Zadar to Preko

Zadar and Preko on Island Ugljan is the most frequent ferry connection in Croatia, in July and August, there are up to 29 daily departures between them, in June and September around 25 departures and the rest of the year up to 20 daily departures. The sailing time between Zadar and Preko is about 20 to 25 minutes. Please note that the majority of the departures are with a car ferry from the port Zadar Gaženica, the other departures are with passenger ships from the old town, If you do a search above for ferry from Zadar to Preko, you will notice the different Icons next to the arrival times, indicated whether the departure is with the car ferry or with a passenger ship.

Zadar Preko , 2024-07-19

Please note twice a day the car ferry also stops at the Island Osljak on the way to Preko.

FAQ Zadar – Preko

I am staying in the centre of Zadar, how do I get to the ferry port Gaženica?

City bus line number 9 drives from the old town and the main bus station to the Gaženica port.

Is it better to go with the passenger ship or the car ferry?

As both have the same price and almost the same crossing time, it’s basically a question about what is most convenient in relation to where you are staying.

We are travelling with our dog, which ferry should we take?

There are fewer pet restrictions to follow on the car ferry, you can read more here.

I am also travelling back with the car ferry from Preko to Zadar, is there a return ticket discount?

Unfortunately not, the price is the same in each direction.

If I travel on the passenger ship, can I be outside and take photos during the crossing?

Yes, on the passenger ship as well on the car ferry it is possible to be outside during the crossing.

Is there any other way of travelling to Island Ugljan?

There is no other ferry connection to Island Ugljan, but as it is connected to Island Pasman via a bridge, you can take the car ferry from Biograd to Tkon and then drive to Island Ugljan from there.

2024 Zadar to Preko Ferry Price

Below you can see the summer price list for the car ferry from Zadar to Preko, the foot passenger price for the catamaran is 3,45 € one way. It often happens that people travelling by, car or bus get a bit confused about how to calculate the price, so here are a few examples

Car with passengers

If you are e.g. 3 adults and a regular car going on the ferry, the price calculations for one-way tickets are the following, car (Less than 5 meters in length, and two meters in height) = 15,79 € + 3 adults (3 * 3,45 € Kn) = 10,35 €, so in total, your price will be 26,14 €. As there is no discount for return tickets the round trip price will be 52,29 € or roughly 17,40 € per person.

Bus with passengers

For a bus the way of calculating is different, if you have a bus with space for 30 people and 22 passengers, the price is 73,79 €, which includes the bus and the passengers!

Zadar - Preko 2024 Ferry Prices
Zadar – Preko 2024 Ferry Prices