yellow bollard at Chios port

Ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Thessaloniki to Chios by ferry

Now, the seasonal ferry connection from Thessaloniki to the Aegean Islands is operating again! There is 1 weekly ferry crossing from Thessaloniki to Chios and ferry costs start at €36. Read our ferry guide with the latest information for this route.

Ferry schedules from Thessaloniki to Chios*

Is there a ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios?

At this moment, you can find 1 weekly ferry route that connects Thessaloniki to the island of Chios in the North Aegean. The ferry company that currently operates this crossing is Blue Star Ferries. 

Please note that the ferry connection between Thessaloniki and Chios is served seasonally and schedules may be changed or canceled. For this reason, always check our fare search engine to find up to date data for ferries and itineraries.

How long is the ferry ride from Thessaloniki to Chios?

The ferry ride from the city of Thessaloniki to the main port of Chios takes around 16.5 hours

Is there a high-speed ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios?

No, unfortunately, the crossing Thessaloniki - Chios is not served by fast ferries. 

How much is the ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios?

The cost of a standard deck ferry ticket for the route Thessaloniki to Chios is €36. The ticket price can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, seat type, cabin selection and vehicle transportation. 

What's the ferry schedule from Thessaloniki to Chios?

In 2021, for the periods from March 1st to June 6th and from September 6th to December 31st, you can find 1 weekly ferry itinerary from Thessaloniki to Chios, every Saturday. The ferry departs at 21:00 and reaches the main port of Chios around 10:00 the next morning.

What's the distance between Thessaloniki and Chios?

The distance between the ports of Thessaloniki and Chios is around 224 nautical miles (414km).

Am I allowed to travel from Thessaloniki to Chios?

Yes, travel within Greece is currently allowed. For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Thessaloniki to Chios?

Travel by ferry from the largest city of North Greece to the island of mastic with Ferryhopper. On our search engine, you will find all ferry crossings from Thessaloniki to Chios along with the respective schedules. Book online ferry tickets to Chios at no extra cost!

stone ruins of Chios castle

Stone castle ruins in Chios countryside

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Thessaloniki to Chios

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Thessaloniki at least 1.5 hours before departure, especially if you’re traveling with a car to Chios.
  • The port of Thessaloniki is located near the city center and reaching it in peak hours can take some time. If you go by car, you are advised to take into account the traffic jam that you may face.
  • The route Thessaloniki - Chios is a perfect way to transport your vehicle from Northern Greece to the Greek islands and explore every corner of them. Indicatively, vehicle tickets can be around €24 for a motorbike and around €118 for a car.
  • You can find more information and details regarding holidays in Chios on our relevant page.
  • Chios is close to other islands of the North Aegean, as well as the Turkish coast. Check our Map of Ferries to find all ferry connections between Chios and Samos or Lesbos to plan your island hopping experience ideally!

Where to take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios?

You can take the ferry to Chios from the port of Thessaloniki near the city center. The port is located approximately 16km from Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia” and 1km from the railway station. Getting to the port of Thessaloniki is very easy as there are frequent bus services and taxis. For those who want to reach the port by car, there is the port parking space 500m from the port gate.

Ferry Luggage

Ferry companies in Greece 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 to Chios.

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.

Cabins

The vessel Blue Star Chios has cabins with beds that provide a comfortable journey. Due to the overnight trip and the long ferry ride, we suggest that you book a cabin to have more privacy and sleep well.

Daily ferries from Thessaloniki to Chios