Ferry from Paros to Athens (all ports)
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Paros to Athens?
You can catch a ferry from Paros to Athens throughout the year. There are at least 1-2 daily ferry crossings to 3 ports in Athens: Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio.
The route is normally operated by 5 ferry companies: Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, and Hellenic Seaways.
What’s the ferry schedule from Paros to Athens?
You can travel from Paros to Athens throughout the year. There are frequent ferry routes from Paros to the ports of Piraeus and Rafina in Athens. During the summer season, there are more crossings and ferry companies operating on the route.
Ferry from Paros to Athens (Piraeus)
During peak season, there are 6-7 daily ferry crossings from Paros to Athens (Piraeus) and 1-2 daily crossings year-round. Ferry schedules from Paros to Athens (Piraeus) are usually more frequent during July and August.
The earliest ferry departs from Paros at 10:45 and arrives in Piraeus at 14:45, while the latest scheduled trip to Athens (Piraeus) from Paros is around midnight.
Ferry from Paros to Athens (Rafina)
The route from Paros to Athens (Rafina) is seasonal and it’s in operation from May to October with 1-2 daily crossings.
The earliest ferry departs from Paros at 10:00 and arrives in Rafina at 14:00, while the latest scheduled trip to Athens (Rafina) from Paros is usually around 16:35, arriving at 20:20.
Ferry from Paros to Athens (Lavrio)
Normally, there is 1 weekly ferry crossing (on Wednesdays) from Paros to Athens (Lavrio). Ferries usually depart at 12:20 and arrive at the port of Lavrio in Athens around 16:20. Keep in mind that this crossing is seasonal.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Paros to Athens?
The Paros - Athens ferry price ranges from €34.90 to €71. The final ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, seat and vessel type, destination port, as well as vehicle selection.
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Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Paros 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 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 Paros to Athens?
The Paros to Athens ferry duration ranges from approximately 3 hr to 5 hr 15 min. The travel time varies depending on weather conditions, the type of vessel and the port of arrival.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Paros to Athens?
Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Paros to Athens. The fastest ferry to Athens makes the trip in approximately 2 hr 50 min and connects Paros with the port of Piraeus.
What’s the distance between Paros and Athens?
The average distance between Paros and the ports of Athens is 88 nautical miles (approximately 163 km). The closest port of Athens to the island of Paros is Lavrio.
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Paros to Athens
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip to Athens from Paros:
- The port of Parikia in Paros can get quite busy in the summer, so make sure to get there at least 60 min in advance.
- The port of Piraeus is the closest to the city center of Athens. The distance between Piraeus Port and downtown Athens is 10 km. Rafina is located 33 km west of Athens and Lavrio is located 62 km south of Athens city center.
- The Paros - Athens (Piraeus) route is normally the fastest way to get from Paros to Athens, while the crossing from Paros to Athens (Lavrio) is usually the most budget-friendly.
- On Ferryhopper, you can discover island-hopping options from Paros to more Greek destinations, such as Naxos, Santorini, Mykonos, and Antiparos.
Where to take the ferry from Paros to Athens
You can catch the ferry to Athens from the port of Parikia in Paros. The port is quite small, yet quite busy in the summer. There is 1 terminal for all ferries to Athens and the islands of the Aegean Sea.
The port of Parikia is located in the island capital, close to many restaurants, cafés and more traveler services. You can get to the port of Parikia on foot if you’re staying in the capital, or by taxi and bus from Naoussa, the airport and more major villages. The distance between Naoussa and the port of Parikia is 10 km.
Each company operating the ferry route to Athens from Paros has its own baggage allowance policy. Specifically:
- On Seajets ferries, passengers can bring single luggage weighing up to 50 kg.
- On Golden Star Ferries, there is no weight limit for luggage, but it needs to be placed in the specified luggage trunks.
- On Fast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways, passengers are entitled to carry onboard luggage up to 50 kg for free.
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.
You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Athens from Paros, 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.
Book cheap ferry tickets from Paros to Athens (all ports)
You can book cheap Athens ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper. Find up-to-date info about ferry schedules and prices on our Map of ferries, and compare companies on the ferry route from Paros to Athens (all ports).