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 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.
Am I allowed to travel from Mykonos to Athens?
Yes, you can travel from Mykonos to Athens by ferry at the moment. However, travel guidelines may change. So, make sure to check the latest updates on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece before your trip.
What’s the ferry schedule from Mykonos to Athens?
You can travel by ferry from Mykonos to Athens all year round. In the winter, 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 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 07:30, while the latest scheduled trip to Athens (Rafina) from Mykonos is usually around 22:30.
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 Tickets, Offers & Discounts
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.
On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Athens from Mykonos. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.
Traveling from Mykonos to Athens by ferry is easy, comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. 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 children up to 3 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 Mykonos to Athens?
The Mykonos to Athens ferry ride takes between 2 hr 45 minutes and 6 hr, 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.
What’s the distance between Mykonos and Athens?
The average distance between Mykonos and the city of Athens is roughly 80 nautical miles (150km).
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 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. Take a 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 2.5km 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.
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 to Athens from Mykonos do not have cabins, but they have numbered seats. There are cabins and numbered seats on standard ferries for a more comfortable trip.
You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Athens from Mykonos, depending on the company and type of vessel you’ve chosen. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Mykonos to Athens
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