Trieste to Rovinj Ferry

Trieste to Rovinj Ferry is a seasonal ferry route (running from June to September) and sailing 6 times per week. The ferry crosses the Gulf of Trieste and the Adriatic Sea from Italy to Croatia. The journey lasts just over 2 hours. The route is run by Liberty Lines ferry company. This popular fast ferry crossing links Trieste in Italy with Rovinj in Croatia. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.

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

Schedules and timetables

Ferry RouteTime*Frequency
Departs Trieste6 times per weekmorning & mid-afternoon
– Arrives in Rovinj1.5 – 2.5 hours latermorning & mid-afternoon
*June to September only

How long is the ferry ride from Trieste to Rovinj? The journey lasts 1.5-2.5 hours depending on the route. The current timetable includes just one daily morning or afternoon departure up to 6 times per week.

Trieste to Rovinj Passenger Ferry

There is just one fast ferry serving the passenger ferry route from Trieste to Rovinj. 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. They take just foot passengers, luggage, bikes and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Trieste is @ 5:00 pm on Thursdays, from June to September.

Ticket Prices

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

Trieste to Rovinj (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 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 will get a boarding card and after that, you will proceed to passport control. Once on board, leave your larger luggage in provided racks and proceed to the seating lounge.

Latest ferry from Trieste to Rovinj

The latest ferry to reach Rovinj from Trieste is at 5 pm on Thursdays.

Notes (Important to know)

  • How to get from Triste to Rovinj? You can get there by passenger fast ferry or alternatively, a bus from Trieste to Rovinj.
  • There are no car ferries serving this route.
  • Bicycles are not traveling for free but it is cheap to carry bikes on this route
  • 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 on ferry suitable clothing and footwear

Luggage on Board, Food & Drink, Onboard Facilities

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 Trieste to Rovinj

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 Rovinj Car Ferry

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

trieste, italy

Trieste Ferry Terminal

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

Rovinj Ferry Terminal

The Rovinj ferry terminal where the ferry from Trieste arrives is located in Rovinj, Riva at the waterfront, next to the Rovinj old town and a short walk to the bus stationAddress: Rovinj Riva (Seafront), Obala Pina Budicina, 52210 Rovinj, Croatia (ferry terminal & bus station map)

Journey Map

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


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

Further travels by ferry

Once you arrive in Rovinj, you can get a bus to Pula to get on the ferry to the local islands using Pula to Zadar ferry, and further south to Splitto Hvar, or to Dubrovnik.