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Ferries to Croatia

The best way to get relaxed to Croatia is using on of our many ferry services and avoid a long overland drive.

Croatia is located on the Adriatic Sea, a side arm of the Mediterranean Sea and with its long coastline and myriad of islands it is ideal to travel to Croatia by ferry. Ferries go to the Croatian mainland as well as popular islands such as Cres, Hvar, Rab and the island of Pag.

Ferry services to Croatia

There are 6 different ferry operators offering a total of 24 routes between Croatia and Italy from a combined 19 ports. Ferries leave Italy from the ports of Venice, Ancona, Trieste, Bari, Pesaro, Cesenatico and Civitanova Marche.

In Croatia ferries arrive in the towns of Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Rovinj, Pula, Porec and Umag, as well as the island ports of Hvar, Stari Grad, Mali Losinj, Rab and Novalja. View our map for all crossings and ports from and to Croatia.

How long does the Croatia ferry take?

Ferries between Croatia and Italy are offered on a schedule between 1 and 7 times a week and the crossing duration is from 1 hour 30 minutes on the Trieste – Rovinj crossing to 14 hours and 15 minutes on the Ancona – Stari Grad route.

With the car to Croatia by ferry

You can travel with your car, motorhome or motorcycle if you book a trip with Jadrolinija, SNAV or Venezia line on one of the following routes to Croatia:

From Ancona to Split and Zadar, from Bari to Dubrovnik and from Venice to Rovinj, Pula, Porec and Umag. On all other routes and with all other ferry operators you can only travel as a foot passenger or with a bicycle.

Find the cheapest Croatia ferry tickets

Book with Direct Ferries easy and quick online to get the best prices available for your next Croatia ferry trip. With us you can also compare ferry operators, timetables and costs and read about the experience of other customers. Use our price finder tool and profit from special deals and offers.

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Croatia reviews

  • "Great journey - don't believe every review you read!! "

    Had a great trip to Ancona with SNAV Ferries. The boat left an hour late but that was OK as the views over Split were fantastic. We had a 3 course meal and a bottle of wine on board, both of which were lovely. We also booked a cabin which was spotlessly clean and adequate for an overnight sailing. I would recommend this ferry trip to anyone.

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  • "Very enjoyable trip"

    We had a lovely crossing from Split to Ancona in July. The staff were nice, the cabin was clean. My only recommendation would be that staff actually help people getting their luggage up the ram and escalators. Elderly and young kids struggled, to pull very heavy suitcases up a wobbly ramp and 2 sets of narrow escalators.

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  • "Completely fine "

    Everything was fine, dont worry about horror reviews. Normal Ferry crossing and for the money spent cant complain

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  • "Last minute booking"

    Booked online less than 24 hrs before departure & everything was fairly easy. Ship & cabin was very clean, staff helpful & good price for everything.

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Routes and Ports in Croatia