Traveling from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Chania (Crete) by ferry
There are 2 ferry crossings per day from Piraeus to Chania throughout the whole year, with tickets cost starting from 38€. Read our ferry guide with the latest information for this route.
Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Chania (Crete)*
Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?
There are at least 2 ferries per day by 2 ferry companies traveling from Piraeus to Chania. The ferry companies that usually operate on this route are Anek Lines and Minoan Lines. The route is covered primarily by conventional ferries while in high season there are also high-speed ferries operating on the line.
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?
The ferry trip duration ranges from 9 to 12 hours with a conventional ferry, and from 5 to 7 hours with a high-speed ferry (seasonal itinerary).
How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?
The cost of a one-way ferry ticket from Piraeus to Chania starts from around 38€. If you prefer to travel in a bed cabin, the prices start from around 55€ up to 130€, depending on the ferry company.
What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?
During the summer months, there are 2 or 3 ferry crossings per day on this route, usually an overnight ferry and 1 or 2 daily departures. During the winter, there are usually 1 or 2 sailings per day, mostly overnight. The earliest daily ferry departs around 10 am, while the latest ferry departure is normally either at 21.00 or at 22.00 in the evening.
What is the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Chania?
The distance between the port of Piraeus and the port of Chania (Souda) is 150 nautical miles (around 277 km).
Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?
Yes, traveling within Greek destinations is currently allowed. For more information on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece please visit our relevant FAQ section.
Where can I book ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?
Compare all ferry schedules from Piraeus to Chania on Ferryhopper, choose the itinerary that you want, and book ferry tickets online, with no hidden fees.
The Venetian harbor in the old town of Chania.
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania
- The ferries to Crete usually depart from gates E2 and E3 in Piraeus port. If you are unsure of the location of the gates have a look at our Piraeus port map for assistance.
- If you go to the port of Piraeus by public transport you might want to use the free bus service that operates across the port and stops at all gates.
- The port of Piraeus can get very crowded during the summer so make sure to arrive at least 1 hour in advance of your departure time.
- The port of Chania is located in Souda which is a 20min 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.
- If you wish to travel in a bed cabin, it is advisable to book your tickets as early as possible (i.e.3-4 months in advance) as they often sell out.
- We recommend that you book your return ticket in advance especially if you are traveling with a vehicle or a cabin. Check the Chania-Athens ferry route on our pages.
- On the Ferryhopper blog, you can often find seasonal offers for the Athens - Crete ferry connections, which can be added to the regular ferry discounts.
- Chania is a beautiful, all-year-round destination. Visit our dedicated page and find all you need to know for holidays in Chania.