Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Samos
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Samos?
There are several weekly ferry crossings from Piraeus to 2 ports in Samos - Vathi and Karlovasi. The ferry company that usually operates this route is Blue Star Ferries.
Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season. You can always check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Piraeus - Samos route on Ferryhopper.
What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Samos?
There are up to 2 daily ferry crossings from Piraeus to Samos. The earliest ferry usually departs from Piraeus at 07:15 and arrives at Karlovasi at 15:30, and at Vathi around 16:35. The last scheduled trip is at 18:00, reaching the port of Vathi at 02:55.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Samos?
A standard ferry ticket for the trip from Piraeus to Samos starts at around €60. The final cost of a ticket to Samos depends on discounts, offers, seat or cabin type, and vehicle selection.
On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available offers for the ferry to Samos from Athens. Find real-time information about ferry routes, compare prices and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly.
Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Athens to Samos with lower-cost ferry tickets. Some indicative passenger categories that are entitled to discounts up to 50% are:
- Students (Greek Public Universities)
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
Note: infants and toddlers up to 4 years travel for free.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Samos?
The ferry trip from the port of Piraeus to Samos takes from around 8.5 to 12 hr, depending on the port of arrival and vessel.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Samos?
For the time being, there are only conventional ferries serving the Athens - Samos route.
What’s the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Samos?
Samos is located 159 nautical miles (295 km) east of Piraeus.
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Samos from Athens (Piraeus)
You can find useful information about the trip from Piraeus to Samos below:
- 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 Samos.
- Samos has 3 ports: Karlovasi, Vathi and Pythagorion. Find more information about the ports, routes and holidays in Samos on our dedicated page.
- From Samos you can visit other neighboring islands such as Chios, Lesvos and Ikaria. Check our Map of Ferries, see all the connections from Samos and organize a Dodecanese island-hopping experience easily and quickly!
Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Samos
You can take the ferry to Samos 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 Samos 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 Samos with a car?
Yes, you can travel with a vehicle in all of the ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Samos.
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 Samos 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.
You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Samos from Athens. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.
Book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Samos
On Ferryhopper, you can book ferry tickets from Athens to Samos at the same prices as ferry companies. Check all the available ferry connections, compare schedules and fares, and book your ferry trip to Samos in no time!