Rovinj to Trieste Ferry

Rovinj to Trieste Ferry is a seasonal ferry route (running from June to September) and sailing 6 times per week. The ferry crosses the Adriatic Sea via the Gulf of Trieste from Croatia to Italy. The journey lasts 1.5 – 2.5 hours. The route is run by Liberty Lines, the Italian ferry company. This is an international fast ferry crossing that connects Rovinj in Croatia with Trieste in Italy. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.

Liberty lines fast ferry
see the return trip from Trieste to Rovinj

Schedules and timetables

Ferry RouteTime*Frequency
Departs Rovinj6 times per weekafternoon & once in the morning
– Arrives in Trieste1.5 – 2.5 hours laterafternoon & once in the morning
*June to September only

How long is the ferry ride from Rovinj to Trieste? The journey lasts 1.5-2.5 hours depending on the route. The current timetable includes one weekly morning departure (10:15) and afternoon departure (17:30 to 18:55) 5 times per week.

Rovinj to Trieste Passenger Ferry

There is just one fast ferry serving the passenger ferry route from Rovinj to Trieste. It’s run by the Italian ferry company Liberty Lines, with an expected journey time between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. This ferry does not take cars. It takes just foot passengers, luggage, bikes, and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Rovinj is @ 6:55 pm on Thursdays, arriving in Trieste at 8:55 pm (from June to September)

Ticket Prices

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

Rovinj to Trieste (one-way, adult single ticket)
Deck (Foot) Passengersfrom €21 euros
Bicyclesfrom €2.7 euros
Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)Free*
* conditions apply, small pets only

Boarding passenger ferry

Get to the Rovinj ferry terminal at least 60 minutes prior to departure. As this ferry is crossing the border between Italy and Croatia, have your travel documents ready for identification, customs, and passport control at the boarding point. At the boarding point, you will get a boarding card. Proceed to passport control. Once on board, leave your larger luggage in provided racks and proceed to the seating lounge.

Latest ferry from Rovinj to Trieste

Currently, the latest ferry to reach Trieste from Rovinj is at 6:55 pm on Thursdays.

Notes (Important to know)

  • How to get from Rovinj to Trieste? You can get there by passenger fast ferry or alternatively, by bus.
  • There are no car ferries serving this route.
  • Bicycles are not traveling for free but it is cheap to carry bikes on this route (2.7 Euro per bike)
  • No Pets surcharges
  • Return tickets are cheaper than two one-way options
  • It is advisable to book your ticket in advance, especially in July & August
  • In case of bad weather and cancellation: If your ferry was canceled due to bad weather, you will be offered an alternative departure date.
  • Wear suitable clothing and footwear while traveling by ferry

Onboard Facilities, Luggage on Board, Food & Drink

The ferries that serve this route are HSC ferries, high-speed hydrofoils or catamarans, 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, at seatings.

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 Rovinj to Trieste

Booking is available online 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 your place. 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 ferry terminal in Rovinj.

Rovinj to Trieste Car Ferry

At the present, there are no car ferry routes from Rovinj to Trieste. The alternative is to drive along the Istrian peninsula (map). The total driving time is about 1.5 hours (approx distance 100 km). On your way, you will cross the Croatian, Slovenian, and Italian borders.

Rovinj Ferry Terminal

The Rovinj ferry terminal from where the ferry to Trieste departs is located in Rovinj, Riva at the waterfront, (see video below) next to the Rovinj old town, a few minutes from the bus stationAddress: Rovinj Riva (Seafront), Obala Pina Budicina, 52210 Rovinj, Croatia (ferry terminal map)

Trieste Ferry Terminal

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

Journey Map

Here is a map that shows the ferry crossing from Rovinj to Trieste:


Here is a video showing the arrival of Liberty Lines ferry to the port:

Further travels by ferry

The alternative crossing from Istria to Italy is Rovinj to Venice ferry. From Trieste, you can travel further by ferry to Albania by ferry from Trieste to Durres.