Novalja → Zadar

The fast ferry from Novalja on Pag Island Zadar is currently operated by a catamaran from the Jadrolinija ferry company. The catamaran operates once per day, departing from Novalja at 10:45 am pm every day except on Saturday when it departs at 11:45 am. The catamaran is arriving at Zadar port between 11:45 am and 1:15 pm, depending on the departure time from Novalja.

The travel time for this sailing route takes about an hour.

The departure location in Novalja is in the centre of town.

As an alternative to travelling with the catamaran, there are several daily buses between the cities. The travel time for the catamaran and the bus is similar.

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2023 Prices for Novalja to Zadar catamaran

Below you can see the 2023 summer price list for the entire route Rijeka – Rab – Veli Losinj – Novalja – Zadar.

The price of the ticket for this particular route is 20 euros.

Jadrolinija 2023 price list

Jadrolinija 2023 price list

Other popular ferries from Novalja

Novalja – Rijeka Novalja – Rab Novalja – Pesaro

Other popular ferries from Zadar

Zadar – Preko (Ugljan) Zadar – Sali Zadar – Molat

Novalja to Zadar Ferry FAQs

How long is the ferry route from Novalja to Zadar?

The sailing time between these two destinations takes up to 1.5 hours.

Can I take my bike on the ferry?

All departures are operated by catamarans/fast ferries. On catamarans operated by Jadrolinija, you can not bring your bike.

Can you reserve a seat on the ferry from Novalja to Zadar?

No, you cannot reserve specific seats. The ferry Novalja to Zadar is popular in the summer and is a part of the fast ferry line Rijeka – Zadar.  Therefore, you can expect a lot of passengers already in the catamaran.

Do you need to buy the ticket in advance for the ferry from Zadar to Novalja?

As mentioned before, Novalja is the final stop from Rijeka to Zadar, so you can expect a lot of passengers. So, if you wish to board a specific departure, you should definitely buy the ticket in advance, either online or one day before at the port.

Is there a toilet on the catamarans?

Yes, all the catamarans have toilets.

Are there catering services on the catamarans?

Yes, each of the catamarans has a kiosk/bar, where you can buy, coffee, drinks, and snacks.

Can I re-book my ferry ticket?

Each of the catamaran companies has separate policies, from ticket amendment and cancellation, so you will have to check with them.

How much luggage can I bring on the catamaran?

You can bring one large suitcase (up to 20 kg, but nobody checks the exact weight :-)), plus a handbag/backpack. The suitcases are stored in the catamaran racks, so keep your valuables and electronics in the handbag.