Ferry to Pirano

The passengers who are traveling by ferry to Pirano discover magical cultural attractions, enjoy sea waves & the most beautiful views from the top of Piran's wall!

Pirano is a town in southwestern Slovenia on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the three major towns of Slovenia. The town has much medieval architecture, with narrow streets and compact houses. Pirano is the administrative seat of the Municipality of Piran and one of Slovenia's major tourist attractions. Until the mid-20th century, Italian was the dominant language, but it was replaced by Slovene as demographics shifted. With the name of Piranòn the town of Piran is mentioned for the first time by the anonymous Ravennate in the seventh century.

While in Pirano, you can discover a town at the very end of the Piranese peninsula, adorned by timeless sensational romance. A deep-rooted tradition of salt panning merges with countless stories of the narrow town streets and the picturesque sights of the Slovenian Mediterranean.

Pirano is pedestrianized seaside town of barely 4,000 near Slovenia’s border with Italy—morning is a culturally diverse affair. The suburbs of Portorož and Santa Lucia (or Lucia) are other populous inhabited centers which have grown in more modern times. Since 1993 the city of Piran is twinned with the municipality of Aquileia (Udine) and with the municipality of Castel Goffredo (Mantua).

Piran is known to Italians, who make up a large proportion of the town’s tourist population, as Pirano—is officially bilingual, and a sense of ethnic admixture suffuses every aspect of local life.

Like most Adriatic coastal settlements, Piran spent most of its history has the ornate baroque architecture to match especially around marbled Tartini Square.

Pirano Port

The Pirano port is situated in a small bay with several piers and a large quay used by hydrofoils and speed boats. The distance between the center and the port is very convenient for the passengers of the Piran ferry to use all services like restaurants, bars, ATMs, shops and pharmacies. Visitors can easily rent a car, a motorbike or a bicycle from the offices near the port. The port area provides wide parking places for cars, campers and buses. A big choice of hotels and apartments is available for any tourist need.

Check below some useful information regarding the means of transport in Pirano:


Public bus transport is available in Pirano. The bus terminal is located about 0.51 km from the town center, which is only a 6-minute walk. Traveling by public buses in  Pirano is only possible with a valid ticket, which has to be purchased before entering the vehicle in one of the stores in the Municipality of Pirano. Also, there is a free bus to the town’s center and the shuttles operate roughly every 15 minutes. 


Car driving is restricted in town for non-residents. You may be able to enter the town for 15 to 30 minutes to drop off luggage. For more information ask your hotel provider. You can park in the Fornace car parking about 1km south of the center and walk or take a free shuttle bus into the center. Some hotels provide a free shuttle to or from car parking.


Taxi service is available in Piran.