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Book a ferry to Zadar with AFerry. Ferries to Zadar, in Croatia, are available from Italy. You can take a ferry to Zadar from Ancona.
Zadar Ferry Companies
Ferries to and from Zadar are operated by Jadrolinija. When you search for a ferry to Zadar, 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 Ancona, Bol and Dubrovnik to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.
Zadar ferries with Jadrolinija 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 Zadar will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.
The beautiful historic coastal town of Zadar is very popular because of its stunning architecture, history, warm climate and beautiful crystal clear sea. Zadar is the fifth largest city in Croatia and the second largest in Dalmatia. 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 cafés. 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.
Ferries to and from Zadar
Jadrolinija ferries provide comfortable accommodation in cabins or in luxury suites. All of their ferries are equipped to the highest standards and on board you will always find a variety games, entertainment and shopping facilities, in addition to comfortable seating. There is also a rich choice of excellent food prepared on board by the Jadrolinija head chef.
Zadar port facilities
The ferry port is situated in the old part of the city and entering Zadar on a ferry gives you a magnificent view of the whole city, making your arrival in Zadar a unique experience. The port of Zadar is simple without many facilities, however, its central location means that there are nearby cafes and restaurants.
Getting to Zadar port
Coming from route 8, follow Ante Starcevica then turn right in to Franje Tudmana and the next left into Put Murvice. From there just follow the signs.
Gazenica cesta, 23 000, Croatia
26 Jul 2013Ancona to Zadar
On the whole, the check-in in Ancona was very easy and straight forward. The shuttle bus to the ferry was regular and efficient. The on board staff were helpful if a little brusque. One of our children is disabled and we were unable to book cabins because they are not large enough to accomodate a wheelchair so we thought the seats could be an alternative. They weren't at all comfortable and we discovered that those travellers who didn't book any accomodation were able to rest well as they occupied the lounges and were able to stretch out comfortably. This would have been a better alternative.
Review by Anon
28 Aug 2012Smooth Sailing on the Adriatic
I was surprised how smooth the voyage was, and overnight worked well for my travel plans, arriving early in Croatia gave me an extra full day. My only criticism is that the reclining seats do not recline, so you may be better off with a cheaper deck-fare where there are couches you can lie down on. Also, good to bring a pillow and light coverlet, as it gets cool at night. An eye mask and ear plugs helped me get some sleep, and in the morning we were there, gliding into shore without so much as a hiccup.
Review by Anon
20 Jul 2012Ask for a cabin in the front
The only remark on the journey is to get a cabin in the front where it should be quieter. I couldn't figure out why we were in the back since there ware much more available cabins
Review by Anton Avramov
31 Jul 2011Enjoyable Journey
When booking the journey I had to pick what type of ticket I wanted although I could not find any description of what each term meant so felt a little in the dark and didn't want to be forced to sleep on the deck (since it was an over night boat). Apart from this the whole experience was quite easy, from train station to picking up tickets to boarding. The ship was pretty empty so didn't have to sit in the seats we'd reserved but had a very comfortable night on the full length sofas. Arriving at Zadar was a little more confusing, although maps where provided it wasn't easy to tell where we where! Overall I would recommend the boat trip, boat was clean, staff helpful although didn't appear to be many of them and timings where accurate for departure and arrival.
Review by Elli