Hey there, fellow traveler! Are you looking to explore the charming town of Omiš? Well, you’re in luck! Nestled in the heart of southern Croatia, Omiš is a stone’s throw away from Split, which makes it super accessible for visitors.
No matter how you prefer to travel – be it by car, bus, airplane, or even by sea – getting to Omiš is a breeze. In this guide, I’ll walk you through each option, so you can kick-start your Croatian adventure with ease!
Hitting the Road: Car Routes to Omiš
If you’re planning to cruise into Omiš by car, there are a few routes you can take, depending on where you’re coming from. Let me share my favorite options with you!
From Abroad or the North: Take Motorway A1 – it’s your best bet. Once you’re on the motorway, you’ll have two exit choices: Dugopolje Exit or Blato Exit. Let’s dive into both options.
Dugopolje Exit: Though it’s a tad longer, this route is a treat for the eyes! After exiting the motorway, you’ll drive through Split and hop onto the scenic D8 state road. This coastal drive, with the Adriatic Sea by your side, will take you straight to Omiš. Keep in mind, there might be some minor traffic jams in the villages and towns along the way, but trust me, it’s worth it!
Blato Exit: This exit brings you closer to Omiš, but you’ll miss out on the coastal drive. When you leave the motorway, you’ll follow the D70 state road, which takes you through the hinterlands and some charming inland villages. The final stretch offers breathtaking views of the Cetina River canyon as you make your way to Omiš.
From the South: If you’re coming from the south, take the Blato Exit off Motorway A1 and follow the D70 state road to Omiš. A little tip: double-check your navigation tool to ensure it sticks to the D70. Other smaller roads might be tempting, but they can be narrow and in poor condition.
If you’re already cruising along the D8 state road from the south, you’re all set! Just keep enjoying the views, and you’ll find yourself in Omiš in no time.
- Useful resources:
- Speed Limits on Croatian Roads:
- Motorway: 130km/h
- Major Motor Routs: 110km/h
- Outside built-up areas: 90km/h
- Within built-up areas: 50km/h
- Zero tolerance for alcohol in blood.
- Croatian Auto Club (HAK) – Traffic Flow and Road Conditions Plage
All Aboard: Bus Routes to Omiš
If you prefer traveling by bus, getting to Omiš is a piece of cake! Buses typically take the D8 state road, connecting coastal villages, towns, and cities with ease.
From Coastal Cities: You can easily find a bus to Omiš from major coastal cities like Rijeka, Šibenik, Zadar, Split, Makarska, and Dubrovnik, as well as the capital, Zagreb. If you’re in Split or Makarska, you’re in luck – Omiš is conveniently located between these two cities, making bus lines frequent and easy to catch.
International Connections: For those coming from abroad, you’ll find international bus lines connecting major cities like Zagreb, Rijeka, and Split with continental Europe. This means you can hop on a bus in another country and make your way to Omiš without breaking a sweat.
- Useful Resources:
- Split Bus Terminal
- Zagreb Bus Terminal
- Makarska Bus Terminal
- Zadar Bus Terminal
- Dubrovnik Bus Terminal
Up in the Air: Plane Routes to Omiš
While Omiš doesn’t have its own airport, its proximity to several major airports makes flying into the area a breeze. Let’s explore your options!
Nearby Airports: Split International Airport (SPU) – Croatia’s second-largest airport, is your closest option to Omiš. Zadar International Airport (ZAD) and Dubrovnik International Airport (DBV) – Though smaller than Split, they see increased international flights and destinations from May to October. Zagreb International Airport (ZAG) – The largest and most connected airport in Croatia, but it’s farther away.
From any of these airports, I recommend taking a taxi to the nearest bus terminal and hopping on a bus to Omiš. If you prefer to rent a car, here are the best routes:
From Zagreb: Take A1 motorway to Dugopolje exit, then switch to D8 state road to reach Omiš. From Zadar: Choose between A1 motorway (Dugopolje exit, then D8 state road) for a smoother ride or the D8 state road all the way for stunning coastal views. From Split: Skip A1 motorway and take the scenic D8 state road along the Adriatic coast. From Dubrovnik: Combine D8 state road and A1 motorway (Blato exit) to reach Omiš. Be sure to switch from D8 to the Pelješac Peninsula route to avoid entering Bosnia and Herzegovina at Neum, which can result in border traffic jams.
- Useful Resources:
- Split International Airport (SPU)
- Zagreb International Airport (ZAG)
- Zadar International Airport (ZAD)
- Dubrovnik International Airport (DBV)
Smooth Sailing: Ship Routes to Omiš
Although Omiš has a small port, it isn’t suitable for ferry traffic. No worries, though! The largest ferry port in Croatia, Split ferry port, is just 25 kilometers (15 miles) away.
Split Ferry Port Connections: Major coastal cities – Travelers can easily hop on ferries to and from other cities along the coast. Popular Croatian islands – Split ferry port connects to a host of islands, including Brač, Hvar, Šolta, Korčula, Vis, Lastovo, Čiovo, and more. International destinations – The port also links to Ancona, Italy, offering even more options for visitors.
Day Trips and Excursions: While you can’t catch a ferry directly to Omiš, the town’s port is perfect for excursions or day trips to nearby islands such as Brač, Hvar, Šolta, and Drvenik. So, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to set sail and explore the beautiful Croatian coast!
With Split ferry port just a short distance away, your aquatic adventure awaits!
- Useful Resources:
- Jadrolinija – Largest Croatian Shipping Transport Company
- Kapetan Luka – catamaran
- TP Line – catamaran
Discover More of Omiš
After learning how to get to Omiš, you might be wondering about the myriad of activities that await you in this picturesque town. Dive deeper into the adventurous things you can do in Omiš, from zip-lining across the Cetina River to exploring the historic Mirabella Fortress.
If you’re short on time, consider taking a day trip to Omiš to capture its essence. For those looking to venture out, the day trips from Omiš will introduce you to the nearby gems of the Dalmatian coast. After a day of exploration, rest your head in one of the best hotels in Omiš, ensuring a comfortable stay.
And of course, no visit to Omiš would be complete without basking under the Mediterranean sun on the enchanting beaches, each offering a unique blend of natural beauty and modern amenities.