Split is the largest passenger hub on both sides of the Adriatic Sea and the third port in terms of passenger and vehicle traffic on the Mediterranean. It is connected with the world equally well by air, land and sea. Ship lines to the islands of the Split region and to Rijeka, Korčula and Dubrovnik are daily while there are year-round overseas ties to Ancona and Pescara in Italy, the two coasts being linked with ferries and fast catamarans that make the Italy-Split passage in only 3 and a half hours.
Split has the largest international airport on the Adriatic with direct flights to dozens of European cities. During the summer it's runway is the destination of the airplanes of over 40 foreign air carriers. As of 2005 the low-cost Germanwings Company has opened several lines to German cities and as of March 2006 the low-cost company Wizz Air will offer direct flights from London and Budapest four times a week.
Split is also a hub of rail traffic with daily lines to Zagreb and the rest of Europe. With the completion of the highway the distance to Zagreb is passed in only 3 and a half hours.
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