Ferry from Athens to Zante (Zakynthos)

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

The best way to reach Zante (Zakynthos) from Athens is through the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese. Read our ferry guide below for more useful information on how to get to the port of Kyllini, ferry schedules to Zakynthos, as well as tips for your ferry trip to Zante and the Ionian Islands.

Ferry schedules from Kyllini to Zakynthos

Kyllini Zakynthos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:45 Last trip: 21:30 Average duration: 1h 15m Price range: 12.50 € - 12.50 €
Zakynthos Kyllini Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 05:30 Last trip: 19:30 Average duration: 1h 15m Price range: 12.50 € - 12.50 €
Ferry companies LEVANTE FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Athens to Zante (Zakynthos)?

There are no direct connections from Athens to Zante, but you can travel to the port of Kyllini in the western Peloponnese and continue your journey to Zante from there. There are normally at least 2-3 daily crossings from the port of Kyllini to Zakynthos, operated by Levante Ferries

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can find real-time schedules for your trip from Athens to Zante on Ferryhopper.

What’s the ferry schedule from Kyllini to Zante (Zakynthos)? 

During the high season there are up to 7 daily ferry crossings from the port of Kyllini to Zakynthos. 

The earliest ferry usually departs from Kyllini at 07:45 and arrives in Zante at 09:00, while the latest scheduled trip to Zante from Kyllini is at 23:50, with estimated arrival at 01:05.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Kyllini to Zante?

The Kyllini - Zante ferry tickets cost €12.50. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts and offers.


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

For more info, have a look at our relevant blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals.


Traveling from Athens to Zante is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry company offers discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities

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

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Kyllini to Zante? 

The Kyllini - Zante ferry duration is 1 hr 15 min.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Kyllini to Zante (Zakynthos)?

There are no high-speed ferries from Kyllini to Zante. But no worries, the crossing from mainland Greece to Zante is just over 1 hr.

What’s the distance between Athens and Zante? 

The distance between Athens and Zante is 162 nautical miles (approximately 300 km) including the ferry trip from Kyllini. It is just 16 nautical miles (28 km) from Kyllini to Zante.

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Zante from Athens 

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Athens to Zante

  • Buses from Athens to Kyllini depart daily from Kifissos intercity bus station (KTEL Kifissou) in Athens. To reach the port of Kyllini you need to book a ticket for the Athens - Amaliada bus route and get off at Lechena.
  • The port of Kyllini is quite small and easy to get around. Make sure you arrive at the port at least 45 min before departure to avoid delays
  • Bear in mind that there is no free parking at the port of Kyllini, so you need to account for some extra time to find a secure parking space.
  • Zante belongs to the Ionian Islands and is an ideal starting point for island hopping. Check out our Map of ferries to see all available ferry connections between Zante and Ithaca, Corfu and Kefalonia.

Where to take the ferry from Kyllini to Zante

The port of Kyllini is on the northwestern part of the Peloponnese, approximately 280 km from Athens and 74 km from Patras.

You can easily get from Athens to Kyllini by car or bus (KTEL). The journey duration from Athens to Kyllini is approximately 3.5 hr.

Can I travel on the ferry from Kyllini to Zante with a car?

Yes, you can transfer your vehicle on the ferry from Kyllini to Zante. 

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies, like Levante Ferries, 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 from Kyllini to Zante.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items. 

Tip: we recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


The trip to Zante is quite short, so there are no cabins or numbered seats on the ferries operating on this route.

Pet travel 

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

Book cheap ferry tickets from Kyllini to Zante

You can easily book Zante ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare schedules and prices, and book your ferry to Zante from Kyllini with ease.