Rovinj to Venice Ferry is a seasonal route (May to September), sailing 5 to 7 times per week. The ferry crosses the Adriatic Sea from Croatia to Italy and the journey lasts for 2.5 hours. The crossing is run by Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines ferry companies. This is a very popular ferry route that connects the Rovinj, in Croatia with Venice in Italy. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.
Schedules and timetables
|Departs Rovinj||5 – 7 times a week||early morning|
|– Arrives in Venice||2.5– 3.5 hours later||mid-morning|
How long is the ferry ride from Rovinj to Venice? The journey lasts 2.5 – 3.5 hours. The current timetable includes just one early morning departure at least 5 times per week.
Rovinj to Venice Passenger Ferry
There are two fast ferries serving the passenger ferry route from Venice to Rovinj. They are run by the Croatian ferry company Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines, with an expected journey time between 2.5 and 3.5 hours. These ferries do not take cars. They take just foot passengers, luggage, bikes, and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Rovinj is @ 7.45 am, from May to September.
How much does the Rovinj to Venice ferry cost? Here is a table with current ticket prices:
|Rovinj to Venice (one-way, adult single ticket)|
|Deck (Foot) Passengers||between € 74 and € 84 euros (depending on the season)|
|Bicycles||€ 10 to € 15 per bike|
|Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)||Free**|
Boarding passenger ferry
Get to the ferry terminal at least 60 minutes prior to departure. As you are about the cross the border between Croatia and Italy, have your travel documents ready for identification, customs, and passport control at the boarding point. At the boarding point, you will be provided with a boarding card and will 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 Venice
The latest ferry to reach Venice from Rovinj is at 7:45 am
Notes (Important to know)
- How to get from Rovinj to Venice? You can get there by passenger ferry or alternatively, a bus to Trieste and change there for another one to Venice. Another alternative is a bus to Pula and a flight to Venice via Zagreb.
- There are no car ferries between these two places.
- Bicycles are not traveling for free.
- Pets surcharge may apply (discretion of the ferry company)
- Day return tickets are cheaper than two one-way options.
- This is a very busy route in the summer months, so it is advisable to book your ticket in advance.
- In case of bad weather and cancellation: In case of bad weather, if your ferry was canceled, you will be offered an alternative departure date.
- Suitable clothing and footwear to wear on the ferry
Onboard Facilities, Luggage on Board, Food & Drink
The ferries that serve this route are Prince of Venice (or Angela) owned by Adriatic Lines and San Frangisk (or San Pawl) owned by Venezia Lines. They are comfortable, air-conditioned HSC ferries (catamarans). You are allowed at least one piece of luggage. There is an extra charge for additional luggage (from € 5 and more). 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 also available. None of the ferries has mobile and laptop charging sockets or USB ports in the passenger lounge. None of the ferries has WIFI access. All ferries are non-smoking.
Where to get tickets for the ferry from Rovinj to Venice
Booking is available online usually from January 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. On the day of travel, you can buy a ticket at the boarding point in Rovinj ferry port if any of the places are still available.
Rovinj to Venice Car Ferry
Currently, there are no car ferry routes from Rovinj to Venice. If you are driving, your alternative is to drive across the Istrian peninsula, crossing Croatian, Slovenian, and Italian borders. The distance is at least 260 km with an expected driving time of about 3 hours (map)
Rovinj to Venice Day Trip
There are organized day trips from May to September to visit Venice from Rovinj. The current prices start at €85. Day trips are run on the same days and by the same vessels as one-way ferry trips to Venice.
Rovinj Ferry Terminal
The Rovinj ferry terminal from where the ferry to Venice departs is located in Rovinj, Riva at the waterfront, next to the Rovinj old town, a few minutes from the bus station. Address: Rovinj Riva (Seafront), Obala Pina Budicina, 52210 Rovinj, Croatia (ferry port & bus station map)
Venice Ferry Terminal
The passenger ferry terminal in Venice (Italy) where ferries from Rovinj are arriving is located in San Basilio Passenger Terminal, in the city center. Address: Venezia Terminal Passeggeri, Venezia, Italy (map)
Here is a map that shows ferry crossings from Rovinj to Venice:
Here is a video showing the departure from Rovinj to Venice:
Further travels by ferry
The alternative crossing from Istria to Italy is Rovinj to Trieste ferry. Upon arrival in Venice, you can travel further by ferry to Greece or to Albania. Other popular ferry journeys to & from Venice: Venice to Zadar, Venice to Split, and Venice to Dubrovnik.