Booking Airport Taxi Transfer Or Renting a Car From Split Airport, Croatia?
Croatia is one of the major summer vacation destinations in Europe. With summer fast approaching, you can notice the final stages of preparations for summer season on every step you take. Hotels, apartments, yachts and all other vacation units are given final touches so they can welcome the clients in all their glory.
Travelers visiting Croatia by airplane very often choose Split airport as the starting point of their Croatian vacation. In 2008 more than 1,200,000 people went through Split airport or airport Resnik, as Croatians call it. This number is considerable when you consider that the entire Croatia has slightly over 4,5 million of people.
The travelers who land at airport Split are usually there for a short period of time as they are looking for the simplest way to transfer themselves from the airport to their final vacation destination. Majority of travelers who arrive at Split airport are heading towards Split ferry port to take a ferry towards one of thousands of beautiful Croatian islands or they are heading towards popular vacation resorts. The most popular holiday resorts usually reached through Split are Trogir, Rogoznica, Primosten, Makarska Riviera (Makarska, Baska Voda, Podgora, Brela, Tucepi) and Dubrovnik. Peljesac peninsula and island Korcula are also very popular vacation spots car rental Split.
There are three ways to reach these places from Split airport. One can take a bus, rent a car or book Split airport taxi transfer. Since taking a bus in the summer, especially when traveling with family and all the luggage, is a hassle we are going to look and compare car rental with airport taxi transfer.
If the vacation is taking place in one of the larger cities on Adriatic coast then I would suggest a car rental. For example if you book a hotel in Sibenik than it is a smart thing to have a car with you so you can go to the beaches outside of the city and visit smaller towns nearby where the beaches are not so crowded and the pleasure derived is much greater. Since people are going to vacation to relax and enjoy a quality family time I would guess that small beautiful beaches are what they are looking for.
Pros of car rental: Mobility. Above all, the ability to be at a different beach or resting place every day of your vacation. Exploration of nearby landmarks and different vacation spots.
Cons of car rental: Croatian roads are pretty crowded in the summer so driving each day is not very relaxing which is basically what anyone looks for in a vacation. Many car accidents occur in the summer season, especially with vacationers who are not used to driving on narrow Croatian roads. Since the traffic is slow, people tend to get nervous and that is the reason why the majority of accidents occur.
If the vacation destination is not a large city on the Adriatic coast but a smaller town or a chartered yacht, I would suggest booking Split airport taxi service. When you arrive at the Split airport your taxi driver is waiting for you to transfer you to the desired destination. This transfer can be arranged for any group size which is a significant advantage over renting a car. Once you arrive to the small tourist destination you can mostly reach different beaches by short pleasant walks or by taking a family bike tour. Since in most of these towns the traffic is light, riding a bike or taking a walk can be very rewarding family time.
Pros of Split airport taxi service:
Transfers are done by experienced Croatian drivers who are used to driving on Croatian roads.
The price of the transfer is considerably lower than renting a car for the entire period of vacation.
Budget control – the Split airport taxi transfer can be booked months in advance and the booked transfer price remains the same by the time actual transfer takes place. There are no hidden costs of traffic jams or gasoline charges.