Ancona, one of the largest Italian ports, was founded by the ancient Greeks who appreciated the convenience of the largest natural harbor on the Adriatic Sea. Ancona is located a little south of Rimini and is also a popular Mediterranean resort.
Ferry service from Ancona
There are many ferry connections from Ancona to the coastal countries of the Adriatic Sea: Greece (Igoumenitsa, Patras, Corfu), Albania (Durres), Croatia (Split).
This connection to Greece is particularly intense — up to 5 flights a day, the travel time takes about a day. Flights are operated by Minoan Lines, Superfast, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries. Some voyages call from Ancona consecutively to several Greek ports. The price of a ticket for an adult to Igoumenitsa or Patra starts from 70-75 euros for a deck seat, an airline seat will cost from 85 euros, a cabin seat from 120 euros, a car ferry from 80-100 euros. Companies compete with each other, offering passengers various types of discounts and benefits.
The Jadrolinija company ferries go to Croatia's Split twice a week, with a travel time of about 12 hours. A deck ticket for an adult costs from 49 euros, a plane seat — from 57 euros, a cabin seat — from 100 euros. Crossing the car will cost from 70 euros.
To Albanian Durres, AFadria Ferries flies every other day, travel time about 30 hours, adult ticket price starts at 69 euros, car ferrying will additionally cost from 100 euros.
Port of Ancona
Historically, the city of Ancona developed around the port, so there are many sights nearby: the Plebiscite Square, the archaeological museum, the Arch of Trojan. There are also many hotels of different classes, stores and restaurants. Next to the port is a small parking lot and a charging station for electric cars. A large parking lot north by the multi-level interchange at the entrance to the city from the airport.
The best way to get to the port is from the international airport of Ancona — it is only 20 km away. The station is 2 km from the port. The main highways from the North and South approach the port; the roads are properly signposted.
Although there are company offices in the port, shipowners recommend to book tickets in advance online, you can do it on our website.