Trieste to Mali Losinj Ferry

Trieste to Mali Losinj Ferry is a seasonal ferry route (operating from June to September) and sailing 2 times per week. The ferry crosses the Gulf of Trieste and Kvarner Gulf from Italy to Croatia. The journey lasts just over 4 hours. The route is run by Liberty Lines ferry company. This passenger fast ferry crossing links Trieste in Italy with Mali Losinj, on Losinj island in Croatia. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.

Liberty Lines fast ferry on route to its destination
(see the return trip from Mali Losinj to Trieste)

Schedules and timetables

Ferry RouteTime*Frequency
Departs Trieste2 times per weekmorning
– Arrives in Mali Losinj4 hours latermidday
*June to September only

How long is the ferry ride from Trieste to Mali Losinj? The journey usually lasts 4 hours (depending on the route). The current timetable includes just one daily morning departure up to 2 times per week.

Trieste to Mali Losinj Passenger Ferry

There is just one fast ferry serving the passenger ferry route from Trieste to Mali Losinj. Run by the Italian ferry company Liberty Lines, the expected journey time of about 4 hours. This ferry does not take cars. They take just foot passengers, luggage, bikes, and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Trieste is @ 8:30 am on Mondays and Fridays, from June to September.

Ticket Prices

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

Trieste to Mali Losinj (one-way, adult single ticket)
Deck (Foot) Passengersfrom €35 euros (from €53 euros adult return)
Bicyclesfrom €3 euros
Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)Free*
* conditions apply, small pets only

Boarding passenger ferry

Make sure you arrive at the Molo 4 ferry terminal in Trieste 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 may get a boarding card (or just show your emailed ticket) and after that, proceed to passport control. Once on board, leave your larger luggage in provided racks and take your seat in the lounge.

Latest ferry from Trieste to Mali Losinj

The latest ferry to reach Mali Losinj from Trieste is at 8:30 am on Monday & Friday.

Notes (Important to know)

  • How to get from Trieste to Mali LosinjYou can get there by passenger fast ferry or alternatively, by bus to Rijeka and fast ferry to Mali Losinj.
  • There are no car ferries serving this route.
  • Bicycles are not traveling for free but it is very cheap to carry bikes on this route
  • No Pets surcharges
  • Return tickets are cheaper than two one-way options (check above)
  • It is advisable to book your ticket in advance for July & August departures
  • In case of bad weather and cancellation: If your ferry was canceled due to bad weather, you will be offered an alternative departure date.
  • see what to wear on the ferry

Onboard Facilities, Food & Drink & Luggage on Board

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, in the lounge.

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 Trieste to Mali Losinj

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 you place on the ferry. 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 Molo 4 ferry terminal in Trieste.

Trieste to Mali Losinj Car Ferry

Currently, there are no car ferry crossings from Trieste to Mali Losinj. Your alternative is to drive to Brestova (Istria), cross by car ferry to Porozina (Cres island), and drive from there to Losinj island and Mali Losinj (complete map). The total driving time is about 3.5 hours (approx distance 190 km). On your way, you will cross the Italian, Slovenian, and Croatian borders.

Trieste Ferry Terminal

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

Mali Losinj Ferry Terminal

The Mali Losinj ferry terminal where the ferry from Trieste arrives is located in the center of the town’s deep bay, and a short walk from the bus station. Address: Ulica Lošinjskih brodograditelja, 51550 Mali Losinj, Losinj Island, Croatia; GPS: 44.53801, 14.46422 (map)

Journey Map

Here is a map that shows the ferry crossing:


Here is a video of the fast ferry by Liberty Lines:

Further travels by ferry

Once you arrive in Mali Losinj, you can get on the ferry to the local islands using Pula to Zadar ferry that also stops in Losinj to get further south by other ferries to SplitHvar, or to Dubrovnik.


Which ferry companies sail on Trieste to Mali Losinj crossing?

This ferry route is currently operated by Liberty Lines

How long does the Trieste – Mali Losinj crossing take?

The travel time of this ferry route is around 4 hours. Add extra time for check-in and boarding/border crossing procedures. How long in advance you need to be present is written on your ticket or on the ferry operator’s website.

How often does the Trieste – Mali Losinj ferry sail?

You can usually take this ferry twice a week, once per day, depending on the season.

What is the distance between Trieste to Mali Losinj?

The distance between Trieste & Mali Losinj is approximately 118 miles or 190 km.