Ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos (Glossa)
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos?
Yes, there are usually daily ferry crossings from Skiathos to Skopelos (Glossa port) all year round. The ferry route is operated by 4 ferry companies: Anes Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Aegean Flying Dolphins, and Magic Sea Ferries.
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time ferry schedules and ticket prices on Ferryhopper.
What’s the ferry schedule from Skiathos to Skopelos?
There is usually at least 1 daily daily ferry connecting the 2 Sporades islands all year round. During the high season there are 3-5 daily ferry crossings from Skiathos to Skopelos (Glossa).
The first ferry usually departs from the port of Skiathos around 10:40, arriving at the port of Glossa at 11:10. The last departure is usually scheduled at 19:30, arriving in Skopelos at 20:00. On some days, there is also an evening crossing at 20:00.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos (Glossa)?
The cost of a single ferry ticket starts at €8 and can go up to €14.50, depending on the type of vessel. The final ticket price also depends on discounts, offers, seat type, vehicle selection, and the ferry company.
On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for ferries to the Sporades. Take a look at available ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best deals, and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly.
Current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.
For more info, take a look at our relevant blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals.
Traveling from Skiathos to Skopelos (Glossa) by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. Ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% for the following passenger categories:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Students (Greek Public Universities and ISIC card holders)
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
- Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel free of charge. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary from one ferry company to another.
Ferry route info
How long is the ferry ride from Skiathos to Skopelos?
The ferry ride from Skiathos to the port of Glossa in Skopelos lasts from 15 min to 40 min depending on the type of vessel.
Tip: worried that weather conditions might 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 Skiathos to Skopelos?
Yes, during summer you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos. The fastest ferry takes about 15 min to reach Skopelos (Glossa).
What's the distance between Skiathos and Skopelos?
The distance from Skiathos to the port of Glossa in Skopelos is just 12 nautical miles (around 22 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Skiathos to Skopelos
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Skiathos to Skopelos (Glossa):
- We recommend that you arrive at the port of Skiathos at least 45 min prior to your ferry departure, especially if you travel with your vehicle.
- The Skiathos - Skopelos ferry route is perfect for planning a day trip from one island to another.
- Island hopping around Skopelos is a great idea! Check our Map of ferries to discover ferry connections from Skopelos to nearby islands, such as Alonissos, as well as to the city of Volos in mainland Greece.
- 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 anti-nausea pills with you.
- Find out about the magical green island on our Skopelos vacation guide.
- For the latest information on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Greece, you can check our relevant post. Note that, for the time being, all restrictions have been lifted.
Where to take the ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos?
You can catch a ferry to the nearby Skopelos from the port of Skiathos.
The port of Skiathos is located in Chora town and pretty close to its center. You can get to the port by car, taxi or even on foot. The airport of Skiathos is only 2 km from the port. Near the port, there is also a parking lot with limited parking space for ferry travelers.
Can I travel on the Skiathos - Skopelos ferry with a car?
Yes, you can travel with a vehicle on some of the ferries from Skiathos to Skopelos (Glossa).
More specifically, you can bring your car or motorcycle on conventional Seajets, Blue Star Ferries and Magic Sea Ferries vessels that have car decks, but not on Aegean Flying Dolphins high-speed vessels.
Ferry companies are usually quite flexible regarding 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 to Skopelos.
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 carry up to 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
The trip from Skiathos to Skopelos is quite short, so there are no cabins available on ferries serving this route. For extra comfort on board, you can book an airplane-type numbered seat.
On Skiathos - Skopelos ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge. Bear in mind that each ferry company has its own pet policy.
Make sure to carry along all necessary pet health certificates, tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.
Book cheap ferry tickets from Skiathos to Skopelos
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