Zadar to Ancona Ferry

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About Zadar

Zadar is a beautiful seaside city in the Dalmatia region. Important landmarks in Zadar are: the Roman Forum, St. Donatus' Church, St. Anastasia's Cathedral, St. Stosija's Church, St. Ilija's Church, St. Francis' Church, Five Wells Square, St. Mary's Church, the Citadel and The Land Gate.

Zadar is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and is an ideal spot to visit if you are enjoying a Mediterranean holiday.

Some say that Zadar is one of Croatia's more underrated destinations. You'll find peaceful traffic-free streets following the ancient Roman street plan with Roman ruins and several medieval churches to explore. Giving the whole town a historical feel, massive 16th-century fortifications shield the city on one side with high walls running along the harbour.

The Old Town, where the port is located, has been rebuilt many times leaving a mesmerising mix of ancient and modern architecture.

There are many museums to explore in Zadar that can fill you in on the ancient and sometimes turbulent history of the region and after that the tree-lined promenade along Obala Kralja Petra Kresimira IV is perfect for a lazy stroll and also the perfect place to stop for a coffee and watch the world go by. An activity that is popular throughout Croatia.

Come the night, Zadar's large student population pours into the town's bars and caf├ęs. You'll also find many restaurants in the town offering a wide variety of quality and prices.

For beach lovers, there are a few small beaches east of the Old Town and more to the west at Borik where the water is crystal clear and perfect for a dip on a hot Summer day. Many natives of Zadar head by boat either to the offshore island of Ugljan or further afield to Dugi Otok for a short break from the city.

You can read more about Croatia in our Croatia guide.


About Ancona

Ancona became one of the major ports of the Adriatic between the thirteenth and fourteenth century, second only to Venice. However, in later years Ancona, like other Italian towns, became the scene of many battles connected to the wars of independence, and was also the target of foreign occupations, including the massive air bombing campaigns during World War II, which destroyed whole areas of Ancona, and badly damaged the port.


Getting the best price for your Zadar to Ancona ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Zadar to Ancona. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Zadar to Ancona route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Zadar to Ancona ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Zadar to Ancona is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

Reviews

  • 06 Aug 2018
    great trip
    • The ferry crossing was on time,, very comfortable - good cabin, and exactly what we needed.

      Review by KEITH ADAMS

  • 18 Aug 2014
    disorganization
    • Ambush to board the boat, disorganization, in conditions of heavy rain. An extremely busy route.

      Review by Ms TRIFAN GABRIELA

  • 16 Jun 2014
    Extremely comfortable trip
    • Our overnight trip was great. Our cabin was so clean and comfortable. All the staff we interacted with were very helpful. The overall experience was excellent. Thank you!

      Review by Travelers from Omaha, Nebraska USA

  • 09 Aug 2013
    Trip from Zadar to Ancona. Would do it again.
    • Had a very enjoy full trip. Staff was great. Would do it again.

      Review by NICOLA D'UVA

  • 27 Jul 2013
    Zadar to Ancona
    • Transfer journey from a week of sailing in Croatia to a week of culture and food in Italy in the Apennine Mountains between Bologna and Firenze. In our case six hours reading and resting worked well as change between different types of holiday. The only down-side was as foot passengers having to carry our luggage on and off the ferry through the car deck, but otherwise the ferry was comfortable and clean.

      Review by Anon

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Zadar to Ancona Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Zadar to Ancona? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Zadar to Ancona take?

The average journey time by ferry between Zadar to Ancona is 8 hrs 24 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Zadar to Ancona travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Zadar to Ancona is 6 hrs, with Jadrolinija.

What time does the first ferry from Zadar to Ancona leave?

The first ferry from Zadar to Ancona leaves at 08:00 with Jadrolinija. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Zadar to Ancona leave?

The last ferry from Zadar to Ancona leaves at 23:45 with Jadrolinija. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Zadar to Ancona?

Ferries travelling from Zadar to Ancona are operated by Jadrolinija.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Ancona to Zadar.