Traveling from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Rhodes by ferry
There are 1 or 2 ferry crossings per day from Piraeus to Rhodes, all year round, with sailing durations ranging between 12 hours and 24 hours. Find all information regarding ticket prices or departure times and book your ferry tickets.
Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Rhodes*
Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Rhodes?
Usually, there is at least 1 ferry crossing per day from Piraeus to Rhodes throughout the whole year. However, this can change depending on the season and weather, so regularly check for updates and real-time data on our fare search engine. The Athens-Rhodes route is served by conventional ferries and the main ferry companies that run this connection are Blue Star Ferries and Aegeon Pelagos.
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Rhodes?
The duration of the ferry ride can be from 12.5 hours to 24 hours depending on the vessel and its itinerary.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Rhodes?
Unfortunately, at this moment there are no fast ferries serving the crossing Athens - Rhodes.
How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Rhodes?
The cost of a Piraeus - Rhodes ferry ticket varies between €20 and €150. The average price for a single passenger is €49 and the price can get higher or lower according to the itinerary as well as reductions, offers, seat type, or cabin selection.
What's the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Rhodes?
The Piraeus - Rhodes route is served by 1 or 2 ferry connections per day all year-round. The departure times vary depending on the season and ferry itinerary. In general, the earliest ferry to Rhodes is around 12.00. In addition, many ferries depart from Piraeus in the afternoon (around 18.00) or in the evening (around 23.00) as the trip is often overnight.
What's the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Rhodes?
The distance between the port of Piraeus and the port of Rhodes is 239 nautical miles (i.e 442 km).
Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Piraeus) to Rhodes?
Yes, travel within Greece is currently allowed. For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece visit our relevant FAQ section.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Rhodes?
On Ferryhopper you can check and compare updated ferry schedules, ticket price, and trip duration and book your ferry tickets to Rhodes online and at the best prices.
Sandy beach with crystal blue waters in Lindos, Rhodes
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Rhodes
- If you’re thinking about booking a cabin for the long trip to Rhodes, we recommend that you book your ferry tickets the soonest, as cabins sell out fast for trips during the peak season. You can make sure you have a comfortable journey by booking 3-4 months in advance.
- We recommend that you arrive at the port of Piraeus at least 1 hour before departure, as the port gets quite busy, particularly during the summer months. Make sure you allow for extra time if you’re traveling with a car to Rhodes.
- This ferry route is great if you want to transfer your vehicle to Rhodes. Indicatively, vehicle tickets can be around €30 for a motorbike and around €100 for a car.
- If you are looking for more information about holidays in Rhodes you can check our dedicated page.
- Rhodes has direct ferry connections to other beautiful Dodecanese islands, like Symi, Chalki and Nisyros. Find all the available island hopping options in the Dodecanese on our Map of ferries.
Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Rhodes
You can catch the ferry to Rhodes 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.
Ferries from Athens to Rhodes normally depart from Piraeus Port Gate E1. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.
Ferry companies in Greece 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 to Rhodes.
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 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
Most vessels traveling to Rhodes feature cabins with beds. Due to the long journey, we recommend that you book a cabin to enjoy the crossing in privacy and comfort.