Saturday, 25 June 2022

Croatia Ferry Guide 2022: From Dubrovnik to Korčula, Lopud, and More

June 21, 2022 - In the newest TCN series, we take a look at the destinations you can visit by ferry from the main Croatian ports. In this second installment of the Croatia Ferry Guide 2022, where to go from the port of Dubrovnik?

When advertising the Adriatic Sea and the Croatian islands abroad, the experience of being on board a sailboat, yacht, or catamaran is usually highlighted. However, there is no destination a Croatian ferry can't reach, and why not mention that it's totally worth saving a good amount of Euros on sailboat rentals and crews?

Today we tell you more about the island destinations you can reach from the ferry port of Dubrovnik.

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Photo: Mario Romulić

First of all, how to buy your ferry tickets? There are three ways. The first is via the official Jadrolinija website. In it, you can not only see the updated sailing schedules, but you can also buy your tickets online. Simply choose the port of departure, the port of destination, and the date of your trip, and you will find the available times. Once you have chosen the time and the number of tickets, in addition to completing all your personal information, you can proceed to pay for your tickets online with a credit or debit card.

The second way is through the official Jadrolinija mobile app, available on the Apple App Store and Google Playstore for Android. The application is very easy to use and, just like on the website, just select the port of departure and you will be able to see the ports that you can travel to from the one you selected. The process is very similar, and you will find that it is even more comfortable and intuitive to use. Payment also allows the use of credit and debit cards.

Finally, the third type of payment is the most traditional and has its benefits. All ferry ports in Croatia have a Jadrolinija office, where you can go to buy your tickets in person. Sometimes one can be a bit confused before buying their tickets both on the website and in the app, so having a Jadrolinija agent to guide you is a great help.

Where is the Dubrovnik ferry port located? Unlike previously covered cities like Split or Rijeka, the port of Dubrovnik is not located in the old part of the city. The port of Dubrovnik is located in Gruž Bay, a 10-minute drive from the Old Town.

Bari

Apart from Ancona, Bari is the other destination in Italy that one can reach from Croatia by sea. However, Bari can only be reached from Dubrovnik. The ferries that depart from the Pearl of the Adriatic to Bari depart on Sundays, Mondays, and Fridays through line 54 (Dubrovnik-Bari). Just one per day. On Sundays, they leave Dubrovnik at 12:00 pm and arrive in Bari at 19:30 pm, while on Mondays and Fridays they leave Dubrovnik at 21:00 pm and arrive in Bari at 8:00 am. Passengers can travel from Dubrovnik to Bari in three ways: deck passenger, seat, or cabin. For the adult ticket (from twelve years old or older), the deck passenger ticket price is 528 kunas, the seat ticket is 588 kunas, and there are two types of cabins: outdoor shower and WC (1193 kunas) and indoor shower. and WC (1097 kunas). For the child ticket (from 3 to 12 years old), the deck passenger ticket price is 303 kunas, the seat ticket is 363 kunas, and there are two types of cabins: outdoor shower and WC (228 kunas) and indoor shower. and WC (208 kunas).

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Image: Wikimedia Commons

Bol

Bol is one of the most sought-after island destinations in Croatia, and it is possible to get there from Dubrovnik. Every day, a catamaran leaves the port of Dubrovnik for Bol on the island of Brač. Through line 9811S (Dubrovnik - Korčula - Hvar - Bol - Split), the catamaran leaves Dubrovnik at 7:00 am and arrives in Bol at 11:40 am. The price of tickets, both for adults and children, is 280 kuna.

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Photo: Mario Romulić

Hvar

One would think that to visit the wonderful island of Hvar, it is necessary to be in Split. However, if you are in Dubrovnik, you can do it too. Via line 9811S (Dubrovnik - Korčula - Hvar - Bol - Split), a catamaran departs from Dubrovnik at 7:00 am and arrives in Hvar Town at 10:30 am. Ticket prices for both adults and children are 280 kuna.

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Photo: Mario Romulić

Koločep

The island of Koločep is one of the three inhabited Elaphiti Islands situated near the city of Dubrovnik. It is the southernmost inhabited island in Croatia. Two ferry lines go to Koločep: 831 (Dubrovnik - Suđurađ - Lopud) and 807 (Šipan - Lopud - Koločep - Dubrovnik). From Monday to Sunday, ships of line 807 depart for Koločep 5-6 times a day. The trip takes 30 minutes. Ferry line 831 departs from Dubrovnik on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and only one trip per day. It leaves at 9:00 am and arrives in Koločep at 9:45 am. The price of the ferry ticket for adults is 31 kunas for both lines. Ticket prices for children vary. On line 831 it costs 15.5 kunas, and on line 807 it costs 12 kunas.

