Traveling from Paros to Athens (all ports) by ferry
The ferry route from Paros to Athens is available year-round with daily crossings. Ferry tickets for the Paros - Athens trip start at €25. Read our ferry guide with the latest information for this route.
Ferry schedules from Paros to Athens (all ports)*
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 serviced by the following ferry companies: Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries.
How long is the ferry ride from Paros to Athens?
The Paros to Athens ferry duration ranges from approximately 3 hr to 6 hr. 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 3 hr and connects Paros with the port of Piraeus.
How much is the ferry from Paros to Athens?
The Paros - Athens ferry price ranges from €25 to €110. The ticket cost 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 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, Rafina and Lavrio 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 Paros to Athens (Piraeus)
There are 4-5 daily ferry crossings from Paros to Athens (Piraeus) during peak season 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 01:30 and arrives in Piraeus at 05:40, while the latest scheduled trip to Athens (Piraeus) from Paros is usually at 23:45, arriving at 05:00.
Ferry from Paros to Athens (Lavrio)
Normally, there is 1 weekly ferry crossing from Paros to Athens (Lavrio) year-round. Ferries usually depart at 11:30 and arrive at the port of Lavrio in Athens around 16:00. There may be more weekly crossings during the summer.
Ferry from Paros to Athens (Rafina)
The route from Paros to Athens (Rafina) is seasonal and it’s in operation from June to September with 1-2 daily crossings. The earliest ferry departs from Paros at 08:30 and arrives in Rafina at 14:25, while the latest scheduled trip to Athens (Rafina) from Paros is usually around 23:00, arriving at 03:15..
Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season. Find the latest information and check real-time data for ferries from Paros to Athens on our fare search engine.
What’s the distance between Paros and Athens?
The average distance between Paros and the ports of Athens is 88 nautical miles (approximately 163km). The closest port of Athens to the island of Paros is Lavrio.
Am I allowed to travel from Paros 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 Paros to Athens?
You can easily book cheap Paros - Athens ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no extra fees. Find information about available routes on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare ferry companies and itineraries and book ferry tickets from Paros to Athens in just 4 clicks!
Good to know: ferry tracking is available for the Paros - Piraeus ferry route when traveling with the following vessels: Blue Star Delos, Santorini Palace, Blue Star Naxos, Ariadne, Blue Star Paros, Speedrunner 3, and Blue Star Patmos. This means you can locate your ferry live on the Ferryhopper App on the day of traveling!
Athens city view from the hill of Filopappou
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Paros to Athens
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Paros to Athens:
- 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 10km. Rafina is located 33km west of Athens and Lavrio is located 62km 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.
- 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 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 10km.
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 Paros 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.