Durres to Bari Ferry

The Durres Bari ferry route connects Albania with Italy and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Grandi Navi Veloci operate their crossing up to 6 times per week, Adria Ferries 7 times per week & the Ventouris Ferries service is available up to 10 times per week.

There are a combined 23 sailings available per week on the Durres Bari crossing between Albania and Italy 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

Durres to Bari Ferry Alternatives

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

Durres - Bari Ferry Operators

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

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

Durres Bari Ferry reviews

  • "Good smooth trip"

    Boarded at 20:30 Had a drink at the bar then we went to the cabin. We were asleep by 10:00 didn't even notice when we set sail.

    'Robert' travelled Durres Bari with Ventouris Ferries

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  • "An experience to forget"

    The ferry journeys between Bari and Durres and the return Durres to Bari is one I am not likely to repeat. Both ports could do with learning how to organize car ferries. I suggest the port authorities visit either Dover or Calais to see how it should be done. The ferry in both directions was late leaving and slow and grossly over crowded. The ferry from Durres to Bari was about 5 hours late added to which there was about a 2 hour wait to get through passport control. This put unwanted pressure on my drive to Calais where I had another ferry to catch. I doubt if I shall be using the Bari - Durres ferry again. I might also add the food in the cafeteria was only luke warm. I think next time I visit Albania I shall go by air.

    'Brian' travelled Durres Bari with Adria Ferries on Claudia

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  • "Travelling to Bari overnight"

    I took the Ventouris ferry as the first leg of a two and a half day journey back from Albania to the UK. The ferry was due to leave at 11pm and was thirty minutes late. It was full with all beds taken and the remaining passengers finding a space on the floor to lie down for the overnight journey. I slept by an elevator which was in operation until midnight and was run by an excellent Egyptian guy. We arrived into Bari twenty minutes late at 8.20am, but it was ninety minutes before I was able to start the long drive through Italy. This was due to a very slow process in getting cars and other vehicles off the ferry. The previous night I had been shouted at by one of the crew while trying to park my car. This wasn't a good start. I would travel this route again, but may look for another company. There are alternatives which may prove a little more friendly.

    'Stephen' travelled Durres Bari with Ventouris Ferries on Bari

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  • "Crossing Albania - Italy"

    Both booking and check in went smoothly. staff is friendly and helpful.

    'Ignace' travelled Durres Bari with Ventouris Ferries on Bari

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Durres Guide

Located on the Albanian coast, Durres is a city that is around 33 km to the west of the Albanian capital, Tirana. It is Albania's second largest city, its main port and is one of the most ancient and economically significant in the country. Lying on the coast at one of the narrowest points in the Adriatic Sea, the Italian port of Bari is around 300 km away and Brindisi is 200 km away.

Popular attractions in the city include its main library, its cultural centre with the Aleksander Moisiu Theatre, the Estrada Theatre, the puppet theatre and the philharmonic orchestra. For visitors who enjoy a bit of history, there are a number of museums in the city including the Durres Archaeological Museum, the Royal Villa of Durres and the Museum of History.

The city is also home to the Durres Ancient City Wall, Durres Cathedral and the largest amphitheatre in the Balkans which is located close to the harbour. This first-century construction is currently under consideration for being declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Ferry destinations available from the port include Bari, Ancona, Trieste and Brindisi.

Bari Guide

The Italian city and port of Bari lies on the Adriatic Sea coasty and is the capital of the Italian region of Puglia. The city is not particularly well known as a tourist destination although there are a few sights of interest and is conveniently located for visitors to use it as a base from which to explore the surrounding area. The city's historic centre is located on a headland that protrudes into the Adriatic Sea. Most of the archaeology in the city lies beneath the maze of narrow lanes in the Vecchia Bari quarter of the city which is famous for being confusing to visitors who frequently find themselves lost. Bari's most famous church is located between the sea and the Old Town, and is the 11th century Romanesque Basilica di San Nicola. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas and was built in order to house his remains, which still lie in the crypt. In the main part of the church there are several interesting sights including an elaborate stone canopy over the altar and an 11th century marble bishop's throne, known as the Cattedra di Elia.

From the port of Bari, ferries depart towards Durres, Igoumenista, Cephalonia, Corfu, Patras, Kotor and Dubrovnik.