Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Lesbos (Mytilene)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries from Athens (Piraeus port) to Lesbos (Mytilene) are available all year round, with up to 2 crossings a day. Find updated info, compare ferry schedules and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Lesbos (Mytilene)

Athens (port of Piraeus) Lesbos (Mytilene) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 10:00 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 12h 20m Price range: 43.00 € - 156.00 €
Lesbos (Mytilene) Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:00 Last trip: 19:00 Average duration: 12h 12m Price range: 43.00 € - 156.00 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Lesbos (Mytilene)?

Usually, there is at least 1 daily crossing from the port of Piraeus to the port of Mytilene in Lesbos. In the summer, due to increased demand, one more crossing might be added. 

The ferry company that operates this route is Blue Star Ferries.

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

There are around 7 weekly ferry crossings from Piraeus to Lesbos. The earliest ferry usually departs at 10:00 and arrives at around 22:40. The last scheduled trip is at 23:59, reaching the port of Mytilene at around 12:00 the next day.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables may change. Therefore, make sure to check your travel time before your trip. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

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

The price of a single ferry ticket from Piraeus to Mytilini usually starts at €43. The final ticket price depends on available discounts and offers, seat or cabin type, and vehicle selection.


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

Current offers will be automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Athens to Mytilene with lower-cost ferry tickets. Some indicative passenger categories that are entitled to discount up to 50% are:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Students (Greek Public Universities and ISIC card holders)
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

Note: infants and toddlers up to 4 years travel for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Lesbos (Mytilene)?

The ferry-crossing duration from Piraeus to Lesbos ranges from around 11.5 to 18 hr, depending mainly on the vessel and weather conditions.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens to Lesbos?

For the time being, there are only conventional ferries serving the Athens - Lesbos route.

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

The port of Mytilene in Lesbos is located about 155 nautical miles (287 km) from the port of Piraeus. 

Ferry Trip Tips

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

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Mytilene:

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Piraeus at least 1 hr before boarding, as the port gets quite busy, particularly during the summer months. Make sure you allow for extra time if you’re traveling with a car to Lesbos.
  • Lesbos has 2 ports: Mytilene and Sigri. Sigri is also connected to the port of Piraeus, but only during the summer. Find more information about the ports, routes and holidays in Lesbos on our dedicated page.
  • From Lesbos you can visit other neighboring islands such as Lemnos, Samos, Chios, and Ikaria. Check our Map of Ferries, see all the connections from Lesbos and organize a Dodecanese island-hopping experience easily and quickly!

Where to take the ferry from Athens to Lesbos

You can catch the ferry to Lesbos 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 the port of Piraeus by car, taxi, as well as public transport (bus, metro and suburban railway).

Ferries from Athens to Lesbos normally depart from Piraeus Port Gate E2, which is a 25-min walk from the metro station. 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 to Lesbos with a car?

Yes, ferries traveling from Athens to Lesbos can carry vehicles.

Ferry luggage

On Blue Star Ferries, each passenger is entitled to 1 piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 50 kg at no extra cost.


Ferries traveling to Mytilene from Piraeus normally have many types of cabins. As the trip is a bit long and cabins usually sell out fast, we recommend booking well in advance.

Alternatively, you can book airplane-type numbered seats to travel in comfort.

Pet travel

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

Book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Lesbos (Mytilene)

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