Ferries from Italy to Greece 2022

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Is there a ferry from Italy to Greece? Sure thing!

Taking the ferry from Italy to Greece is one of the most popular ways to travel between the two Mediterranean countries. It is a favorite among passengers traveling from central and northern Europe to Italy by car and then crossing to Greece by ferry.

If you’re ready for the ferry trip of a lifetime, you can find the latest updates on the Italy - Greece ferry schedules for 2022 on Ferryhopper!

Check the latest ferry timetables between Italy and Greece, learn about ferry operators, ferry ticket discounts and offers, and plan your crossing in just a few clicks!

Boats and ferries at the port of Bari in Italy

Sunny day at the port of Bari in Italy

Italy - Greece ferry routes in 2022

Ferries from Italy to Greece operate year-round. There are regular crossings from the ports of eastern Italy to the west coast of Greece throughout the year, operated by 4 companies.

Ferries from Italy to Greece depart from Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi and travel to the Greek ports of Patras, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, and Kefalonia. From there, you can continue your trip to the Greek mainland or catch a ferry to more islands of the Ionian Sea with ease.

Ready to travel from Italy to Greece by ferry? On Ferryhopper, you can find useful information about ferry tickets, prices, offers, discounts, and types of seats. Keep reading to see how to get from Italy to Greece!

Note: keep in mind that ferry routes between Italy and Greece are quite popular and ferry tickets for these routes are usually sold out by spring. We recommend that you book your tickets well in advance. Let's go!

Ferries from Ancona to Igoumenitsa

You can easily travel from Italy to Greece by ferry, via the port of Ancona. Ancona is connected to the port Igoumenitsa, in Western Greece, with more than 15 weekly crossings

In 2022, ferry companies Minoan Lines and Anek-Superfast operate 1-2 daily crossings to Igoumenitsa. Ferries depart from Ancona around noon and late in the evening. 

The ferry ride from Ancona to Igoumenitsa takes 17-21 hours, covering a distance of 390 nautical miles. As for ticket prices, the cost for a standard economy ticket starts at €69.

Tip: due to the long ferry ride, we suggest that you book a bed cabin to travel and sleep with safety and comfort. 

Mountains over the port town of Igoumenitsa

Sunrise over the port of Igoumenitsa, Greece

Ferries from Ancona to Patras

Another way to travel by ferry from Italy to Greece is by getting from Ancona to the port of Patras. Patras is one of the biggest cities in Greece and it’s well connected with multiple Italian and Greek destinations. 

In 2022, you can find up to 2 ferry departures per day, early in the afternoon. The ferry companies that serve this connection are Minoan Lines (in cooperation with Grimaldi Lines) and Anek-Superfast. 

The ferry trip from Ancona to Patras lasts approximately 23 hours and covers a distance of 491 nautical miles. For that reason, we suggest that you book a bed cabin.

Finally, the price of ferry tickets starts at €69 per passenger and can be higher or lower depending on seat type, discounts and vehicle transportation. 

Ferries from Venice to Greece

Venice is one of the major Italian ports connecting the northeastern part of Italy with Greece. The port of Venice is connected to both Igoumenitsa and Patras with 4 weekly ferry crossings. Specifically, in 2022, Anek-Superfast serves the crossings with frequent departures to Greece, taking place around noon. 

The sailing from Venice to Igoumenitsa takes approximately 26 hours, covering a distance of 500 nautical miles. Regarding the trip from Venice to Patras, ferries take up to 32 hours (stopping at Igoumenitsa) and the distance is 692 nautical miles.

A standard Italy - Greece ferry ticket (via the port of Venice) costs around €90 depending on available discounts, port of arrival, seat, cabin selection, and vehicle type. 

Good to know: Minoan Lines used to operate ferry crossings from Venice to Western Greece in previous years. For any 2022 updates, keep visiting our page.

Anek-Superfast ferry at the port of Igoumenitsa in Greece

Anek-Superfast ferry at the port of Igoumenitsa, Western Greece

Ferries from Bari to Igoumenitsa

Bari is located in southern Italy and it is connected to the port of Igoumenitsa in Greece. In the summer of 2022, you can find around 11 weekly crossings from Bari to Igoumenitsa, served by ferry companies Anek - Superfast and Ventouris Ferries. Ferries to Igoumenitsa depart either late in the evening or at midnight from Bari. 

