trip, which as a minimum includes transport
  • A Private transfer, as an option you could have the driver wait for you.
  • Renting a car and driving there on your own.
National Park Krka

Split to National Park Krka by Bus

There are buses year-round from Split to National Park Krka Waterfalls, the bus driving time is around 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is important to know that the bus drives to the village of Skradin, from where the guest has to travel 20 Minutes by boat to the National Park Entrance.

Price and tickets Split to Krka Bus

A one-way adult ticket on the bus from Split to Krka National Park costs around 11 Euro and a round trip ticket with the same Bus Operator about 19 Euro. Discounted tickets for children under 12 years of age are available on most departures. Tickets can be bought online or at the bus station in Split.

Schedule and Frequency of the bus

You can travel from Split to Krka year-round by bus. During the winter season, there are only a few daily departures, whereas the summer season boasts up to 10 daily departures, with the earliest departure being around 7 a.m. Below, you can see some of the most popular departure times. Please use the search form above for a full schedule on any date.

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Split (HR)
1h 2min
Skradin (Krka NP) (HR)
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22 May | 07:00 Split (HR) , Bus terminal
01h 20m Direct
08:20 Skradin (Krka NP) (HR) , Bus terminal
11 EUR
07:00 Split (HR) , Bus terminal
08:20 Skradin (Krka NP) (HR) , Bus stop
11 EUR
01h 20m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
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22 May | 10:15 Split (HR) , Bus terminal
01h 20m Direct
11:35 Skradin (Krka NP) (HR) , Bus terminal
11 EUR
10:15 Split (HR) , Bus terminal
11:35 Skradin (Krka NP) (HR) , Bus stop
11 EUR
01h 20m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5195 reviews
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22 May | 14:00 Split (HR) , Bus terminal
01h 20m Direct
15:20 Skradin (Krka NP) (HR) , Bus terminal
11 EUR
14:00 Split (HR) , Bus terminal
15:20 Skradin (Krka NP) (HR) , Bus stop
11 EUR
01h 20m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5195 reviews
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22 May | 15:30 Split (HR) , Bus terminal
01h 30m Direct
17:00 Skradin (Krka NP) (HR) , Bus terminal
11 EUR
15:30 Split (HR) , Bus terminal
17:00 Skradin (Krka NP) (HR) , Bus stop
11 EUR
01h 30m Direct

Prijevoz Knežević (PKN)
8.4
5195 reviews
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Map travel route Split (HR) to Skradin (Krka NP) (HR)

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Day trip from Split to Krka National Park

Many travel agencies are offering organized day trips from Split to Krka National Park; these tours typically last 8 to 10 hours. Some tours only include transportation to and from Krka, whereas others offer additional features like wine tasting or lunch.

What is important to know before booking a day trip to Krka?

  • Entrance tickets to Krka are in most cases not included in the day trip price. (The entrance ticket alone costs up to 40 Euro)
  • Swimming is not allowed at Skradinski Buk (Below the waterfalls) so when tours mention swimming, it is not inside the national park.
  • Some agencies advertise, a boat trip or boat cruise as being part of their packages, but the boat ride from Skradin to Skradinski Buk is actually provided by the national park, for all guests.
  • Pick up point in Split for the day trips, vary from agency to agency, so pay attention to this.
  • Some agencies offer a discount on the National Park Entrance Tickets, which is a saving to consider.

Driving to Krka National Park From Split

If you have a car at your disposal, you can easily drive to Krka from Split, the driving distance  Is 83 Km to the Lozovac entrance and 87 km to the Skradin entrance.

Here are some of my tips that might be helpful.

  • Regardless of which entrance you choose, you will see the same area of the park.
  • The entrance in Skradin includes a 20-minute boat ride to Skradinski Buk, which means your visit to Krka will be longer if you choose this entrance (Note: The boat departs every hour during the summer season).
  • Parking is free at the Lozovac entrance but not at the Skradin entrance.
  • If you are traveling with smaller children, you can cut the trip in half by walking from Lozovac to Skradinski Buk (or the opposite direction) and then taking the free park bus back to where you entered the park.
  • Skradinski Buk is the lower part of the national park. When traveling by car, I would also recommend visiting the middle and upper parts, including Visovac Island, Roški Slap Waterfalls, Krka Monastery, and the Burnum Amphitheatre. All these places can be visited without any additional entrance fee, except for Visovac Island, where you will have to pay for the boat transfer
Boat to National Park Krka from Skradin
Departure location of boat to Krka Entrance from Skradin

FAQ Split to Krka National Park

From where does the bus to Krka depart in Split?

The public buses to National Park Krka depart from the main bus station in Split, located next to the ferry port and train station. The driving time to Krka is about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How to get from Split to Krka Falls?

You can get to Krka Falls from Split by public buses which are quite frequent during summer times, driving there is also an option, if will take you a bit more than an hour. Train from Split is not an option as there are no railway tracks at Krka.

How much is the bus from Split to Krka?

A one-way adult ticket from Split to Krka Waterfalls (Skradin) is around 11 Euros, round-trip tickets with the same bus company usually come with a discount. Also, children under the age of 12 are entitled to reduced tickets by most companies, majority of departures from Split to Krka are operated by Prijevoz Knezevic and Best Line.

How much time do you need in Krka National Park?

It usually takes me about 2.5 hours to follow the walking patch around the lower part of the national park, in summer you might need 3 hours. If you enter at Skradin the boat ride back and forth is another 1 hour, so all in all calculated 4 hours for your visit. BTW I would recommend you walk clockwise, otherwise you will have a lot of people walking towards you.

Can you still swim at Krka Falls?

No, and Yes. No, because the most popular place where people used to swim was at Skradinski Buk by the main waterfalls, swimming there is now prohibited. Yes, because, you can still swim at Roski Slap and a few other places in the middle and upper part of the national park.

How do I get to Krka National Park by public transport?

Very easy, from Split bus station you have up to 10 daily bus departures to Skradin (Entrance to National Park) in the summer season, the bus ride takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Unfortunately travelling by train is not possible.

How much is a taxi from Split to Krka?

I would personally not take a taxi from Split to Krka, as, how to put it 🤔, you might end up paying a bit too much. A better alternative is to book a private transfer from Split to Krka, then you will know upfront how much you have to pay. Price for a transfer with a regular car should be around 100 Euros, and 15-20 Euros more if you book an 8-person minivan.

Where can I travel from Krka National Park?

If you visit Krka from Split and wish to continue by bus to another destination in Croatia you have the following options 

  1. Bus from Krka to Zadar
  2. Bus from Krka to Plitvice Lakes
  3. Bus from Krka to Trogir
  4. Bus from Krka to Sibenik

Is it expensive to Visit Krka National Park?

A visit to Krka National Park in the summer costs an adult around 80 Euros. The 80 Euros is the sum of costs for transportation / organized tour, entrance ticket, and Lunch.

Summary of getting from Split to Krka National Park

Travel distance fastest route83 Km / 52 Miles
Average bus ticket Price€11 / $12 / £10
Daily bus Departures in Summer10
Bus CompaniesCroatia Bus, Prijevoz Knezevic, Flixbus, Best Line
Organized day trips availableYes
TrainNo
Easy drive with carYes

Other Popular bus routes from Split

Split to ZagrebSplit to DubrovnikSplit to Plitvice Lakes
Split to ZadarSplit to MostarSplit to Makarska
Split to SibenikSplit to NovaljaSplit to Airport

Text and insider travel tips provided by Morten Smalby