What are my options for getting to Venice from Split (or surrounding areas) on 8/20/2019. This is a Tuesday and I am renting a car for a week and thought I’d just drive it back to Venice to catch our morning flight on the 21st, but I just found out the drop fee for the rental car makes it very expensive. It seems all the ferries leave by 8 am or earlier and it looks like a 6-hour drive from Split to any of these ports. Are there other ferries later in the day during summer? Or a train or bus route? I can drop my car anywhere in Croatia. There are no good flight connections that I know of.
Hi Sandy, ferries from Istria to Venice are scheduled once a day and there are no other ferries that will sail later in the day. The best option for you is probably to drive to Rijeka and drop a car there and take bus to Trieste and train from there to Venice.
You can also consider dropping the car in Dubrovnik airport and flying to Venice from there if that suit you or drop a car in Split and fly to Venice.