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Traveling from Rhodes to Athens by ferry

In the crossing between Rhodes and Athens (Piraeus) there is at least one ferry departing every day. The trip usually takes from 15 to 19 hours and the time of the departures variates a lot, you can find departures at 16:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00 it only depends according to the day of the week. At the high season, you can find two options of departure at Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s not usual to find departures from Rhodes to Athens (Piraeus) at Saturdays of low seasons or Thursdays of high seasons. Mostly of the arrivals are made at the Port of Piraeus at Athens.  An average ticket price goes from € 20.00-€ 51.00, but as this is usually an overnight and long trip, you should consider the option of booking Bed Cabins, the price of the Bed Cabins goes from € 78.00-€ 135.00 (according to the ferry company and the type of the cabin - if it’s a single cabin, two-bed, three-bed or four-bed).

Ferry schedules from Rhodes to Athens*

What is the trip duration from Rhodes to Athens? 

Rhodes is about 609 km from Athens (port of Piraeus) and usually the ferry trips last from 15 to 19 hours. 

Why should I take a Bed Cabin at a ferry trip?

  1. You avoid feeling nausea
  2. You don’t feel how long the journey is taking
  3. You have your own quite space and you can work or have time to organise you next travel plans
  4. Spending a night at a ferry trip might be saving you money from staying at a hotel
  5. When you arrive at destination you would be already rested and it will be morning, so you will be able to enjoy better your destination at the time you arrive.

The journey from Rhodes to Athens (Piraeus) is very long and most of the times an overnight trip, so booking a Bed Cabin is the most comfortable option for you. You can compare cabin prices and find available beds at

What ferry to choose at the Rhodes to Athens ferry trip?

As mostly of the journeys from Rhodes to Athens (Piraeus) are overnight trips, we suggest you book a ferry that has cabin beds as an option (like the ones from the company Blue Star Ferries). For this journey there are plenty of types of Bed Cabins, with different structures and with different values according to the company.

Tips for the ferry route from Rhodes to Athens

  • In such long journeys, it is advisable to travel with a cabin. In order to do so, you should book your tickets the earliest possible, as (3-4 months before the trip).
  • The port of Rhodes gets really crowded during high season. Make sure to arrive there at least one hour prior to your scheduled departure.
  • Ferry rides can become a bit bumpy during summer. There is absolutely nothing to be worry about, rather than getting a bit seasick. If you do not feel well, you can always ask the ferry crew for some aspirins.
  • Rhodes is also connected with Kos, Symi, Kalymnos and Leros on a daily basis during summer. 

Daily ferries from Rhodes to Athens