Pula to Zadar Ferry is a year-round route, sailing 2 to 5 times per week. The journey lasts for 4.5 hours. It’s run by Krilo – Kapetan Luka ferry company. This is a busy ferry route that connects the Pula, Istria peninsula with its islands, and Zadar in Croatia. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.
Schedules and timetables
|Departs Pula||2 – 5 times a week||early morning|
|– Arrives in Zadar||4.5 hour later||midday|
|Stopovers @ Islands|
|– Unije, Susak, Mali Losinj, Ilovik & Silba||1, 1.5, 2.5 & 3 hours later||mid mornings|
How long is the ferry ride from Pula to Zadar? The current timetable includes one early morning departure daily. The journey lasts 4.5 hours.
Pula to Zadar Passenger Ferry
There is just one ferry serving the passenger ferry route from Pula to Zadar. Run by the Croatian ferry company Krilo, with an expected journey time of just under 5 hours. This ferry does not take cars, it takes just foot passengers as well as bikes and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Pula is at 07:00 all year round.
Foot Passenger Ticket Prices – Catamaran
How much does the Pula to Zadar ferry cost? Here is a table with current ticket prices:
|Pula to Zadar (one-way, single ticket)|
|Deck (Foot) Passengers||between € 21 and € 26 euros (summer & winter fare)|
|Bicycles||between € 21 and € 26 euros (summer & winter fare)|
|Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)||11 to 14 € (summer & winter fare)|
Boarding passenger ferry
Make sure to arrive at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Have your travel documents ready for possible identification at the boarding point. Once on board, leave your larger luggage in provided racks and proceed to the seating lounge.
Latest ferry from Pula to Zadar
The latest ferry to reach Zadar from Pula is at 7 am.
Notes (Important to know)
- How to get from Pula to Zadar? You can get there by ferry or alternatively, a bus (change in Rijeka) or flight via Zagreb.
- There are no car ferries between these two places.
- Bicycles are not traveling for free.
- Pets surcharge is 50% of the passenger ticket.
- Return tickets are not cheaper than two one-way options.
- This is not a very busy route (except in summer) but it is still advisable to book your ticket in advance.
- In case of bad weather and cancellation: In case of bad weather, if your ferry was canceled, it will sail the following day.
- Make sure to wear suitable clothing and footwear
Onboard Facilities, Luggage on Board, Food & Drink
The ferry that serves this route is Krilo Eclipse. It is a comfortable, air-conditioned HSC (catamaran). You are allowed one piece of luggage each up to 25 kg in weight. There is an extra charge for additional luggage (not always applied). The luggage bags are stored 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, at seatings.
There is a snack/coffee bar on board selling hot and cold drinks and crisps and sandwiches. Toilets are located at the back of the ferry. Mobile and laptop charging sockets (USB ports) are around the passenger lounge. This is a non-smoking ferry.
Where to get tickets for the ferry from Pula to Zadar
Online booking is available for this ferry route. 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 during the high season. Alternatively, there is a ticket office in Pula ferry port where you can purchase tickets over the counter.
Pula to Zadar Car Ferry
Currently, there are no car ferry routes from Pula to Zadar. If you are driving, your alternative is to drive either by highway or along the coast (map). Both options are fine, it just depends on your preference which is the more scenic or faster route.
Pula Ferry Terminal
Zadar Ferry Terminal
The passenger ferry terminal in Zadar from where ferries from Pula are arriving is located in Zadar Poluotok, in the city center. Address: Liburnska Obala, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
Here is a map that shows ferry crossings from Pula to Zadar, also stopping at Unije, Susak, Mali Losinj, Ilovik, and Silba island:
Further travels by ferry