Ancona to Stari Grad Ferry

The Ancona Stari Grad ferry route connects Italy with Hvar Island and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Blueline service runs up to 1 times per week with a sailing duration of around 9 hours 45 minutes while the Jadrolinija service runs up to 1 times per week with a duration from 14 hr 1 min.

So that’s a combined 2 sailings on offer per week on the Ancona Stari Grad route between Italy and Hvar Island. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Ancona to Stari Grad Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Hvar Island page.

Ancona - Stari Grad Ferry Operators

  • Blueline
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 9 hr 45 min
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  • Jadrolinija
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 14 hr 1 min
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Ancona Stari Grad Ferry reviews

  • "Blu line Journey"

    Everything was fine, a part from the embarking procedure was very slow on the both journeys. A part from that we have arrived on time to Starigrad. On the return trip the ferry called Regina Margherita was so spacious and we could fit our mattress on the corridor area and we managed to sleep all the night without any problems. I think if I compare it with the other ferries that I have tried this is the best ferry that I have taken.

    'Luca' travelled Ancona Stari Grad with Blueline on Regina della Pace

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  • "Ancona- Stari Grad return"

    Overall good services, except for the delays.

    'Ugo' travelled Ancona Stari Grad with Blueline on Regina della Pace

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  • "They can do more"

    We had a terrible treatment. We had to queue for about h1 just to get the cabin keys. Awful breakfast, in the VIP cabin we had to pay for water.

    'Corrado Michele' travelled Ancona Stari Grad with Blueline

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Ancona Guide

Located in the Marche region of Italy, the city of Ancona is located around 280 km to the north east of Rome and is situated on the Adriatic Sea coast between the slopes of two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco. The city's port is popular with passenger traffic and is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea. There are many things to see and do in the city. The city's cathedral, Ancona Cathedral, is dedicated to Judas Cyriacus and was consecrated dating the 11th century and completed in 1189. The cathedral is characterised by its dodecagonal dome over the centre, which was altered by Margaritone d'Arezzo in 1270. The cathedral's exterior has a Gothic portal which is ascribed to Giorgio da Como (1228).

The city's port is popular for passengers travelling to countries surrounding the Adriatic Basin including Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Albania and Montenegro. Destinations available include Split, Rijeka, Zadar, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Bari, Patras and Igoumenitsa. Facilities in the port include a cafe, toilets and a small shop. There is also short term and long term parking available. There are also designated parking bays for disabled drivers.

Stari Grad Guide

Stari Grad is a popular location that is a gateway to the Paklenica National Park and lies around 45 km to the north east of Zadar. The city is situated on the northern side of the island of Hvar in the Dalmatia region of Croatia and lies at the east of a long protected bay and is thought to be one of the oldest towns in Europe. Buses make the town easy to reach, stopping in the centre, as well as outside of the Hotel Alan on the Dr. Franje Tudmana. Many people come to Stari Grad to take advantage of the plentiful camp sites there, especially since the adjacent National Park does not permit camping.

By wandering around Stari Grad's centre, along its narrow streets and through small squares, it is not hard to appreciate its historic past and perhaps its most popular attraction is Tvrdalj, which is a large a well preserved castle that once belonged to the Croatian poet Petar Hektorovic. Notice the Latin and Croatian inscriptions in the walls and the statue of Petar Hektorovic in front of the castle.

From the town's port, ferry services operate to Pescara, Ancona, Rijeka, Korcula, Dubrovnik and Mljet.