Ancona to Zadar Ferry

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The Ancona to Zadar ferry connects Italy to Croatia and is operated by Jadrolinija. As well as comparing prices and times for Ancona to Zadar, we will also show you results for Ancona to Split, Ancona to Stari Grad and Bari to Dubrovnik to help you get from Italy to Croatia at the best time, for the best price.

Book a Ancona to Zadar ferry today with AFerry. Just use the form above and choose the route that you want. If nothing appears automatically, start typing Ancona. You can also type the country or even the name of the ferry company you are interested in. When you have the route that you want, choose single or return and all the other options you want.

How we compare ferries, prices and times for Ancona to Zadar

If there is more than one ferry company operating on the Ancona Zadar route we will show you all the ferry companies, to make sure you get our best price. We'll also show you any routes similar to Ancona to Zadar so you have the complete picture when making your booking. And of course you'll also see a range of times just in case it's a bit cheaper earlier or later than your preferred booking time.

How you get your ticket and how you can make changes if you need to

Once you've chosen your perfect sailing and have made your booking we'll email you your booking confirmation for your Ancona to Zadar ferry. The majority of tickets have instant confirmation.

We will also email you details about how you can contact us using our messaging service, as well as details about how you can change your ticket. Most of the time you can do this by yourself. The vast majority of our customers give us a review of four or five stars showing that their very happy with our service and communication.


Below you can see the ferry company or companies that sail on the Ancona to Zadar route and the journey times. You might also see some recent prices our customers have found. The best way to find a cheap Ancona to Zadar ferry though is to use the form above today to see all of our possible choices.

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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.


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.


Getting the best price for your Ancona to Zadar ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Ancona to Zadar. 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 Ancona to Zadar 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 Ancona to Zadar ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Ancona to Zadar is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

Ancona to Zadar Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Ancona to Zadar? 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 Ancona to Zadar take?

The average journey time by ferry between Ancona to Zadar is 8 hrs 35 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 Ancona to Zadar travel?

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

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

The first ferry from Ancona to Zadar leaves at 16:00 with Jadrolinija. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

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

The last ferry from Ancona to Zadar leaves at 22:00 with Jadrolinija. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Ancona to Zadar?

Ferries travelling from Ancona to Zadar are operated by Jadrolinija.

Looking for more information?

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