Vlora to Bari Ferry

The Vlora Bari ferry route connects Albania with Italy. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, European Ferries. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 9 hours.

Vlora Bari sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Vlora - Bari Ferry Operators

Vlora Guide

Vlora is a town and second largest port in Albania and is located on the Bay of Vlore, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea, and is almost completely surrounded by mountains. The town's port is only 130 km from the Salento coast in Italy and is the closest of any port to Bari. Located at the entrance to the Bay of Vlore is the nearby island of Sazan and the town itself is surrounded by pretty little gardens and olive groves. Valonia, the mass name for acorn cups obtained in the neighbouring oak forests and (because of its chemical derivatives) used by tanners, derives its name from Valona, the ancient name of Vlore. The town can trace its history back to the 6th century BC when it was founded as an ancient Greek colony and has been continuously inhabited ever since. Because of the development of tourism in recent years, pubs, nightclubs, restaurants and bars have sprung up, especially in the area of 'Cold Water' (Uji i Ftohte), around 3 km from the centre of the town.

From the town's port there are 3 sailings per week to Brindisi in Italy with a crossing time of around 5 hours.

Bari Guide

The Italian city and port of Bari lies on the Adriatic Sea coasty and is the capital of the Italian region of Puglia. The city is not particularly well known as a tourist destination although there are a few sights of interest and is conveniently located for visitors to use it as a base from which to explore the surrounding area. The city's historic centre is located on a headland that protrudes into the Adriatic Sea. Most of the archaeology in the city lies beneath the maze of narrow lanes in the Vecchia Bari quarter of the city which is famous for being confusing to visitors who frequently find themselves lost. Bari's most famous church is located between the sea and the Old Town, and is the 11th century Romanesque Basilica di San Nicola. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas and was built in order to house his remains, which still lie in the crypt. In the main part of the church there are several interesting sights including an elaborate stone canopy over the altar and an 11th century marble bishop's throne, known as the Cattedra di Elia.

From the port of Bari, ferries depart towards Durres, Igoumenista, Cephalonia, Corfu, Patras, Kotor and Dubrovnik.