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Mar 28th, 2009, 05:48 PM
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InterCity Bus from Trogir to Split RT Question?????

I have read in some trip reports that the round trip fast/intercity bus from Trogir to Split lands you in the Autobusni Kolodvor - ten-minute walk to Old Town but to catch the fast/intercity bus back to Trogir from Split - you have to board/find the bus in another location. Is this true and where do you find the bus for the return to Trogir?
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Mar 28th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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From Split to Trogir is only 30km so it is certainly not necessary to take a fast/intercity bus. Use the local buses that leave from the main bus station near the ferry dock.
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Mar 28th, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Thanks jeff001 -
I have also read that the local buses can take a much longer time to get to Split because of their frequent stops. I am still interested in any information that folks can provide on the round trip intercity bus and where to get the bus in Split for the return toTrogir.
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Mar 28th, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Well, your information is correct as far as I can see. Last year I took a fast bus from the main bus station in the harbour in Split and was in Trogir about 30 minutes later. Buses went every half hour as far as I could see. Only needed to cross the road and I was at the gate of the Old Town. Coming back was a different story: I failed entirely to find the return bus stop and ended up on a local #37 bus which stopped at every stop all the way to Split. It dropped me some way from the main Old Town /harbour area and I just followed everyone else until I got back into familiar territory. Can't remember the bus fare but it wasn't much.
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Mar 28th, 2009, 11:01 PM
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We thought the slow bus between the two towns was the best part of the visit. The passengers were very friendly, and most spoke English. We used our favorite ploy; asking open ended questions. We simply asked someone if they spoke English. Almost always we get a "Yes, a little bit", meaning they speak it better than I do. We asked what island we should visit if we only had time for one. Each passenger within earshot had an opinion, and we had a really lively discussion going both ways.


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Mar 29th, 2009, 04:44 AM
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The long distance buses from Split go from the bus station by the harbour, next to the railway station. Buses heading north to Zadar and beyond will stop at Trogir.
The local buses from Split to Trogir go from a bus station about ten minutes walk inland from the port.
Trogir has a small bus station where you can catch long-distance buses as well as the local bus to Split. The local buses start from Trogir, so you can be fairly sure of getting a seat.
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Mar 29th, 2009, 11:22 AM
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I looked up the relevant part of an old trip report of mine:

"Next morning we slept a bit late and then caught the #37 bus to Trogir; about 40 minutes. We worried if we would know where to get off, but that was no problem, because the last stop is hard by the bridge to the city. We had originally thought of staying there for a night, but found that a full day was enough for us. We wandered the small island city, shopped, ate lunch outside a hotel, and took in enough of the guidebook sights to satisfy us. As usual, we concentrated on galleries, antique shops and gelato stands. Strattiacelli is my favorite – sort of a chocolate chip.

Back in Split, we wandered into an antique shop. I was taken by an unusual bronze bust and asked the price. The answer, $10,000, cooled my ardor instantly. Turns out I at least have good taste. It was by Ivan Mestrovic, the Croatian born American sculptor. Stupidly, I had neglected to look up and visit his gallery and sculpture garden while in Trogir. Next time."

BTW that trip report is not tagged in Fodor's, so if you have any interest, I'd have to send it to you.

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Mar 29th, 2009, 07:25 PM
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Thanks nukesafe, GeoffHamer and gertie3751 - I think I have it figured out - we will try for the fast/intercity bus from Torgir to Split because we have an early appointment with a guide. The fast/intercity buses arrive at and depart from the bus station by the harbor next to the railway station. The slower/local bus from Trogir to Split arrive in Split at a different bus station that is 10 minutes inland from the port. Many Thanks!
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Mar 29th, 2009, 07:28 PM
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nukesafe -

Where in Trogir is Ivan Mestrovic's gallery and sculpture garden?
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Mar 29th, 2009, 11:27 PM
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As I said, I never did find it. I only became aware of him after we returned to Split. Here is a link to a discussion of him and his art: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Me%C5%A1trovi%C4%87 Actually, I Googled his name, and the actual gallery may be in Split. http://www.mdc.hr/mestrovic/galerija/povijest-en.htm

Best of luck in finding it. Please let us know in your trip report if you found it, and what you thought.

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Apr 1st, 2009, 07:49 PM
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nukesafe - The Ivan Mestrovic Gallery is in Split. Rick Steves has info on it in his Croatia book. I will definitely visit when I am in Split in May. I will share in a trip report later on. Thanks again.
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Dec 13th, 2012, 02:59 AM
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I would recommend a direct bus line, because #37 stops many times between Split and Trogir.
It could be fun for some people, but most don't feel like spending an hour for only 30km
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Dec 13th, 2012, 06:09 AM
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The Ivan Mestrovic gallery is on a street named after him, and only a 5 minute walk along from the ACI Marina.
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