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Split-Sibenik-Zadar Ferry Back After 120 Years

By ,   December 30, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

In 2019 will be inaugurated the cruiseferry service between the Dalmatian seaside resorts of Split and Zadar. Midway, the ferry route will call at the town of Sibenik and is due to start at the beginning of April. The new service is expected to run daily between Split and Zadar, with the ferry shuttle sailing back on the same route in the evening.

Ferry routes from Zadar and Split to Croatia's islands are extremely popular. However, the new route is one of the few that will operate from one to another coastal town without calling at the isles. It has been 120 years since the last regular domestic passenger transport route existed between the port cities.

Port of Zadar (Croatia)

Image: Port of Zadar (Croatia)

The new route provides locals, and holidaymakers who arrive by plane to the airports in Zadar and Split, an alternative and more picturesque way of travelling on to the destinations, whether that be a holiday close to Sibenik, a day trip from either city or a more exotic route to one of Tisno's music festivals.

The new fast-ferry connection will be run by Envira company, with the service initially scheduled to leave Split at 9 am, departing from Sibenik at 10:35 and arriving in port Zadar at 12:40 pm. The return boat is due to leave Zadar at 5:30 pm and from Sibenik at 7:35 pm, arriving in Split at 9:10 pm.