The ferry from 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 , 2023-10-06
03.09. - 31.10.
15.06. - 02.08.
20.07. - 17.08.
03.09. - 06.09.
Map travel route Bari - Dubrovnik
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 people, and prices start 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.
2022 Bari to Dubrovnik Ferry Price
In the summertime, a regular adult ticket costs 558Kn (V), for children under 12 regular tickets cost 311 Kn (V), while children under 3 are free of charge.
There is a 20% return discount, while pets can be transported for a fee of 40 Kn.
Have in mind that special prices are applied on some dates.
VIKEND (Weekend) – every Saturday and Sunday. Adult VIKEND price is 588 Kn, while VIKEND price for children is 318 Kn.
NISKA (N) – 03.06. – 25.07. & 29.08. – 24.11.2022. Adult NISKA (N) price is 528 Kn, while NISKA (N) price for children is 303 Kn.
For an average-sized car (up to 5 m in length) the regular summertime ticket will cost 709 Kn. Special prices are applied on the same dates as for passenger tickets, and you can check them below.
In most cases, yes, but you actually have a ferry from Bari to Bar in Montenegro once a week.
Of course and the convenient part is that the ferry port in Dubrovnik is more or less in the centre of town.
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.
No, there is a coffee bar where you can get alcoholic beverages, but the ferry is not a party cruise.
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.
The cheapest cabins do not, but you can rent a cabin which has a shower and toilet as well.