Ferry from Silba to Zadar

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Important: check out all the Kapetan Luka - Krilo ferry schedules for 2024 that have been announced!

From the island of Silba, you can catch a ferry to mainland Croatia year-round, thanks to the Silba - Zadar ferry route. Browse and compare all available ferry connections on Ferryhopper and book your tickets to Croatia hassle-free.

Ferry schedules

Silba Zadar Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 10:30 Last trip: 10:45 Average duration: 1h Price range: 10.62 € - 10.62 €
Zadar Silba Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 16:00 Last trip: 16:00 Average duration: 1h Price range: 10.62 € - 10.62 €
Ferry companies KAPETAN LUKA-KRILO

Is there a ferry from Silba to Zadar?

Yes, there are direct ferry crossings from Silba to Zadar in Croatia throughout the year. The route is active a few times per week, operated by the ferry companies Kapetan Luka - Krilo and Jadrolinija.

As ferry timetables are subject to change, you can find all departures in real time on Ferryhopper and book your Silba - Zadar ferry tickets easily and quickly.

What’s the ferry schedule from Silba to Zadar?

You can normally find up to 5 weekly ferries traveling from Silba to Zadar. The earliest ferry usually departs from Silba at 10:30 in the morning, with ferries arriving in Zadar at around 11:30.

The last ferry usually leaves the port of Silba at around 18:50 and arrives in Zadar at 23:15.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Silba to Zadar?

A single ferry ticket for the Silba - Zadar route starts at around €8. The final ticket cost varies depending on the ferry company, as well as available offers and discounts.


Browse and compare all ferry offers for the Silba - Zadar route on Ferryhopper and book tickets at the best prices. Any available deals will be automatically applied as you plan your ferry trip back to Croatia’s Adriatic coast.


You can plan a budget-friendly excursion from Silba to Zadar, as there are year-round age-based discounts. Toddlers can travel for free, while children up to the age of 12 are entitled to reduced fares.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Silba to Zadar?

The ferries traveling from Silba to Zadar make the crossing in roughly 1 hr or 4.5 hr, depending on the vessel.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Silba to Zadar?

The connections to Zadar are operated by both Kapetan Luka - Krilo high-speed catamarans and Jadrolinija conventional ferries, reaching the mainland port in around 1 hr or 4.5 hr respectively.

What’s the distance between Silba and Zadar?

The sailing distance between the island of Silba and the port of Zadar is approximately 31 nautical miles (or 58 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Zadar from Silba

Take a look at some of our top travel tips for your ferry trip to Zadar:

  • As the ferry itinerary that stops at Silba and continues to Zadar is quite popular, make sure to be at the port well in advance to avoid delays and overcrowding.
  • Keep in mind that Jadrolinija’s ferries serving ferry routes from Silba arrive at the port of Gaženica in Zadar.
  • If you’re looking for some travel inspiration, check out some of the best Croatian islands here. You can plan some exciting island hopping before returning to mainland Croatia.
  • Silba is easily reached by ferry from the neighboring island of Ilovik. Learn more about the Ilovik - Silba ferry route here.

Where to take the ferry from Silba to Zadar 

Ferries and catamarans traveling to Zadar depart from the Žalić ferry port of Silba, located on the island’s south-west side. Being a relatively small island, the port is easily reachable on foot from most points of interest.

Note: there is another port on the north-east side of Silba, though it does not serve connections to Zadar.

Can I travel on the ferry from Silba to Zadar with a car?

Only ferries traveling between the island of Silba and the port of Zadar have garage spaces for the transport of vehicles, but not catamarans.

Fun fact: Silba is a car-free destination, thanks to its convenient size but also slower, more laid-back island life.

Ferry luggage

Each ferry operator serving the Silba to Zadar crossings has different luggage allowance policies:

  • With Jadrolinija, you can bring along one item of luggage with a maximum weight of 20 kg.
  • With Kapetan Luka - Krilo, you are entitled to carry up to 23 kg of luggage with you.


Usually, there are no cabins available on the ferries from Silba.

Pet travel

You can smoothly travel with your pet on the ferries to Zadar from Silba. Dogs must always be muzzled and on a leash, while cats and birds must travel inside carriers. These rules do not apply to guide dogs, however.

Note: make sure to fill out all the necessary information when booking your tickets and carry along your pet certificates.

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