Situated in at the waterfront of this lovely Italian city, Ancona ferry port and cruise terminal is on the walking distance from this vibrant city’s squares, hotels, markets and several amazing landmarks.

Car ferries to and from Albania, Greece, and Italy all arrive and depart from here. Besides Bari, from here you can get direct international overnight crossing to Albania, Croatia, and Greece and get other ferries further from Greece across the Mediterranean. The alternative international ferry crossings ports are in Trieste, Venice, Bari, and Brindisi.

Ferry terminal in Ancona, Italy
Ferry terminal in Ancona, Italy

Ferry Crossings to and from Ancona

Here is a table with details of all ferry crossings to and from Ancona. You can sail from here to Durres in Albania, Corfu, Igoumenitsa and Patras in Greece, to Split, to Hvar and Zadar in Croatia and to/from Venice in Italy.

Ferry CrossingsCountryFerry CompanyFrequency per weekCrossing DurationBooking
Ancona – DurresAlbaniaAdria Ferries3 – 516 hoursget price
Ancona – CorfuGreeceAnek Superfast & Minoan Lines216 hours get price
Ancona -Igoumenitsa GreeceAnek Superfast & Minoan Lines7 – 916 hours get price
Ancona -Patras Greece Anek Superfast & Minoan Lines8 – 919 – 22 hours get price
Ancona -Split and HvarCroatiaJadrolinija & SNAV68 – 10 hours get price
Ancona -ZadarCroatiaJadrolinija58 hours get price
Ancona -VeniceItalyMinoan Lines46 hours get price

Getting To Ancona Ferry port

Getting to Ancona ferry port and passengers terminal is easy. The passenger terminal is situated very close to the bus and railway station, about a 20 min drive from the Airport.

How to get from Ancona Airport to the ferry terminal

Ancona Marche Airport (AOI) is 12 km away from the ferry terminal. Regular 30 minutes bus shuttle service between Ancona town centre and the airport (AOI) ( ). The one-way fare is € 5.50. Buy your ticket on the bus. The airport shuttle bus Aerobus Raffaello is run by Conerobus company, check the latest updates here:

Airport Bus Shuttle departs from:

  • Ancona – Stazione FS (Stazione Ferroviaria di Ancona – Railway and Bus Station) (GPS: 43.607275, 13.497811)
  • Ancona – Piazza Cavour/Via Calatafimi (GPS: 43.617758, 13.516276)
  • Ancona – Piazza Kennedy (GPS: 43.618470, 13.509447)

To reach the ferry terminal a taxi will take about 20 minutes; the train about 20 minutes.

Getting from Ancona railway and bus station to the ferry terminal

The distance between the Ancona ferry terminal and to the train and bus station is about 2 kilometres. If you don’t have heavy luggage you can walk there in about 30 minutes. Alternatively, take a local bus or taxi.

Ancona railway station address: Piazza Nello e Carlo Rosselli, 60126, Ancona, Italy (GPS: 43.607292, 13.498057)

This is also the main bus terminal. From here you can get a bus or the train to the rest of Italy, including the airport shuttle bus. So if you’re arriving in Ancona by train, bus or plane and heading to the ferry terminal, use this station for your luggage storage before leaving for sightseeing while waiting for your next departure.

Approach to port by trolleybus
Approach to port by trolleybus

The convenient trolleybus line is in regular service from the train and bus station/terminal to the ferry port terminal and city centre.

Luggage Storage in Ancona Ferry Port

There is luggage storage in the ferry terminal itself (Molo Santa Maria Dock) as well as in the railway station and in the main bus terminal. Opening hours are 8 am to 8.30 pm

Check-in, ticket office, ferry boarding

  • get to the ferry port at least 2 hrs prior to your departure
  • get your boarding pass at the ferry check-in office which is about 20 min walk from the ferry boarding points. The Check-in office is here
  • a free shuttle bus line 20 takes you to/from the ferry boarding point
  • you will pass the immigration procedure just before the boarding
  • for an orientation around the area, follow the well-placed and clear signs

Parking in Ancona ferry port

Parking near the port is easy if you are just picking up or dropping someone. However, for long-stay parking, you have to park your car in the designated long-stay parking lots. There are several parking lots nearby, see the map here

Parked cars in Ancona port
Parked cars in Ancona port

Port Map – Ancona Ferry Terminal

check locations in the large map

Hotels near Ancona ferry port – Where to stay

The nearest and most convenient places to stay with easy access to the port are here.

Fishing boat in Ancona port
Fishing boat in Ancona port

What to do while waiting for the ferry:

  • walk up the hill and visit Ancona Cathedral San Ciriaco – more info
  • visit the Roman amphitheatre and Archeological Museum
  • walk the streets of the Old Town with historic buildings and churches
  • watch the sunset from the hill above the port (below photo)
Bell Tower on a square in Ancona
Bell Tower on a square in Ancona

Ancona Cathedral is just 20 minute’s walk up the hill from the ferry port. It is also known as the Cathedral of San Ciriaco (or Duomo of Ancona). From the plateau in front of the Cathedral, you can see the sea, port and coastline (below photo)

Beautiful cityscape with Ancona Cathedral on the top of the hill and seascape in the background
Beautiful cityscape with Ancona Cathedral on the top of the hill and seascape in the background
Sunset over the port
Sunset over the port


Video of the port and ferry terminal and nearby Cathedral with ferries docking in on the calm and sunny day
ancona italy ferry crossings, left luggage, parking, map

See what is going on in the port: