Paris to Split, Croatia? Via Italy?

We want to travel from Paris to Split the route we see in most of our readings is through Germany and Austria. Is it possible/feasible to travel from France to Italy and then to Croatia?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 12, 2014 16:54
    Hi Brenda,

    The shortest and most feasible rail connections from Paris to Split do involve passing through Germany, Austria, and Slovenia en route, changing trains in Munich and Zagreb along the way.

    If you'd like to get from Paris to Split by going through Italy, the only real feasible option would involve taking a ferry from Ancona. Otherwise, if you were to take some other combination of trains to connect between Paris and Split, you would have to pick the cities, and it would add a considerable amount of time to the journey.

    A connection from Paris to Ancona would involve changing trains at least once in Milan en route.

    Ferries from Ancona to Split are operated by 'SNAV', 'Blueline', or 'Jadrolinija'. You would purchase tickets for the ferry directly through one of those companies.

    For your trains, you would purchase tickets and check schedules by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website,

    For the option via Munich and Zagreb, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Paris to Munich, another search for connecting trains from Munich to Zagreb, and another search for connecting trains from Zagreb to Split.

    For the option to Ancona via Milan, you would do one search for trains from Paris to Milan and another search for connecting trains from Milan to Ancona.

    When you pull up the results of your search, you will see that the day trains from Paris to Milan arrive into Milan's 'Porta Garibaldi' station, while most trains from Milan to Ancona depart from the 'Centrale' station.

    To commute between the Porta Garibaldi station in Milan and the Centrale station in Milan, you would take line 2 of the local Metro. The ride from the Porta Garibaldi station to the Centrale station only takes about 5 minutes. You would pay to board the Metro locally at the turnstiles upon arrival.
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