Ferry from Ancona to Croatia

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries from Ancona travel to Croatia with weekly connections. Specifically, you can reach 2 ports in Croatia: Split and Zadar. Find out about the routes, compare companies, prices and timetables, and book ferry tickets at the best prices.

Ferry schedules from Ancona to Croatia

Ancona Croatia Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 10:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 10h 26m Price range: 44.70 € - 552.00 €
Croatia Ancona Trip frequency: 6 days per week First trip: 10:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 9h 45m Price range: 64.30 € - 558.00 €
Ferry companies JADROLINIJA SNAV

Is there a ferry from Ancona to Croatia?

Yes, you can catch a ferry from Ancona to the Croatian ports of Split and Zadar. The Ancona - Split crossing is available year round with up to 8 weekly crossings in the summer months. Ferry crossings from Ancona to Zadar, on the other hand, are available only in the high season (end of June to early September) with 1-2 weekly sailings.

The Ancona - Split ferry connection is operated by both SNAV and Jadrolinija, while Ancona - Zadar crossings are only available by Jadrolinija.

What’s the ferry schedule from Ancona to Croatia

Ferries to Croatia from Ancona normally depart in the evening, but there are also a few morning crossings.

The earliest ferry usually departs from Ancona at 10:00 and reaches the port of Zadar at 18:00 and the port of Split in Croatia at 19:00. The latest crossing is normally scheduled for 22:00, reaching Zadar at 07:00 and Split at 09:00.

Tip: keep in mind that there are also early evening crossings departing Ancona for Split at around 19:30 and 19:45.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Ancona to Croatia?

The price of a standard Ancona - Croatia ferry ticket ranges from about €46 to €82, depending on the ferry company and the port of arrival. The final ticket price may also vary depending on the availability of offers/discounts, vehicle selection and seat/cabin type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all current offers for the ferry trip to Croatia from Ancona. Find real-time information about available ferry routes, compare fares and offers, and book your ferry tickets with no hidden fees.

Current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.


Discounts for Ancona - Croatia ferry routes are primarily age-based. Specifically, infants and toddlers up to 2-3 years old travel for free, while children up to 11-12 years old travel with discount tickets.

In addition to these standard discounts, ferry companies may also offer a discount on return tickets if you book a round trip.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Ancona to Croatia?

The duration of the Ancona - Croatia ferry trip mainly depends on the port of arrival:

Is there a high-speed ferry from Ancona to Croatia?

The ferries traveling from Ancona in Italy to Croatia are usually conventional. The fastest route to Croatia lasts around 8 hr and takes you to the port of Zadar.

What’s the distance between Ancona and Croatia?

The distance between Ancona and Split is around 129 nautical miles (approximately 240 km).

The distance between Ancona and Zadar is 80.5 nautical miles (approximately 149 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Croatia from Ancona

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Ancona to Croatia:

  • If you are traveling in high season or on a weekend, we recommend you arrive at the port of Ancona well in advance to avoid overcrowding.
  • When traveling to Zadar, you will be arriving on Croatia’s Northern Dalmatian coast. When traveling to Split, you will reach Central Dalmatia. Choose your port of arrival according to your travel plans.
  • As the Ancona - Croatia ferry ride is a bit long, we recommend booking a cabin to enjoy a more comfortable trip. 

Where to take the ferry from Ancona to Croatia

Ferries to Croatia (all ports) depart from Banchina Nazario Sauro at the port of Ancona. The port is located in the city center, just about 3 km from the train station and 2 km from Piazza del Plebiscito, one of the most famous squares in the heart of Ancona.

In the area, you will find many amenities, such as bars, ice cream parlors, restaurants, and shops.

Can I travel on the Ancona to Croatia ferry with a car?

Yes, all Ancona - Croatia ferry routes allow the transport of motor vehicles. Make sure to book your vehicle tickets well in advance, as car-deck spaces usually sell out fast.

In fact, the best way to explore Croatia is by car, so we recommend you bring along your own vehicle. Alternatively, you can rent a vehicle from one of the local agencies.

Ferry luggage

Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. More specifically:

  • With SNAV, you can carry one piece of hand luggage of not more than 50x35x20 cm in size and not exceeding a maximum weight of 9 kg.
  • On Jadrolinija ferries operating on international routes, luggage up to 30 kg is allowed free of charge.


All ferries traveling from Ancona to Croatia have different kinds of cabins: internal, external with a sea view, suites, as well as accessible cabins.

Alternatively, you can book deck-lounge or numbered seats.

Pet travel

Pets are welcome on ferries operating from Ancona to Croatia. Just include it in your booking and pay the additional fee

Depending on the operator, there are various services and infrastructures for your little friend.

For more information regarding documents and pet travel policies, we suggest that you consult the ferry company you’re traveling with from Ancona to Croatia.

Book ferry tickets from Ancona to Croatia

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