Trieste to Porec Ferry

Trieste to Porec Ferry is a seasonal ferry route operating from June to September and sailing 4 times per week. The ferry crosses a distance of 65 km /35 nautical miles from the Gulf of Trieste, north Adriatic to the coast of the Istrian peninsula. The journey lasts 1 hour & 10 minutes. The route is run by Liberty Lines, the Italian ferry company. This foot-passenger fast ferry crossing links Trieste in Italy with Porec, a charming town in Istria. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.

Liberty Lines fast ferry hydrofoil
(see the return trip from Porec to Trieste)

Schedules and timetables

Ferry RouteTime*Frequency
Departs Trieste4 times per weekmorning & late afternoon
– Arrives in Porec1 hour 10 minutes later**morning & early evening

*June to September only; **depending on route

How long is the ferry ride from Trieste to Porec? The journey usually lasts 1 hour 10 minutes to up to 2 hours (depending on the route). The current timetable includes morning & afternoon departures up to 4 times per week.

Trieste to Porec Passenger Ferry

There is just one fast ferry serving the passenger ferry route from Trieste to Porec. Run by the Italian ferry company Liberty Lines, the shortest journey time of about 70 minutes. This ferry does not take cars. They take just foot passengers, luggage, bikes, and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Trieste is @ 17:30 on Wednesdays, from June to September.

Ticket Prices

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

Trieste to Porec (one-way, adult single ticket)
Deck (Foot) Passengersfrom €16 euros (from €25 euros adult return)
Bicyclesfrom €3 euros
Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)Free*
* conditions apply, small pets only

Boarding passenger ferry

Board the ferry 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 Porec

The latest ferry to reach Porec from Trieste is at 17:30 on Wednesdays.

Notes (Important)

  • How to get from Trieste to Porec? You can get there by passenger fast ferry or alternatively, by bus. It is a 90 km distance and the bus ride takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • 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 also details of what to wear on the ferry

Onboard Facilities, Luggage & Food & Drink

High-speed hydrofoils or catamarans that sail on this route are 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 Porec

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 Porec Car Ferry

At the present, there are no car ferries crossing on this route. Your alternative is to drive. The driving time is about 1 hour 15 minutes (approx distance 90 km). On your way, you will cross the Italian and Croatian border.

Trieste Ferry Terminal

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

Porec Ferry Terminal

The Porec ferry terminal where the ferry from Trieste arrives is located on the town’s waterfront and a 7 minutes walk from the main bus station. Address: Riva (Obala) Poreč, 52440 Parenzo – Poreč, Croatia; GPS: 45.225446, 13.595062 (location map)

Journey Map

Here is a map that shows the ferry crossing:

Further travels by ferry

Once you arrive in Porec, you can get from here on the ferry to Venice and from there further down a cost by ferry to Greece (CorfuIgoumenitsa & Patras).


Which ferry companies sail on Trieste to Porec crossing?

This ferry route is currently operated by Liberty Lines

How long does the Trieste – Porec crossing take?

The shortest travel time of this ferry route is 1 hour and 10 minutes. 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 – Porec ferry sail?

You can usually take this ferry 4 times per week, once per day.

What is the distance between Trieste to Porec?

The shortest distance across the sea between Trieste & Porec is approximately 35 nautical miles or 65 km.