Bar-Bari-Bar ferry

The Bar-Bari-Bar ferry is closed in 2024.

There are only two international ferry lines, both of which link Montenegro to Italy: Bar-Bari-Bar and Bar-Ancona-Bar. Bar-Bari-Bar is the popular one. Both lines are operated by Montenegro Lines shipping company. The company owns two ferries: Sveti Stefan and Sveti Stefan II. Both are from the Yugoslavia era so are not modern. However they are maintained in a good condition even today.

To visit Italy on a regular trip, you need to book tickets for yourselves and a space for your car and do not forget about a Schengen visa.

The ferries are not as comfortable as cruise ships, but their passenger compartments are similar. Both ferries have several decks (Sveti Stefan II has nine). Car hangars are located at the lower decks; above them are restaurants, cafes, bars and duty free shops. Passengers reside in cabin suites of different classes, sit at comfortable airplane-like seats or long benches that are found all around the ferry. During the high season, many people even bring sleeping mats and lie on the floor.

For your information, these ships were evacuating Europeans from Libya on February 28, 2011.

Regular Ferries

When the ferry is open, tickets can be booked online.

Having acquired the tickets, please arrive to the ferry no later than 2 hours prior to the departure. You will see a queue of cars at the pier. When you exit the queue, by the ferry terminal you will meet the Montenegrin customs officer who will verify and stamp the papers. Then comes the ticket check and finally you can get on the ferry. Take everything you need during the trip with you before leaving the car and moving to the passenger facilities. As a rule, car hangars are locked during the trip.

Note that the top deck of the car hangar is filled first. It has no roof and is immediately adjacent to the exhaust pipes. To avoid these emissions do not try to be the first to enter the ferry, so you will be able to park on the lower decks…

After you arrive in Italy, you will need to go through the Italian customs office. The officer will confirm your papers and the Schengen visa. If everything is OK and you have your entry stamp, you are free to explore the wonders of Italy on your own.

The whole ferry trip between Bar and Bari takes 9 hours. The ferry travels about 200 kilometers between Montenegro and Italy.

Bar-Bari ferry price (departing from Montenegro)

The Bar-Bari-Bar ferry is closed in 2024.

Bari to Bar ferry timetable

The Bar-Bari-Bar ferry is closed.

Bar-Ancona-Bar ferry schedule

The Bar-Ancona-Bar ferry is closed.

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    Dear sir.

    It,s possible to take the 3 dogs at the ferry from Bari to Bar.

    Thanks in advance

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    Is there a ferry Bar to Bari on June 13??

    Price for luxury cabin two person window and WC

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    dear sir
    i would like to know how much are the costs of the ship transfer (return ticket) from Bar Montenegro to Bari Italy for four persons (parents and two children) and a minivan. Sometimes in May. Obviously we wish to sleep over in the ship so it has to be a night ride. Are there any other costs that need to be paid?
    Thanks in advance