Ferry from Zadar to Silba

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

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

Ferry schedules from Zadar to Silba

Zadar Silba Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 16:00 Last trip: 16:00 Average duration: 1h Price range: 8.63 € - 10.62 €
Silba Zadar Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 10:45 Last trip: 10:45 Average duration: 1h Price range: 8.63 € - 10.62 €
Ferry companies KAPETAN LUKA-KRILO

Is there a ferry from Zadar to Silba?

Yes, there are direct ferry crossings from Zadar to Silba 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 Zadar - Silba ferry tickets easily and quickly.

What’s the ferry schedule from Zadar to Silba?

You can normally find up to 5 weekly ferries traveling from Zadar to Silba. The earliest ferry usually departs from Zadar at 09:00, with ferries arriving in Silba at around 13:35.

The last ferry usually leaves the port of Zadar at around 16:00 and arrives in Silba at 17:00.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Zadar to Silba?

A single ferry ticket for the Zadar - Silba 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 Zadar - Silba 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 Zadar to Silba, 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 Zadar to Silba?

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

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

The connections to Silba 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 Zadar and Silba?

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

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Zadar to Silba

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

  • As the ferry itinerary that stops at Silba is quite popular, make sure to be at the port well in advance to avoid delays and overcrowding.
  • 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.
  • You can also take a day trip from Silba to the neighboring island of Ilovik. Learn more about the Silba - Ilovik ferry route and plan your trip! 

Where to take the ferry from Zadar to Silba

Catamarans traveling to Silba depart regularly from the port of Zadar. More specifically, the catamarans to Mali Lošinj usually depart from the Port Gate (also known as St Chrysogonus Gate) in Zadar.

The Port Gate is located on the northern seafront of the old town. Nearby, you can find all essential amenities, like ATMs, and parking lots.

 However, keep in mind that Jadrolinija’s ferries operate ferry routes to Silba from the port of Gaženica in Zadar.

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

Only conventional ferries traveling between the port of Zadar and the island of Silba 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 to Silba from Zadar.

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.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Zadar to Silba

Heading back to the Adriatic coast of Croatia? Discover all the ways to get there on our Map of ferries, find the ferry connection that suits you best, and plan your trip across Croatia step-by-step! Book your ferry tickets to Silba from Zadar online on Ferryhopper.