Italy to Montenegro Ferry (Bari to Bar) - still dead?

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1. Posted by Treensbert (Respected Member 321 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Hi,

I'm looking into a trip I'll be taking this June going south down Italy, and just found that the Bari-Bar ferry (Italy to Montenegro) was discontinued in 2016. Is this for real? I'm trying to figure out if it is or isn't, because sometimes the Croatian sites can be off, or not up to date, so am not sure.

I'd need to get to Bar because there is a train going directly to Belgrade (end destination). So far, I could only find a possible route from Bari to Dubrovnik, and then a bus to Bar, train Bar-Belgrade...which is kinda tedious but better than rocking in a bus forever.

Anyone have any info on the Bari-Bar ferry route, or any recent experiences?

Thanks in advance!

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 6197 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

>just found that the Bari-Bar ferry (Italy to Montenegro) was discontinued in 2016. Is this for real?

If you look at the reliable, long-established sites such as directferries.co.uk you'll see there are no operators on that route.

The route was discontinued in 2016 and later taken over by Jadrolinija who discontinued it in 2020. At the moment it seems no ferry operator has taken over the route though it's probably worth waiting till the end of this month/end of March to see whether a timetable appears.

3. Posted by Treensbert (Respected Member 321 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Ach...that's really unfortunate. I was hoping I was missing something. :/ I'll look out if something doesn't change then, and if not, I guess I'll have to get creative.

Thank you for the quick reply!

Happy travels :)

4. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 6197 posts) 7w 1 Star this if you like it!

You're welcome.

Hope you find a route that works out ok. :-)