Sunday, 5 June 2022

New e-Ticketing System for Split Promet Bus Service Ready in July

June the 5th, 2022 - The Split Promet bus service is set to introduce some important changes as of next month, with a new e-ticketing system likely to make life easier for this summer's many passengers.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, recently a new e-ticketing system was presented at the Zlatna vrata cinema for the Split Promet bus service, which will be partially launched from the 1st of July, 2022.

The value of the project stands at almost 24 million kuna, with 60.48 percent having been financed by the European Union (EU). The suppliers of the system are King ICT and Corvus Info, as reported by Slobodna Dalmacija.

The system for the Split Promet bus service was presented by Zoran Ranogajec, Head of Key Customers at King ICT.

"We're getting closer to large and developed cities and we currently have the most advanced system in all of Croatia. Its modules include vending machines, ticket sales, ticket sales from drivers but with the use of bank cards, applications for controllers, in-vehicle ticket validators, and mobile and web applications available via the Android and iOS platforms,'' said Ranogajec.

He noteed that with this system, ticket purchases for the Split Promet bus service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and those tickets will be able to be validated upon boarding the bus, and passengers will also be provided with tickets in electronic form. In addition to all of that, there will be a map of the lines and location of the new ticket machines throughout the city.

Timetable information for the Split Promet bus service will be made constantly available in real time, and there will be panels with information on the city's local bus lines at the stations and at the terminal itself, and this will also be possible to view via the web application.

Miroslav Delic, the the Split Promet bus service's director, said that the implementation of the system will take place as of the beginning of July to the beginning of August and pointed out that the current zonal tariff model will change.

"Now each local self-government unit determines the tariff according to its revenues, the changes are in line with the Traffic Recovery Plan from 2019 to 2023. We're realising a vision that many once viewed with a healthy dose of disbelief. The direction in which public transport will continue to develop remains in the domain of politics,'' concluded Delic.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Promet Split Electric Buses Announced, E-ticketing from July 1, and Higher Ticket Prices?

May 18, 2022 - New Promet Split electric buses are in the plans, e-ticketing should finally kick off on July 1, but will bus transport become more expensive in Split?

As part of the European tour MAN #ElectrifyingEurope, the battery-electric city bus MAN Lion's City 12E arrived in Croatia, reports Dalmacija Danas

A short presentation was held at the Amphora Hotel in Žnjan as this bus could soon transport the people of Split. Namely, Split-based Promet will apply for tenders for EU funds, and the studies have been conducted for more than a year. Negotiations are also underway with HEP so that there are no problems with charging.

"For the last year, we have been working on a study to be ready when opening public calls for buses. This is the latest technology, and of course, we will go in that direction. We have renewed part of the fleet with the latest generation diesel buses; we will have a presentation of the e-ticketing system in about 15 days," said Miroslav Delić, director of Promet Split.

This bus can travel 300 km on a single charge, and it takes 3 to 3 and a half hours to charge the batteries. It costs 550,000 euros. The capacity is 35 seats, while the total number of seats (sitting and standing) is slightly more than 80. Under each seat, there are USB sockets.

"Six months ago, we started negotiations with HEP to strengthen the substation within our complex and substations at locations in the city where we plan to introduce lines so that buses can be charged at these turning points," Delić said.

This is a low-floor city bus, 12 meters long, with a capacity of 88 passengers. Specifically, this bus is fully electric, powered by batteries located on the bus's roof and a central electric motor located on the rear axle of the bus. Battery capacity is 480-kilowatt hours, which means that it would have a range of 250 to 300 km in some actual driving conditions. Furthermore, it is fully equipped with all units as in the classic diesel bus, from heating, cooling, and air conditioning. In addition, most of the parts are from the diesel bus so that in the event of maintenance, these costs would be lower," explained Zvonko Gabud, sales director of Man Hrvatska.

Seven hundred of these buses have been sold across Europe, and they could soon be seen on Croatian roads. You can see more photos of them at Dalmacija Danas.

E-ticketing will be used from July 1, too, and with the rising fuel prices, Promet Split ticket prices could also change, adds Dalmacija Danas.

Namely, the fuel cost for Promet Split jumped by 15 million kuna annually.

"The question is whether we can change the prices because we do not have a representative of the majority owner, so now the question we ask the commissioners - is it possible for the Assembly to make that decision?," said Delić.

It is possible that there will be no price increase but under one condition.

