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Getting To Croatia By Ferry

The only international ferry services to Croatia is from Italy. There are no ferries from other European countries such as Montenegro, Greece, Turkey or Albania.

Check below options of travelling between Croatia and Italy by ferries. Check the latest sailing schedules, fares and book easily your ferry tickets through DIRECT FERRIES.

Jadrolinija's car & passenger ferry

Getting from Northern Italy to Croatia by ferry

If you find yourself in a northern part of the Italian coast (Venice) and are looking to get to the southern part of the Croatian coast (Split or Dubrovnik), we would advise you to travel down the Italian side of the Adriatic rather then the Croatian side. 

This is because you can take one of the high-speed trains in Italy to get to Ancona or Bari and then get a ferry across to Croatia. This would be faster than travelling from Venice to Croatia, and then taking a slow bus down the Croatian coast. Check out our useful guide on travelling by train in Italy!

From Venice you can only take catamarans during the summer season to the ports of Umag, Porec, Pula and Rovinj. Choose from two companies, VENEZIA LINES and KOMPAS, both operating modern and fast passenger catamarans.

Check the availability and book catamaran tickets through DIRECT FERRIES.

The port of Split

From Central Italy to Croatia by ferry

Jadrolinija operates the only all-year long ferry connection between Italy and Croatia, the one from Ancona to Split.

Other company that sails on this route is SNAV but only from April until the end of October. Comfortable car/passengers ferries operate on this route on which you have all facilities needed for great trip. SNAV also operate ferries from Pescara to the island of Hvar in Central Dalmatia.

Jadrolinija also operates ferry route from the port of Ancona to Zadar in northern Dalmatia in the period from June until end of September. 

During the summer season there are ferry service between Cesenatico in Emilia-Romagna region and Pesaro in the Marche region to Rovinj, Mali Losinj, Rab and Novalja in Croatia. These routes are operated by Italian ferry company Gomo Viaggi.

For more info - sailing timetables and prices and booking of these ferries visit DIRECT FERRIES.

Dubrovnik ferry & cruise port

Getting from Southern Italy to Croatia by ferry

The only boat connection from Southern Italy to Croatia is Jadrolinija's car/passenger ferry which runs from Bari to Dubrovnik in the period from mid April until the end of October.

This is overnight ferry and the journey takes around 10 hours. Check the latest sailing timetable, ferry rates and easily book through DIRECT FERRIES.

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