Ferries to Corfu

Corfu lies close to the Greek mainland and its northern border with Albania and it’s on the main ferry route between Italy’s Adriatic coast and mainland Greece with daily sailings from Brindisi, Bari, Ancona, Trieste and Venice.

Ferries from Italy

Ferries from Italy often continue on from Corfu to the mainland ports of Igoumentisa and Patras with further connections to Kefalonia and Zante.

The Trieste, Ancona and Venice ferries are operated by ANEK Lines with two sailings weekly and a 14 hour crossing; the route from Brindisi is operated by Egnatia Seaways with four sailings weekly to Corfu and an eight hour crossing; from Bari it’s Ventouris Ferries with three sailings weekly and an eight hour crossing.

Foot passengers can get tickets at Italian ports but those who prefer a cabin or are taking a car are advised to book in advance, especially over the busy summer season.

Many people fly to Italy and then take the ferry. Car drivers to Italy should consider the motorway tolls and the special stickers needed when driving through Austria and Switzerland.

Ferries from Igoumenitsa

Daily ferries to and from the mainland port of Igoumenitsa run every 15 minutes in the summer from 6am to 10pm. An hourly service is operated by 2Way Ferries. There are two types of ferries: the open ferry is cheaper but takes longer at 105 minutes while the larger catamarans and hydrofoils take abut 60 minutes. From Igoumenitsa visitors can also sail to the small southern Corfu port at Lefkimi.

Ferries fom Patras

Daily ferry departures to Corfu are also available from the mainland Greek port of Patras but the journey time is seven to eight hours.

Ferry connection with Paxos

Four times a week, a hydrofoil ‘Ilida II’ leaves for the neighbouring island of Paxos, rising to daily in the summer months. Details of sailings are available here. The trip takes around one hour.

Kamelia Lines also operates a passenger ferry boat between Corfu and Gaios on Paxos throughout the year with a journey time of around 90 minutes.

ferries to corfu
Corfu ferries