Durres Ferries


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Durres Routes

Book a ferry to Durres with AFerry. Ferries to Durres, in Albania, are available from Italy. You can take a ferry to Durres from Ancona, Bari and Trieste.

Durres Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Durres are operated by Adria Ferries, Grandi Navi Veloci and Ventouris Ferries. Because 3 ferry companies operate in and out of Durres, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Durres, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Saranda and Vlore to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Durres ferries with Adria Ferries, Grandi Navi Veloci and Ventouris Ferries are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Durres will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

  • Durres Ferries
  • Durres Ferries
  • Durres Ferries

About Durres

Durrës is a port city on the Adriatic Sea in western Albania, west of the capital, Tirana. The port of Durres is located in the heart of the city, which is approximately 39k from Tirana. The port of Durres is Albania's largest sea port and offers great links to Italy.

Durres is one of Albania's oldest cities and was founded as a Greek colony in 627 B.C. Since then, the city has grown and expanded while preserving monuments of the ancient city. Now Durres is the second largest and one of the most economically developed cities in Albania due to the large port that allows trading in the Adriatic Sea.

The construction of a motorway that links Durres with Tirana has cut down the travelling time to the capital to only 30 minutes. Tirana is also accessible by train, between Durres and Tirana there is a frequent and cheap rail service.

Durres has a Mediterranean climate that makes it a popular summer holiday destination for local and foreign tourists. Tourists can enjoy beautiful sandy beaches and clear Adriatic seawater at the beaches of Durres and Currilave.

Some important buildings and museums worth visiting in Durres include the Museum of History, the Archaeological Museum, the Philharmonic orchestra, the Puppet Theatre, the Estrada Theatre as well as the Main library and The Cultural Centre with the "Aleksander Moisiu" Theatre.

As one of Albania's oldest cities, Durres also has many important historical sites, such as the Venetian Tower and the Medieval Town Walls. If you prefer being outdoors, Durres has numerous parks and flower gardens; on the hills of the city there is an open theatre too. Durres has long, beautiful beaches and nearby can be found the well-known beach resort of Durres Plazh.

Ferries to and from Durres

On Adria Ferries' two ships you will find cabins of the highest standards with private showers and bathrooms and individual air conditioning. The ships also offer comfortable seating with sattelite tv and films shown in the main hall. In addition to duty free shops, you will also find a self service restaurant on board and bars and lounge areas. In the summer you can also swin in the pool or get a sun tan on the sunning deck.

The European Seaways fleet consists of two vessels F/B Apollon and F/B Ionis. Both of these ships are equipped to high standards and offer comfortable crossings with facilities such as cabins, restaurants and more.

When on board a Ventouris ferry you will find the latest cruising facilities including spacious and luxurious ensuite cabins, comfortable panoramic lounges, a full array of restaurants serving local and international cuisines and duty free shops along with various entertainment facilities.

Anek Lines' fleet of magnificent modern air-conditioned ships all offer a full range of facilities on board. Their ferries also feature full a la carte and self service restaurants, cafe-bars, shops and in the summer months you can even take a dip in the ferry's swimming pool on deck or simply start early on your sun-tan on one of the sunning decks.

On board one of Adriatica Traghetti Ferries' two ships you will find a wide range of facilities including play areas for children, duty free shopping and bars. On the Adriatica I you will even find an English pub. Adriatica Traghetti Ferries ships also feature service restaurants, bars and lounge areas. In the summer months you also might consider taking a dip in the ferry's pool or getting a sun tan on the sunning deck.

On one of Venezia Lines' 3 high speed catamarans, you will find spacious air-conditioned lounges, bars, restaurants and tax free shopping. The catamarans have the latest air cushion technology allowing them to achieve higher speeds of up to 40 knots with remarkable comfort levels.

Durres port facilities

Durres Ferry Port is accessible by bus and by taxi, and is close to the city centre. The terminal building has a range of facilities, including a tourist information kiosk and car parking facilities.

Getting to Durres

From Tirana: Take the motorway E852/SH3 and continue for about 12 Km then continue on the SH2 following signs for Durr-S.

From the North-West: Follow the E762/SH1 and then the SH2 to Durres.

From the South-West: Head North-West on the SH4, take the TIRAN/RINAS ramp and merge onto the SH2 and continue for about 18 Km then take the exit; at the first roundabout take the 2nd exit, at the second take the 1st exit onto the E852/SH3 and at the third one take the 2nd exit onto the SH2 to DURR-S; then continue for about 17Km to Durres.

So book your Durres ferry today with AFerry. Simple and secure booking and great prices year round!

Durres Map

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Port Addresses

Adria Ferries

Kapitenerija e Portit, L Nr 1 Rruga Tregtare, Durres, Albania

Adriatica Traghetti

Kapitenerija e Portit, L Nr 1 Rruga Tregtare, Durres, Albania

European Seaways

Kapitenerija e Portit, L Nr 1 Rruga Tregtare, Durres, Albania

Grandi Navi Veloci

Kapitenerija e Portit, L Nr 1 Rruga Tregtare, , Albania

Tirrenia di Navigazione

Kapitenerija e Portit, L Nr 1 Rruga Tregtare, Durres, Albania


Kapitenerija e Portit, L Nr 1 Rruga Tregtare, Durres, Albania

Ventouris Ferries

Kapitenerija e Portit, L Nr 1 Rruga Tregtare, Durres, Albania


  • 03 May 2019
    Great trip
    • A little confusing at check it, online bookings are swapped for tickets at the far end of the port (requiring bus transfer) and then check in for the boat at another terminal. A bus is taken to a 3rd terminal where the boat leaves from after passport control. The boat was very punctual departing right on time and arriving a little early in to the destination. Staff pleasant on board, didn't sample the onboard catering, only a beer or two which was well priced.

      Review by Mark

  • 29 Dec 2018
    • The ferry departed 6 hours later than scheduled. The cabin for 4 people smaller than 9 square meters, we had to sleep with the door open. The staff more than arrogants. All they care is taking your money.

      Review by Anon

  • 15 Aug 2018
    Trieste - Durres cruise
    • I came upon this ferry service when searching for a ferry from Bari to Durres. It was a good competitive price and it saved me the long drive down through Italy, not to mention the money I saved on fuel and road tolls. It was relaxing and comfortable and the extra time allowed me to make some new friends. I wish I had know about this ferry years ago. The staff were friendly and helpful. I was too late to book a cabin so cannot comment on the accommodation but I was comfortable enough in the lounge. I think the ferry was full to capacity so it is obviously popular. I would definitely use it again.well done Adria ferries

      Review by Anon

  • 09 Aug 2018
    The worst ferrry experience
    • It was time to go on board the ADRIA FERRIES . We went on board with a car We couldn't even go to the stairs as cars were blocking the way. We went upstairs again chaos, people sleeping in the corridors , shouting staff etc. We found a seat and got stuck there waiting to depart for just under 3 hours delay. So yeah 3 hours delay. We werent happy as noone was explaining to us why is such a delay. I went to the Reception to find out and funny the lady told i dont have time now go to garage where the car is located and find out. Was shocking . I insisted and at the time the sort manager came and i asked her the same . She simply told me its too many cars so go as we busy. That was it. So this Adria ferries they keep lots of people waiting just so they can squeeze as much as possible. Even though i should have been looked after with meals on board up to a certain amount from the ticket back refund i just got the most arrogant attitude. Never again

      Review by FITIM PIRA

  • 18 Jun 2017
    some remarks of voyage,vacation.
    • Ship was in delay.bad organisation of loading,too much noise on board.


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