There are currently only ferry services between Italy and Croatia - no services exist from any other European country (Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Albania) to Croatia. However, you can travel to other countries by ferry via Italy.
Bari is the capital city of the province of Bari and of the Apulia region in Italy. It is well known as a port city in the Adriatic.
There is a Jadrolinija's ferry running from the port of Bari to Dubrovnik. In 2017 ferry service start operating on 10th of April and terminates on 26th of October. Ferry running on this route is a car/passenger ferry 'Dubrovnik'. This is an overnight ferry which takes around 10 hours to cross the Adriatic.
Ancona is the city and port in Central Italy located 280 km northeast of Rome. It is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, especially for passenger traffic. Port of Ancona has ferry connection with Croatian ports: Split, Zadar and Stari Grad (Hvar island).
Croatia state company Jadrolinija runs ferry service between Ancona and Split throughout the year with frequent sailings in the summer. Sailing time is 10 hours.
An Italian company SNAV operates ferry services between Ancona and Central Dalmatia. The sailing time is 11 hours 30 minutes. Both companies has passenger/car ferries on this route. During the summer months ferries from Ancona make a stop in the port of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar (twice a week). In 2017 the ferry service starts on 5th of April and terminates on 7th of October.
Jadrolinija operates ferry from Ancona to Zadar in Northern Dalmatia. In 2017 the ferry service starts on 2nd of June and terminates on 26th of September.
Gomo Viaggi is an Italian ferry company which links the east coast of Italy with a few Croatian coastal towns and islands. This company runs fast catamarans offering some of the quickest ferry transportation in the region.
With Gomo Viaggi you can travel from Cesenatico, which is situated in Emilia-Romagna region, to Rovinj (Istria), Mali Losinj (island of Losinj) and Rab (Kvarner). From the city of Pesaro, situated in the Italian region of Marche, there are catamarans to Mali Losinj, Novalja (the island of Pag) and Rab. In 2017 catamaran service starts on 2nd June and end on 3rd September with several sailing a week, depending on a specific route.
Venezia Lines is a high speed ferry operator that links Italy with Croatia (Venice to Rovinj, Porec, Pula and Umag). The
service starts in April and ends in October. For some routes, the season
is even shorter. The height of the season is July and August where you
will find the most ferries between Italy and Croatia.
Adriatic Lines (Atlas Kompas) provides high-speed routes between Italian city of Venice and coastal towns of Umag, Porec, Rovinj and Pula (situated on the largest peninsula in the Adriatic). This company operates two vessels. The first one is called Prince of Venice and can hold up to 303 passengers. The ship has three outdoor decks and two indoor seating area with air conditioning. There is also a bar on board and panoramic views from the outdoor decks. The other ship is called Adriatic Jet and can hold up to 343 passengers. The ship is fully air conditioned and has a bar and duty free shopping on board.
Trieste Lines runs catamarans from Trieste to Istrian ports of Porec, Pula and Rovinj. This route is seasonal - from late June until early September.
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