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Ferries From Ancona To Split

With so many airlines operating flights to Croatia it's fairly easy to get from Italy to Croatia. Still crossing the Adriatic onboard a ferry is an unique experience and can make your European journey more interesting. 

The most popular route between Italy and Croatia are the one from the port of Ancona (Marche region in Central Italy) to the port of Split (Central Dalmatia).

Note that this route is operating all-year round with more frequent service during the summer and fewer sailings in the winter time.

For reaching port of Ancona on Adriatic coast, use trains which are reliable and fairly cheap. Check out our guide on travelling by train in Italy! Find out how to get from Rome to Ancona!

Direct Ferries allows you to compare Jadrolinija and SNAV sailing timetables and fares before deciding on the best option for your trip. We recommend you to book your tickets well in advance, as berths and car spaces fill up fast for summer sailings.

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Travellers can choose from up to 10 ferry sailings per week across this route, provided by 2 ferry operators: Jadrolinija and SNAV.

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. Besides this route, Jadrolinija also operates Ancona to Zadar, Bari to Split and Bari to Dubrovnik routes. To reach coastal cities of Ancona and Bari from other Italian cities such as Rome, Naples, Venice or Milan, there are regular train service.

Check out the latest sailing timetable and find affordable tickets!

Marko Polo Ferry

SNAV ferry from Ancona to Split

Italian company SNAV operates route between Ancona to 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.

Book SNAV ferry tickets easily online!

SNAV Ferry

Once you reach the port of Split...

If staying in Split, the easiest way to reach your hotel or apartment is to book a private car transfer. In the case you are heading to the islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula or Vis, there is a huge choice of ferries/catamarans from Split operated by several ferry companies.

Take one of many buses from Split and reach popular destinations within Croatia such as Dubrovnik, Makarska, Sibenik, Zadar, Zagreb and many others.

For reaching Croatian capital Zagreb, take one of many buses running on this route (choose from FlixBus or other bus companies) or take a flight operating by Croatia Airlines.

Bookaway makes it simple to find all transport options within Croatia: ferries, buses and private transfers to reach your desired destination. Don't skip also FlixBus company offering a huge choice of cheap buses across Croatia.

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