Traveling from Mykonos to Athens (all ports) by ferry
There are frequent ferry crossings from Mykonos to Athens during the whole year. Specifically, you can get from Mykonos to both the port of Piraeus and the port of Rafina. Ferry tickets normally range from €29 to €60. Read our guide with all useful information for this ferry route.
Ferry schedules from Mykonos to Athens (all ports)*
Is there a ferry from Mykonos to Athens?
You can catch a ferry from Mykonos to Athens all year long. There are up to 6-8 daily ferry crossings to the port of Rafina and around 2-3 daily ferry routes to Piraeus, especially during the summer months. The ferry companies that usually operate the sailings from Mykonos to the ports of Athens are Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, Blue Star Ferries and Fast Ferries.
How long is the ferry ride from Mykonos to Athens?
The Mykonos to Athens ferry duration ranges from 2 hours 45 minutes to 5.5 hours, depending on weather conditions, itinerary, the type of vessel and the port of arrival.
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 approximately 2.5 hr and connects Mykonos with the port of Rafina.
How much is the ferry from Mykonos to Athens?
The cost of a standard ferry ticket for the Mykonos - Athens crossing ranges from €29 to €60 per passenger. The ticket price can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, seat and vessel type, destination port, as well as vehicle selection.
What’s the ferry schedule from Mykonos to Athens?
You can travel by ferry from Mykonos to Athens during the whole year. There are frequent year-long ferry routes from Mykonos to the port of Rafina and additional ones to the port of Piraeus in Athens. During the summer season, there are more crossings and ferry companies operating on the route. Find more details about the different routes below.
Ferry from Mykonos to Athens (Piraeus)
There are 1-2 daily ferry crossings from Mykonos to the port of Piraeus during the whole year. The earliest ferry usually departs from the port of Tourlos in Mykonos at 14:15 and arrives in Piraeus at 17:00 if you are catching the speedboat, or at 19:45 with the conventional ferry. The latest scheduled trip to Athens (Piraeus) from Mykonos is usually at 15:00, reaching the mainland at 20:30.
Ferry from Mykonos to Athens (Rafina)
The route from Mykonos to the port of Rafina is the most frequent one, as the two ports are close to each other. There are over 6 daily crossings in the summer and around 2 during the low season. The earliest ferry usually departs from Mykonos at 11:20, while the latest scheduled trip to Athens (Rafina) from Mykonos is usually around 18:30, arriving at 20:30.
What’s the distance between Mykonos and Athens?
The average distance between Mykonos and the city of Athens is roughly 80 nautical miles (150km).
Am I allowed to travel from Mykonos to Athens?
For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Mykonos to Athens?
You can check all available ferry routes from Mykonos to Athens on Ferryhopper. Find all useful travel information, compare ferry companies and schedules and book ferry tickets from Mykonos to Athens at the best prices!
Good to know: ferry tracking is available for the Mykonos - Piraeus ferry route when traveling with the following vessels: WorldChampion Jet, Diagoras, Blue Star Chios, Blue Star Paros, Blue Star Mykonos, Santorini Palace, Thunder, and Hellenic Highspeed. This means you can locate your ferry live on the Ferryhopper App on the day of traveling!
Colourful cafe in the neighborhood of Plaka in Athens
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Mykonos to Athens
- Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands and in the summer it can be quite busy. We suggest that you get to the port at least 1 hour before your ferry’s departure in order to avoid big crowds.
- The port of Piraeus is the closest to the city center of Athens. The distance between Piraeus Port and downtown Athens is 10km. Rafina is located 33km west of Athens.
- On Ferryhopper, you can discover island-hopping options from Mykonos to many Greek islands. Check our Map of ferries and travel from Mykonos to Tinos, Andros, Syros or Santorini.
- Find more information about Covid-19 ferry safety measures and learn how to stay safe during your trip to Athens.
- For more information about the trip to Athens and departure times, do not hesitate to contact the Ferryhopper Customer Support Team!
Where to take the ferry from Mykonos to Athens
Mykonos has 2 ports: the new one in Tourlos and the old one. The new port is the one that serves the ferry connection between Mykonos and other Greek destinations. The port (Troulos) is located only 2.5km from Chora, 4km from Mykonos airport and is easily accessible by local buses or taxis. You can find more information on the ports of Mykonos on our relevant blog post.
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 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 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
High-speed ferries do not have cabins, but they have numbered seats. There are cabins and numbered seats on standard ferries for a more comfortable trip.