Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Chania operate all year long with up to 3 daily crossings during summer. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules

Athens (port of Piraeus) Chania (Crete) Trip frequency: 5 days per week First trip: 10:00 Last trip: 22:30 Average duration: 8h Price range: 44.00 € - 258.00 €
Chania (Crete) Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 10:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 7h 45m Price range: 45.00 € - 258.00 €

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

The ferries that serve the route from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania are daily. In summer, you can find up to 3 crossings per day. The ferry companies that usually operate on this connection are Anek Lines and Minoan Lines.

Please note 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. 

Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

Yes, traveling from Piraeus to Chania is possible. Check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry traveling in Greece and get ready for your trip!

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

The Piraeus - Chania ferry connection is frequent throughout the whole year with up to 3 daily sailings in the summer months.

The earliest ferry departs from Piraeus around 10.00, while the latest scheduled trip to Chania from Piraeus is at 22:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

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

The Piraeus - Chania ferry tickets range from €45 to €46. 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 on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

For more info, have a look at our relevant blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals.


Traveling from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.

Ferry route info

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

The Piraeus - Chania ferry duration is approximately 8 hr. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

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

Unfortunately, at this moment there are no fast 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 277km).

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 gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hour before boarding to avoid delays. 
  • Weather conditions might affect the time of departure. You can see any changes through our Ferryhopper App.
  • 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 pages for useful information about vacation in Chania.

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 15km south of the city center of Athens and 45km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. 

You can get to the port of Piraeus by car, taxi, as well as public transport, including bus, metro 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 on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania.

Ferry Luggage

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 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.


Most vessels traveling to Chania feature cabins with beds. We recommend that you book a cabin to enjoy the crossing in privacy and comfort.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania, depending on the company and type of vessel. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

Where can I book ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

You can easily book Chania ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Check out our Map of ferries to see all available ferry connections, compare companies, itineraries and prices, and book your ferry to Chania from Piraeus with just a few clicks.

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