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Some ferries that sail to Croatia from Italy sail all year round, while others ferries between Italy and Croatia sail in the summers only. As these two countries share the Adriatic Sea, all ferries that sail from there to here are crossing that body of water. In the summers, there are daily ferries that operate while in the offseason at the present there is only Ancona to Split ferry.

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How long is a boat ride from Italy to Croatia?

The fast catamaran boat journey from Venice to Rovinj is the shortest one and takes just above 2 hours. The overnight boat sail from Ancona to Split takes just over 9 hours. Bari to Dubrovnik journey takes up to 10 hours. The trip from Pesaro, Cesenatico, and Civitanova Marche to Losinj Island takes about 3.5 hours and to Hvar island 4.5 hours.

Car and Passenger Ferries from Italy to Croatia:

Ferry from Ancona to Split

  • Ferry Ancona – Split – the Island of Hvar is Jadrolinija’s ferry line that sails across the Adriatic Sea between Ancona in Italy and the Croatian port of Split. In the high season, it also continues to the town of Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar several times a week. The ferry line that also stops in Stari grad is in operation during tourist season. During the winter months this ferry line sails between Split and Ancona only. At present, two companies run this line – Jadrolinija and SNAV.
  • How long does the ferry take from Split to Ancona? – It takes about 9 hours to reach Split from Ancona by ferry. The ferry sails 2 to 6 times per week, depending on the season.

Ferry from Ancona to Zadar

  • Ferry Ancona – Zadar is Jadrolinija’s ferry line that sails between Ancona in Italy and the Croatian port of Zadar. The ferry line is in operation during tourist season. It does not sail during the winter months.

Ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik

Ferry line Bari to Dubrovnik is run by Jadrolinija ferry company from April to October.

Ferry from Pescara to Split and Hvar Island

Pescara-Hvar (Stari Grad) – Split ferry line is run by the SNAV ferry company. It operates in the summers only. At the moment, this line is discontinued.

Ferries for Italy in Split ferry port, Croatia

Foot Passenger-only Ferries from Italy to Croatia:

Venice to Croatia Ferries – foot passengers

The Venice to Croatia ferry route is at present operated by two ferry companies (Atlas Kompas and VeneziaLines) that connect Italy with Croatia by fast ferry catamaran services several times a week in the period April to October. The duration of the journey is about 3 to 3.5 hours, depending on the route.

  • Ferry from Venice, Italy to Porec, Rovinj, Pula, Rabac, and Mali Losinj in Istria– this is foot passenger only service that runs between April and October. See info and the map of Venice to Croatia ferries
  • Ferry from Trieste to Portoroz, Porec, Rovinj, Pula and Mali Losinj – this ferry sails between April and September. It is run by LibertyLines, the Italian ferry company. At the moment, this line is discontinued.
  • Ferries from Cesenatico and Pesaro to Mali Losinj, Rab, Rovinj, Novalja (Pag)  – this ferry line sails in July and August only. It is run by Gomo Viaggi, the Italian ferry company.
  • Ferry from Termoli to Hvar and Ploce – These ferries are run by GSTravel and are in service during the summers only.


Here above is a playlist of ferries that are operating between the Italian and Croatian coasts.

Map of Ferry Routes:

Further info:

  1. Ferries Croatia Forum – ask questions and find answers at our ferry travel forum
  2. Venice to Croatia Ferry Map – a simple map of all ferries that sail from Venice to Istrian coast.
  3. Map of North Adriatic ferry lines
  4. Croatian Ferries Blog – check latest ferry news at our ferry blog