The ferry route from Ancona to Split is the most important sea connection between Italy and Croatia. The line has been running daily for years, only interrupted by special circumstances like the coronavirus in 2020. The route from Ancona to Split is operated by 2 ferry companies, the Croatian company Jadrolinija which operate the whole year and the Italian ferry company SNAV which operate on the route from April to October. In the summer season there are up to 10 weekly departures from the two companies in total.
The ferry crossing from Ancona to Split takes between 9 and 11 hours with the car ferry, the majority of the departures sail overnight. If you would prefer travelling during day time, check out the connection from Ancona to Zadar, as this route have a few more day time crossings.
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Map travel route Ancona - Split
Boarding in Ancona:
As travelling from Ancona to Split is travelling from Schengen to non Schengen area, you will will have to pass passport control and custom before you can board the ferry, so If you are foot passenger you should be at the port at least 1 hour before schedule departure, if you are travelling with car you should be at the port 1 hour 30 minutes before.
The ferry does not have a fixed pier, but it usually is moored at the Molo Santa Maria or the pier after that one, anyway there are usually not that many large ferries, so it should not be a problem to locate the ferry.
On the ferry Ancona to Split:
The ferry ticket includes seating in a deckchair, but as mentioned most of the ferries sail overnight, so you might want to buy a more comfortable sleeping option.
The cheapest sleeping upgrade is a reclining chair, a more expensive option is a cabin which is available for 2 to 4 persons, with or without wc and shower.
On the ferry there is a restaurant, you can pre purchase lunch and breakfast buffet or buy it onboard, also on the ferry there is a coffee bar and children’s play corner.
Price ferry Ancona to split
The price of a one way adult ticket in the summer period is about 40 Euro + 15 Euro tax, this price includes seating in a deckchair as mentioned above, the price for bringing a vehicle is from about 60 Euro + 20 Euro taxes. Cabins cost from 30 Euro per person, if the cabin is occupied by one person only, there is a single use surcharge. There is a return ticket discount as well as a special discounted weekend return ticket.
The prices above are the list prices, often the ferry companies have special offers like a car + 4 passengers for a discounted price, these offers can mainly be found outside of the main season.