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

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Car ferry  •  6 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Zadar 51

$14 - $18

1 alternative option

Bus  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Bologna, Bologna 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Zadar N535

$48 - $81

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The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Zadar is to car ferry which costs 12€ - 16€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Zadar is to car ferry which costs 12€ - 16€ and takes 6 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ancona to Zadar. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Zadar via Bologna, Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Ancona and arriving at Zadar. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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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 6 h and costs 12€ - 16€.

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The car ferry from Ancona to Zadar takes 6 h including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Ancona to Zadar bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from 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: 6 h

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

You can take a bus from Ancona to Zadar via Bologna, Bologna in around 14 h 45 min.

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Zadar
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Passenger
$14 - $18

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