Ferry from Athens to Skiathos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

At the moment there is no direct ferry connection from Athens to Skiathos and the rest of the Sporades islands. The best way to travel to Skiathos is through the port of Volos in Thessaly. Find out how to get to Volos from Athens, compare ferry schedules and companies from Volos to Skiathos, and book ferry tickets with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Volos to Skiathos

Volos Skiathos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:30 Last trip: 18:15 Average duration: 2h 1m Price range: 24.70 € - 41.00 €
Skiathos Volos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:45 Last trip: 22:40 Average duration: 1h 56m Price range: 24.70 € - 41.00 €

Is there a ferry from Athens to Skiathos?

There are no direct connections from Athens to Skiathos, but you can travel to the port of Volos in Thessaly and continue your journey to Skiathos from there. In the summer, you can find up to 5 crossings a day from the port of Volos to Skiathos, operated by Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Aegean Flying Dolphins, and Anes Ferries..

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

What's the ferry schedule from Volos to Skiathos?

The Volos - Skiathos ferry connection is served frequently all year round, with up to 5 daily crossings in the summer months.

The first ferry departs from Volos at around 07:30, while the last scheduled trip to Skiathos from Volos is at 18:15.

Note: in the off-season months, you can mostly find departures to Skiathos from Volos early in the morning, with decreased ferry frequency.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Volos to Skiathos?

The Athens - Skiathos ferry tickets through the port of Volos usually range from €24 to €41. 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 Skiathos from Volos. Current offers will be automatically applied when you book your ferry tickets.

Find the lowest ferry prices and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies.

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


Traveling from Volos to Skiathos is easy and comfortable, and you can even take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts of up to 50% to the following indicative 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 Volos to Skiathos?

The Volos - Skiathos ferry trip lasts between approximately 1 hr 25 min and 2 hr 25 min. Ferry time depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Volos to Skiathos?

Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Volos to Skiathos. The fastest ferry to Skiathos reaches the island in 1 hr 25 min.

What's the distance between Volos and Skiathos?

The distance between the port of Volos and the port of Skiathos is 41 nautical miles (around 76 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens to Skiathos

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Athens to Skiathos:

  • The port of Skiathos is located right in the heart of the island's capital. You can find many restaurants, shops and cafés in the port area.
  • To check all ports connected to Skiathos, choose your port of departure, and visualize your ferry trip, you can use our Map of ferries.
  • In a few cases, ferry schedules may change. Make sure to confirm your ferry’s departure time. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

Where to take the ferry from Volos to Skiathos

You can catch the ferry to Skiathos from the port of Volos in Thessaly. Volos Port is located in the city center and it is accessible on foot from most points of interest.

The city of Volos is 3 hr 30 min from Athens by car (around 338 km). You can also get to Volos from Athens by train or bus.

The airport of Volos is 40 km from the port. In case you’re traveling to Volos by plane, train or bus, you can catch a local bus or a taxi to the port.

Can I travel on the ferry from Volos to Skiathos with a car?

Yes, you can transfer your vehicle on ferries from Volos to Skiathos. Usually, high-speed ferries don’t have a garage, however.

Ferry Luggage

Ferry companies like Blue Star FerriesSeajetsAegean Flying Dolphins, and Anes 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 to Skiathos.

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.


For a more comfortable journey, there are cabins and numbered seats on standard ferries.

High-speed ferries do not have cabins, but they have numbered seats.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on ferries from Volos to Skiathos, 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. As pet policies and amenities may vary, make sure to consult the company you're traveling with.

Book ferry tickets from Volos to Skiathos

You can easily book ferry tickets to Skiathos online on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare companies, schedules and prices, and book your ferry to Skiathos from Volos easily, quickly and conveniently.