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Photo: dronepicr/Wikimedia Commons

Korčula

Among the islands of Dubrovnik, the island of Korčula is surely the most popular. A catamaran of the line 9811S (Dubrovnik - Korčula - Hvar - Bol - Split) departs from the port of Dubrovnik every day, with only one trip per day. The catamaran departs at 07:00, arriving in Korčula at 09:00. Ideal for a day trip. The price of the catamaran ticket, both for adults and children, is 160 kuna.

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Photo: Mario Romulić

Lopud

Lopud, like Koločep, belongs to the Elaphite Islands archipelago. Lopud is the central island of the archipelago, well known for its sandy beaches, and is also the most developed of the three Elaphiti islands in terms of tourism. Like Koločep, two ferry lines go to the island of Lopud: 831 (Dubrovnik - Suđurađ - Lopud) and 807 (Šipan - Lopud - Koločep - Dubrovnik). From Monday to Sunday, ships of line 807 depart for Lopud 4-6 times a day. The trip usually takes 55 minutes. Ferry line 831 departs from Dubrovnik on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and only one trip per day. It leaves at 9:00 am and arrives in Lopud at 10:25 am. The price of the ferry ticket for adults is 31 kunas for both lines. Ticket prices for children vary. On line 831 it costs 15.5 kunas, and on line 807 it costs 13 kunas.

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Photo: dronepicr/Wikimedia Commons

Suđurađ (Island of Šipan)

Šipan is the largest island of the Elaphiti Islands archipelago. Those going from Dubrovnik will arrive in the town of Suđurađ. In the case of Suđurađ, and compared to Lopud and Koločep, ferry line 831 is more frequent. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, two ferries of line 831 depart from Dubrovnik to Suđurađ (9:00 am and 15:30 pm), while on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, they make a single trip. Travel time can vary from 65 to 110 minutes. Ships of line 807 make up to 4 trips every day from the port of Dubrovnik to Suđurađ. Trips take 75 minutes. The price of the ferry ticket for adults is 31 kunas for both lines. Ticket prices for children vary. On line 831 it costs 15.5 kunas, and on line 807 it costs 14 kunas.

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Photo: Dmitry Mozzhukhin/Wikimedia Commons

The ferry lines mentioned above are those with confirmed schedules for the next three months. Prices are subject to change. Visit the official Jadrolinija website for more information on other ferry lines from Dubrovnik.

For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Croatia Ferry Guide 2022: From Rijeka to Cres, Mali Lošinj, and More

June 21, 2022 - In the newest TCN series, we take a look at the destinations you can visit by ferry from the main Croatian ports. In this second installment of the Croatia Ferry Guide 2022, where to go from the port of Rijeka?

When advertising the Adriatic Sea and the Croatian islands abroad, the experience of being on board a sailboat, yacht, or catamaran is usually highlighted. However, there is no destination a Croatian ferry can't reach, and why not mention that it's totally worth saving a good amount of Euros on sailboat rentals and crews?

Today we tell you more about the island destinations you can reach from the ferry port of Rijeka. Did you know that the Jadrolinija company was founded in Rijeka in 1947?

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Photo: Mario Romulić

First of all, how to buy your ferry tickets? There are three ways. The first is via the official Jadrolinija website. In it, you can not only see the updated sailing schedules, but you can also buy your tickets online. Simply choose the port of departure, the port of destination and the date of your trip, and you will find the available times. Once you have chosen the time and the number of tickets, in addition to completing all your personal information, you can proceed to pay for your tickets online with a credit or debit card.

The second way is through the official Jadrolinija mobile app, available on the Apple App Store and Google Playstore for Android. The application is very easy to use and, just like on the website, just select the port of departure and you will be able to see the ports that you can travel to from the one you selected. The process is very similar, and you will find that it is even more comfortable and intuitive to use. Payment also allows the use of credit and debit cards.

Finally, the third type of payment is the most traditional and has its benefits. All ferry ports in Croatia have a Jadrolinija office, where you can go to buy your tickets in person. Sometimes one can be a bit confused before buying their tickets both on the website and in the app, so having a Jadrolinija agent to guide you is a great help.

Where is the Rijeka ferry port located? The good news is that if you're in the city center, it won't be too far to find it. Also, if you arrive in Rijeka by ferry, you will already be well placed to get to know the city right away. If you happen to be along Rijeka's promenade, you will notice that a large pier stretches out in front of you: the famous Molo Longo. At the beginning of Molo Longo, between restaurants and offices, is the Jadrolinija agency. It's a good place to start as, as well as being able to buy your ferry tickets at that same office, you'll notice that the ferries depart right in front of the office. Take a look at the map below to see where the Rijeka ferry port is located.

