How to get to Mykonos: the complete guide

The absolute guide on how to get to Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek islands and is located in the Cyclades. Every year, travelers from all over the world choose it for fun and vivid summer vacations.

Make sure to check out our Mykonos travel guide for imaginative holiday ideas, including all the things to do and see on the island. But first, how do you travel to Mykonos? Reaching the island is easy, as there are many ferry routes and flights.

Ferry or Flight to Mykonos?

Getting to Mykonos is very simple, whether you are already in Greece or traveling from abroad. There are various domestic and international flights to Mykonos and, of course, you can reach the island by ferry. 

Even though the flight is shorter, traveling by ferry is surely more fun.

  • Ferry traveling is more comfortable and the best way to get in the mood for your holidays in the Mediterranean.
  • By taking the ferry to Mykonos, you can bring along your vehicle and explore every corner of the island on your own.
  • Traveling by ferry is far more environmentally friendly. Learn more about sustainable ferry travel on Ferryhopper.
  • Sea traveling is safer in the era of Covid-19, as you can sit on the open-air deck and practice social distancing with ease.

The Paradise beach of Mykonos

The heavenly Paradise beach in Mykonos

How to get to Mykonos from Athens

Getting from Athens to Mykonos is easy and convenient, as there are many ways of doing so. Firstly, you can catch a ferry from the ports of Piraeus and Rafina to the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos.

In addition, the Athens International Airport serves daily flights to Mykonos airport, which is only 3km from Chora. Continue reading and learn how to reach Mykonos from Athens.

Ferry from Athens to Mykonos

You can travel by boat from Athens to Mykonos via the ports of Piraeus and Rafina.

Piraeus - Mykonos: the main port of Athens is connected to the island all year long. In summer, particularly, you can find at least 3 daily Piraeus - Mykonos ferries, from early in the morning until late evening.

The ferry operators that serve this connection are Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, Fast Ferries and Seajets, with conventional and high-speed vessels. Traveling by ferry from Piraeus to Mykonos may last up to 5 hr, with a standard ferry ticket costing €32 to €50 on average.

Rafina - Mykonos: this is the easiest way to get to Mykonos by ferry, as there are at least 5 daily crossings in the summer. The ferry companies that usually serve this connection are Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries and Seajets, with conventional and high-speed vessels. The Rafina - Mykonos ferry trip lasts 2.5-4 hr, while the cost of a ferry ticket starts at €35 and can reach up to €59.

Tip: check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Greece as you plan your trip with Ferryhopper.

Flight from Athens to Mykonos

There are frequent direct flights to Mykonos from Athens International Airport all year long. The duration of the flight is around 50 min and the airport in Mykonos is an 8-min drive from Chora.

Note: keep in mind that you need to pre-book your plane tickets well in advance to find better prices. Furthermore, there is a strict luggage policy regarding the weight of your bags.

Getting from Santorini to Mykonos

The easiest way to get to Mykonos from Santorini is by ferry! There are about 4 daily ferry crossings from the port of Athinios to that of Tourlos, operated by the speedboats of 4 companies: Minoan Lines, Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, and Blue Star Ferries. The trip lasts 2-3 hr and the Santorini to Mykonos ferry ticket costs approximately €45 to €75.

 Extra tip: the WorldChampion Jet significantly reduces the duration of the ride to Mykonos! Check our article for more information and tips!

Note: there are no direct flights from Santorini to Mykonos. All flight routes have Athens as an intermediate stop.

White and blue kafeneio in Mykonos

A traditional kafeneio in Mykonos

How to get from Crete to Mykonos

In summer, you can easily sail to Mykonos from Crete via the port of Heraklion. There are 2 to 5 daily departures to the port of Tourlos, operated by Seajets, Minoan Lines, and Golden Star Ferries. The duration of the ride is 4-8 hr, depending on the vessel (conventional or high-speed). Finally, a standard Crete to Mykonos ferry ticket costs €60 to €90 and may vary based on discounts, offers and seat type.

Extra tip: get ready for an unforgettable island-hopping experience! You can combine Santorini, Mykonos and Crete in one go and enjoy your summer holidays to the fullest! Check our detailed guide about the ultimate Greek island-hopping tour!

Note: there are no direct flights from Crete to Mykonos. All flight routes have Athens as an intermediate stop.

How to get from Paros to Mykonos

You can catch a ferry from Paros to Mykonos in the high season (from April to October). There are 2-4 ferry departures per day from the port in Parikia, served by 5 companies: Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, Seajets, Blue Star Ferries and Fast Ferries. The duration of the ferry trip is 30 min to 1.5 hr. The price of a simple ferry ticket varies between €30 to €49, depending on the chosen itinerary and operator.

Note: keep in mind that there are no direct flights connecting the two islands. If you wish to fly to Mykonos from Paros, there are indirect routes to choose from.

How to get from Naxos to Mykonos

The easiest way to get to Mykonos from Naxos is by ferry. In summer, there are several ferry crossings running throughout the day. The operators that serve this itinerary are Golden Star Ferries, Seajets, Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines and Fast Ferries, with high-speed vessels. You need 35 min to 2 hr to travel from Naxos to Mykonos by ferry and the cost of a standard ferry ticket is about €29-60.

Note: there are no direct flights from Naxos to Mykonos. All flight routes have Athens as an intermediate stop.

Ferries at the Old Port of Mykonos

The Old Port of Mykonos

Getting to Mykonos from other islands

Island hopping to Mykonos is smooth sailing, thanks to Ferryhopper. On our interactive Map of ferries, you can find all islands near Mykonos such as Tinos, Syros and Andros, and plan your next trip like an expert!

You should also know that the Thessaloniki - Mykonos ferry route is an additional way of getting to the beautiful Cycladic island! Check our relevant guide and find more information on this itinerary

Traveling to Mykonos from abroad

So, how do you get to Mykonos from the UK, for example? The easiest way is, of course, by plane. There are numerous direct flights to Mykonos from Europe (the UK, Italy, Spain, France and more) usually running from May to October. 

Countries outside Europe, such as the US, Canada and Australia are not connected through direct flights. However, you can take a plane to Athens and then choose your optimal route to Mykonos.

Book ferry tickets to Mykonos

With Ferryhopper, you can find the best way to get by ferry to Mykonos from Santorini, as well as more islands and mainland Greece. On our fare search engine, you can check all ferry routes, schedules and companies. Compare prices and book ferry tickets to Mykonos online with ease!

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