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There are 2 ways to get from Ancona to Zadar by car ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Car ferry  •  9h

  1. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Zadar 51

$13 - $18

1 alternative option

Bus  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona, Ancona to Bologna, Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Zagreb 537 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb to Zadar 927 / ...

$58 - $209

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Zadar is to car ferry which costs 12€ - 16€ and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Zadar is to car ferry which costs 12€ - 16€ and takes 9h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ancona to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Ancona, Ancona and arriving at Zadar via Bologna, Bologna and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Ancona and arriving at Zadar. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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The distance between Ancona and Zadar is 151 km.

The best way to get from Ancona to Zadar without a car is to car ferry which takes 9h and costs 12€ - 16€.

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The car ferry from Ancona to Zadar takes 9h including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Ancona to Zadar bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ancona, Ancona station.

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Ancona to Zadar bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zadar station.

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 94.5 miles
  • Duration: 9h

What companies run services between Ancona, Italy and Zadar, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Ancona to Zadar via Bologna, Bologna and Zagreb in around 16h 10m.

Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona, Ancona to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Ancona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Bologna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Bologna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$156
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
atpsi.hr
Puntamica Line d.d.o.
Phone
+385 (23) 315 331
Email
info@puntamika-line.hr
Website
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Zadar Zob
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
globtour.com
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Crnja Tours
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
Rome2rio's guide to Jadrolinija
Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Ancona to Zadar
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$13 - $18

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