There are 4 ferry routes operating between Italy and Albania offering you combined total of 51 sailings per week. Grandi Navi Veloci operates 1 route, Bari to Durres which runs 12 times weekly. Adria Ferries operates 2 routes, Bari to Durres runs 12 times per week & Ancona to Durres about 6 times weekly. Ventouris Ferries operates 1 route, Bari to Durres which runs 8 times weekly. European Ferries operates 2 routes, Brindisi to Vlora runs 7 times per week & Brindisi to Saranda about 1 time weekly. A-Ships Management S.A operates 1 route, Brindisi to Vlora which runs 5 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Italy to Albania to get the most up to date information.
Italy is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Together with Greece, it is known as the birthplace of Western culture.
Full of high art and monuments, almost every small village in Italy offers a few interesting locations. From the Roman ruins, Byzantine cities and Renaissance masterpieces to cobblestone streets, beautiful churches and wide variety of stunning beaches, Italy is a place that provides rare experiences that can never be overrated.
Italy is the ideal departure country for those travelling by ferry with numerous amazing destinations, many of them domestic on offer. With so many miles of coastline and famous islands to choose from, the list of destinations is truly unrivalled. In terms of international travel, Italy is connected to almost all of the countries in the Adriatic Sea as well as featuring numerous links to Greece, Tunisia and Spain.
The short island crossings are usually made with small passenger vessels while the longer international journeys are operated by luxurious cruise ferries.
Albania is a small country in south-eastern Europe, approximately 72 km from Italy across the Strait of Otranto.
Having recently recuperated from a difficult communist regime, Albania has since become a highly desirable holiday spot thanks to its striking mountain scenery, fascinating archaeological sites and beautiful beaches.
The capital, Tirana is a vibrant city with brightly coloured buildings and picturesque plazas fringed by trees and mountains. One of the oldest cities in the country, Berat has recently joined the UNESCO World Heritage Site list for its Ottoman architecture and intact castle, so there’s plenty of appealing cultural sights.
The Albanian coastline stretches from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea, so the country is well accessible from both northern and southern Italian ports. There are numerous ferry companies offering overnight sailings, so it might be worth booking a more comfortable cabin.