Porec Ferry Port
Located on the waterfront of the peninsula of a popular old town in Istria, the Porec ferry port is a busy small port during the holiday season. Passenger ferries from Trieste and Venice arrive and depart from this spot. There are no car ferries that serve this ferry port. The nearest car ferry port is Brestova (to Porozina) and Trieste in Italy.
From here, you can cross to Italy and get some on other ferries to travel further to Greece or Albania. The alternative port is Umag, the nearest airport is Pula (57 km).
Ferry Routes to and from Porec
Here is an overview of ferry crossings to and from Porec. You can sail from here to two places in Italy: Venice and Trieste
|Ferry Crossings||Country||Frequency per week**||Crossing Duration||Ferry Company|
|Porec to Venice & Venice to Porec||Italy||2 to 6 times per week||3 hrs||Venezia Lines & Adriatic Lines|
|Porec to Trieste & Trieste to Porec||Italy||4 times per week||2 hrs||Liberty Lines|
Getting To Porec Ferry Port
Ferry port location
The ferry port is situated in the town center, on the town’s waterfront, about 7 min walk from the town’s bus station (map). The most convenient way to reach the port is to walk or get a taxi. If you are driving, and need to leave a car here, there is a large parking lot nearby (see map). Port GPS coordinates: 45.22544, 13.59506; Address: Riva (Obala) Poreč, 52440 Parenzo – Poreč, Croatia
From the town center & bus station to the ferry terminal
From the town center, you can walk along the sea promenade, as it is very close (3-5 min walk). The town’s main bus station is situated 0.6 km away from the port, about 7 minutes walking distance (map). If you have a heavy suitcase, get a taxi (4 min drive).
From Pula Airport to Porec Ferry Port
Pula (PUY) is Porec’s nearest airport. There is a regular bus shuttle that takes you to Pula main bus station (7.5 kilometers away) and from there, get on the bus to Porec. The total distance is about 57 km and takes about 1.5 hours. The alternative is to take a taxi to/from the ferry port (about 45 minute ride).
If you are buying last-minute tickets on the day of travel, if any of the places are still available for the ferry crossing, you can buy a ticket at the boarding point. If you leave it late, especially in the summer you may end up not getting a place on the ferry. Advance, online booking works the best. Make sure to wear suitable cloth and footwear.
There are currently no dedicated left luggage facilities in the port itself. The nearest left luggage is at the main bus station building (map below) which is a 7 min walk from the port. You can also ask in the local cafe, they may look after your bags for a while for free.
There is plenty of parking places but not all are in the vicinity of the port. If you are picking up or dropping off at the ferry terminal then there are parking bays outside the terminal on a few min walk – see the map above for a long-stay car park.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the port as well as in several places in the town. Use HotSpot Croatia WiFi free network which is available along the whole waterfront. Also, in local cafes/restaurants, you can use the Wi-Fi service to go online for free. Other HotSpot Croatia WiFi locations include Trg Joakima Rakovca, Zagrebačka Ulica, Trg Slobode (town center), Lungo mare, Uvala Peškera, Gradska Riva, and Marina Poreč.
Here is a Porec port map where you can see a detailed location of the ferry terminal and the location of the main bus terminal, and the walking route in between. There is only one ferry terminal.
There are two ferry destinations you can sail from Porec: Venice and Trieste.
You can just turn up of course. If there are places available, you can get on the ferry on the spot.
There is just one terminal situated very close to the town center.
There are three ferry operators running ships from Porec: Adriatic Lines, Liberty Lines, and Venezia Lines.
Traveling further (further travels by ferry)
To get to Dalmatia or Kvarner islands, get on the bus to Pula ferry port (57 km away) and get on the ferry from Pula to Zadar. For ideas of more indirect ferry crossings, see the island-hopping Croatia.