Porec to Trieste Ferry

Porec to Trieste ferry route is a seasonal one sailing 4 times per week in service from June to September. The ferry crosses from the Istrian peninsula in Croatia to the Gulf of Trieste, in the north Adriatic Sea total a distance of 65 km (35 nautical miles). The shortest journey lasts 1 hour and 10 minutes. The route is run by the Italian ferry company, Liberty Lines. This foot-passenger fast ferry crossing links Porec, a small town in Istria with Trieste, Italy. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.

Fast ferry hydrofoil that is serving this route, owned by Liberty Lines, Italy
(see the return trip from Trieste to Porec)

Schedules and timetables

Ferry RouteTime*Frequency
Departs Porec4 times per weekmid-morning & early evening
– Arrives in Trieste1 hour 45 minutes later**mid-morning & evening
*June to September only; **depending on route

How long is the ferry ride from Porec to Trieste? The journey usually lasts 1 hour 45 minutes to up to 2 hours (depending on the route). The current timetable includes mid-morning & early evening departures up to 4 times per week.

Porec to Trieste Passenger Ferry

There is just one fast ferry serving the passenger ferry route from Porec to Trieste. Run by the Italian ferry company Liberty Lines, the shortest journey time of about 75 minutes. This ferry does not take cars. They take just foot passengers, luggage, bikes, and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Porec is @ 19:30 on Wednesdays, from June to September.

Ticket Prices

How much does the Porec to Trieste ferry cost? Here is a table with current ticket prices:

Porec to Trieste (one-way, adult single ticket)
Deck (Foot) Passengersfrom €16 euros (from €25 euros adult return)
Bicyclesfrom €3 euros
Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)Free*
* conditions apply, small pets only

Boarding procedure

Be ready at the boarding point at the Porec (Obala – Riva) ferry terminal at least 60 minutes prior to departure. As this ferry is crossing the border between Croatia and Italy, have your travel documents ready for identification, customs, and passport control at the boarding point. You may get a boarding card (or just show your emailed ticket) and after that, proceed to passport control. Once on board, leave your larger luggage in provided racks and take your seat in the lounge.

Latest ferry from Porec to Trieste

The latest ferry to reach Trieste from Porec is at 19:30 on Wednesdays.


  • How to get from Porec to Trieste? You can get there by passenger fast ferry or alternatively, by bus. It is a 90 km road distance approx and the bus ride usually takes 1.5 hours.
  • There are no car ferries serving this route.
  • Bicycles are not traveling for free but it is very cheap to carry bikes on this route
  • No Pets surcharges
  • Return tickets are cheaper than two one-way options (check the above ticket prices)
  • It is advisable to book your ticket in advance for July & August departures
  • In case of bad weather and cancellation: If your ferry was canceled due to bad weather, you will be offered an alternative departure date.
  • get prepared and make sure you know what to wear on the ferry

Luggage, Food & Drink, Onboard Facilities

High-speed hydrofoils or catamarans that sail on this route are comfortable & air-conditioned. You are allowed two pieces of luggage with the extra charge for additional luggage. The larger luggage is held on the racks at the entrance of the ferry. The racks look similar to racks on trains. The crew helps with luggage. Your hand luggage you keep next to you, in the lounge.

There is a snack/coffee bar on board selling hot and cold drinks, crisps, and sandwiches. Onboard toilets are also available. The ferries have no mobile and laptop charging sockets or USB ports in the passenger lounge. None of the ferries has WIFI access (use your mobile data instead). All ferries are non-smoking.

Where to get tickets for the ferry from Porec to Trieste

Online booking is available usually from March of the current year. Your ticket is emailed to you with a bar code which is scanned when you get on the ferry. Buying tickets in advance guarantee you place on the ferry. Alternatively, on the day of travel, if any of the places are still available for the ferry crossing, you can buy a ticket 1.5 hours prior to departure at the boarding point at the Riva Obala ferry terminal in Porec.

Porec to Trieste Car Ferry

Currently, there are no car ferries crossing on this route. Your alternative is to drive. The driving time is about 1 hour 15 minutes (approx distance 90 km). On your way, you will cross the Croatian and Italian border.

Porec Ferry Terminal

The Porec ferry terminal from where the ferry to Trieste departs is located on the town’s waterfront, about 7 minute’s walk from the town’s bus station. Address: Riva (Obala) Poreč, 52440 Parenzo – Poreč, Croatia; GPS: 45.22544, 13.59506 (see this map)

Trieste Ferry Terminal

The ferry terminal in Trieste where the ferry from Porec arrives is located in Molo 4 Passenger Terminal, near the city center, bus & train station. Address: Trieste Terminal Passeggeri, Molo 4, Italy (see this map)

Journey Map

Here is a map that shows the ferry crossing:

Further travels by ferry

Once you arrive in Trieste, you can get from here on the ferry to Durres in Albania.


Which ferry companies sail on Porec to Trieste crossing?

This ferry route is currently operated by Liberty Lines

How long does the Porec – Trieste crossing take?

The shortest travel time of this ferry route is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Add extra time for check-in, boarding & border-crossing procedures.

How often does the Porec – Trieste ferry sail?

This ferry sails 4 times per week, once per day.

What is the distance between Porec and Trieste?

The shortest sea distance between Porec and Trieste is 65 km (35 nautical miles) approximately.