Brindisi is located on the southeast Italian coast and it’s the easiest way to travel by ferry to Western Greece and the Ionian islands. On Ferryhopper you can compare all ferry schedules from Italy to Greece and book your ferry tickets from the port of Brindisi at the best prices.
Ferry schedules and tickets from Brindisi
Brindisi is one of the most important ports in the Adriatic Sea as it's a major gateway to the Balkan and Mediterranean ports. The port of Brindisi is in the Apulia region, in southern Italy and serves a large number of tourists every year that travel by ferry from Italy to Greece, Albania, and the Ionian islands. On the Ferryhopper blog, you can find useful and updated information about the Italy-Greece ferry routes.
Ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
The ferry crossing from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to get from Italy to Greece. The Brindisi-Igoumenitsa ferry trip lasts approximately 8.5 -10 hours and there is at least 1 ferry itinerary per day. During the summer months, there are more ferry connections from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa due to the high demand.
The ferry route from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa is also ideal if you are traveling with your caravan or camper from Europe to Greece. On the Ferryhopper pages, you can find useful information about transferring your vehicle or caravan by ferry to Greece.
Ferry from Brindisi to Patras
The ferry connection from Brindisi to Patras is a great option if you want to explore the Peloponnese or do some island-hopping in the Ionian islands. We recommend that you transfer your vehicle from Brindisi to Greece You can find more information about road-tripping in Greece in our relevant blog post.
There are at least 3-4 weekly ferries traveling from Brindisi to Patras every day, and the ferry trip lasts approximately 17 hours.
Since the ferry routes from Brindisi to the ports of Western Greece can be long or overnight, we recommend that you book a bed cabin for a more comfortable ferry trip.
Ferry from Brindisi to the Ionian islands
During the summer season (May - September) there can be also direct ferry connections from Brindisi to the Ionian islands of Corfu or Kefalonia, The ferry route from Brindisi to Corfu lasts approximately 7 hours while the Brindisi-Kefalonia ferry route can be around 16 hours. The ferry connections from Brindisi to the Ionian islands are subject to change every year so we suggest that you check the Ferryhopper search engine and the Ferryhopper Map of Ferries for more updated information.
There is, of course, the option of taking an indirect ferry from Brindisi to Corfu, via the port of Igoumenitsa or from Brindisi to Kefalonia via the port of Patras. The Igoumenitsa - Corfu ferry trip takes approximately 1,5 hours while the Patras-Kefalonia ferry trip is 3,5 hours.
What to do in Brindisi
The city of Brindisi has been one of the most important ports on the Adriatic coast throughout the centuries. The history of the city of Brindisi is evident as soon as you reach the port, with the Aragonese Castle standing out from the town's view. Before catching a ferry from the port of Brindisi you should definitely spend some time exploring the town, with its beautiful streets and city monuments.
Sightseeing in Brindisi
The port of Brindisi has a long history and the city is full of landmarks that you can easily discover while walking around. Here are a few of the most interesting places to visit while in Brindisi:
- The Swabian Castle of Brindisi
- Church of San Giovanni (Sepolcro)
- The Roman Column (Colonna Romana)
- The Archaeological Museum 'Francesco Ribezzo'
- The sailors memorial (Monumento al Marinaio d'Italia)
- Palazzo Granafei Nervegna
- Isola Forte a Mare
- The Piazza Duomo
- The Archaeological site of Saint Petro Degli Schiavoni
- The Church of Santa Maria Degli Angeli
Beaches in Brindisi
Brindisi is located in a long coastal area, close to Ostuni and Fasano, so close to the port you can find some beautiful beaches for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing close to the sea. Indicatively, the distance from Brindisi to Ostuni is around 40km (35min drive), and the distance from Brindisi to Fasano is around 60km (45min drive). Here are some of the best beaches in the Brindisi surrounding area:
- Spiaggia di Punta Penne
- Lido Azzuro
- Hemingway Beach
- Torre Santa Sabina
- Lido Morelli
- Lido Specchiolla
- Torre Pozzelle
- Spiaggia di Torre Guaceto
- Spiaggia di Pantanagianni Grande
Food in Brindisi
Brindisi belongs in the area of Puglia (or Apulia) which is renowned for its delicious food and local products. So make sure that before departing by ferry from Brindisi to Greece, Albania or the neighboring islands, you taste some of the amazing South Italian food. For example:
- Burrata cheese
- Ricotta cheese
- Orecchiette pasta (and particularly the Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa recipe)
- Puddica (flatbread) with cherry tomatoes
- Fish soup
- Ragu Alla Pugliese
- Olive oil
Where to book ferry tickets to Brindisi
On Ferryhopper you can easily book your ferry tickets from and to the port of Brindisi in just a few clicks! On our pages, you can compare all the available ferry schedules from Brindisi, ferry ticket types (including bed cabins, or tickets for vehicles, caravans or pets), the seasonal offers to book the ferry itinerary that best suits your schedule and budget! Also, on the Ferryhopper Map, you can see all the ferry connections from Brindisi and the east Italian coast to explore all your options to travel by ferry in the Mediterranean sea.