Bari to Durres Ferry

The Bari Durres ferry route connects Italy with Albania and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Grandi Navi Veloci operate their crossing up to 6 times per week, Adria Ferries 12 times per week & the Ventouris Ferries service is available up to 15 times per week.

There are a combined 33 sailings available per week on the Bari Durres crossing between Italy and Albania and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Bari to Durres Ferry Alternatives

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

Bari - Durres Ferry Operators

  • Grandi Navi Veloci
    • 6 Sailings Weekly 10 hr
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  • Adria Ferries
    • 12 Sailings Weekly 9 hr
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  • Ventouris Ferries
    • 15 Sailings Weekly 9 hr
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Bari Durres Average Prices

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

Bari Durres Ferry reviews

  • "Satisfying travel Experience "

    It was my first time on a ferry and I can say that it was a good to great experience travelling with Ventouris. I would definitely recommend it.

    'Dana Sabau' travelled Bari Durres with Ventouris Ferries on Rigel II

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  • "A great trip, with all necessary acommodation! "

    This was my first experience with overnight ferries, and I was impressed! The ports were easy to find, the check-in procedure was straight-forward, and the trip across (to/from Bari/Durres) was smooth sailing!

    'Elizabeth' travelled Bari Durres with Ventouris Ferries on Bari

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  • "good family trip from Bari to Durres"

    Our family of four was very pleased with our July 2014 trip from Bari to Durres on the Aurelia. We had a 4-person inner cabin with bath that was perfect for our needs...clean and quiet for a good night's sleep on a smooth sail. What a relief after the chaotic and dirty surroundings at the Port of Bari waiting area! ugh! The auto loading process is a mess, but I don't know how much is Adria Lines is a giant waste of time and a bad last experience of Italy.

    'Glenn' travelled Bari Durres with Adria Ferries on Claudia

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  • "A crossing on 20-27 June 2014"

    Very good! The outbound crossing was better than the inbound crossing, but maybe it's just because the holidays ending are not as good as the holidays beginning!

    'Imer' travelled Bari Durres with Adria Ferries on Claudia

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Bari Guide

The Italian city of Bari, located in the province of Bari, lies on the Adriatic Sea coast. The town is perhaps best known for its university and sea port. There are many visitor attractions in the city including the Basilica di San Nicola which was established in the 11th century to receive the remains of Saint Nicolas which are now located beneath the church's altar in the crypt. Also worth a visit is Bari Cathedral which was constructed between 1034 and 1178 and is dedicated to Saint Sabinus of Canosa.

Bari's port is one of the most important in the region and provides a hub for sea traffic between Italy and the Middle East and Balkan regions. The port has two harbours. The Old Port is located closest to the old city and is mainly used for small boats and fishing vessels. The modern new port offers passengers destinations including Durres, Igoumenitsa, Cephalonia, Corfu, Patras, Kotor and Dubrovnik. Crossings to Corfu take 8 hours and are only available during the summer months. Services to Igoumenitsa take 9 hours and 30 minutes and also operate during the summer. The New Port is modern and offers both short-term and long-term parking options.

Durres Guide

Located on the west coast of Albania is the town of Durres and lies on the Adriatic Sea coast. The town is situated around 35 km from Tirana, the Albanian capital, and 30 km from Tirana International Airport. Durres is also only around 300 km from the Italian ports of Bari and 200 km from Brindisi as it lies on the coast of one of the narrowest sections of the Adriatic Sea. The town can trace its origins back to 627 BC and is home to the Durres Ancient City Wall also called Durres Castle, and the largest amphitheatre in the Balkans which is located close to the town's harbour. At the time of writing the amphitheatre, which is a 1st century construction, is under consideration for being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other important, and popular, buildings and institutions in the town include its main library, the cultural centre with the Aleksander Moisiu Theatre, the Estrada Theatre and the Philharmonic Orchestra. There are also several museums such as the Durrës Archaeological Museum, Royal Villa of Durrës and the Museum of History (the house of Aleksandër Moisiu).