Reaching Croatia by ferry is relatively straightforward – as long as you’re travelling from Italy, that is. The only international ferry services to Croatia are from there – no services exist from or to any other European country. (For those looking for the answer to an often asked question – sorry, there are NO ferries between Croatia and Greece.)

Getting to Croatia by Ferry

If you find yourself in a northern part of the Italian coast (say, Venice) and are looking to get to the southern part of the Croatian coast (say, Split or Dubrovnik), we would advise travelling down the Italian side of the Adriatic rather then the Croatian side. This is because you can utilise some of the high(er)-speed train services in Italy (you can look up train timetables on the Trenitalia website) to get to Ancona or Bari to then get a ferry across to Croatia. This would be quicker than travelling from Venice to Croatia, and then taking a slow bus down the Croatian coast.

You can take ferries (or catamarans) from the ports of Venice, Trieste, Ancona, Pescara or Bari to Croatia – which one you travel from depends on your final destination and the time of year. The only route that operates year-round – although it only operates a couple of times a week during winter months – is Ancona to Split with Jadrolinija.

See the following table for route and ferry company website details.
Reaching Croatia by ferry is relatively straightforward – as long as you’re travelling from Italy, that is. The only international ferry services to Croatia are from there – no services exist from or to any other European country. (For those looking for the answer to an often asked question – sorry, there are NO ferries between Croatia and Greece.)

Getting to Croatia by Ferry

If you find yourself in a northern part of the Italian coast (say, Venice) and are looking to get to the southern part of the Croatian coast (say, Split or Dubrovnik), we would advise travelling down the Italian side of the Adriatic rather then the Croatian side. This is because you can utilise some of the high(er)-speed train services in Italy (you can look up train timetables on the Trenitalia website) to get to Ancona or Bari to then get a ferry across to Croatia. This would be quicker than travelling from Venice to Croatia, and then taking a slow bus down the Croatian coast.

You can take ferries (or catamarans) from the ports of Venice, Trieste, Ancona, Pescara or Bari to Croatia – which one you travel from depends on your final destination and the time of year. The only route that operates year-round – although it only operates a couple of times a week during winter months – is Ancona to Split with Jadrolinija.

See the following table for route and ferry company website details.

2017
From… To… Months Operated by
Umag July & August Venezia Lines
June – September Adriatic Lines
Porec
end April – early October
May – early October Adriatic Lines
Pula June – September Venezia Lines
June – September Adriatic Lines
Rovinj end April – early October Venezia Lines
May – September Adriatic Lines
Rabac June – September Venezia Lines
Rovinj
end June – early September
Pula
end June – early September
Cesenatico
Rovinj
end June – early September
Losinj
end June – early September
Rab
end June – August
Pessaro
Losinj
June – early Sept
Rab
mid June – August
Novalja (Pag)
July & August
Split
All
April – October SNAV
Zadar June – September Jadrolinija
Stari Grad (Hvar)
end July – end August Jadrolinija
July & August SNAV
Dubrovnik
mid April – end of October

 

Getting to Croatia by Ferry – Online Booking

Booking for the above ferry routes to Croatia can be done below:

Online booking for ferries in Croatia

Getting to Croatia by Ferry – Online Booking

Booking for the above ferry routes to Croatia can be done below:

Online booking for ferries to Croatia