Ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Syros

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There are indirect ferries from the port of Rafina to the island of Syros. Find all ferry connections on Ferryhopper, choose the itinerary and intermediate stop that suits you best, and plan your ferry trip to Syros with ease.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Rafina) to Syros

Is there a ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Syros?

As there are no direct Rafina - Syros ferries, an intermediate stop in another Cycladic island such as Mykonos or Tinos is required, where you’ll have to switch ferries.

The ferry connections are usually served by the following companies: Golden Star Ferries, Seajets, Fast Ferries, and Blue Star Ferries.

Tip: to better organize multi-stop trips and track your ferry in real time, make sure to download the Ferryhopper App for free.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Rafina) to Syros?

There are multiple daily ferry connections indirectly connecting Rafina to the port of Syros all year round. Departures may vary depending on the intermediate stop that you’ve chosen.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Syros?

Normally, the combined ferry price of the Rafina - Syros route ranges from around €60 to €120, though the final cost can vary greatly depending on the available discounts and offers, as well as seat type and vehicle transfer.


On Ferryhopper, you can browse all available offers and deals, and organize a budget-friendly ferry trip to Syros in the Aegean Sea easily and quickly.

Any available offers will be automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets for the route you’re interested in.


To book Rafina - Syros ferry tickets at a better price, check out some indicative passenger categories that are entitled to reduced fares:

  • Students
  • Toddlers and children
  • Large families
  • People with disabilities and those accompanying them

Important: depending on the company and the itinerary, the availability of discounts may differ.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Rafina) to Syros?

The indirect route between Rafina and Syros can last at least 5-6 hr, depending on your chosen intermediate stop and the amount of time spent there.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Syros?

You can find both conventional and fast vessels to Syros from Rafina, depending on the season.

What’s the distance between Athens (Rafina) and Syros?

The distance from the port of Rafina to the port of Syros is about 62 nautical miles (114 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Syros from Athens (Rafina)

Below, you can find some of our top travel tips for your ferry trip to Syros:

  • Rafina is one of the busiest Greek ports in the summer, meaning that you should get there well in advance to avoid delays and overcrowding.
  • As this itinerary is indirect, you can use our interactive Map of ferries to visualize your excursion and combine multiple trips in one booking!
  • Take a look at our Syros travel guide and find pro travel tips for your holidays in the Cyclades!

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Syros

Ferries to Syros leave from Rafina, a port in Athens. It’s about 30 min from the city center and can be easily reached by car or bus.

There are intercity buses (KTEL) from the center of Athens to Rafina every day, reaching the port in 1-1.5 hr. The bus itinerary begins in Pedion tou Areos.

Can I travel on the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Syros with a car?

Yes, there are garage spaces on the ferries traveling to Syros. Make sure to book your vehicle tickets well in advance, however, as they can run out rather quickly in the summer season.

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies like Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, and Blue Star Ferries are usually quite flexible with their luggage allowance policy. In any case, make sure to carry less than 50 kg of luggage with you, and bear in mind that you are responsible for carrying them on board.

Note: there’s no check-in procedure for luggage items on ferries. You can usually store them in designated areas or keep them with you throughout your trip to Syros.


Given the duration of the trip, only a few ferries offer the option to book cabins on both legs of the indirect Rafina - Syros ferry trip. Alternatively, onboard seating is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

You can bring along your pet on the ferries to Syros from Rafina. As ferry companies and policies may vary depending on the company you’ve chosen, make sure to contact them for additional information.

Either way, you should carry with you the necessary pet tickets, documents and supplies for a smooth ferry journey with your pet.

Book ferry tickets from Athens (Rafina) to Syros

On Ferryhopper, you can book ferry tickets to Syros from Rafina hassle-free. Simply browse and compare the available connections on our fare search engine and choose the one that suits you best!