Ancona to Zadar Ferry

The Ancona Zadar ferry route connects Italy with Croatia. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Jadrolinija. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 6 hours.

Ancona Zadar sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Ancona to Zadar Ferry Alternatives

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

Ancona - Zadar Ferry Operators

  • Jadrolinija
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 6 hr
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Ancona Zadar Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Ancona Zadar route is a car and 2 passengers.

Ancona Zadar Ferry reviews

  • "Boarding and deboarding chaos- Once is enough!"

    The ferry ride was terrific- getting on and off the boat was horrible. First, it was chaos in getting my ticket at the ticket counter. Hundreds of people waiting in a small crowded waiting room trying to figure out which ticket window would open up. Once they did, there was no clarity on which ones and if others would open. It was a crazy scene. Next, boarding the boat- line ups in 36 degree sunshine without clarity on when the boarding would take place. Finally, deborading no clarity or communications on which exits to take and then as we got off at the same time while cars were coming off. Lucky, we didn't get run over. Lucky for my wife and I we won't need to take this ferry ride again. Howard and Christy Green Toronto, Canada

    'Howard' travelled Ancona Zadar with Jadrolinija on Zadar

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  • "A pleasant cruise across the Adriatic "

    Overall the experience was very good. The checking in process could be greatly improved.Hundreds of people were milling noisily around and sometimes inconsiderately, and only one check in window was open. The staff member was under great pressure but handled it well. Stood in check in queue for an hour.

    'Keith' travelled Ancona Zadar with Jadrolinija on Zadar

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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.

Zadar Guide

Zadar is one of Croatia's most popular tourist destinations which is seems to be gaining in popularity each year. The city lies on the Adriatic Sea coast and is to the north of the cities of Split and Dubrovnik and is around 3 hours by car from Zagreb. The ancient city has a number of Roman ruins, pretty churches and some lovely beaches which are all popular with its visitors. There are also some lovely islands and national parks that are all within easy reach of the city. A popular attraction in Zadar is the daily market which is regarded as one of the best in Croatia and contains a huge selection of fresh produce and other seasonal offerings. The city is especially well known for its large number of churches with the oldest dating back to the 9th century and collectively form the most historic landmarks that remain in the city, with the most impressive being St. Chrysogonus Church, the Church of St. Simeon and the Church of St. Mary.