Located on the waterfront of the lovely Rovinj Old Town, on the Istrian peninsula, the Rovinj ferry port is among the smaller ferry ports in Croatia. Passenger ferries from Trieste, Venice, and Cesenatico arrive and depart from this spot. There are no car ferries that stop at this ferry port. The nearest car ferry port is Trieste in Italy and Rijeka in Croatia.
Ferry Routes to and from Rovinj
Here is an overview of ferry crossings to and from Rovinj. You can sail from here to three places in Italy: Venice, Trieste and Cesenatico.
|Ferry Crossings||Country||Frequency per week**||Crossing Duration|
|Rovinj to Venice & Venice to Rovinj (run by Venezia Lines & Adriatic Lines – route map)||Italy||5-7 times per week||2.5 to 3.5 hrs|
|Trieste to Rovinj & Rovinj to Trieste (run by Liberty Lines) – also stops in Piran & Porec||Italy||6 times per week||2.5 hrs|
|Cesenatico to Rovinj & Rovinj to Cesenatico (run by Gommo Viaggi)||Italy||2 times per week||2 hrs|
Traveling further: From Rijeka ferry port, 91 km away from Rovinj, you can get to Kvarner and Dalmatia by numerous ferries. For ideas of indirect ferry crossings, see the island-hopping Croatia article.
Getting To Rovinj Ferry Port
Ferry port location
The ferry port is situated on the waterfront, in Rovinj Riva (Seafront), Obala Pina Budicina, 52210 Rovinj, Croatia, right in the city center. The most convenient way to reach the port is to walk or taxi. If you are driving, and need to leave a car here, see the info about parking further down the article. GPS coordinates: 45.081404, 13.632834
From the city center & bus station to the ferry terminal
From the city center in the Old Town, you can walk as it is very close and is a car-free zone. The main bus station is situated 0.4 km away from the port, about 6 minutes walking distance (map), and is very close to the city center, so from there, you can easily get to the port. If you have a suitcase, get a taxi (5 min drive).
From Pula Airport to Rovinj Ferry Port
Pula (PUY) is Rovinj’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 Rovinj. The total distance is about 40 km and takes about 2 hours to complete the route. The alternative is to take a taxi to/from the ferry port.
If you are buying last-minute tickets for any route, try to be in the port as soon as you can. If you leave it late, especially in the summer you may end up not getting a place on the ferry. Book online, in advance, to save yourself the trouble. Check also what to wear on the ferry.
There are currently no dedicated left luggage facilities in the port itself. The nearest left luggage is at the main bus station building (see map below) which is a 6 min walk from the port. You can also ask in the local cafe, they may look after your bags for a while.
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 – check the map here. You can find long-stay car parks in several places in the town (consult the same map)
Free Wi-Fi is available in the port as well as in several places in the town. Use free wifi in Rovinj Heritage Museum (near the port) or in local cafes/restaurants on the waterfront where you can use the Wi-Fi service to go online for free. A couple of WIFI networks cover a large surrounding area around the port.
Here is a Rovinj ferry map where you can see a detailed location of the ferry port and the location of the main bus terminal, and the walking route in between. The ferry port consists of just one dock.
There are three destinations you can sail from Rovinj: Trieste, Venice, and Cesenatico in Italy
You can just turn up of course. However, you may well end up not getting a place if the ferry is already fully booked. Advance booking is recommended.
There are four ferry operators running ships from Rovinj: Venezia Lines, Adriatic Lines, Liberty Lines, and Gommo Viaggi
There is just one terminal, easy to find, located in the town center.
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