Booking Croatia Ferries

All international ferry crossings that connect Croatia with other countries can be booked in advance online. Also apply for majority of local ferries.

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Advance bookings for international ferries from Italy to Croatia:

If you wish, you can  use booking engine on the left to book any of listed ferries that connect Croatia with Italy.

You can book here all ferries from Ancona to Split and Ancona to Zadar, Bari to Dubrovnik, ferries from Pescara as well as all ferries that sail from Venice to Istria.

At the present, there are no local ferries included in yellow search box.

Advance bookings for local ferries in Croatia:

You can do online booking for most of foot passenger fast ferries, for example for catamaran ferry route Split-Brac-Hvar-Korcula-Mljet-Dubrovnik run by Kapetan Luka ferry company.

This is very popular route and advance booking is strongly advised.

Check their home page for online bookings here

Online reservations are now also possible for most of the local foot passenger ferries run by Jadrolinija – if you visit their website ( you will notice search box for some of the routes.

However, these routes are for foot passenger fast catamaran services only. No local car ferries are included (yet) in Jadrolinija’s online reservation.

Important note: Although you can do online reservation for Jadrolinija’s lines, you will still need to go with your printed reservation confirmation to the local Jadrolinija’s office to collect your ticket that is valid for travel. Printed reservation confirmation is not valid for travel.

Other local ferry companies:
Check also sites of other companies that run ferry routes in Croatia to see if they currently offer online bookings.

If online booking is not offered you can book these ferries few days (or even hours) in advance from local travel agencies in larger places along Croatian coast.

Car Ferry Advance Booking:

If you are bringing a car onto a ferry, it is advisable to book in advance for international as well as local ferries if advance booking is offered.

Space for cars on ferries is limited while there is plenty of space for foot passengers.

If your ferry journey lasts for longer or overnight , even as a foot passenger you may like to have a pre –booked seat or cabin.

Some ferry companies do not allow foot passengers without booked seat to travel on overnight routes (check with specific ferry route).

Please note – while booking online, you may notice that some of the ferries are not available – the reason for that is the specific timetables/schedules are not yet released by the ferry operator, so you would need to come again and check later.

Ferry checking-in times:

How early do you need to get to the port before departure depends of specific ferry company and ferry port. As a guideline with most operators you need to arrive about  40 minutes prior to departure.  Also note  – if you arrive at the port too early you cannot go aboard the ferry until boarding starts.

Ferry check in documents:

For all international ferries every passenger must have a valid passport to board the ferry. For local (domestic) ferry crossing valid ferry ticket is the only document that is requested to travel. However in Croatia,  you are obliged by the law to carry your ID documents with you at all times.

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