Has anyone had experience with the Bari-Dubrovnik night ferry? My husband and I are scheduled in a few weeks to take the trip across the Adriatic and then a day ferry back to Bari.
The only two ferries I know is with Azzurra Line and Jadrolinija Line. Azzurra line does not run very often. Jadrolinija line at night only. If you have already done this please let me know how it went. We are set to do this in July. Thanks!
Katy and Nick Smargiassi, Auburn Washington
I took the Jadrolinija night ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik last September. Left at 10:00pm and arrived at 07:00am. Spent the first hour on rear deck bar chatting with other travelers, got a good night's sleep and had the buffet breakfast (included with cabin) before the ship docked. No experience with the day ferry, but let me know if you have any specific questions about the Jadrolinija ferry.
My huband and I took the Bari-Dubrovnik Jadrolinija night ferry last May and, like the previous poster, had a great experience. Just a few details:
If you're arriving in Bari by train, the dock is a 20-minute walk from the station through the old town. The tourist info kiosk outside the train station has maps and will draw out the route for you.
Do arrive a couple of hours early at the dock. We had to check in and get a boarding pass upstairs at the ferry building (like air travel). There is a loooong security line that everyone has to go through.
On board, the restaurant/bar area is the place to be before bedtime. Lots of cigarette smoke, but also lots of happy foreigners watching soccer together.
Our cabin was fine (we got an inside berth w/ WC). About like a train compartment. For such a large ship, the ride was a bit rockier than we expected. But if you can sleep on a train, you can sleep on a ferry.
The continental breakfast buffet was a nice addition. Get there early for selection or late to avoid crowds -- when we traveled, tour groups mobbed the buffet when it opened.
You arrive in Dubrovnik at the old port, which is a 15-minute bus ride from the old town. The bus stop is right outside, but you need exact change in kuna for the ride. There's an ATM at the harbor. Locals wait at the dock with pictures of rooms to rent.
Enjoy beautiful Dubrovnik and the ferry rides!
How much does the ferries cost per person or for two?
The website for Jadrolinija is:
It has a complete schedule and a table of prices.
I think we paid a total of 182 euros for two people in May 2008 for a 2-bunk inside berth with WC. Prices vary greatly based on the kind of accommodation you want.