Boat and ferry timetables



Ferry lines to island Cres

You can get to island Cres by ferry in a few different ways. If you are travelling by car from the mainland, you can catch a ferry to the island from 2 ports:

  •   Valbiska on the island Krk (this line operates to port of Merag on island Cres)
  •   Brestova in Istria (this line operates to port of Porozina on island Cres)

Ferries ride daily frequently, and in summer months service is boosted. In case of big crowds ferries ride non-stop. There is no need to book (and no possibility to book anyway).Each ferry trip takes around 25 minutes on Valbiska-Merag line and about 15 minutes on Brestova-Porozina line. Prices are the same for both lines, and they vary with season. In high season it is about 20  one way for a conventional car and another 2.5  per person, including the driver. There are no return tickets, except for the same day return (which are not discounted anway). For the moment, you can pay by credit cards and maestro only at Valbiska-Merag line, you need to have cash at Brestova-Porozina line.

From Rijeka, there is about 50 minutes drive to Brestova and a bit more than 1 hour drive to Valbiska on island Krk. To get to Krk you need to cross the bridge (a 4  fee applies in direction towards Krk, free on the way back). Valbiska is a safer port, so in case of stronger winds, sometimes they close Brestova line. Once on the island, there is around 15 minutes drive to Cres town from Merag and about 35 minutes drive from Porozina.

On the following web links you can access a pdf version of the current timetables, depending on the season:

Ferry service Valbiska - Merag for 01.01.- 31.05.2012 and 01.10.-31.12.2012

Ferry service Valbiska - Merag for 01.06.-30.09.2012

Ferry service Brestova - Porozina for 01.01.- 31.05.2012 and 01.10.-31.12.2012

Ferry service Brestova - Porozina for 01.06.-30.09.2012


Fast catamaran line from Rijeka to island Cres

If you are not travelling by car, you can make it to Cres by a fast modern Catamaran which leaves daily from the port of Rijeka. The tickets are sold on the day at Jadrolinija office on the 'first-in-first-served' basis. You cannot book in advance and seats are limited. There isi a possibility to miss out. The price is very economic, around 5  one way.


Fast catamaran timetable for 01.01.- 31.05.2011 and 01.10.-31.12.2011

Fast catamaran timetable for 01.06.-30.09.2011


In addition to the lines above, in season you can also catch ferries from Zadar to Mali Losinj, as well as twice a week from Venice and Ancona to Zadar.

We advise to check the current timetables at the following links for the latest and most reliable information:

Jadrolinija Rijeka 
Blue Line International 
Venezia Lines
Lošinjska Plovidba



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