Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Chania (Crete) usually run all year round, with up to 7 weekly crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules

Athens (port of Piraeus) Chania (Crete) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 21:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 8h 15m Price range: 48.00 € - 360.00 €
Chania (Crete) Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 22:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 8h Price range: 48.00 € - 360.00 €
Ferry companies ANEK - SUPERFAST

Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

The ferry route from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania is normally served all year round. In early summer, you can find up to 7 crossings a week.

The ferry company that currently operates on this connection is Anek Superfast, sometimes in collaboration with Blue Star Ferries. Minoan Lines also used to operate on the route until recently.

Important info: for the time being, it seems that there are Piraeus - Chania ferry crossings available until June. For any updates on the route status, you can check this page again in the future.

What's the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

The Piraeus - Chania ferry connection is served frequently with up to 2 daily sailings.

The ferry to Chania normally departs from Piraeus at 21:00 and reaches Crete around 05:30. Occasionally, there are also crossings at 10:00 or 22:00.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Athens (Piraeus) - Chania crossing on Ferryhopper. 

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

Piraeus - Chania ferry tickets start at €48. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Chania from Athens (Piraeus). Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly.

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Traveling from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost tickets thanks to available discounts. Ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% for certain passenger categories, such as:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students (Greek public universities or ISIC card holders)
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free.

Ferry route info

How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

The Piraeus - Chania ferry duration is approximately 8-8.5 hr.

Tip: worried that weather conditions may affect your time of departure? You can see any changes and track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

For the time being, there only conventional ferries serving the Athens - Chania route.

What's the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Chania?

The distance between the port of Piraeus in Athens and Chania (Souda) is 150 nautical miles (around 277 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania: 

  • As the port of Piraeus can get quite busy, we highly recommend arriving at least 1 hour before boarding to avoid delays. 
  • The port of Chania is located in Souda, which is a 20-min drive from the center of Chania and the city airport. There are regular bus services and taxis for your transport from/to the port of Souda. 
  • Check out our destination page for the best tips about vacation in Chania.
  • For the latest information on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Greece, you can check our relevant post. Note that, for the time being, all restrictions have been lifted.

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania

You can catch the ferry to Chania from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The port of Piraeus is located approximately 15 km south of the city center of Athens and 45 km from the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. 

You can get to the port of Piraeus by car, taxi, as well as public transport, including metro, bus and suburban railway.

Ferries from Athens to Chania normally depart from Piraeus port Gates E2 and E3. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.

Can I travel on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania with a car?

Yes, you can transfer your vehicle from Athens to Chania on Anek Superfast and Blue Star Ferries vessels.

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies in Greece 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 to Chania.

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 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


Ferries traveling to Chania from Piraeus normally have many types of cabins. As the trip is a bit long and cabins usually sell out fast, we recommend booking well in advance.

Alternatively, you can book airplane-type numbered seats to travel in comfort.

Pet travel

On Piraeus - Chania (Crete) ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge. On Anek Superfast ferries, there are also special pet cabins available.

Bear in mind that each ferry company has its own pet policy. Moreover, make sure to carry along all necessary pet health certificates, tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.

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