Getting to Croatia by Ferry FB

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. Or, if you’re pressed for time, you can always fly from Venice to Split or Dubrovnik!

You can take ferries (or catamarans) from the ports of Venice, Trieste, Cesenatico, Pesaro, Ancona 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 the Ancona to Split route with Jadrolinija.

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

2020
From…To…MonthsOperated by
Umagend June – AugustVenezia Lines
Porec
end April – early October
mid May – mid OctoberAdriatic Lines
PulaJune – SeptemberVenezia Lines
June – SeptemberAdriatic Lines
Rovinjend April – early OctoberVenezia Lines
mid May – early OctoberAdriatic Lines
Porec
mid May – mid September
Rovinj
mid May – mid September
Mali Losinj
mid May – mid September
Cesenatico
Rovinj
end of June – August
Losinj
mid July – August
Rab
end July – August
Novalja (Pag)
mid July – August
Pessaro
Pula
August
Losinj
mid June – early September
Rab
end July – August
Novalja (Pag)
mid July – August
Split
All
April – OctoberSNAV
ZadarJune – SeptemberJadrolinija
Stari Grad (Hvar)
AugustJadrolinija
Dubrovnik
April – November

Getting to Croatia by Ferry – Online Booking

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

Online booking for ferries in Croatia