Ferry from Mykonos to Rethymnon

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There are seasonal indirect ferries between Mykonos and Rethymnon in Crete. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies, and prices, and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.

Ferry schedules from Mykonos to Rethymnon (Crete)

Is there a ferry from Mykonos to Rethymnon?

Yes, there are indirect ferries to Rethymnon from Mykonos from April to September. Therefore, you can travel by ferry to Santorini from Mykonos and then take the ferry from Santorini to Rethymnon. The Mykonos - Santorini ferry route is normally operated by Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, and Minoan Lines.

Alternatively, you can travel from Mykonos to Rethymnon via Heraklion and then take a bus to Rethymnon.

Tip: keep in mind that the Mykonos-Rethymnon connection is a seasonal ferry route that is subject to change every year.

What’s the ferry schedule from Mykonos to Rethymnon?

There are usually up to 2 daily crossings between Mykonos and Rethymnon via Santorini. The earliest ferry to Santorini from Mykonos departs at 09:50 and arrives at around 12:40. From there, you can take a ferry to Rethymnon.

There are normally 2 weekly crossings (Saturdays and Tuesdays) from Santorini to Rethymnon. The ferry to Rethymnos usually departs at 16:45 and arrives around 19:15. 

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Mykonos to Rethymnon?

The ferry ticket price for the Mykonos - Rethymnon ferry crossing ranges from €193 to €220, depending on the season and the ferry operator. The ferry trip from Mykonos to Santorini can cost up to €89 while the ferry price for the Santorini - Rethymnon crossing is €104.70.

However, the ferry prices can be higher or lower depending on reductions, offers, and seat or vehicle type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all the available offers for the ferry to Rethymnon from Mykonos. Find real-time information about ferry routes, compare prices and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly.

Current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.


You can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets and travel from Mykonos to Rethymnon by ferry easily thanks to available discounts. Some indicative passenger categories that are entitled to discounts up to 50% are:

  • Students (Greek Public Universities)
  • Children
  • Infants

Note: infants and toddlers up to 4 years travel for free, while children 5-10 years old are entitled to a 50% discount.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Mykonos to Rethymnon?

The ferry duration of the trip ranges from 4.5 hr to 6 hr, depending mainly on the type of vessel and the ferry company. The ferry trip from Mykonos to Santorini can take between 2 hr and 3.5 hr while the Santorini - Rethymnon ferry crossing lasts about 2.5 hr

Is there a high-speed ferry from Mykonos to Rethymnon?

Yes, there are high-speed ferries to Rethymnon from Mykonos. The fastest ferry to Rethymnon from Mykonos via Santorini takes about 2.5 hr.

What’s the distance between Mykonos and Rethymnon?

The distance between the port of Mykonos and Rethymnon is approximately 132 nautical miles (245 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Rethymnon from Mykonos

Have a look at our travel tips for your trip from Mykonos to Rethymnon:

  • Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands and in the summer it can be quite busy. We suggest that you get to the port at least 1 hour before departure to avoid the crowds.
  • You can find more information and tips about your holidays in Rethymnon and organize your trip easily and quickly.
  • Rethymnon is located in Crete and is connected by ferry to many islands. Explore all the ferry routes from Rethymnon and plan an amazing island-hopping experience!

Where to take the ferry from Mykonos to Rethymnon?

Mykonos has 2 ports: the new one in Tourlos and the old one. You can catch the ferry to Santorini from the new port of Mykonos in Tourlos. It’s almost 2.5 km away from Mykonos town (Chora), 4 km from Mykonos airport, and is easily accessible by local buses or taxis. You can find more information on the ports of Mykonos in our relevant blog post.

As for the Santorini - Rethymnon ferries, they normally depart from the port of Athinios in Santorini. Athinios is located on the southwest side of the island. It’s about 8 km south of the capital town of Fira and 9 km from Santorini’s airport. 

Can I travel on the ferry from Mykonos to Rethymnon with a car?

Some ferries to Rethymnon have car decks so you can travel with your car from Mykonos to Rethymnon via Santorini. However, if you choose to travel to Rethymnon with one of the high-speed ferries, you can find various rental services in Rethymnon to easily get around the island.

Ferry luggage

Each company operating the ferry route from Mykonos to Rethymnon has its own baggage allowance policy. Specifically:

  • Minoan Lines allows each passenger to carry up to 2 pieces of luggage and 1 hand luggage. 
  • On Seajets ferries, passengers can bring single luggage weighing up to 50kg
  • On Golden Star Ferries, there is no weight limit for luggage, but it needs to be placed in the specified luggage trunks. 

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


The ferry trip from Mykonos to Rethymnon via Santorini is operated by high-speed ferries. Therefore, there are no cabins for the Santorini - Rethymnon ferry trip. However, you can book airplane-type numbered seats for a more comfortable trip. 

Pet travel

On Mykonos - Rethymnon ferries, you can travel with your pet. However, bear in mind that each ferry company has its own pet policy.

Make sure to carry along all necessary pet health certificates, tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Mykonos to Rethymnon

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