Ferry from Mykonos to Athens (all ports)
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Mykonos to Athens?
You can catch a ferry from Mykonos to Athens all year long. There are usually up to 2-9 daily ferry crossings to the port of Rafina and 1-6 daily departures to Piraeus, depending on the season.
The ferry companies that usually operate the sailings from Mykonos to the ports of Athens are Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, and Fast Ferries.
What’s the ferry schedule from Mykonos to Athens?
You can travel by ferry from Mykonos to Athens all year round. In the winter months, there are frequent ferry routes from Mykonos to the port of Rafina and to the port of Piraeus in Athens.
During the summer season, there are more crossings and ferry companies operating on the route.
The route from Mykonos to the port of Rafina is served more frequently, as the 2 ports are closer to each other. There are 6-9 daily crossings in the summer and around 2 during the low season. The first ferry usually departs from Mykonos at 07:35 and reaches Athens at 12:10, while the last trip to Athens (Rafina) from Mykonos is usually scheduled around 17:45 and arrives at 20:20. On Fridays, however, the last ferry leaves at 23:00.
There are 1-2 daily crossings from Mykonos to the port of Piraeus all year round, and up to 6 daily crossings in the summer. The first ferry usually departs from the port of Tourlos in Mykonos at 11:40 and arrives in Piraeus at 14:35. On Sundays, there is also an early 05:40 ferry. The last trip to Athens (Piraeus) from Mykonos is usually scheduled at 20:45, reaching the mainland after 01:00.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Mykonos to Athens?
The cost of a standard ferry ticket for the Mykonos - Athens route ranges from €38 to €79 per passenger, depending on the type of vessel (conventional or high-speed).
The ticket price also depends on discounts, offers, seat type, destination port, as well as vehicle selection.
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Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Mykonos to Athens with lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry companies offer discounts of 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 toddlers up to 4-5 years travel for free. Keep in mind that available discounts may vary from one ferry operator to another.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Mykonos to Athens?
The Mykonos to Athens ferry ride takes between 2 hr 25 minutes and 5 hr 30 min, depending on the type of vessel, the weather conditions, and the port of arrival (Rafina or Piraeus).
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Is there a high-speed ferry from Mykonos to Athens?
Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Mykonos to Athens. The fastest ferry to Athens makes the trip in less than 2.5 hr and connects Mykonos with the port of Rafina.
What’s the distance between Mykonos and Athens?
The average distance between Mykonos and the city of Athens is roughly 80 nautical miles (150 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Mykonos to Athens
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip to Athens from Mykonos:
- Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands and its port can be quite busy in the summer. We suggest that you get to the port at least 1 hr before departure to avoid any delays and queues.
- The port of Piraeus is the closest to the city center of Athens. The distance between the port of Piraeus and downtown Athens is 10 km. Rafina is located 33 km west of Athens.
- On Ferryhopper, you can discover island-hopping options from Mykonos to many Greek islands. Use our Map of ferries to plan the perfect trip from Mykonos to Tinos, Andros, Syros or Santorini.
Where to take the ferry from Mykonos to Athens
Mykonos has 2 ports: the new port in Tourlos and the old one. The new port serves the ferry connection between Mykonos and other Greek destinations.
The port of Tourlos is located only 2.5 km from Chora, 4 km from Mykonos airport, and is easily accessible by local buses or taxi. You can find more information on the ports of Mykonos in our relevant blog post.
Can I travel on the Mykonos to Athens ferry with a car?
Yes, you can bring along your vehicle on all ferries traveling to Athens from Mykonos.
Make sure to book your tickets well in advance, as vehicle tickets sell out fast.
Ferry companies like Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Seajets, Fast Ferries and Minoan Lines 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 from Mykonos to Athens.
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.
There are cabins available on conventional vessels, as well as numbered seats. High-speed ferries traveling to Athens from Mykonos do not have cabins, but you can book airplane-type numbered seats to travel more comfortably.
You can travel with your pet to Athens from Mykonos free of charge. Bear in mind that each ferry company has its own pet policy.
Make sure to carry along the necessary health certificates, pet tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.
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