Ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Ios

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

The ferry route Athens (Rafina) - Ios is normally active in the summer months, operated by 1 ferry company. You can find all available Rafina - Ios ferry schedules on Ferryhopper and plan your trip easily and quickly.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Rafina) to Ios

Athens (port of Rafina) Ios Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:20 Last trip: 07:20 Average duration: 4h 50m Price range: 70.00 € - 98.00 €
Ios Athens (port of Rafina) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 15:15 Last trip: 15:15 Average duration: 5h 5m Price range: 70.00 € - 98.00 €

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

In the summer, you can find ferry connections to Ios from Rafina on a daily basis. The ferry company primarily serving this route is Golden Star Ferries.

You can find all departures in real time on Ferryhopper and book your ferry tickets without any hidden fees.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Rafina) to Ios?

From mid-June to mid-September, there is usually 1 daily crossing from Rafina to Ios. The ferry departs around 07:20 in the morning, reaching the island of Ios shortly after noon.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

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

The price of a standard Rafina - Ios ferry ticket starts at around €70-€76. The final cost can be higher or lower depending on the available discounts and offers, the type of seat/cabin and vehicle selection.


When planning your trip to Ios, Cyclades, on Ferryhopper, you can browse all available offers and organize a budget-friendly ferry trip!

Any available offers will be automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets for the route you’re interested in.


When traveling from Rafina to Ios, there are plenty of discounts available to choose from. Some indicative passenger categories that are entitled to reduced fares are:

  • Students
  • Toddlers and children
  • Large families
  • People with disabilities and those accompanying them

Ferry Route Info

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

Ferries to Ios from Rafina normally make the crossing in about 4.5-5 hours.

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

There are primarily conventional vessels serving the crossings to Ios, with the fastest trip to Ios lasting 4 hours and 20 minutes.

What’s the distance between Athens (Rafina) and Ios?

The distance between the port of Rafina and the island of Ios is approximately 99 nautical miles (or about 183 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

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

Below, you can find some of our top travel tips for your ferry trip to Ios:

  • Rafina is one of the busiest ports during the summer, so make sure to arrive there well in advance to avoid potential delays and overcrowding.
  • Traveling between the international airport of Athens and the port of Rafina is smooth sailing. It takes about 30 min by car and 45 min by bus.
  • Ios is an ideal destination to include in your island-hopping excursion. Take a look at our interactive Map of ferries and browse additional destinations in the Cyclades.
  • Make sure to add our Ios travel guide to your reading list and take your holidays there to the next level.

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

Ferries to Ios leave from Rafina, a port in Athens (Attica). It’s about 30 min from the city center and can be easily reached on foot, by car or bus.

There are intercity (KTEL) buses from the center of Athens to Rafina on a daily basis, reaching the port in 1–1.5 hours.

Can I travel on the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Ios with a car?

Yes, all Rafina - Ios ferries allow the transport of motor vehicles so you can explore this beautiful island at your own pace. Make sure to book your vehicle tickets as early as possible, as availability may be limited in the high season.

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies like Golden Star Ferries are usually quite flexible with their luggage allowance policy. In any case, make sure to carry no more than 50 kg of luggage with you, and bear in mind that you are responsible for carrying them on board.


Usually, there are no cabins for this itinerary, but you can find numbered seats on all Rafina - Ios ferries.

Pet travel

Pets are more than welcome on the ferries to Ios. Make sure to include them in your booking and bring along any necessary documents, certificates and supplies for a pleasant ferry ride to Ios.

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