Flying to Bari is definitely the best option if you’re trying to reach Dubrovnik or the surrounding area, or anywhere in southern Dalmatia/Croatia. Travelling from Bari to Croatia can be done using one of the frequent, near-year-round ferries.
For further options, you could also travel by train from Bari up the coast to Ancona. There are several train services per day and the shortest journey time is 3 hours 45 minutes. From Ancona you can then take one of numerous (year-round) ferries to Split, and to other places near Split during summer. See our Travelling from Ancona to Croatia page for further details.
Travelling from Bari to Croatia by Ferry
Jadrolinija operates an overnight ferry on this route, which runs a few times a week from the end of March to the end of October, and then once a week in November. It operates four times a week in peak season, i.e. July and August.
Flying from Bari to Croatia
These days, you can fly over the Adriatic from Bari to Croatia!
Volotea has direct flights from Bari to Croatia – to Split and Dubrovnik – once a week in summer, whilst Ryanair flies from Bari to Zadar also once a week in summer.
These flights are a convenient way of making the hop across the Adriatic very, very quickly! (The flight time is about an hour.) However, as these flights only operate once a week, making use of the Jadrolinija ferry mentioned above is likely to be more useful to most travellers.
Flights from the UK to Bari
- Ryanair have flights from London Stansted
- Easyjet have flights from London Gatwick
- Wizzair have flights from London Luton
- Bari Airport Includes information on getting to/from the airport
- Trenitalia Train timetables for journeys within Italy
- Travelling from Italy to Croatia More helpful advice on travelling between these two countries
- Getting to Croatia by Ferry All ferry routes from Italy to Croatia
- Ferries to Croatia Helpful maps of routes from Italy to Croatia