Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Ikaria usually run all year round, with up to 8 weekly crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules

Athens (port of Piraeus) Ikaria Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:15 Last trip: 14:00 Average duration: 6h 30m Price range: 46.00 € - 201.50 €
Ikaria Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 03:25 Last trip: 19:35 Average duration: 6h 22m Price range: 46.00 € - 194.50 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria?

The ferry route from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria is normally served all year round. In summer, you can find up to 8 crossings a week to both ports of Ikaria - Agios Kirykos and Evdilos. 

The ferry company that currently operates on this connection is Blue Star Ferries.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria?

The Piraeus - Ikaria ferry connection is served frequently with up to 2 daily sailings.

The ferry to Ikaria normally departs from Piraeus at 07:15 and reaches the port of Agios Kirykos or Evdilos around 14:05. Once a week (every Thursday), there are also crossings at 14:00, with estimated arrival at the port of Agios Kirykos at 20:05.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Athens (Piraeus) - Ikaria crossing on Ferryhopper.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria?

Piraeus - Ikaria ferry tickets start at €46. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat or cabin type.


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Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Athens to Ikaria with lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry company offers discounts 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 4 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 Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria?

The ferry trip from the port of Piraeus to Ikaria takes from 6 hr to 8 hr 15 min, depending on the port of arrival and vessel. 

Tip: worried that weather conditions may affect your time of departure? You can see any changes and track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens to Ikaria?

For the time being, there are only conventional ferries serving the Athens - Ikaria route.

What’s the distance between Athens and Ikaria?

The distance between the port of Piraeus in Athens and Ikaria is 124 nautical miles (230 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Ikaria from Athens

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria:

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Piraeus at least 1 hr before boarding, 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 Ikaria.
  • Ikaria has 2 ports: Agios Kirykos and Evdilos. Find more information about the ports, routes and holidays in Ikaria on our dedicated page.
  • From Ikaria you can visit other neighboring islands such as Chios, Lesvos, Samos, and Fournoi. Check our Map of Ferries, see all the connections from Ikaria and organize a Dodecanese island-hopping experience easily and quickly!

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria

You can catch the ferry to Ikaria 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 (bus, metro and suburban railway).

Ferries from Athens to Ikaria normally depart from Piraeus Port Gates E2, E9 and E10. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.

Can I travel on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria with a car?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle in the majority of the ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria.

Ferry Luggage

On Blue Star Ferries, each passenger is entitled to 1 piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 50 kg at no extra cost.


Ferries traveling to Ikaria from Piraeus normally have many types of cabins. As the trip is a bit long and cabins usually sell out fast, we recommend booking well in advance.

Alternatively, you can book airplane-type numbered seats to travel in comfort.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Ikaria from Athens. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

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