Ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros
Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
The ferries that serve the route from Rafina to Paros are daily. In summer, you can find at least 3 crossings per day. The ferry companies that usually operate on this connection are Seajets, Fast Ferries and Golden 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 Athens (Rafina) - Paros crossing on Ferryhopper.
Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
Yes, traveling from Rafina to Paros is possible. Check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry traveling in Greece, and get ready for your trip!
What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
Normally, there are 3-4 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Rafina) to Paros during peak season. There are more frequent crossings from June to September.
The earliest ferry usually departs from Rafina at 07:15 and arrives in Paros at 10:40, while the latest scheduled trip to Paros from Rafina is at 21:15.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
The Athens (Rafina) - Paros ferry price ranges from €34 to €83. The final cost may vary depending on seasonality, discounts, offers, seat selection, vehicle selection, and the ferry company.
On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available offers for the ferry trip to Paros from Rafina. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.
For more info, have a look at our relevant blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals.
Traveling from Athens to Paros by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:
- 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 (Rafina) to Paros?
The Athens (Rafina) to Paros ferry duration ranges from approximately 3.5 hr to 6.5 hr. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions, as well as the intermediate stops of each itinerary.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
Yes, you can travel by high-speed ferry from Rafina to Paros. The fastest ferry to Paros makes the trip in about 3.5 hr.
What’s the distance between Athens (Rafina) and Paros?
The distance between the port of Rafina and Paros is 78 nautical miles (approximately 145 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Paros from Athens (Rafina)
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Athens (Rafina) to Paros:
- As the port of Rafina gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hr before boarding to avoid delays.
- There are ferries to Paros from 3 ports in Athens: Rafina, Piraeus and Lavrio.
- Summer ferry rides can be bumpy. There is nothing to worry about, but if you feel seasick you can ask the ferry crew for some aspirin or carry with you anti-nausea pills.
- Weather conditions might affect the time of departure. You can see any changes through our Ferryhopper App.
- Paros is a great starting point if you want to go island hopping in the Cyclades. Check out our Map of ferries and find ferry connections to nearby islands like Naxos, Milos, Mykonos, Santorini, and other stunning islands in the Aegean Sea.
Where to take the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros
You can catch the ferry to Paros from the port of Rafina in Athens. The port of Rafina is located approximately 33 km east of the city center of Athens and 26 km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. You can get to the port of Rafina by car, taxi and intercity bus from downtown Athens and the airport.
There is 1 terminal at the port of Rafina. The terminal is divided into 13 ramps for standard ferries and 2 ramps for high-speed vessels. You can easily access your departure gate on foot.
Can I travel on the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros with a car?
Yes, you can transfer your vehicle on some ferries from Athens (Rafina) to Paros.
Ferry companies 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 from Athens (Rafina) to Paros.
Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
Tip: Seajets, Fast Ferries and Golden Star Ferries have different baggage allowance policies. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
High-speed ferries do not have cabins but they have numbered seats. There are cabins on standard ferries for a more comfortable journey, but since the ferry ride from Rafina to Paros is quite short, many passengers book numbered seats for a more relaxed trip.
You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Paros from Rafina, depending on the company and type of vessel you’ve chosen. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
You can easily book Paros ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare companies, itineraries and prices, and book your ferry to Paros from Rafina quickly and conveniently.