Brindisi to Saranda (Sarandë) Ferry

Brindisi to Saranda (Sarandë) and Saranda to Brindisi ferry is run by one ferry company – Red Star Ferries. It sails from July to mid-September, twice a week, from both ports connecting Albania with Italy. The journey between Brindisi and Saranda lasts 10 hours, while from Saranda to Brindisi crossing lasts 8,5 hours. It is a daytime ferry from Brindisi and an overnight ferry crossing from Saranda. The distance between Brindisi and Saranda is 103 nautical miles.

Update: This very popular summer holidays ferry route connecting Italy with Albania is for time being re-routed to Brindisi-Vlore-Brindisi ferry crossings. Here are the schedules, booking and prices:

Ferries Saranda Brindisi facts

Schedules and timetables Brindisi – Saranda

DaysDepartures BrindisiArrival Saranda
First departure at 18.07.Thursday 20:00Friday 07:00
Sunday 20:00Monday 07:00
Last departure 08.09. Sunday 20:00Monday 07:00

Schedules and timetables Saranda – Brindisi

Days Departures SarandaArrival Brindisi
First departure on 19.07.Friday 12:00 Friday 20:30
Monday 20:00Tuesday 07:00
Last departure on 09.09. Friday 12:00 Friday 20:30

The usual timetable is a departure from Brindisi at 20:00 arrival the following morning in Saranda at 07:00. Departure from Saranda at 12:00 and arrival in Brindisi at 20:30. Make sure you check carefully the latest schedules for your particular dates – here.

Deck and Cabin Prices

Deck and Cabin FaresLow season (EUR)Mid Season (EUR)High Season (EUR)
A2/3/4 bed outside cabin with shower & WC140160
AB2/3/4 bed inside cabin with shower & WC135149
CB2/3/4 bed inside cabin with shower & WC (lower deck)130150
B2/3/4 bed outside without facilities100120
BB2/3/4 bed inside without facilities95115
SAir Seats7090
DDeck Passengers6070

Car Prices

Cars, Minibus, Caravans PricesLow season (EUR)Mid season (EUR)High season (EUR)
Cars & SUVs5978
Caravans, Baggage trailers, Boat trailers up to 3.00 m length4357
Minibuses, Caravans, Campers, Baggage trailers, Boat trailers from 3.01 m to 5.00 m length6281
Minibuses, Caravans, Campers, Baggage trailers, Boat trailers from 5.01 m to 7.00 m length125161
Minibuses, Caravans, Campers, Baggage trailers, Boat trailers over 7.01 m length184226
Motorcycles & Scooters2129

It is advisable to book the cabin or seat well in advance and wear suitable clothing and footwear, especially for overnight crossings.

Boarding the ferry

  • Check details and the location of the Brindisi ferry port including where to park, where to store your luggage and how to get there
  • Details and location of Saranda ferry port including where to park, where to store your luggage and how to get there
  • Arrive at the departure terminal at least 2 hours prior to departure
  • Have your travel documents ready for border crossings
  • If you booked a cabin, pick up your cabin keys at the reception. Deck passengers proceed to deck
Sarande ferries

Saranda to Brindisi Ferry Crossing Map


What is the distance between Brindisi and Saranda?

The shortest distance between Brindisi & Saranda is approximately 103 nautical miles or 190 km.

How long it takes to cross by ferry from Saranda to Brindisi?

Crossing by ferry from Saranda to Brindisi takes between 8,5 and 11 hours, depending on the ferry route.

Can we take a car on board of Brindisi and Saranda ferry?

Yes, this is a car ferry so you can take a car on board.

The alternative ferry crossings are Brindisi to Vlora and Sarande to Bari. Check also and for possible latest updates.

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