Ferry Bari to Dubrovnik

Ferry Bari to Dubrovnik is an easy way of getting from the south of Italy to the south of Croatia, the ferry route operates 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 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 times and ticket prices.

Bari Dubrovnik , 2024-05-31

Boarding Bari port

Taking a ferry from Italy to Croatia means travelling from the Schengen zone to outside the zone, which means you have a passport and customs inspection at the port in Bari. The port is located in the centre of town and can not be missed, regardless of which direction you arrive in Bari from there are signs guiding you to the port, but the “Italian” system is of course not the most logical one in the world so here is how you get to the Dubrovnik ferry the right way 

  1. 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, where 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.
  2. 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 in the opposite direction. 
  3. The ferry should be located at Molo S. Vito where you will enter a gate with the car. 
The main entrance to the Bari Port

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 people.

It is possible to pre-order a breakfast buffet, which is available from about 1.5 hours before the ferry reaches Dubrovnik.

2024 Bari to Dubrovnik Ferry Price

There are regular one-way tickets for the ferry available, but for those who prefer a more comfortable experience, there are cabins with multiple beds, for e.g. the price of a 2-bed cabin is available from 163 EUR. Children also receive a discount on their tickets.

FAQ

I am going to Montenegro. Is this the best ferry connection?

In most cases, yes, but you actually have a ferry from Bari to Bar in Montenegro once a week.

Can a foot passenger go with the ferry?

Of course and the convenient part is that the ferry port in Dubrovnik is more or less in the centre of town.

We are a group travelling by bus, can we go on the ferry?

Yes, the ferry has space for any size of the vehicle, but please contact the ferry company to confirm and get information about the boarding procedure for buses.

Is there a bar/disco on the ferry?

No, there is a coffee bar where you can get alcoholic beverages, but the ferry is not a party cruise.

How many hours before do we have to be at the port?

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.

Does the cabin have a shower and toilet?

The cheapest cabins do not, but you can rent a cabin which has a shower and toilet as well.

  10Comments

  1. Merran Cooke

    Hi there – Can you please tell me if the ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari will be operating in July 2023? I was trying to book online but there are no bookings available. Is this service no longer offered?

    I would be very grateful if you could please advise.

    • Morten   Author

      Hi Merran,

      as far as i we are aware, the Dubrovnik – Bare ferry should operate in 2023, but timetable will not be available before sometime in the beginning of 2023.

      Regards,

      GBF Team

  2. Jacinto Solis

    I would like to take an overnight ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik on April 21st, 2023.
    As from from which month does the ferry start operating that route?

    • Maja

      Hi Jacinto,

      the official schedule of the carrier is about to be announced these days.
      I suggest you keep following the website, the schedule should be available soon.

      Best,
      Ferry Croatia Team

  3. Kirra

    Does anyone know when we will be able to purchase ferry tickets from Bari to Dubrovnik in June. Does anyone also know the price for 3 people to sleep in a cabin onboard? Thank you

    • Maja

      Hi Kirra,

      the official carrier hasn’t announced the schedule for the season 2023 yet.
      As soon as they do, it will be available on our website, as well as all other information.

      Best,
      Ferry Croatia Team

  4. Melanie

    I am interested in ferry tickets from Bari-Dubrovnik.

    Other than online, where can tickets be purchased in advance?

    How often does this route travel? Once per day? And what times does it travel?

    • Maja

      Hi Melanie,

      tickets for the ferry route Bari – Dubrovnik can be bought here on our website and at the ferry port.
      The route operates twice per week during the season. Both departures are on Tuesday or Wednesday, one is in the morning and the other in the evening.
      I suggest you use our homepage search form; just type the desired route and get the detailed timetable.

      Best,
      Ferry Croatia Team

  5. Penny Sills

    Hello, We were hoping to travel by ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik on 7th or 8th June 2024. I have found conflicting information about whether or not the ferry will run. Can you help please. If it is running how do I go about booking tickets? If it is an overnight ferry then I am interested in booking a cabin. Thank you.

    • Morten   Author

      Hi Penny,

      the ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik will for sure run, but timetable is still not ready, we expect to have it online during March. Once we have timetable online you will also be able to book a ticket. The ferry will not be overnight, the departure from Bari will probably be between 4 and 6 pm, the sailing time till Dubrovnik will be about 6 hours.

      Kindest regards,

      FerryCroatia Team

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