Ticket Types and Discounts

What is this “Early Booking Offer” or “Special Offer”

Ferry companies sometimes drop their prices for specific events or suggest special offers. Of course, if any of the companies do this, we make sure it’s available on our site immediately. Remember though, if you book this kind of ticket, you probably won’t be able to cancel it and get a refund. Some companies allow you to change the date or open up the return to stay flexible, but you’ll usually have to pay the difference between the normal ticket price and the special offer you benefited from. Contact us for more information on this.

Can I book an open ticket?

Ferry companies do not allow the online purchase of open tickets. Yes, we also think they should, but until they do, all you can is call us at +30 2105236037. We are always very keen on providing special arrangements that would suit our customers' specific needs.

How do I get special discounts on ferry tickets?

Ferryhopper gives you access to all the discounts available on ferry connections operated in Greece. If you cannot find it on Ferryhopper, then it probably doesn’t exist. If you believe we might have missed a discount which you could qualify for, we would be delighted to check it for you. If you’re right, you’ll get a big thank you from us. Ferry companies provide discounts for infants, children, students and multi-child families.

Age Discounts
Each company has its own definition of infants and children. As a general rule, infants are considered between 0-5 years old and children between 5-10 years old

Student Discounts
On international routes, a discount is offered to all students of all Universities included ISIC cardholders. On routes within Greece, student discounts are provided for students of Greek Universities that have a valid student ID. Some companies (e.g. Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, Superfast Ferries, ANEK Lines, Saronic Ferries) also provide discounts for students holding an ISIC card. For updated info concerning the operators that collaborate with ISIC see here

Large Family Discounts
Large family discounts are available to holders of the official Greek state-issued “ΚΑΡΤΑ ΠΟΛΥΤΕΚΝΩΝ” cardholders.

Is a round-trip ticket cheaper than two singles?

Ferry companies all have their own policies, but most of them provide you with a discount if you book a round trip in one reservation. It can be quite valuable as they might give you up to 20% off compared to a single trip. It’s, therefore, a better idea to book full round trip tickets if you can.

If you are not sure when you want to come back, but you are keen on getting the best price, it’s a good idea to book the full journey early, and change your return ticket when you know more. See the change and cancellation section for more information on this.

Of course, it goes without saying that Ferryhopper will always provide you with the cheapest possible option available from the company you select. If they offer round-trip discounts, you’ll see the price of your ticket drop when you select the corresponding tickets and check the trip price.

What is the maximum number of passengers and vehicles that I can include in a single booking?

Ferryhopper allows you to book for up to 9 people travelling with up to 4 vehicles. We feel that’s quite a lot already. If you want to travel in a bigger party, you’re going to have to go through the reservation procedure multiple times.

Is there an option for an electronic ticket (e-ticket)?

Ferry companies, in general, have been slow at switching over to e-tickets but fortunately, some companies such as Hellenic Seaways, Golden Star Ferries, Aegean Speed Lines or Skyros Shipping Company have been leading the way. If you book tickets for the aforementioned companies, you will find listed in your confirmation e-mail the specifc links to the web check-in platforms of the ferry companies in order to get your boarding passes. In that case, you will only need to download your boarding card on your phone, or if you’re worried about battery issues, you can print it yourself and carry it with you.

 

For most of the other companies though, they still require the old-school “printed-on-special-paper” tickets. You can have these delivered to your door by our friendly courier service, or pick them up from our offices or from the departure port on the day you’re scheduled to leave.