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Ferries From Ancona To Split

Looking for the best way to get from Italy to Croatia? Nowadays, it's fairly easy to travel between these countries thanks to numerous flights available.

In addition, Italy and Croatia are linked by numerous ferries including the one from Ancona to Split. This route is served by 2 operators; Jadrolinija sails throughout the year while SNAV starts operation in April and runs until winter.

From Ancona, there is also ferry to Zadar, while Split can be reached from the port of Bari in Puglia region (southern Italy).

Read on to find out how to reach Ancona port and all about ferries to Split. In addition, find out how to travel within Croatia once you arrive to Split.

For a quick and affordable travel from Rome to Split choose a Vueling Airlines flight, available daily starting from April until November.

Reaching Ancona port from elsewhere in Italy

SNAV ferry sails between Ancona and SplitSNAV ferry sails between Ancona and Split

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The port of Ancona is situated on the Adriatic coast in Central Italy. The easiest way to reach it from elsewhere in Italy is to use a train.

If travelling from Rome, catch one of many daily trains operating between Rome and Ancona.

Both Intercity and regional trains runs directly on this route; Intercity taking 3 hours 30 minutes and regional trains taking 4 hours (these trains stop along the way many times). Train tickets can be found for as low as €13.90.

If you decide to take Frecciarossa train, the journey will take little bit more (4 hours 30 minutes) due to the fact that it runs via Florence and Bologna, where you'll need to change the train. This ride doesn't require many stops along the way.

If you’re driving from Rome to Ancona (about 300 km distance), the journey takes around 3 hours in normal traffic. On your road trip from Rome to Ancona you can explore numerous historical cities.

SNAV ferry from Ancona to Split

SNAV, the Italian ferry operator, runs route between Ancona and Split starting from April until the end of October. Crossing time is around 11 hours.  

Facilities onboard the ferry include a self-service snack bar, restaurant, pub, shop and even a cinema to make the trip pass as quickly and comfortably as possible. 

Cabins onboard range from 2 berth and 4 berth (inside and outside) as well as suites which are larger than traditional cabins and normally have separate sleeping and living quarters.

If you don't want to book a cabin there is an option of booking deck accommodation or reclining seat.

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Jadrolinija ferry from Ancona to Split

JADROLINIJA runs car/passenger ferry on this route offering a range of amenities such as children's play area, coffee bar, restaurants and shops. Onboard you can book deck fare, meaning you can use public areas for sleeping or reclining seat (for more comfort). For a truly relaxing journey we advise you to book a cabin which range from 2 or 4 berth cabins (inside or outside). 

This ferry operates all-year round and the journey time range from 9 to 11 hours.

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Once you reach the port of Split...

The city of Split, CroatiaThe city of Split, Croatia

Once you disembark from the ferry in Split, it's easy to take a taxi to your hotel or apartment. In the case you continue your travel to the islands (Brac, Hvar, Korcula or Vis), catch one of frequent ferries from Split port.

If travelling to other destinations within Croatia, to the north or south, catch one of many daily buses from Split bus station which is situated just across the ferry port.

From Split you can catch buses to the capital Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, cities in Istria, Sibenik, Zadar, Trogir, Makarska or Dubrovnik.

For getting from Split to Dubrovnik, you can choose from buses, catamarans, private car transfers of organised tours.

For a quick journey from the coast to the inland, catch one of many daily flights between Split and Zagreb (takes only 45 minutes), or even book your private car transfer.

Don't skip also FlixBus company offering a huge choice of cheap buses across Croatia. The booking is very easy and once you book, you'll have bus tickets on your mobile.

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