"At the annual level, the cost of fuel is higher by 15 million kuna, so the cost of fuel is no more than 30 million kuna, but 45 million kuna at the annual level.

The price could rise by 20 percent, but the question is how much cities and municipalities are willing to co-finance with their budget funds. The price of the ticket depends on it. The ticket does not have to become more expensive if cities and municipalities co-finance public transport," Delić concluded.

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Saturday, 25 August 2018

34 New 'Promet' Buses on Split Streets by End of Next Summer

The European project "No regret”, through which the public transport company “Promet” will acquire 34 new buses, has finally announced the tender for the vehicle supplier.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Traffic Information for Your Holiday Weekend: What Buses are Running?

On the occasion of the holiday weekend, the city transportation "Promet" has introduced some changes in the timetable of their bus lines, with reductions on most of their lines.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Buses Around Split: Commuting on a Budget (2019 Update)

For budget commuting, Split has an intra-city public bus network operated by Promet Split that reaches every nook and cranny of the town and its suburbs. If you have a ticket in hand, you can enter from any entrance into the bus but if you are purchasing a ticket, take the front door to pay your ticket to the bus driver. When you leave, exit from the back doors. The buses are not air-conditioned so in the summer months it can be quite sticky,

Here is a survival guide to using the bus within Split.


The public bus system is split into four (4) zones. Zone 1 covers the whole peninsula of Split reaching the border of Zone 2 before Solin and after Žnjan. Zone 2 covers the town of Solin, Stobreč, Podstrana, and Klis. The third sphere, Zone 3 covers Kaštela, Dugopolje, and reaches Dugi Rat on the southern coast. The last Zone 4 reaches the town of Trogir and Omiš.

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Bus Stations

There are a few main stations scattered in the city where most busses stop. The main public bus station (Sukojišan) is on the main Domovinskog rata road, 1 km north of the palace. There is also a popular stop just before on the same road adjacent to the municipality building (Opčina). In town, main stops are in front of the Prima1 shopping mall adjacent to the National Theatre of Split (HNK), next to the vegetable market (Tržnica) on the eastern side of the palace, on the western end of Riva (Sv. Frane), and just after the main regional bus station on the port (Trajektna Luka).

Pricing & Validity

You can purchase your single tickets with the bus driver on board; cash only, preferably in exact change. The price for an adult ticket within one zone is 11KN, for two zones its 13KN, three zones 17KN, and four zones 21KN.

The price for children aged 6 to 10 years old is 5KN for any zone and all zones. If you are travelling with luggage, there may be a surcharge of 5KN.

You can purchase monthly cards and 10-trip cards in the kiosks at main stations such as Sukojišan, Opčina, and Tržnica.

Your ticket is valid for 45mins within one zone, 65mins for two zones, 85mins for three zones, and 105mins for four zones. Within that period you can traverse within the purchased zones in whichever direction.

You can find the full list of pricing here

Five Important Routes

Here are a few bus routes from town that will take you to popular city highlights.

Marjan Park

Bus 21, 1 Zone, from Sv. Frane

To get to Bene Beach in the Marjan Forest Park, hop onto bus 21 at the Sv. Frane stop west of Riva. It departs once every hour from 9:30 to 22:30 every day. You won’t miss either of the stops as both are end stations.

Žnjan Beach

Bus 8, 1 Zone, from Tržnica and Opčina

To get to the popular Žnjan beach from town, hop onto bus 8.  This is a circular route, meaning that it doesn’t matter in which direction you go, you will end up in Žnjan on the coast. The quickest, however, is to hop on the right side of the road when facing south. It departs 2-3 times per hour from 5:30 to 22:30 (starting from Žnjan).

Poljud Football Stadium

Bus 17, 1 Zone, from Tržnica

Watching Hajduk play? Hop onto bus 18 at the Tržnica stop heading towards Špinut and hop off when you see the imposing stadium.

City Center One

Bus 18, 1 Zone, from Tržnica or National Theatre of Split (HNK)

For a day of shopping in a mall, take bus 18 from the Tržnica or HNK stop in the direction of

Brnik. The bus departs 3-4 times per hour.

Split International Airport and Trogir

Bus 37, 3 Zones, from Sukojišan

At the main bus station at Sukojišan, hop on bus 37 departing every 20 minutes. It stops on the main road in front of the airport and continues to the town of Trogir (4 zones).

You can find the full timetable here

For further information, contact Promet Split on +385(0)21 407 999 or visit