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Bari to Durres Ferry

The Bari Durres ferry route connects Italy with Albania and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Adria Ferries operate their crossing up to 12 times per week, Ventouris Ferries 14 times per week & the Grandi Navi Veloci service is available up to 12 times per week.

There are a combined 38 sailings available per week on the Bari Durres crossing between Italy and Albania and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Albania page.
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Bari Durres Ferry reviews

  • "Bari - Durres ferry"

    The ferry itself was fine. But the signposting for foot passengers at the Bari end was appalling. The address given turned out to be that of the Bari Port Authority. This building was closed with no indication of the route to the ferry. After walking a considerable distance we were told that the Ventouris check-in was 3km away. A promised shuttle bus was invisible. We fortunately found a taxi to take us to the check-in and back to the departure point, but had a time of real anxiety about missing the boat. We then

    'Rigel III' travelled on Rigel III

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  • "Satisfactory trip"

    I really enjoyed with the trip on a ferry, everything went well. A bit of delays, but as I was not in a hurry it was complitely fine for me. The only one disappointing thing is long waiting time in Bari (around 2 hours), thus travellers exapecially not from EU should be prepared for that!

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  • "No customer attitude "

    Traveling back from Durrës we had the problem of the age of our daughter: she is 12 and had to pay as adult. When you buy the ticket online and give in the correct date of birth, you should get the correct category. After all the attitude of the personal in Durres harbor is unfriendly. We felt treaded more as sheep’s than as customers. However we chose the ferry for ecological reasons, to avoid flying, which would have been faster, friendlier and less expensive!

    'Rigel II' travelled on Rigel II

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  • "Bari to Durres"

    We travelled with a motorhome in June 2019. The trip took 11 hours. We had a room with 4 beds and a sink. No WC or shower. The WC were in a corridor outside, we didn't see any showers. In general we thought it was a good experience, no delays or bad treatment. The arrival time required (4 hours before departure) is a bit too much. Especially when the wait for embarkation is in a big parking lot with no shade.

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Bari Guide

The Italian city of Bari, located in the province of Bari, lies on the Adriatic Sea coast. The town is perhaps best known for its university and sea port. There are many visitor attractions in the city including the Basilica di San Nicola which was established in the 11th century to receive the remains of Saint Nicolas which are now located beneath the church's altar in the crypt. Also worth a visit is Bari Cathedral which was constructed between 1034 and 1178 and is dedicated to Saint Sabinus of Canosa.

Bari's port is one of the most important in the region and provides a hub for sea traffic between Italy and the Middle East and Balkan regions. The port has two harbours. The Old Port is located closest to the old city and is mainly used for small boats and fishing vessels. The modern new port offers passengers destinations including Durres, Igoumenitsa, Cephalonia, Corfu, Patras, Kotor and Dubrovnik. Crossings to Corfu take 8 hours and are only available during the summer months. Services to Igoumenitsa take 9 hours and 30 minutes and also operate during the summer. The New Port is modern and offers both short-term and long-term parking options.

Durres Guide

Located on the west coast of Albania is the town of Durres and lies on the Adriatic Sea coast. The town is situated around 35 km from Tirana, the Albanian capital, and 30 km from Tirana International Airport. Durres is also only around 300 km from the Italian ports of Bari and 200 km from Brindisi as it lies on the coast of one of the narrowest sections of the Adriatic Sea. The town can trace its origins back to 627 BC and is home to the Durres Ancient City Wall also called Durres Castle, and the largest amphitheatre in the Balkans which is located close to the town's harbour. At the time of writing the amphitheatre, which is a 1st century construction, is under consideration for being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other important, and popular, buildings and institutions in the town include its main library, the cultural centre with the Aleksander Moisiu Theatre, the Estrada Theatre and the Philharmonic Orchestra. There are also several museums such as the Durrës Archaeological Museum, Royal Villa of Durrës and the Museum of History (the house of Aleksandër Moisiu).

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