The Closest Airport to Sibenik
As you book your flight to Sibenik, you must know that there is no local airport. Although it’s a beautiful town, that’s very popular with tourists, Sibenik doesn’t have an airport. To catch one of the cheap flights to Sibenik, you must travel to another city first.
Split Airport (SPU)
When you are flying to Sibenik, the closest option is Split Airport. Split Airport (SPU) is the biggest airport in Croatia. It is served by almost all major cities in Europe. You will have no trouble catching a flight to Split from Europe.
How to get from Split Airport (SPU) to Sibenik?
Once you arrive at the airport, you will need to get to Sibenik. If you want to travel by bus, it can be a bit tricky. To get from Split Airport (SPU) to Sibenik by bus, you first need to catch a bus into Trogir. It’s the closest city to the airport, and buses are frequent. You might be tempted to get a bus directly to Split, but unless you want to check the city out, it will take a longer time.
After you arrive at Trogir’s main bus station, you need to book an intercity bus ticket to Sibenik. It will take around one hour to travel from Trogir to Sibenik by bus.
You can also get an airport transfer directly into Sibenik, but those tend to be expensive. If you are looking for mobility, we recommend renting a car at the airport. That way you can quickly arrive at Sibenik (in about 30 minutes) and you will have a car for your holiday. It’s always good to have a car in order to do day trips from Sibenik.
Zadar Airport (ZAD)
When you are choosing from the cheap flights to Sibenik another option is to book a flight into Zadar Airport. It’s a little bit further away than Split, but still not a very big distance.
On the other hand, it’s a much smaller airport. There are fewer connections available from Europe to Zadar. However, it’s the hub airport for Ryanair. So, if you are looking for Ryanair flights to Sibenik, then Zadar can be the perfect airport for you.
How to get from Zadar Airport (ZAD) to Sibenik?
When you are planning your Sibenik vacation, you will have to get from Zadar to Sibenik. You can do this by bus. First, get a bus that will take you into Zadar city from the airport. Then to get from Zadar to Sibenik you can use the intercity bus service. Find the timetable here.
Do note: The timetable expects you to input the Croatian spelling of the city name. We’ve put Šibenik in its original spelling here for you to copy and paste.
You can just as easily rent a car at the airport and get quickly to Sibenik as if you were flying to Split. If you are looking for ultimate freedom on your vacation, we recommend this option.