Ferry from Ancona to Zadar

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Ancona, on the east coast of Italy, and Zadar in Croatia, operate seasonally. Learn more about the Ancona - Zadar ferry route, compare ferry timetables and prices, and plan your ferry trip to Croatia online on Ferryhopper!

Ferry schedules from Ancona to Zadar

Ancona Zadar Trip frequency: 3 days per week First trip: 10:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 8h 30m Price range: 67.50 € - 510.00 €
Zadar Ancona Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 10:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 8h Price range: 75.50 € - 558.00 €
Ferry companies JADROLINIJA

Is there a ferry from Ancona to Zadar?

Yes, you can travel from Ancona to Zadar thanks to the seasonal ferry connections operated by Jadrolinija. There is 1 weekly crossing from Ancona to Zadar from June to September.

What’s the ferry schedule from Ancona to Zadar

Usually, the earliest ferry to Zadar from Ancona departs at 10:00, arriving at 18:00. The last departure is scheduled for 22:00, with the ferry arriving in Zadar the following day at 07:00.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Ancona to Zadar?

The Ancona to Zadar ferry price starts at about €75. The final ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on vehicle selection, discounts and cabin type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available offers for the ferry trip to Zadar from Ancona. Check out all the available ferry routes, compare ferry prices and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.


Take advantage of the available age-based discounts and travel by boat from Ancona to Zadar with confidence. The ferry company offers discounts to the following passenger categories:

  • Children
  • Toddlers

Note: infants under 3 years old travel for free, while children up to 12 are entitled to an up to 75% discount.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Ancona to Zadar?

The estimated travel time of the Ancona - Zadar ferry trip is 8 hr on average.

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

The connection from the port of Ancona to Zadar is only operated by conventional ferries. The fastest ferry to Zadar lasts 8 hr.

What’s the distance between Ancona and Zadar?

The distance from the port of Ancona to the port of Zadar is around 80.5 nautical miles (approximately 149 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Zadar from Ancona

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

  • The port of Ancona can get crowded during the summer so we recommend that you arrive at the port at least 90 min in advance of your departure to avoid queuing.
  • To travel from Italy to Croatia, you should carry with you either a valid passport or an identity card.
  • For a long ferry journey such as this one, we recommend booking a cabin.
  • Apart from Ancona to Zadar, there are additional ferry routes between Italy and Croatia. For more info, check out our dedicated blog on Italy - Croatia ferry routes.

Where to take the ferry from Ancona to Zadar

You can take the ferry to Zadar from the port of Ancona on Italy's Adriatic Coast.

The port of Ancona is located in the city center, just 2 km from the train station and only 15 min on foot from the Piazza del Plebiscito, the most famous square in the heart of Ancona. You can also reach the port of Ancona by bus or car.

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

Can I travel on the Ancona - Zadar ferry with a car?

Yes, you can travel with your vehicle from Ancona to Zadar.

Ferry luggage

On Jadrolinija ferries operating on international routes, luggage up to 30 kg is allowed free of charge. 


The ferries operating on the Ancona to Zadar route offer comfortable cabins in various categories for a more relaxing trip to mainland Croatia. 

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the Ancona - Zadar ferries free of charge. Small animals should be transported in kennels while dogs should be on a leash and wear a muzzle. Pets are only allowed on the outdoor deck.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Ancona to Zadar

You can book cheap ferry tickets from Ancona to Zadar online on Ferryhopper. On our Map of ferries, you can see all the available ferry connections, compare ferry schedules and fares, and book your ferry trip to Zadar easily and quickly.