Ancona to Split Ferry

The ferry route from Ancona to Split is the most important sea connection between Italy and Croatia.

The route from Ancona to Split is operated by 2 ferry companies, the Croatian company Jadrolinija which operates the whole year and the Italian ferry company SNAV which operates on the route from April to October. In the summer season, there are up to 7 weekly departures from the two companies in total.

The ferry crossing from Ancona to Split takes between 9 and 11.5 hours with the car ferry, the majority of the departures sail overnight. If you would prefer to travel during day time, check out the connection from Ancona to Zadar, as this route has a few more daytime crossings.

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Boarding in Ancona

If you are a foot passenger you should be at the port at least 45 minutes before schedule departure if you are travelling by 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.

FAQ Ancona to Split Ferry

How much is a ferry ticket from Ancona to Split?

The ticket price vary depending on when you travel and how far ahead you purchase your ticket. The normal price for a one-way adult tickets is 50-60 Euros.

How frequent is the ferry from Ancona to Split

During summer season there is up to 7 weekly departures, in winter time minimum 2 weekly. Majority of departures travel overnight

Which cabin types are available on the Split Ancona Ferry?

2 and 4 person cabins with or without WC and shower.

Which companies sail between Ancona and Split?

The route is operated by Jadrolinija from Croatia and SNAV from Italy.

How long is the ferry trip from Ancona to Split

The crossing time is around 9 hours for the day time departure and 11.5 hours for the overnight departures.

Is the Ancona port close to the center of town?

The port in Ancona is located directly in the center of town, access roads to the city have clear sign guidance towards the ferry port, so it is easy to find.