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Ferry from Brindisi to Patras

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Brindisi to Patras by ferry

There are a lot of ferry itineraries connecting Greece (Patras) to Italy (Brindisi) throughout the whole year. The distance between the two ports is approximately 542 km and the journey has an average duration of 17 hours and the ticket prices for passengers cost below 100€. You may find more info about the ferry from Brindisi to Patras in the tables listed below.

Ferry schedules from Brindisi to Patras*

Brindisi to Patras: Cost of the ferry transfer

Ferry tickets from Brindisi to Patras cost below 100€, for single foot passengers. Prices may vary amongst ferry operators, but on average do not fluctuate a lot. Concerning the transfer of vehicles, car and motorbike ferry tickets cost more than the normal single passenger ticket and the prices vary depending on the ferry operator and the season of the trip.

Should I book ferry tickets from Brindisi to Patras in advance? 

Indeed, you should consider booking your ferry tickets from Brindisi to Patras well in advance! The ferry crossing from Brindisi to Patras is one of the most popular ferry routes connecting Greece to Italy, and as result ferry tickets sell out quickly. Moreover, the "Early Booking Discount" that is usually an additional 20-30% discount is available up to February. As these tickets are usually quite expensive, getting this discount is also highly recommended! Overall, the most important thing if you really want to get from Italy to Greece is to be “on time”. Ferryhopper is here to help you find all the possible options; it is up to you to choose the perfect one and book it while there is still availability.

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Ferry routes from Brindisi to Patras: Discounts

Several different discounts apply on the ferry tickets for the routes from Brindisi to Patras:

  • Early Booking Discount: This is a seasonal discount that is opening in December and closing in February/March. Usually, a 20% discount is applied to the overall ticket price. Please note that tickets issued with this discount cannot be either canceled or refunded. You can find more information on the Early booking discount here.
  • International Student Discount: The holders of the International Student Card (ISIC) are eligible for discounted tickets at the same rate as Greek university students (20% discount on economy seats etc.). If you would like to use this discount, please select the related discount from the drop-down menu.
  • Return Tickets Discount: When issuing a return ticket, a discount is provided by the ferry operator (usually 20% or 30% on the return ticket) and it is automatically applied from Ferryhopper's ferry booking system.
  • Children Discount: Children tickets have special prices and can travel either free of charge or with a 50% discount. These discounts are automatically calculated during the pricing process. Take care, as this discount cannot be combined with other discounts e.g. Family Discount.
  • Family Discount: This discount applies to all ferry operators that serve the Italy - Greece route and it is automatically calculated when 3 or more ferry tickets are issued in the same booking. The pricing is performed according to the rules of each operator.
  • Automobile clubs e.g. ADAC: This offer includes 20-25% discount on vehicles of specific automobile & camping clubs & associations and the discount applies on the vehicle fare only. You are eligible for this discount if you are a member of clubs like ADAC, ANWB,  TCS, ÖAMTC etc. The discount is not cumulative with the family offer, deck/air seats offer, but you can combine it with the Early Booking Offer.

Brindisi to Patras: Distance

The distance between Brindisi and Patras is about 542 km or 293 nautical miles.

Tips for your trip from Brindisi to Patras

  • To travel from Italy to Greece, you will definitely need either your passport or your ID card (if your country is in the Schengen Area)
  • In such long journeys, it is advisable to travel with a cabin. In order to do so, you should book your tickets the earliest possible, as (3-4 months before the trip). Find all available cabins at 
  • The port of Patras is usually very crowded during the whole summer season, and multiple ferries can arrive/depart at the same time. Make sure to be there on time and ask the port authorities personnel for information regarding your ferry.
  • You can reach Athens from Patras either by the suburban railway or the bus. The cost is approximately € 20 and the duration of the journey is about 3 hours. You can take the train either from Athens International Airport or from the City center (Doukissis Plakentias Station). 
  • Ferry rides from Italy to Greece can become quite bumpy. There is absolutely nothing to worry about, rather than getting a bit seasick. If you do not feel well you can always ask the ferry crew for some aspirins
  • The port of Brindisi is also connected with the greek port of Igoumenitsa. More information on that ferry route you can find here.
  • You can also check other Italian ports that Greece is connected with, such as Ancona, Venice, and Bari.

Daily ferries from Brindisi to Patras