Sleeping in Airports

Split Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Split Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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SPU Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Split Airport, also known as Resnik Airport.

What to Expect

Split Airport (code: SPU) has undergone an expansion which was completed in July 2019 which should help with the overcrowding and long line-ups that have been an issue in the past. A new terminal is also being planned for the near future. Dining options are located on the 1st and 2nd Floor, including five cafes and three restaurants, and there are duty-free and a few souvenir shops throughout. It seems that WiFi is free in one-hour sessions, and you can log in repeatedly.

Where to Sleep

split airport guideOvernight campers head to Floor 1 where eateries are located. One spot may stay open 24 hours, or try the closed cafes for some decent seating. Travellers warn of cold temperatures (bring a sweater) and limited power outlets. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Split Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Split Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Stafileo Hotel – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Adria – (4 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Vila Tina – (8 minutes from the airport) Transfers service may be available, enquire at time of booking.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Split Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Business Lounge – Location: Airside, International Departures. Lounge Access: the lounge is accessible to business class passengers of the following airlines:  Aegean Airlines  •  Aeroflot •  Air Baltic •  Air Serbia •  Austrian Airlines •  Croatia Airlines •  Finnair •  Iberia Lineas Aereas •  KLM Cityhopper •  LOT Polish Airlines •  Lufthansa • Siberia Airlines.

According to the airport website “economy passengers holding special status cards of the above listed carriers may also be granted access”.

Airport WiFi/Internet

It seems WiFi is free and available in 1 hour increments. If you have more information about WiFi,click here to update this airport guide.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, Ground Floor, after Baggage Claim.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for diaper-changing. Multiple locations: Ground Floor • First Floor.

Bank – Splitska Banka provides full-service banking and currency exchange services. Locations: Landside, left side of the main terminal. Hours: 6:00AM – 1:00PM / 2:00PM – 9:00PM.

Currency Exchange – A currency booth can be found near the front entrance. The airport bank (see banking services above) also offers these services.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available at the airport (4 locations, 1st Floor) as well as a mini-market selling souvenirs and convenience type items.

Food & Drinks – There are no food concessions on the lower or ground level; however, the 1st Floor offers 3 cafe/bars and 2 restaurants Hours: Not known.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? Visit one of the airport’s information desks. Locations: Landside, Ground Floor, next to Check-in counters • Airside, First Floor, International Departures.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A review (July 2019) mentioned there are plenty of outlets/USB ports; however, they did not have any power. This could have been related to the renovations. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: on the 2nd Floor, behind the restaurants.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in a designated smoking area, 1st Floor, Airside.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM to 10:00PM.


Split airport is served by the following airlines: Aer LingusAegean Airlines • Air Baltic • Air France • Air Serbia • British AirwaysBrussels Airlines • Condor • Croatia Airlines • EasyJet • Edelweiss • Eurowings • Finnair • Jet2 • KLM • RyanAir • SAS • Smartwings • TUI Airways • Trade Air • Transavia • Volotea • Vueling • Windroe • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


City bus route 37 and 38 have stops close the airport and will provide connections to Split, Trogir and Kastel Stari. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Promet Split website.

Airport shuttle buses deliver passengers from the airport to the railway station and vice versa. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Pleso Prijevoz website

Car Rentals

Split Airport is served by many car rental agencies, including the following: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Oryx • Thrifty / Dollar


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.