There are many things you can do on day trips from Split to Mostar such as see the impressive Stari Most bridge, wander the cobbled streets of the old town and see the former front line.
You can also discover some of Herzegovina’s top attractions such as the stunning Kravice Waterfalls, the spring and monastery at Blagaj, and the famous town of Medjugorje.
I have visited Mostar from Split on several occasions and I’d highly recommend doing so (though if you have the time, consider spending longer in this beautiful town). Read on and discover all you need to know about a Mostar day trip from Split.
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How to Take a Split Mostar Day Trip
There are three ways to do day trips from Split to Mostar; drive, take the bus or go on one of the many tours that depart from Split. Below you can find out about each of these in detail.
Take the Bus
The bus journey takes around three to four hours including the border crossing between Croatia and Bosnia. The route hugs the Adriatic before heading up into the mountains and crossing into Bosnia.
As you travel along the coast the views are absolutely incredible, and a little hair-raising at times as the bus goes higher into the mountains. I did this trip in October 2022.
There are three daily buses at 07:30, 09:30 and 17:30. To get the most of your Split Mostar day trip taking the earliest bus is advisable.
Buses return to Split at 06:45 and 17:15.
Tickets cost from €18.00, plus €1.00 for luggage (to be paid to the driver). You can book this bus online with Flixbus.
Take a Tour from Split
There are lots of great tours offering day trips from Split to Mostar. Below is a small selection of the best tours on offer.
Best Tours for a Split to Mostar Day Trip
Tour 1 – Split to Mostar Day Trip including Kravice Waterfalls – 12 Hours
Tour 2 – Split Mostar Day Trip with Kravice Waterfalls & Medjugorje (highly recommended) 11 Hours
Tour 3 – Mostar and Medjugorje Full Day Tour (Small Group) – 12 Hours
Kravice is a lot less busy than Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Park and you can actually swim in the pool beneath the falls unlike in Croatia now.
If you have your own car then driving is easy and you’ll follow one of the most scenic and jaw-dropping roads in the world. If you’re looking for great car rental deals in Croatia, I recommend Discover Cars which are the leading car hire provider in Europe. Click here to check prices.
What to do on a Split to Mostar Day Trip
- See the famous Stari Most bridge
- Walk around the charming cobbled streets of the Old Town
- Shop at Mostar’s ancient Bazaar
- Go swimming at the stunning Kravice Waterfalls
- See the source of the River Buna at Blagaj
- Visit the charming hillside village of Pocitelj
- Check out Medjugorje, a famous site for pilgrims
FAQs About Day Trip to Mostar from Split
It’s easy to visit Mostar from Split with daily buses and tours between the two cities. Journey time is around three to four hours.
A day trip to Mostar is definitely worth it. This is one of my favourite cities in the Balkans with so much to see and do from Stari Most to Kravice Waterfalls and more.
There is lots to do on a day trip to Mostar from Split including exploring the old old town, visiting the old front line, seeing the famous Stari Most and exploring the bazaar.
A Split Mostar day trip is a great option if you’re spending any length of time in Croatia. The journey is relatively short, and you’ll get to discover this absolute jewel of the Balkans and one of my favourite towns in Europe.
Whether you drive, take the bus or opt for a tour, you won’t be disappointed with a Mostar day trip from Split! Book your tour today with Get Your Guide.
About the author:
Steve Rohan is a writer from Essex, England. He has traveled to over 60 countries, lived in Armenia, China and Hong Kong, and is now living the digital nomad life on the road.
Steve prefers “slow travel” and has covered much of the world by train, bus and boat. He has been interviewed multiple times by the BBC and recently featured in the documentary Scariest Places in the World. See the About page for more info.
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