Take the ferry from Bari to Corfu and enjoy a wonderful sailing from the famous Italian port to the cosmopolitan island of the Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean!
One of Italy's busiest ports all year round, not only for tourism but also for commercial purposes, is Bari. Due to its privileged position on the Adriatic Sea, it is one of the best options for those wishing to travel from Italy to Greece and the Balkans. It is divided into two ports, the New which serves passenger ships and ferries and the Old used by fishing and small boats. Bari, in the Apulia region, is an important industrial center with a picturesque old town and several historic attractions, churches and museums. On the west side of the Old Town you can visit the Castle which is now a museum with sculptures and art exhibitions. The Cathedral of San Nicola and the church of San Sabino are also worth visiting. Walk along the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and you will see the Margherita Theater, The Municipal Theater and the Fizzarotti Palace. At the top of the visitors' preferences is Teatro Petruzzelli, the largest in Bari and the fourth in Italy and has hosted international and Italian artists such as Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Luciano Pavarotti.
Upon arrival to Corfu you will be impressed by the beauties of the island, the stunning beaches and the elegant Venetian buildings. The famous Esplanade or Spianada square, between the old town and the old fortress is one of the most beautiful parts of Corfu.The well known Liston with numerous coffee shops and restaurants is a highlight. A visit to the Achilleion, the Neoclassical villa where the Empress Elisabeth of Austria lived during the summer season must be included in your plans . At a distance of 25 km from the town center you can find Paleokastritsa with sandy and pebble beaches and crystal clear waters and Angelokastro, a 13th century castle constructed on Corfu’s highest peak. Together with the Kassiopi and Gardiki castles served to defend the island from invaders. Another attraction not to be missed is the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George which nowadays is the Museum of Asian Art, founded in1928, with several works and antiquities from Pakistan, India, Thibet, Siam and other countries.
If with this brief description we have attracted your interest and curiosity to explore the beauties and learn the secrets that hide Βari and Corfu, all you have to do is to visit our website, check the available routes and make your reservation in advance.
Bari to Corfu ferry schedule
Bari to Corfu ferry schedule varies according to seasonality. The crossings are operated mainly from June to September by 2 shipping companies. During the winter period, there is the option to book a ferry from Bari to Igoumenitsa and from there there is a connection from Igoumenitsa to Corfu. Our website will give you all the information in real time about schedules and prices.
Bari to Corfu ferry time and distance
The Bari to Corfu ferry time for the direct crossings is between 9h to 11h depending on the ferry company and the ferry type. The distance is estimated to be 166 nautical miles or 307 km. If you are traveling to Corfu with a stopover in Igoumenitsa, you will need to take a local ferry, so the travel time will be longer according to the schedule of Igoumenitsa to Corfu departures. Have in mind that in Igoumenitsa you may have a waiting time for the next boat to Corfu.
Bari to Corfu ferry type
The Bari to Corfu ferries are conventional with all the facilities you need for a long trip. Comfortable numbered reclining seats, lounges with bars and cabins of all classes are available to book. The open deck of the ferry is ideal during the summer period or when the weather conditions allow it to stay on the outside areas during the crossing. You can travel with your car or camper under the condition that you will find availability in the garage.
Useful tips for your journey
- The ferry Bari - Corfu is very popular in summer. Have in mind to book your tickets in advance not only to find availability but also to take advantage of the discounts or the early booking offer (if any)
- Have a look at our web pages for Bari and Corfu in order to learn about the ways you can approach the port and the means of transport. Moreover you can find interesting information about the highlights of both places
- The port of Bari is one of the busiest in Italy, so it is recommended to be at the ferry terminal 2 hours before departure for check-in and embarkation