Given the many, many islands off the country’s coastline, it’s highly likely that you’ll be utilising ferries in Croatia when you visit the country. The main ferry company in Croatia is Jadrolinija and they operate the vast majority of ferry and catamaran routes in Croatia, although other companies do also exist – see a complete list below.
Boats and ferries sail the Adriatic connecting major ports with almost all the inhabited islands all year round, with many routes having a higher frequency of sailings during the summer months. Some catamaran services only operate during peak summer months – such as the G & V Line service from Dubrovnik to Korcula.
Note: a famous (slow) ferry line that sailed down much of Croatia’s coast – connecting Rijeka with Split, Dubrovnik and some of the islands – that was run by Jadrolinija for 60 years no longer operates.
NEW for 2017 a catamaran between Split and Dubrovnik, stopping at Bol (Brac), Makarksa, Korcula and Mljet along the way. More details here: New catamaran route in Croatia for 2017
NEW for 2017 Or make that, returned for 2017! The Pula – Zadar catamaran has been reinstated: Pula – Zadar catamaran re-introduced for 2017
Ferries in Croatia – Companies and routes
Please take a look at the following websites for timetable and price details.
- Jadrolinija Routes all along the coast, including a Split – Bol – Korcula – Mljet – Dubrovnik service
- Kapetan Luka Operate catamaran services between Split and Vis (stopping at Hvar twice a week), and a very popular catamaran service from Split to Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and Dubrovnik, Split-Bol-Makarska-Korcula-Mljet-Dubrovnik as well as a route from Rijeka to the nearby islands
- G & V Line Operates a catamaran service from Dubrovnik to Sipan & Mljet which continues to Korcula and Lastovo in July & August
- G & V Line Iadera Routes from Zadar to the local islands
- Mia Tours From Zadar to the islands of Premuda, Silba and Olib
- Rapska Plovidba Service between the islands of Rab and Pag, and Rab and the mainland
- LNP Routes between Split and Solta, and Sibenik and two local islands
- Bura Line Operate a route between Split, Slatina and Trogir
- Bilan operate services between Orebic on the Peljesac Peninsula and Korcula
- Porat Ilovik have a route from Losinj to the small island of Ilovik
- RPZ Vrgada operate a service from Biograd na moru and Pakostane on the mainland to the small island of Vrgada
- GP Sibenik operate a route from Brodarica (near Sibenik) to the island of Krpanj
- Nauticki Centar Komiza have a ferry line between Komiza on the island of Vis and the island of Bisevo
Ferries in Croatia – Ticket prices
See prices of tickets for ferries and catamarans in Croatia (including if travelling with a car) on our Ferry and catamaran prices in Croatia page.
Ferries in Croatia – Online booking
You can use the following search box to book tickets for some ferry routes in Croatia, as well as routes between Croatia and Italy. (See our Getting to Croatia by Ferry for more details of these routes.)
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Jadrolinija offer online booking on their website for all their routes within Croatia – including both catamarans and local ferry services (including car ferries).
Kapetan Luka – operators of the popular route connecting Split with Dubrovnik via Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet – also offer online booking on their site.
New for 2017 G & V Line – operators of the summer (July and August) route connecting Dubrovnik, Mljet and Korcula – also offer online booking.
International ferry routes to Croatia
There only exist routes from Croatia to Italy – there are no ferry routes from Croatia to any other European country. For more details, please see the Getting to Croatia by Ferry or Travelling from Italy to Croatia pages.
Sailing in Croatia
If you’d like a bit more control over your sea travel, you can charter a boat. See our Sailing in Croatia section for more information.