Vlora ferry port in Albania connects you with Brindisi in Italy with a choice of up to 9 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Vlora to Brindisi crossing is from 5 hours 45 minutes and the crossing is operated by Red Star Ferries & European Ferries.
Vlora is the third largest city in Albania, and has a flexible location with its shoreline bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Ionian Sea and Adriatic Sea. The port is used as the gateway to Italy, with crossings to Brindisi on the southeast coast of the Italian mainland.
Vlora has an appearance which belies its location; palm trees decorate the spacious boulevards, creating a Mediterranean vibe that resonates throughout the city. It’s setting, near the Albanian Riviera, means it has become a popular tourist spot for visitors over the last few years, tempting many families into staying for an extra few days to enjoy the rocky beaches and imposing mountainside. The bay that dominates the coastline, stretching to 19km in length, is regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of Albania.
The natural beauty of the encompassing landscape masks the arduous struggle that Vlora endured as the centuries passed; the port was a pivotal factor in the independence of Vlora and led it to become the first capital of independent Albania. A large museum was created purely to educate visitors and locals on the history of the city, invoking an interest as you slowly peruse the fascinating artefacts.
A bus service is in operation throughout the prominent areas, and in the centre, you can walk around the compact streets fairly comfortably.