Saranda (Sarandë) Ferry Port

Saranda (Sarandë) Ferry Port, Albania is situated in the very centre of the city at the western end of the main sea promenade. Foot passenger and car ferries to and from Brindisi in Italy and Corfu in Greece arrive and depart from this spot. From here, you can cross to Italy and Greece using several ferry crossings (see below). The alternative international ferry ports are in Durres and Vlore.

Ferry docking in Saranda Ferry Port
Ferry docking in Saranda Ferry Port

Saranda (Sarandë) Ferry Crossings

Here is a table with details of all ferry crossings to and from Saranda (Sarandë). From here, you can sail to Brindisi in Italy and to Corfu in Greece. Check details below:

Ferry CrossingsCountryFerry CompanyFrequency per WeekCrossing DurationBooking
Saranda (Sarandë) to BrindisiItalyRed Star Ferriestwice a week, July, August & September8 to 11 hrs hoursget price
Saranda (Sarandë) to CorfuGreeceIonian Seaways, Finikas Lines, Sarris Lines, Joy Linesvery frequent service, several times a daybetween 30 and 90 minutesget price
Saranda (Sarandë) to BariItalyVentouris Ferriestwice a week, July & August11 hoursget price

Getting To Saranda (Sarandë) Ferry port

The ferry port is situated in the very centre of the city. The easiest way to reach the port is to take a local taxi if you have luggage or just to walk if you are staying near the port. There are no alternative ways. If you are driving, see parking info below. There is no public transport service in the town, however, taxi is easy to get and widely available.

Getting here by bus

If you arrive in Albania in Tirana and need to go to Saranda, the easiest way is to get a bus. The bus ride takes about 5 hours and there are several regular daily departures both ways. The alternative is to hire a car. There are no flights nor trains connecting these two cities. The local bus station in the town is situated in the centre of the city, on the easy walking distance from the port. Bus stop GPS coordinates: 39°52’32.9″N 20°00’23.3″E; address: Rruga Flamurit, Sarandë. See location on below map or click here.

Beachfront in the heart of the city's busy Saranda parade
Beachfront in the heart of the city’s busy Saranda parade

Port Address

Address:  Ferry Passenger Terminal, Rruga Mitat Hoxha, Sarandë, Albania; web:  porti-sarande.al  +355 85 222 235

Parking in Saranda (Sarandë) ferry port

If you are picking up or dropping off at the ferry terminal then there are parking bays right outside the passenger terminal for this purpose. There are no long stay car parks in the near vicinity of the terminal. Hotels offer free parking while free street parking is available in the town. Although it may get busy in the summertime when there are not enough parking places available. Several privately-owned parking lots are also available, just ask when you arrive (see map).

Views over Saranda ferry terminal
Views over Saranda ferry terminal

Luggage Storage in Saranda (Sarandë) Ferry Port

The dedicated left-luggage office that offers luggage storage facilities is, at the time of writing this article, not available. However, if you check with small local tourist info agencies around the city, they are usually happy to look after your luggage for a small fee. Alternatively, if you are staying in the town, your hotel will offer the service if you ask.

Taking luggage to ferry in the port
Taking luggage to ferry in the port

Check-in, ticket office, ferry boarding

  • arrive in the ferry port at least 1 1/2 hrs prior to your departure to proceed with immigration
  • check-in at the terminal’s check-in office which is very close to the departure point
  • the immigration desk is just before the boarding gate

Hotels near Saranda (Sarandë) ferry port – Where to stay

Numerous hotels and private rooms and b&b’s are dotted near the ferry terminal. The best option is to stay in one of the hotels along the seafront promenade that features a beach (see photo below) and several bars and restaurants. The cheaper accommodation is further away from the seaside with no sea views. See what is available, and search with the map view for a better location choice.

Approach to ferry port in  Saranda, Albania
Approach to ferry port in Saranda, Albania

Port Map – Saranda (Sarandë) Ferry Terminal

On the above map, you can see the location of the passenger ferry terminal, the local taxi office and the main bus station, the main points of arrival and departures from the town.

Video

A recent video of the ferry port and lungomare sea parade with a local beach, marina, hotels, bars and restaurants.

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