Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Chania (Crete) usually run all year round, with 1-3 daily crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Chania (Crete)

Athens (port of Piraeus) Chania (Crete) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 10:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 6h 37m Price range: 49.00 € - 205.00 €
Chania (Crete) Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 6h 40m Price range: 49.00 € - 205.00 €

Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

The ferry route from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania is normally served all year round. In the summer months, you can find up to 3 crossings a day.

The ferry companies that currently operate on this connection are Anek Lines, often in partnership with Blue Star Ferries, and Seajets.

Tip: Seajets operates the Piraeus - Chania route, with a stopover in Milos, from late June to early September.

What's the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

The Piraeus - Chania ferry connection is served frequently with up to 3 daily sailings.

The ferry usually departs from Piraeus at 21:00 and arrives in Souda (Chania) at 06:00 the following morning. In summer, there are departures at 10:00, 14:00 and 22:00.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Athens (Piraeus) - Chania crossing on Ferryhopper. 

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

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

Piraeus - Chania ferry tickets range from €49 to around €70. The final ticket price depends on the ferry company, vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat or cabin type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Chania from Athens (Piraeus). Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly.

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Traveling from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost tickets thanks to available discounts. Ferry companies offer discounts of up to 50% for certain passenger categories, such as:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students (Greek public universities or ISIC card holders)
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

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

Ferry Route Info

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

The Piraeus - Chania ferry duration ranges from 5 hr to 8-9 hr, depending on the operator and the type of vessel.

Tip: worried that weather conditions may 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 Athens (Piraeus) to Chania?

The connection from Athens to Chania is also operated by Seajet’s fast ferries that reach their destination in about 5 hr.

What's the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Chania?

The distance between the port of Piraeus in Athens and Chania (Souda) is 150 nautical miles (around 277 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

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

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania: 

  • As the port of Piraeus can get quite busy, we highly recommend arriving at least 1 hr before boarding to avoid delays. 
  • The port of Chania is located in Souda, which is a 20-min drive from the center of Chania and the city airport. There are regular bus services and taxis for your transport from/to the port of Souda. 
  • Check out our destination page for the best tips about your vacation in Chania.

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania

You can catch the ferry to Chania 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 the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. 

You can get to the port of Piraeus by car, taxi, as well as public transport, including metro, bus and suburban railway.

Ferries from Athens to Chania normally depart from Piraeus port Gates E2 and E3. 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 (Piraeus) to Chania with a car?

Yes, you can transport your vehicle from Athens to Chania on Anek Lines and Seajets vessels. Bear in mind that car-deck spaces tend to sell out fast for this route.

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 Chania.

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.


Anek Lines ferries traveling to Chania 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

On Piraeus - Chania (Crete) ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge. On Anek Superfast ferries, there are also special pet cabins available.

Bear in mind that each ferry company has its own pet policy. Moreover, make sure to carry along all necessary pet health certificates, tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.

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