Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Astypalea
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Piraeus to Astypalea?
Yes, there are usually 4-5 weekly ferry crossings from Piraeus to Astypalea all year round. The route is normally serviced by Blue Star Ferries.
Bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Piraeus - Astypalea route on Ferryhopper.
What’s the ferry schedule from Piraeus to Astypalea?
In the high-season, ferries usually depart from the port of Piraeus in Athens at 06:45 or 12:00, arriving in Astypalea at 16:25 or 20:25 respectively.
In the off-season, on the other hand, ferries depart from Piraeus at either 12:00 or 17:30, with estimated arrival in Astypalea at 20:10 or 04:25/05:35 respectively.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Astypalea?
Piraeus - Astypalea ferry tickets usually start at €44. The final ticket cost depends on available discounts and offers, seat or cabin type, as well as vehicle selection.
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Note that current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.
When traveling by ferry between Piraeus and Astypalea, you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. The ferry company offers discounts up to 50% to certain passenger categories, such as:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Students (Greek Public University and ISIC card holders)
- People with disabilities
- Island residents (holders of Unique Islander Number)
Note: infants and toddlers up to 4 years old usually travel free of charge.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Piraeus to Astypalea?
The Piraeus - Astypalea trip duration ranges from around 8 hr to 12 hr. Ferry time may vary depending on the ferry itinerary and the weather conditions.
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Is there a high-speed ferry from Piraeus to Astypalea?
No, there are no high-speed ferries traveling from Piraeus to Astypalea. The fastest ferry reaches the island in a bit over 8 hr.
What’s the distance between Piraeus and Astypalea?
The distance between the port of Piraeus in Athens and the port of Astypalea is 147 nautical miles (around 272 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Astypalea from Piraeus
Here are some tips and ideas for your ferry trip from Piraeus to Astypalea:
- Piraeus is the busiest port in Greece, especially during the summer months. Make sure to get there well in advance (1-1.5 hr before your departure).
- Astypalea is a beautiful island, famous for its butterfly shape, and has become one of the most popular Greek holiday destinations in recent years. If you wish to spend a few days in Astypalea, we suggest you book your stay in advance, as availability may be limited, especially in August.
- Astypalea is located right between the Cyclades and the Dodecanese island complexes, so it’s an ideal starting point for island hopping! Indicatively, from Astypalea you can easily travel by ferry to the islands of Nisyros, Kalymnos, Naxos, Donoussa, and many more. On our Map of ferries, you can find all ferry connections from Astypalea to easily organize and visualize your ferry adventure.
Where to take the ferry from Piraeus to Astypalea?
You can catch the ferry to Astypalea from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The port of Piraeus is located approximately 15 km south of the city center of Athens and 45 km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. You can get to the port of Piraeus by car, taxi, as well as public transport, including bus, metro and suburban railway.
Useful info: ferries to Astypalea usually depart from Gates Ε6 (passengers only) & Ε7 (passengers & vehicles). However, as the departure gate might change, we recommend checking your booking details and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.
Can I travel on the Piraeus - Astypalea ferry with a car?
Yes, you can board your vehicle on Blue Star Ferries vessels traveling to Astypalea from Piraeus, as they have car decks. Car tickets start at around €105 and motorcycle tickets at around €30.
Tip: we recommend booking your tickets well in advance, as car spaces are limited and run out fast.
On Blue Star Ferries vessels, you can carry luggage weighing up to 50 kg.
However, note that Greek ferry companies are usually quite flexible regarding luggage size and weight, and that there is normally no check-in procedure for luggage items.
There are cabins available on Blue Star Ferries vessels traveling to Astypalea from Piraeus. Alternatively, there are also airplane-type number seats.
On Piraeus - Astypalea ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge. Make sure to check the company’s pet policy before your trip and carry along all necessary pet health certificates, tickets and any supplies you may need.
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