Traveling from Volos to Skopelos by ferry
Currently, there is no direct ferry connection between Athens and Skopelos. However, you can get easily by car to Volos or Mantoudi in Euboea and catch a ferry from their ports to the Sporades. Keep reading in order to find all available information on how to reach Skopelos from Athens.
Ferry schedules from Volos to Skopelos*
Is there a ferry from Athens to Skopelos?
Even though there isn’t a direct ferry route to Skopelos from Athens, you can get there from the ports of Volos or Mantoudi in Euboea, during the whole year. Ferries from both ports travel to 2 ports in Skopelos: Chora and Glossa. During the whole year, you can find around 10 weekly crossings in total during the summer. The route is usually serviced by 3 ferry companies: Aegean Flying Dolphins, Blue Star Ferries and Anes Ferries.
How to get to the port of Volos from Athens?
Volos is located in central Greece, around 320km from Athens and its port is located near the city center. You can reach the city of Volos by car or intercity buses (KTEL). The trip from Athens to Volos takes around 3.5 hours.
How to get to the port of Mantoudi from Athens?
The port of Mantoudi is in Euboea, at a distance of 140km from Athens. You can reach Mantoudi by car or bus in approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
How long is the ferry ride from Athens to Skopelos?
The Volos to Skopelos ferry duration ranges from approximately 2 to 4 hours, depending on ferry company, vessel type and port of arrival. For instance, the port of Glossa is closer to Volos. On the other hand, the trip from Mantoudi to the port of Glossa in Skopelos takes around 1.5 hours.
Is there a high-speed ferry to Skopelos?
Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Volos and Mantoudi to Skopelos. The fastest ferry to Skopelos makes the trip in approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.
How much is the ferry from Athens to Skopelos?
The Volos - Skopelos ferry price ranges from approximately €20.5 to €41. The same goes for the Mantoudi - Skopelos crossing where the standard ticket costs €23. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, seat and vessel type, as well as vehicle selection. Take into account that you need some extra money for gas or for the intercity bus (KTEL) ticket from Athens to Volos or Mantoudi.
What’s the ferry schedule from Athens to Skopelos?
There are 1-3 daily ferry crossings from Volos to Skopelos during the summer. The earliest ferry usually departs from Volos at 07:45 and arrives in Skopelos at 11:00, while the latest scheduled trip to Skopelos from Volos is at 19:00, arriving at 21:40.
Regarding the Mantoudi - Skopelos ferry route, there is a daily ferry departure, usually between 15:00 and 17:00.
Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season. Find the latest information and check real-time data for ferries from Volos and Mantoudi to Skopelos on our fare search engine.
What’s the distance between Athens and Skopelos?
The total distance between Athens and Skopelos is around 420km.
Am I allowed to travel from Athens to Skopelos?
For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.
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Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens to Skopelos?
The Ferryhopper real-time fare search engine has itineraries, schedules and prices in order to book ferry tickets from Volos or Mantoudi to Skopelos. Check our Map of ferries to find all available ferry combinations to choose from regarding your trip from Athens to Skopelos.
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens to Skopelos
- Buses from Athens to Volos depart daily from Kifissos intercity bus station (KTEL Kifissou), around 6km from the city center.
- On the other hand, buses to Euboea depart also daily from intercity bus station Liosia, which is easily accessible by the subway.
- The port of Volos is located 15-20 minutes from the city bus and train stations. The port passenger terminal is within walking distance from the city center.
- The port of Mantoudi is located on the north side of Euboea and 60km from Chalkida.
- On Ferryhopper, you can discover island-hopping options from Skopelos to Skiathos and Alonissos.
- Find more information about Covid-19 ferry safety measures and learn how to stay safe during your trip to Skopelos.
- The port area in Volos gets quite busy and it may be challenging to find secure parking. Book parking at the port of Volos in advance to make sure you have a smooth trip.
- There are 2 main ports in Skopelos: Glossa and Chora. Ferries from Volos travel to both ports on the island, while ferries from Mantoudi travel to Glossa. Occasionally, depending on the weather conditions, ferries may travel the port of Agnontas as well.
- For more information about the trip from Athens to Skopelos, arrival ports and departure times, do not hesitate to contact the Ferryhopper Customer Support Team!
Ferry companies are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry from Volos or Mantoudi to Skopelos.
Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
High-speed ferries do not have cabins, but they have numbered seats. There are cabins and numbered seats on standard ferries for a more comfortable journey.