Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Symi run all year round with up to 4 weekly crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Symi

Athens (port of Piraeus) Symi Trip frequency: 4 days per week First trip: 14:00 Last trip: 19:00 Average duration: 16h 35m Price range: 78.50 € - 195.00 €
Symi Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: 4 days per week First trip: 01:55 Last trip: 19:45 Average duration: 16h 25m Price range: 63.50 € - 158.50 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

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

You can catch a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi year-round. There are 3-4 weekly crossings and the ferry company that usually operates this route is Blue Star Ferries.

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Piraeus - Symi crossing on Ferryhopper.

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

Usually, there are 3-4 weekly ferry crossings on the Piraeus - Symi route. 

The earliest ferry usually departs from Piraeus at 12:30 and arrives in Symi at 04:40, while the latest scheduled trip to Symi from Piraeus is around 15:00, arriving at 05:25.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

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

The cost of a single ferry ticket usually starts at €63.50. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, vehicle selection, or the ferry company.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Symi from Athens (Piraeus). Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi with lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry companies offer 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
  • ISIC card holders
  • 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 Symi?

The Piraeus to Symi ferry duration ranges from 14 hr to 17 hr. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi?

Normally, there are no high-speed ferries operating on this route. The fastest ferry to Symi makes the trip in approximately 14 hr.

What’s the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Symi?

The distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Symi is 220 nautical miles (around 407 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Symi from Athens (Piraeus)

Here are some useful travel tips for your trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi

  • As the port of Athens (Piraeus) gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hr before boarding to avoid delays.
  • There is a shuttle bus operated by the Piraeus Port Authority that offers free transport within the port.
  • Symi is located very close to the Turkish coast but also to the islands of Rhodes and Kos. Check out our Map of ferries to find more ferry connections from Symi.

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

You can take the ferry to Symi 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 Piraeus by car, taxi as well as public transport (bus, metro, suburban railway).

Ferries from Piraeus to Symi usually depart from gate E1. 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 Symi with a car?

Yes, you can transfer your vehicle on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi.

Ferry luggage

Blue Star Ferries is 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 Athens (Piraeus) to Symi.

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.


All ferries that serve the Piraeus - Symi route have cabins as well as numbered seats. If you are traveling at night, we recommend booking a cabin for a more comfortable trip to Symi.

Pet travel

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

Book ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi

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