The distance between the two ports is 240 nautical miles and the duration of the ferry journey ranges from 10 to 11.5 hours, depending on the operator. 

Ferry tickets for this crossing cost around €45 - €60 per passenger. Keep in mind that vessels serving the Bari - Igoumenitsa ferry connection have amenities, such as bed cabins and car decks.

Tip: taking the overnight ferry from Italy to Greece is ideal if you want to arrive early in the morning and make the most of your day! 

Ferries from Bari to Patras

Anek - Superfast ferries operate on the trip Bari - Patras once daily in 2022. The ferry duration from Bari to Patras is 16.5 hours and the distance is 295 nautical miles

The cost of a single ferry ticket is around €54 and all vessels have bed cabins and car decks for vehicle transportation. 

The port of Patras as seen from the ferry deck

Ferry docked at the port of Patras, Greece

Ferries from Brindisi to Greece

The fastest way to travel by ferry from Italy to the Greek mainland is by taking a ferry from the port of Brindisi. Brindisi is the closest Italian port to Greece and it is connected to Igoumenitsa with 1 daily ferry route in the summer of 2022. The ferry company that serves these crossings this year is Grimaldi Lines. 

The distance between the 2 ports is 167 nautical miles and the ferry journey from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa is around 9 hours. As for ticket prices, the standard economy seat costs €45. However, prices can be higher or lower depending on offers, discounts, seat type or car deck reservation.

In the past, Grimaldi Lines also offered sailings from Brindisi to Patras. There were 1-2 weekly crossings between the 2 ports with a duration of 17 hours. Last time the crossing was available, standard economy ferry tickets cost €45 per passenger.

Ferries from Italy to the Ionian Islands

In 2022, you can travel directly to the Greek islands of Corfu and Kefalonia from Italy. There are 10 direct weekly crossings from Italian ports to Corfu during the summer months. As for Italy - Kefalonia ferry routes, there are some indirect routes to the port of Sami in Kefalonia during peak summer season.

Ferries from Ancona to Corfu are available 4 times a week by Minoan Lines and Anek-Superfast. The ferry trip duration ranges from 15 to 19.5 hours and tickets start at €60.

As for the Bari - Corfu ferry route, ferry companies Anek-Superfast and Ventouris Ferries offer 4 crossings per week in the summer of 2022. Tickets are around €45 and the journey duration is 8-10 hours, depending on the operator.

If you prefer to depart from the port of Brindisi, ferries to Corfu are available twice a week by Grimaldi Lines. Tickets for the Brindisi - Corfu route start at €30 and the duration of the sailing is just 8 hours.

As for the crossing to Kefalonia from Bari, available ferries are limited. The indirect route is only in operation during late July and August in 2022. Ferries depart from the port of Bari in Italy and stop at Corfu and Igoumenitsa before reaching the port of Sami in Kefalonia.

Which ferry companies offer Italy - Greece routes?

The ferry companies operating ferry routes between Italy and Greece in 2022 are:

All vessels traveling between Italy and Greece have car decks for vehicles, as well as cabins.

Good to know: ferry company European Seaways has not announced any Italy to Greece ferry routes for 2022.

How long is the ferry from Italy to Greece?

The ferry crossing duration from Italy to Greece ranges from 8 to 32 hours depending on the port of departure, the final destination and any intermediate stops.

The fastest ferry from Italy to Greece is from Brindisi to Corfu with a duration of 8 hours. As for ferries from Italy to the Greek mainland, the fastest ferry route is from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa and takes 9 hours.

What is the ferry price from Italy to Greece?

The lowest ferry price for crossings from Italy to Greece starts at €30 for an economy seat. Most ferries traveling to Western Greece from Italy are around €45.

The cost of ferry tickets from Italy to Greece ranges widely depending on discounts and offers such as an early booking option. Also, the total price of Italy - Greece ferry tickets differs depending on ferry operator, itinerary, vehicle transportation, and cabin selection.

Discover all Italy - Greece ferry deals below and book the cheapest ferry tickets!

Italy - Greece ferries: offers and discounts

There are various discounts and offers to travel from Italy to Greece by ferry. For early birds, there are early booking discounts and if you’re traveling with family, you can take advantage of the children discount or the family discount option. 

