Flying to Ancona in Italy is perhaps one of the best options for reaching Croatia as it’s very easy to travel from Ancona to Croatia – there are frequent ferry services to Split run by a couple of 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 peak summer months, there are also a few ferry services to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar.
Even if there are no direct ferry routes to your final destination in Croatia from Ancona, there are many local ferry routes from Split. It is therefore 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, plus train services.
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 travel from Ancona to Split travel via Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. Check the schedules shown on the Jadrolinija 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