Chora and port of Ios

Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Ios by ferry

There are around 8 weekly ferry crossings from Piraeus to Ios all year long, with ticket cost starting from €28. Read our ferry guide with the latest information for the Athens-Ios route.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Ios*

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

Usually, there are 7-8 weekly ferries from Athens to Ios throughout the whole year. The crossing is served by both conventional and high-speed vessels, while itineraries depend on the season and the weather. The ferry companies that mainly operate on this route are Blue Star Ferries, Zante Ferries, Seajets, and Golden Star Ferries. You can compare information and check real-time data on our fare search engine.

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

The Athens to Ios ferry time is usually 5 to 9 hours. The duration of the trip to Ios depends mainly on the type of vessel and the ferry company that serves this crossing. 

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

Yes, there are ferry companies that run the route Athens - Ios with fast ferries, all year long. The duration of the trip with the high-speed ferry to Ios is approximately 5 hours.  

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

The cost of a one-way ticket starts from around €28 and can be up to €130. The average Athens to Ios ferry price for a single passenger is €35 for conventional ferries and €55 for high-speed ferries, while prices can alter according to reductions, offers, seat type, or cabin selection.

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

In the summer months, there are 2 or 3 ferry crossings per day from Piraeus to Ios, and in the winter there are at least 7-8 sailings per week. The earliest departure to Ios is around 07.00, reaching its port around noon. The latest ferry departs from Piraeus around 17.30 in the afternoon and arrives at Ios at midnight. 

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

The distance between the port of Piraeus in Athens and the port of Ios is 108 nautical miles (i.e. 200 km). 

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

Yes, travel within Greece is currently allowed. For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.

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

On Ferryhopper you can find real-time ferry information for the crossing Piraeus - Ios and book ferry tickets online with no hidden costs. 

fishing at sunset in Ios

Fishing boats at the port of Ios during sunset

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

  • The port of Piraeus can be quite busy, especially in the summer. We recommend arriving at the port 90 min before your departure, particularly if you are traveling with a vehicle. 
  • The tickets for the crossing Piraeus - Ios can sell out fast during high-season. If you are planning to travel in this period, make sure to book your tickets well in advance. We also suggest that you book your accommodation as early as possible.
  • For more info on the island and holidays in Ios, please visit our relevant page. 
  • Travel by ferry from Ios to other islands of the Cyclades. Check our Map of Ferries and plan island hopping to Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos or Paros

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

You can catch the ferry to Ios 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 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 Ios normally depart from Piraeus Port Gates E6, E7, E9 and E10. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.

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 Ios.

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.


The trip to Ios isn’t very long, and many high-speed ferries don’t have cabins. For extra comfort during the journey, you can book a seat.

Daily ferries from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Ios