Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Ios operate all year long with up to 5 daily crossings during summer. 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 Ios

Athens (port of Piraeus) Ios Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:00 Last trip: 17:30 Average duration: 5h 52m Price range: 43.50 € - 157.00 €
Ios Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:10 Last trip: 13:25 Average duration: 5h 56m Price range: 43.50 € - 157.00 €

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

The ferries that serve the route from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios are daily. In summer, you can find up to 5 crossings per day. The ferry companies that usually operate on this connection are Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Zante Ferries and Fast Ferries.

Please note that ferry timetables, as well as the companies that are in operation, are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Athens (Piraeus) - Ios crossing on Ferryhopper.

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

The Piraeus - Ios ferry connection is frequent throughout the whole year with up to 2-5 daily sailings in the summer months.

The earliest ferry departs from Piraeus around 07:00 in the morning and arrives shortly after 11:00, while the last scheduled trip to Ios from Piraeus is at 17:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

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

The Piraeus - Ios ferry tickets usually range from €43 to €85. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Ios from Athens (Piraeus). 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 (Piraeus) to Ios is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts of 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
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.

Ferry Route Info

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

The Piraeus - Ios ferry duration is between around 4 and 11 hr. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios?

Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios. The fastest ferry to Ios makes the trip in 4 hr.

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

The distance between the port of Piraeus in Athens and Ios is 108 nautical miles (approximately 200 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

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

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

  • As the port of Piraeus gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hr before boarding to avoid delays. 
  • Weather conditions might affect the time of departure. You can see any changes through our Ferryhopper App
  • Travel by ferry from Ios to other islands of the Cyclades is easy. Check our Map of Ferries and plan island hopping to Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos or Paros.
  • Check out our destination page for useful information about your vacation in Ios.

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

You can catch the ferry to Ios 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, including bus, metro and suburban railway.

Ferries from Athens to Ios normally depart from Piraeus Port Gates E6, E7, E9, and E10. 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 Ios with a car?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle on the majority of the ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios. Make sure to book your vehicle tickets as early as possible, since there might be limited availability.

Ferry Luggage

Ferry companies 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 Ios.

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.


High-speed ferries, such as Seajets and Fast Ferries, do not have cabins and travel time is quite short, but there are airplane-type seats. For longer crossings operated by standard ferries, such as Blue Star Ferries and Zante Ferries, you can book a cabin to enjoy the sailing.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios, depending on the company and type of vessel. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

Book ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios

You can easily book Ios ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare companies, schedules and prices, and book your ferry to Ios from Piraeus with ease!