Venice to Porec Ferry route runs from May to September, sailing 2 to 6 times per week. The ferry crosses the North Adriatic Sea from Italy to Istria in Croatia. The journey lasts about 3 hours. The route is run by Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines (Kompas) ferry companies. This popular fast ferry crossing links Venice in Italy with Porec in Croatia. The alternative route is Trieste to Porec. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.
Schedules and timetables
|Departs Venice||2 to 6 times per week||late afternoon (16:30 or 17:00)|
|– Arrives in Porec||3 hours later||evening (20:00)|
How long is the ferry ride from Venice to Porec? The journey lasts 3 hours. The current timetable includes just one daily late afternoon departure up to 6 times per week.
Venice to Porec Passenger Ferry
There are two fast ferries serving the passenger ferry route from Venice to Porec. They are run by the Croatian ferry company Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines, with an expected journey time of about 3 hours. These ferries do not take cars. They take just foot passengers, luggage, bikes, and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Venice is @ 17:00 pm, from May to September.
How much does the Venice to Porec ferry cost? Here is a table with current ticket prices:
|Venice to Porec (one-way, adult single ticket)|
|Deck (Foot) Passengers||from €65 to €84 euros|
|Bicycles||€ 10 to € 15 per bike|
|Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)||Free*|
Boarding passenger ferry
Arrive at the San Basilio Passenger ferry terminal 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 if needed. At the boarding point, you will get a boarding card. Proceed to passport control. Once on board, leave your larger luggage in provided racks and proceed to the seating lounge.
Latest ferry from Venice to Porec
The latest ferry to reach Porec from Venice is at 5 pm.
Notes (Important to know)
- How to get from Venice to Porec? You can get there by passenger ferry or alternatively, a bus from Venice to Trieste, changing in Trieste for the bus to Porec. Another option is a flight from Venice to Pula (PUY) via Zagreb and from Pula, a bus to Porec.
- There are no car ferries serving this route.
- Bicycles are not traveling for free.
- Pets surcharge may apply (discretion of the ferry company)
- Return tickets are not 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.
- see also suggestions on what to wear on the ferry
Luggage on Board & Onboard Facilities
There are four ferries that serve this route: Prince of Venice (or Angela) owned by Adriatic Lines and San Frangisk (or San Pawl) owned by Venezia Lines. These are HSC ferries- high-speed catamarans, comfortable & air-conditioned (see video here). You are allowed at least one piece of luggage with the extra charge for additional luggage (about € 5 per bag). 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. None of the ferries has 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 Venice to Porec
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. Alternatively, on the day of travel, if any of the places are still available for the ferry crossing, you can buy a ticket at the boarding point in the San Basilio Passenger Terminal in Venice.
Venice to Porec Car Ferry
Currently, there are no car ferry routes from Venice to Porec. The alternative is to drive to Trieste and proceed along the Istrian peninsula (see details on this map). The total driving time is just under 3 hours (approx distance 246 km). On your way, you will cross the Italian, Slovenian, and Croatian borders.
Venice Ferry Terminal
The Venice ferry terminal from where the ferry to Porec departs is located in San Basilio Passenger Terminal, near the city center and very near the bus & train station. Bear in mind that Venice is a car-free city. Address: Venezia Terminal Passeggeri, San Basilio, Venezia, Italy (map)
Porec Ferry Terminal
The Porec ferry terminal where the ferry from Venice arrives is located on the town’s waterfront, about 7 minute walk from the town’s bus station. Address: Riva (Obala) Poreč, 52440 Parenzo – Poreč, Croatia; GPS: 45.22544, 13.59506 (map)
Here is a map that shows the ferry crossing:
This ferry route is currently operated by Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines (Kompas)
The shortest travel time of this ferry route is 3 hours. Add extra time for check-in, boarding & border-crossing procedures.
This ferry sails up to 6 times per week, once per day.
The shortest sea distance between Venice and Porec is 100 km (54 nautical miles) approximately.
Further travels by ferry
Upon arrival in Porec, get a bus to Pula to get on the ferry to the Kvarner and Dalmatian islands by Pula to Zadar ferry. For further travel see these articles >> Pula to Split, to Hvar, or to Dubrovnik.