Ferry schedules and routes to Albania 2024

Plan your next summer adventure in Albania!

Even though it is still considered an off-the-beaten-path destination, more and more travelers are visiting Albania each year to discover its beautiful nature, the crystal-clear waters of the Albanian Riviera, its ancient towns, and its interesting food scene. By catching a ferry from Italy, Greece or Croatia it's easy to reach the most beautiful towns on the Albanian coast.

Here, you can check the latest info on all available Italy - Albania, Greece - Albania and Croatia - Albania ferry routes for 2024. Compare schedules, prices and companies, and book your ferry tickets to Albania on Ferryhopper and the Ferryhopper App!

Boats and vessels at the port of Durrës in Albania

A sunny day at the port of Durrës in Albania

Italy - Albania ferry connections

In 2024, there are 4 ferry routes running between Italy and Albania. Ferries to Albania depart from 3 ports in Italy: Ancona, Brindisi and Bari. From there, you can travel by sea to 3 Albanian towns: DurrësVlorë (or Vlora) and Sarandë.

Take a look at all ferries from Italy to Albania below:

Ferries from Ancona to Durrës

From the popular port of Ancona in the Marche region, you can reach one of the oldest cities in Albania, Durrës. Ancona - Durrës ferries are active all year round, with up to 7 crossings a week. The trip takes around 16 to 19 hours and ferry tickets start at about €85.

The ferry company operating on this route with conventional ferries is Adria Ferries.

Ferries from Bari to Durrës

These are some of the most popular ferries from Italy to Albania. The Bari - Durrës ferry route is usually served all year round with up to 5 daily crossings in the high season. The trip takes 8 hours 45 minutes to 10 hours and tickets for ferries to Durrës start at around €46.

The connection is operated by the GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci), Adria Ferries and Ventouris Ferries ferry companies.

Ferries from Brindisi to Vlorë

The Brindisi - Vlorë ferry route is normally operated most months of the year, with up to 4 daily crossings. The ferry trip takes about 5.5-7.5 hours, depending on the company. Ferry tickets start at around €50.

The companies serving this route are Star Lines and European Seaways (A-Ships Management SA).

Ferries from Brindisi to Sarandë

The Brindisi - Sarandë ferry route is available from July to September with 1 weekly crossing. The ferry trip lasts 6.5 hours and tickets start at around €85.

Useful info: note that you can normally board your vehicle on all Italy - Albania ferries. Take a look at our tips on how to plan a perfect road trip to Albania from Italy by ferry.

The archaelogical site and the ruins of Apollonia in the region of Vlorë in Albania

The imposing archaeological site of Apollonia in the region of Vlorë

Greece - Albania ferry connections

If you are in Greece and want to continue your journey to the Albanian Riviera, in 2024, you can take a ferry from the Ionian Islands to Albania.

Ferries from Corfu to Sarandë

The ferry connection between Sarandë in Albania and the port of Corfu island in Greece is available all year round, with up to 30 daily crossings in the summer months and at least 1 daily crossing off season. The ferry trip lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes, with ferry tickets starting at around €20.

The Corfu - Sarandë ferry route is served by the ferry companies Finikas Lines, Ionian Seaways and Albanian Luxury Ferries.

Umbrellas and sunbeds at the beach of Sarandë in Albania

A windy day in the stunning Saranda bay

Croatia - Albania ferry connections

At the moment, there are no direct ferry routes between Croatia and Albania scheduled for 2024. However, if you want to travel between the two countries, you can first catch a ferry to Italy and then continue your journey to Albania.

Here is some useful information about all available indirect Croatia - Albania ferry connections including stopovers in Italy:

  • You can easily travel by ferry from Croatia's most popular destination, Dubrovnik, to the Italian port of Bari, and then catch another ferry from Bari to Durrës, Albania. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea from the deck or book a cabin to travel in comfort.
  • Another way to reach the Albanian Riviera from Croatia's Dalmatian Coast is to depart from Split, the largest city on the Croatian coast. Then you'll have to change ferries in Ancona, one of Italy's busiest ports. Ancona is frequently connected to the port of Durrës in Albania, and the total ferry time is 16-19 hours.

The landscape and houses at the waterfront of Split in Croatia

Departing for a travel adventure from the picturesque port of Split in Croatia

FAQs for your ferry trip to Albania

What about vehicles on ferries to Albania? Are there any active ferry offers so you can travel cheap to Albania? Find answers to these questions below.

Can I travel on a ferry from Italy, Greece and Croatia to Albania with a vehicle?

Yes, you can normally transfer your vehicle on all ferry routes from Italy to Albania, as well as Albania to Italy ferries. This also applies to indirect Croatia - Albania ferry routes. Make sure to book your ferry tickets well in advance, as car-deck spaces usually run out fast!

Moreover, you can travel with your vehicle on certain ferries from Corfu, in Greece, to Sarandë in Albania.

Are there any active offers for ferries to Albania?

Yes, there are currently ferry deals to Albania that you can take advantage of!

At the moment, you can book Bari - Durrës ferry tickets with up to 25% discount until 30/04/2024 and travel until 30/09/2024 with Ventouris Ferries!

Find out more about the Italy - Albania ferry offer by Ventouris Ferries and book your tickets today on Ferryhopper!

Buildings and the waterfront of Durrës in Albania

Strolling along the waterfront in Durrës

Are you planning to visit the Albanian Riviera and discover its hidden gems in 2024? Whatever your starting point, use our Map of ferries to check all available ferry routes, book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees, and organize the perfect trip to Albania!