Passenger Traffic in Croatian Ports

Passenger Volume

Here are some figures about passenger volume in Croatian ports.

Number of passengers in Croatian ports (in 000’s)

Transport by Ferries, Passenger Boats & Ships (2000-2021)

Source: DZS (Croatian Bureau of Statistics)

How many passengers use Croatian ports per year?

27 MM passengers used Croatian ports in 2021 representing an increase of 144.19% compared to 2020 (18.78 MM). The best year so far was 2019, when 34.14 MM passed through the ports. The lowest number of passengers (in the last 10 years) was recorded in 2020 when 18.78 MM passed through the ports. The complete figures for 2022 are expected in early 2023.

The figures include the transport of passengers including ferries and passenger ships on domestic routes and international passenger transport and traffic between Croatia and foreign ports (Italy).

The statistics are together with the other transport statistics used for analyses of the transport of passengers.

What are the busiest passenger ports in Croatia?

The busiest passenger ports in Croatia are Split and Zadar. Here is a table of passenger numbers of the top 5 busiest passenger ports in Croatia:

20212019Index 2021/2019
Split374549580.76
Zadar208123190.90
Preko178219210.93
Korcula167921210.79
Supetar159719660.81

As you can see from the above table, Split port, which is the busiest one in Croatia, lost in 2021 a quarter of its 2019 traffic. In comparison, Preko port, just across the Zadar, lost just 7% of the traffic. The reason for that is that a large chunk of traffic in Split port is accounted for tourist passengers while Preko mainly serves local (domestic) passengers.

Passenger volume data info

This data represents annual data of passengers embarked and disembarked in all ports – a piece of information on maritime sea transport (seaborne transport) of passenger movements calling at Croatian ports. Data include the number of embarked and disembarked passengers in all public seaports in the Republic of Croatia that is open for public passenger traffic. This maritime transport data refer to passenger movements (in the number of passengers). In the current form, the statistics have been made since 2000.