The ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik is a easy way of getting from the south of Italy to the south of Croatia, the ferry route operate most of the year with up to 4 weekly departures in the summer season, the sailing distance is about 108 NM (200 Km), the crossing time is 7.5 for the ferry which sails in the day time and and 10-11 hours, for the overnight ferry, majority of departures are overnight. Alternative car ferry crossing options between Italy and Croatia are from Ancona to Split or Zadar, both have similar crossing time and ticket prices.
Bari Dubrovnik , 2021-04-24
03.09. - 31.10.
15.06. - 02.08.
20.07. - 17.08.
03.09. - 06.09.
15.06. - 02.08.
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Map travel route Bari - Dubrovnik
Boarding Bari port
Taking a ferry from Italy to Croatia means traveling from the Schengen zone to outside the zone, which means you have a passport and custom inspection at the port in Bari. The port is located in the center of town and can not be missed, regardless of which direction you arrive to Bari from there are signs guiding you to the port, but the “Italian” system is of course not the the most logical one in the world so here is how you get to the Dubrovnik ferry the right way
- What you should find is the main port entrance, if you use GPS this should take you to it ‘Varco Della Vittoria Porto di Bari’ from here you follow the road, till you see signs on your right hand mentioning “Check-In” which is on the left hand side, where there is a big parking area, here you park the car and buy your ticket at the Jadrolinija desk or if you bought your ticket online you show your ticket / voucher and get a boarding ticket.
- Once you have your boarding ticket you can continue to the ferry, which is about 2.5 km southeast of the check in area, which means DO NOT drive back to the port gate, but the opposite direction.
- The ferry should be located at Molo S. Vito where you will enter a gate with the car.
On the ferry to Dubrovnik
The ferries are operated by the Croatian company Jadrolinija, the car ferry they use for the route has a restaurant, a self-service restaurant, a coffee bar and a play area for the kids. It is possible to be outside on the ferry, if you wish to take some great photos when the ferry leaves Bari or arrives in Dubrovnik.
The ticket for the ferry includes seating in a deckchair, if you are on an overnight ferry, you have options to get a proper bed in a cabin, cabins are available for 2,3 or 4 person, prices starting from about 25 Euro per person.
It is possible to pre-order a breakfast buffet, which is available from about 1.5 hours before the ferry reaches Dubrovnik.
Price ferry Bari to Dubrovnik
The price for a single adult ticket is 44 Euro during weekdays and 48 Euro during weekends additionally there is a tax of 15 Euro, both prices above are summer season prices which apply from 31 July to 6th of September, rest of the sailing season the price is 40 Euro plus tax. Bringing a regular car cost between 53 and 63 Euro + 18 Tax. There is a discount on return tickets and for children under 12 year of age.
Q: I am going to Montenegro. Is this the best ferry connection?
A: In most cases yes, but you actually have a ferry from Bari to Bar in Montenegro once a week.
Q: Can a foot passenger go with the ferry?
A: Of course and the convenient part is that the ferry port in Dubrovnik is more or less in the center of town.
Q: We are group travelling by bus, can we go with the ferry?
A: Yes, the ferry has space for any size of vehicles, but please contact the ferry company to confirm and get information about the boarding procedure for buses.
Q: Is there a bar / disco on the ferry?
A: No, there is a coffee bar where you can get alcoholic beverages, but the ferry is not a party cruise.
Q: How many hours before do we have to be at the port?
A: As mentioned above, the navigation on the Bari port can be a bit tricky, so I would personally go there 3-4 hours before scheduled departure.
Q: Do the cabin have a shower and toilet?
A: The cheapest cabins do not, but you can rent a cabin which has shower and toilet as well.