Cres

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Photo: Arne Müseler/Wikimedia Commons

There is a daily line of catamarans that depart from Rijeka and go to the town of Cres, the main one on the island that bears the same name. Every day a catamaran belonging to the (9308) M.LOŠINJ-UNIJE-CRES-RIJEKA line leaves at 17:00 pm from the port of Rijeka and arrives in Cres at 18:20 pm. The price for adult tickets (12 years and older) is 53 kuna, while for children between 3 and 12 years old they cost 25 kuna.

Ilovik

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The islands of Ilovik (right) and Sveti Petar (left) seen from the island of Lošinj. (Photo: Roberta F./Wikimedia Commons)

To get to Ilovik, the small island south of Lošinj, one can board the same catamaran line (9308) M.LOŠINJ-UNIJE-CRES-RIJEKA. However, if you are going to Ilovik, you must remember that this line goes there every day except Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Departs at 17:00 pm from the port of Rijeka and staggers its arrival times in Ilovik depending on the day. On Mondays and Thursdays, it arrives at 21:05 pm, while on Wednesdays and Fridays it arrives in Ilovik at 20:50 pm. The price for adult tickets (12 years and older) is 68 kuna, while for children between 3 and 12 years old they cost 32 kuna.

Mali Lošinj

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Photo: Mario Romulić

If you are heading to Mali Lošinj, you can get there via the same ferry line as Cres and Ilovik, line (9308) M.LOŠINJ-UNIJE-CRES-RIJEKA. Just like Cres, the catamarans arriving in Mali Lošinj do so every day. On Mondays and Thursdays, it arrives in Mali Lošinj at 21:50 pm. On Tuesdays, it arrives at 20:05 pm. On Wednesdays and Fridays, it arrives at 21:35 pm. On Saturdays, it arrives at 21:10 p.m. and on Sundays at 20:55 p.m. The price for adult tickets (12 years and older) is 68 kuna, while for children between 3 and 12 years old they cost 32 kuna.

Martinšćica, Cres

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Photo: Dovsakd/Wikimedia Commons

Another destination on the island of Cres that one can reach via the line (9308) M.LOŠINJ-UNIJE-CRES-RIJEKA is Martinšćica, a small bay on the west coast of the island. Catamarans to Martinšćica depart only on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. They always leave at 17:00 pm and arrive at 19:10 pm. The price for adult tickets (12 years and older) is 58 kuna, while for children between 3 and 12 years old they cost 27 kuna.

Novalja, Pag

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If your destination is Novalja on the island of Pag, the catamaran line is now (9309) NOVALJA-RAB-RIJEKA. Every day a catamaran leaves Rijeka at 17:00 pm and arrives at Novalja, north of Pag, at 19:40. The price for adult tickets (12 years and older) is 88 kuna, while for children between 3 and 12 years old they cost 42 kuna.

Rab

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Photo: Mario Romulić

Heading to the friendly and sandy island of Rab? A catamaran departs daily from Rijeka in that direction at 17:00 pm, arriving in Rab at 18:50 pm. Due to its proximity to the island of Pag, the catamaran line that takes you to Rab is also (9309) NOVALJA-RAB-RIJEKA. The price for adult tickets (12 years and older) is 88 kuna, while for children between 3 and 12 years old they cost 42 kuna.

Susak

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Image: Lošinj Tourist Board

Susak is a small island southwest of Lošinj with sandy beaches, a small population of almost 150 people, a unique language, and is known for its wine production. If you want to venture to this island, you will need to buy a ticket for the line (9308) M.LOŠINJ-UNIJE-CRES-RIJEKA. Catamarans to Susak depart every day except Tuesdays. The departure is from Rijeka at 17:00, and the arrival time depends on the day. On Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays it arrives at 20:25 pm., while on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays it arrives at 20:10 pm. The price for adult tickets (12 years and older) is 68 kuna, while for children between 3 and 12 years old they cost 32 kuna.

Unije

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Image: Lošinj Tourist Board

The island of Unije also belongs to the Cres-Losinj archipelago and has many inlets and beaches. It is the last Rijeka ferry destination on this list. To get to the island of Unije, the ticket you will buy belongs to line (9308) M.LOŠINJ-UNIJE-CRES-RIJEKA. The catamarans that go to Unije leave every day except Tuesdays. The departure time is always at 17:00 from Rijeka, while the arrival time varies throughout the week. On Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays it arrives at 19:50 pm., while on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays it arrives at 19:35 pm. The price for adult tickets (12 years and older) is 63 kuna, while for children between 3 and 12 years old they cost 30 kuna.

The ferry lines mentioned above are those with confirmed schedules for the next three months. Prices are subject to change. Visit the official Jadrolinija website for more information on other ferry lines from Rijeka.

For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

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Instead of the number of passengers increasing owing to the cheaper ticket prices, they've fallen...

Friday, 12 January 2018

Jadrolinija and Rapska Plovidba: Lower Ferry Ticket Prices Outside of Tourist Season

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