Cheap Ferry to Ancona Port

Ancona Port in Italy one of the busiest passenger and freight shipping facilities in the Mediterranean and more than 1.5 million passengers use the port every year. Ancona Port’s convenient location makes this one of the principle gateways between Greece and Europe. There are six ferry companies that provide regular crossings to and from Ajaccio ferry port.

Ancona s linked to many major Italian cities by road. The A1 and A14 motorways are the major motorways in the country, providing excellent links to Milan and Bologna. By car from the north or south follow the Ancona signs, once there take the ‘Ancona Centro’ (town centre) exit and the port is clearly signposted. Access from the bus and train stations in Ancona is very good with frequent services. The passenger terminal is only a five minute walk from the port railway station.

The Port of Ancona has reasonable facilities for passengers that include a seating area, toilets and a small cafe for snacks and drinks. During 2009 facilities are being upgraded by the Ancona Port authorities due to increasing passenger numbers. The passenger terminal is accessible by wheelchair and has disabled toilets.

Ferry operators providing service from Ancona Port are: Anek Lines with services to Corfu, Igoumenitsa and Patras; Blue Line with services to Split; Minoan Lines with services to Patras; Montenegro Lines with services to Bar; SNAV with services to Spalato and Zara; and Superfast Ferries with services to Igoumenitsa and Patras.

All ferry companies have fleets of ships with modern facilities that ensure passengers have a comfortable journey. Standard amenities on the ferries include shops, restaurants, bars and self-service cafeterias. Cabins are generally available in a various sizes and equipped with showers. Some ferries boast swimming pools and cinemas.

The European Union has rated Ancona as a port of great international importance and ferry links to Greece, Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, and Turkey make this a busy facility. The town is a pleasant place to stay and there is a good selection of reasonably priced hotels near the port.

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