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Ferries from Croatia to Italy

For those considering taking a ferry between Croatia and Italy there are many options available. Some ferries sail all-year round, while others run only in the summer. Some of these routes are operated by classic car/passenger ferries while others offer fast journeys by modern catamarans.

Direct Ferries make it simple to compare all available FERRY ROUTES and PRICES so you can find the best option for you. The booking process is quick, easy and secure with instant confirmation.

If you prefer flying, choose one of the numerous flights between Croatia and Italy available throughout the year.

Jadrolinija ferry operating on Dubrovnik to Bari routeJadrolinija ferry operating on Dubrovnik to Bari route

6 ferry operators offering 15 routes between Italy and Croatia:

Dubrovnik to Bari

Split to Ancona & Split to Bari

Zadar to Ancona

Porec to Venice & Porec to Trieste

Rovinj to Venice & Rovinj to Trieste & Rovinj to Cesenatico

Pula to Venice

FERRIES FROM MALI LOSINJ: Mali Losinj to Trieste & Mali Losinj to Cesenatico & Mali Losinj to Pesaro

Novalja to Cesenatico & Novalja to Pesaro

Dubrovnik ferry & cruise port

Ferries from Southern Dalmatia (Dubrovnik) to Italy

If you need to take a ferry from the south of Croatia to Italy there two different options. Croatian company Jadrolinija runs an overnight ferry between Dubrovnik and the port of Bari in Italian Puglia region. This ferry runs from April until the end of November.

Please note that there are no ferries between Venice and the southern part of the Croatian coast (Split or Dubrovnik). In this case we advise you to travel down the Italian side of the Adriatic coast and then take either ferry from Ancona to Split or ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik.

See the latest sailing timetable and book your tickets online!

The port of SplitThe port of Split

Ferries from Central Dalmatia
(the port of Split) to Italy

If travelling from Central Dalmatia to Italy, then take one of 2 ferries operating from Split port to the port of Ancona (Central Italy). While Jadrolinija operates this route all-year long, SNAV sails only during the tourist season (April until October).

Ferries operating on this route are cruise style ships with all amenities needed for a pleasant journey (restaurants, bars, shops, reclining seats, range of cabin accommodation). The journey time is around 11 hours.

For the accurate sailing timetables and the best possible rates click here!

Porec in IstriaPorec in Istria

Ferries from Istria and Kvarner region to Italy

Travelling between the Istrian ports (northern part of Croatian coast) and Venice is easy and comfortable due to the  ferry routes available in the summer.

VENEZIA LINES and KOMPAS operate high-speed catamarans between Venice and ports of Pula, Porec and Rovinj. Sailings are available throughout the week with morning departures from Istrian ports and return the same day in the late afternoon. The sailing time range from 2h 45 minutes to 3h 45 minutes, depending on the route. Vessels operating on these routes are high-speed and modern offering a smooth travel to the passengers.

In addition, LIBERTY LINES operates fast hydrofoils Croatian ports of Porec, Rovinj and Mali Losinj and Trieste (this service is available in July and August).

An Italian ferry company, GOMO VIAGGI, runs high-speed catamarans between a few Croatian ports and Cesenatico and Pesaro in Italy (from mid-June until the end of August). Gomo Viaggi links these ports in little more than three hours, offering some of the quickest ferry transportation in the region.

Catch their catamarans from Rovinj, Novalja (the island of Pag) and Mali Losinj (the island of Losinj) to Cesenatico and from Mali Losinj and Novalja to Pesaro.

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