Flying to Ancona is perhaps one of the best options for reaching Croatia as it’s very easy to travel from Ancona to Croatia – there are daily ferry/catamaran services to Split run by three operators during summer, and there are even regular services in off-season. There is also a ferry service from Ancona to Zadar that operates from May to the end of September. During the summer months, there are also ferry services to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar.

Even if there are no direct ferry routes to your final destination, there are many local ferry routes from Split so it is advisable to take a ferry to here and then take a connecting one. If you’re planning on reaching somewhere else on the Croatian mainland, there are also very good bus connections from Split as well, as well as some train services.

Travelling from Ancona to Croatia

Travelling from Ancona to Split by Ferry

Jadrolinija operates a service on this route year-round, although there’s fewer ferries in pre- and post-season and fewer still during the winter months. Journey time is 10 hours.

SNAV also operates this route from April to October, running services several times a week.

Travelling from Ancona to Hvar by Ferry

During summer, some of the above-mentioned sailings with Jadrolinija and SNAV travel from Ancona to Split travel via Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. Check the schedules shown on both companies’ website to see which days their ferries dock at Stari Grad.

Travelling from Ancona to Zadar by Ferry

Jadrolinija operates this route several times a week from early June to end of September, with a higher frequency of ferries during summer.

Flights from the UK to Ancona

  • Ryanair have flights from London Stansted

Useful Travel Links

  • joy

    Do you need to book the ferry ahead of time in September to go from Ancona to Split? Can we rent a car on Brac? Do you have any connections?

    • Hi Joy, you should be fine without booking ahead unless there is a specific type of cabin that you’re interested in, in which case I would pre-book. Yes it is possible to rent a car on Brac, whereabouts will you be? This is one of the agencies in Bol -http://www.adria-bol.hr/ – but you could also just ask at agencies when you’re there to see their options and prices.

  • Hi Joy, you should be fine without booking ahead – unless there is a specific type of cabin that you’re interested in, in which case I would pre-book. Yes it is possible to rent a car on Brac, whereabouts will you be? This is one of the agencies in Bol – http://www.adria-bol.hr/ – but you could also just ask at agencies when you’re there to see their options and prices.

  • Berndt

    Is there any ferries at all from Italy to Croatia in October-November?

  • Kathy Stacey Joynson

    What is the cheapest way to travel from Italy to Croatia?

    • Where are you travelling from and to? Probably bus, but that really only works if you’re in northern Italy…otherwise it’s far more sensible to travel by ferry!