Split Airport to Brela is for most first step travelers after landing in Split.
Brela is a place on the Makarska Riviera, first from the direction of Split, a little more than 60 kilometers away from the airport. From Split Airport to Brela, you can travel on the so-called “old road” or “magistrala” or the Adriatic Route, and you can also choose to travel on the A1 motorway.
In the pre-season and post-season, the crowds are not tremendous. Driving along the coast is the perfect way to get to know this part of Croatia and Dalmatia, see many picturesque places and towns, and stop by stopping for landscape photography or refreshments by the sea.
However, in season, it is recommended to choose the highway to avoid the crowds that often form on the approaches to tourist destinations and smaller towns and cities. The highway is usually a better choice than waiting in lines.
In any case, it is not harmful to check the condition of the roads before driving and then decide which option is more acceptable. Choose your perfect accommodation!
How to get from the Split airport to Brela? The closest to Brela is the Split airport, and most of the guests land right there. A slightly smaller number of guests opt for flights that land in Zadar (180 km away) or Dubrovnik (190 km away).
If you are landing in Split and your final destination is Brela, the most elegant way to get to your accommodation is by private transfer. The quality of such transport in Croatia is relatively high. These are most often newer air-conditioned vans (if the carrier is for several people) or smaller vehicles in the limousine type. Drivers mostly speak English and usually some other language, so they can provide you with additional information or details about a place while driving and advise you on what to see and where to go during your vacation.
You can find this type of transport at the airport upon departure, but we advise you to book it before. You can contact the hotel or the host, and local agencies are also a great choice.
They will ask you the exact date of arrival, flight number and planned landing time, and the precise number of people, and the driver will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it.
It’s the simplest.
If you have any additional needs, such as transporting a pram, more oversized luggage, a person with mobility difficulties, or a child who needs a seat or booster, be sure to mention this when booking so that everything is ready for you.
In addition to the private transfer, renting a car and then driving independently from the airport to Brela is also an option. This option is often chosen by those who want to start exploring the surroundings immediately upon arrival, stop in Split or one of the places while driving to Brela. Also, those who plan to go on excursions and activities in their organization during their stay consider car rental an ideal solution.
Like a transfer, you can also find a rental car at one of the agencies at the airport, but it is a much safer and better option to book it in advance, either online or through your local agency. This way, you are sure that the desired vehicle will be waiting for you, and you will save yourself time.
As with transportation, check when booking if you have additional notes or needs such as seats, GPS, etc.
Most car rental companies offer the option to leave the vehicle in Brela, usually for a fee. If you will be using the vehicle throughout your stay, it is best to return the car to the airport before the return flight.
These two options can also be perfectly combined.
For example, for your arrival in Brela, you can opt for a private transfer, and if you want to go on a trip and adventure on your own, you can rent a vehicle for one or two days in Brela and leave it there.