Zadar to Pula Ferry

Zadar to Pula Ferry is a year-round route, that sails up to 5 times per week. The journey lasts for 4.5 hours. It’s run by Krilo – Kapetan Luka ferry company. This is a popular ferry route that connects the Zadar, North Dalmatian, and Kvarner islands with Pula in Istria. Here are the schedules, bookings, and ticket prices.

Schedules and timetables

Ferry RouteTime*Frequency
Departs Zadar5 times a weekmid-afternoon
– Arrives in Pula4.5 hour laterevening
Stopovers @ Islands
– Silba, Ilovik, Mali Losinj, Susak, Unije1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 & 3 hours laterafternoons only
(*for detailed schedules check croatiaferries.com)

How long is the ferry ride from Zadar to Pula? The usual timetable includes just one departure per day that lasts for 4.5 hours.

Passenger ferry from Zadar to Pula
Passenger ferry from Zadar to Pula

Zadar to Pula Passenger Ferry

There is just one ferry serving the passenger ferry route from Zadar to Pula. Run by Croatia ferry company, with a journey time of just under 5 hours. This ferry does not take cars, just passengers as well as bikes and pets. The last passenger ferry departure from Zadar is at 16:00 all year round.

Foot Passenger Ticket Prices – Catamaran

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

Zadar to Pula (one-way ticket)
Deck (Foot) Passengers€ 21 to € 26 euros, depending on the season
Bicycles€ 21-26
Pets (Dog, Cat, Bird)11 to 14 €

Boarding passenger ferry

If you are a foot passenger, arrive at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Have your travel documents ready for possible identification at the boarding point. Once on board, leave your luggage in provided racks and proceed to the seating lounge or deck.

Latest ferry from Zadar to Pula

The latest ferry to reach Pula from Zadar is at 4:30 pm.

Notes (Important to know)

  • How to get from Zadar to Pula? You can get there by ferry or alternatively, a bus or flight via Zagreb.
  • There are no car ferries between Zadar and Pula.
  • Bicycles are not traveling for free.
  • Pets surcharge is 50% of the passenger ticket.
  • Return tickets are not cheaper than two one-way options.
  • This is not a very busy route (except in summer) but it is still advisable to book your ticket in advance.
  • In case of bad weather and cancellation: If your ferry was canceled due to bad weather, it will sail the following day.
  • To enjoy your trip wear suitable clothing and footwear

Onboard Facilities, Luggage on Board, Food & Drink

The ferry that serves this route is Krilo Eclipse, a comfortable, air-conditioned catamaran. You are allowed one piece of luggage each up to 25 kg in weight. There is an extra charge for additional luggage (not always applied). The luggage bags are stacked up 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 bar on board selling various hot and cold drinks and some basic crisps and sandwiches. Toilets are located at the back of the vessel. There are also mobile and laptop charging sockets around the passenger lounge. This is a non-smoking ferry.

Where to get tickets for the Ferry from Zadar to Pula

Online booking is available for this ferry route, so if you know your dates, you can book it in advance. 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 during the high season. Alternatively, there are ticket offices in Zadar ferry port (passenger terminal Poluotok) where you can purchase tickets over the counter – more details here.

Zadar to Pula Car Ferry

Currently, there are no car ferry routes from Zadar to Pula. If you are driving, your alternative is to drive either by highway or along the coast. Both options are fine, it just depends on your preference which is the more scenic or faster route. Here is the directions map.

Zadar Ferry Terminal

The ferry terminal in Zadar from which all ferries to Pula are departing and arriving is located in Zadar Poluotok, at the waterfront of the city center.  Address: Liburnska obala, 23000, Zadar, Croatia  – see detailed info about Zadar (Poluotok) ferry port and passenger terminal

Pula Ferry Terminal

The ferry terminal in Pula from which all ferries to Zadar are departing and arriving is located in Pula, Riva at the waterfront of the city center.  Address: Pula Seafront, Ulica Svetog Petra, 52100, Pula, Croatia  – see detailed info about Pula ferry port and passenger terminal

Journey Map

Here is a map that shows ferry crossings between Zadar and Pula – with stopovers on islands Silba, Ilovik, Mali Losinj, Susak, Unije

The options to travel further by ferry are from Croatia to Greece or to Italy by Pula to Venice ferry. This route is also used as the first leg of travel for Pula to Dubrovnik ferry options. Check also the island hopping in Croatia article