Venice to Rovinj Ferry
Venice to Rovinj Ferry is a seasonal ferry route (running from May to September) and sailing 5 to 7 times per week. The ferry crosses the Adriatic Sea from Italy to Croatia. The journey lasts just over 2.5 hours. The route is run by Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines (Kompas) ferry companies. This popular fast ferry crossing links Venice in Italy with Rovinj in Croatia. The alternative crossing is Venice to Porec. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.
Schedules and timetables
|Departs Venice||5 to 7 times per week||mid-afternoon|
|– Arrives in Rovinj||2.5 – 3.5 hours later||evening|
How long is the ferry ride from Venice to Rovinj? The journey lasts 2.5 – 3.5 hours. The current timetable includes just one daily afternoon departure up to 7 times per week.
Venice to Rovinj Passenger Ferry
There are two fast ferries serving the passenger ferry route from Venice to Rovinj. They are run by the Croatian ferry company Venezia Lines and Adriatic Lines, with an expected journey time between 2.5 and 3.5 hours. These ferries do not take cars. They take just foot passengers, luggage, bikes, and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Venice is @ 5:15 pm, from May to September.
How much does the Venice to Rovinj ferry cost? Here is a table with current ticket prices:
|Venice to Rovinj (one-way, adult single ticket)|
|Deck (Foot) Passengers||from €82 euros|
|Bicycles||€ 10 to € 15 per bike|
|Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)||Free*|
Boarding passenger ferry
Get to 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. 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 Venice to Rovinj
The latest ferry to reach Rovinj from Venice is at 5:15 pm.
Notes (Important to know)
- How to get from Venice to Rovinj? You can get there by passenger ferry or alternatively, a bus from Venice to Trieste, changing in Trieste for the bus to Rovinj. Another option is a flight to Pula (PUY) via Zagreb and a bus to Rovinj.
- 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.
- Wear on ferry suitable clothing and footwear
Luggage on Board, Food & Drink, 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. They are HSC ferries- high-speed catamarans, comfortable & air-conditioned. You are allowed at least one piece of luggage with the extra charge for additional luggage (from € 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 Rovinj
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 Rovinj Car Ferry
At the present, there are no car ferry routes from Venice 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 3 hours (approx distance 267 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 Rovinj departs is located in San Basilio Passenger Terminal, near the city center and its landmarks as well as to the bus & train station. Venice is a car-free city, plan your journey carefully. Address: Venezia Terminal Passeggeri, Venezia, Italy (map)
Rovinj Ferry Terminal
The Rovinj ferry terminal where the ferry from Venice arrives is located in Rovinj, Riva at the waterfront, next to the Rovinj old town and 5 minute walk to the bus station. Address: Rovinj Riva (Seafront), Obala Pina Budicina, 52210 Rovinj, Croatia (ferry terminal & bus station map)
Here is a map that shows the ferry crossing from Venice to Rovinj:
Here is a video of the fast ferry Prince of Venice by Adriatic Lines, in Rovinj:
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 by Pula to Zadar ferry, and further south to Split or to Hvar, and to Dubrovnik.