Here are the top 2022 Italy - Greece ferry discounts:

  • Early Booking Discount: this is a seasonal discount that normally runs from December until February/March. A 20-30% discount is usually applied to the overall ticket price. Please, note that tickets issued with this discount can be neither canceled nor refunded. You can find more information about it on our ferry discounts page.
  • International Student Discount: International Student Card (ISIC) holders are eligible for discount tickets at the same rate as Greek university students (20% discount on economy seats). If you want to use the discount, please select the related discount from the drop-down menu when booking.
  • Return Tickets Discount: when issuing a return ticket, a discount is provided by the ferry operator (usually 20% or 30% on the return ticket). This is automatically applied through Ferryhopper's ferry booking platform.
  • Children Discount: there are special prices for children, who travel either free of charge or with a 50% discount. These discounts are automatically applied during the booking process. Please, note that this discount cannot be combined with other discounts, such as the Family Discount.
  • Family Discount: this discount applies to all ferry operators that serve the Italy - Greece route and it is automatically applied when 3 or more ferry tickets are issued in the same booking. The discount rate varies depending on the ferry operator.
  • Discount for Automobile Clubs (e.g. ADAC): this is a 20-25% discount on vehicles of specific automobile or camping clubs and associations. You are eligible for this discount if you are a member of clubs like ADAC, ANWB, TCS, ÖAMTC, etc. Please, note that the discount applies exclusively on the vehicle fare and it cannot be combined with the Family Discount or other offers. You can still use it in combination with the Early Booking Discount!

If you have any questions about offers and discounts between Italy and Greece, don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Support Team!

Early booking discount by Minoan Lines

Minoan Lines offers a special 20% discount for all bookings made before 31 March 2022. The discount is valid for all Italy - Greece routes and it applies to trips taking place until the end of 2022.

This offer can also be combined with other standard discounts and there are no cancellation fees until 20 days before departure!

The number of early-booking tickets is limited and they usually sell out fast! Make sure you book as early as possible to get the cheapest ferry tickets!

Vehicles on the ferry car deck from Italy to Patras, Greece

Ferry with car deck at the port of Patras, Greece

Can I travel by ferry from Italy to Greece with a car or caravan?

Traveling by ferry between Italy and Greece is the perfect way to bring your car on the ferry. All vessels have car decks to transport your car or caravan between Italy and Greece, and explore every hidden gem! 

Ferry companies are frequently promoting offers and discounts for car transportation. This means that car deck availability can be low, especially during high season. We recommend that you book ferry and car deck tickets well in advance to avoid last-minute inconvenience.  

Τhere are also offers and discounts for passengers traveling with a caravan or campervan. These are the offers to bring your caravan or motorhome on the ferry from Italy to Greece: 

  • Camping on Board
  • All-Inclusive Camping

Both offers apply exclusively on the Adriatic routes (Italy - Greece). Your deck-and-camper or caravan ticket includes the following at no extra charge:

  • Car deck space for your motorhome, campervan or caravan
  • Access to showers, WCs, 220-volt power outlets and all public areas onboard, such as bars, restaurants, etc. 
  • Accommodation in your caravan or in cabin, depending on the ferry company’s policy
  • Discounts on meals and drinks served at the “à la carte” and self-service restaurants during the sailing

On Ferryhopper, you can book ferry tickets online for the ferry Italy - Greece, including car deck spaces for cars, campers and caravans.

If you want to take advantage of this special offer, please do not hesitate to contact us directly and we will help you find the ferry itinerary that suits you best! Our team will be happy to combine different offers and find the lowest prices for you and your traveling companions!

Good to know: if you’re traveling by ferry from Italy to Greece with a pet, you can either book a kennel or stay with your dog or cat in the campervan. Please, make sure to book a pet ticket, as well as bring your pet’s passport, vaccination certificates and all official documents. The same guidelines apply for the ferry from Greece to Italy.

Tip: here’s more information about transferring your car or camper from Italy to Greece by ferry.

Motorhome parked on the side of the road overlooking the Greek sea

Exploring the Greek coast with a campervan

Where to book ferry tickets from Italy to Greece

On our real-time ferry booking engine, you can find all available connections to travel from Italy to Greece by ferry! Check our ferry map to plan your trip, compare costs and schedules, and book the cheapest ferry tickets from Italy to Greece with no hidden fees.

Tip: make sure you know all about Covid-19 ferry measures for Italy - Greece ferries before your sail!

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