Ferry from Rhodes to Athens (Piraeus)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Rhodes and the port of Piraeus (Athens) operate all year round with several weekly crossings. Find all information you need about the route, compare ferry schedules, companies and prices, and book your tickets on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies!

Ferry schedules from Rhodes to Athens (Piraeus)

Rhodes Athens (Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 09:00 Last trip: 18:15 Average duration: 16h 50m Price range: 45.50 € - 195.00 €
Athens (Piraeus) Rhodes Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 12:00 Last trip: 23:55 Average duration: 17h 37m Price range: 45.50 € - 195.00 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

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

Yes, Rhodes is connected to the port of Piraeus by ferry all year round, with up to 14 weekly crossings. In the summer, there are up to 3 crossings a day to Athens (Piraeus) from Rhodes.

The Rhodes - Piraeus connection is operated by Blue Star Ferries with standard ferries.

What’s the ferry schedule from Rhodes to Athens (Piraeus)?

The ferry connection between Rhodes and the port of Piraeus is served frequently, with up to 3 daily crossings in the summer months.

The first ferry usually departs from the port of Rhodes at 09:00 and arrives at the port of Piraeus at 21:15. Occasionally, there’s also an early morning crossing at 04:00.

The last ferry usually leaves the port of Rhodes at 18:15 and reaches Athens (Piraeus) the next day at 10:55.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change. Therefore, make sure to check your travel time before your trip.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

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

The Rhodes - Athens ferry ticket prices usually start at €45 The final ticket cost depends on the season, vehicle transportation, seat selection, and available discounts and offers.


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For your trip from Rhodes to Athens (Piraeus), 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
  • ISIC card holders
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

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

Ferry Route Info

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

The Rhodes - Athens (Piraeus) ferry time ranges from around 12,5 hr to over 21 hr min. The trip duration depends on the ferry company, the vessel, the ferry itinerary, and the weather conditions.

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

No, the crossing Rhodes - Athens is not served by high-speed ferries. The fastest ferry reaches the port of Piraeus in around 12.5 hr.

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

The distance between Rhodes and the port of Piraeus is 239 nautical miles (around 442 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

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

Here are our travel tips for your trip from Rhodes to Athens:

  • The port of Rhodes is very popular and can get quite busy in the summer. Make sure to book your ferry tickets to Astypalea well in advance and get to the port at least 1 hr before the trip.
  • Find out all about the Greek capital of Athens, including travel tips and departure points to travel by ferry to the Aegean islands, and read our survival guide to the port of Piraeus.

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

Ferries to Athens (Piraeus) depart from the port of Rhodes (Rhodes Tourist Port), which is the island’s main port and has 3 docks. It is also the most popular port in the Dodecanese.

The port is located near the Old Town, and you can easily reach it on foot. There, you can find tourist information offices, parking lots, bus stations, restaurants, cafés, hotels, and other traveler amenities.

Tip: not far from the port, you can also find beautiful beaches and interesting monuments you can visit while waiting for your ferry.

Can I travel on the ferry from Rhodes to Athens (Piraeus) with a car?

Yes, you can bring along your vehicle on ferries that operate the Rhodes - Athens (Piraeus) connection. Car tickets start at around €128, and motorcycle tickets at around €40.

To travel with your vehicle, make sure you book your tickets well in advance, as spaces can be limited due to high demand in the summer months.

Ferry luggage

The Blue Star Ferries company allows each passenger up to 50 kg of luggage on board.

However, bear in mind that Greek ferry companies are 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 Athens.

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


There are cabins available on the ferries that operate the Rhodes - Piraeus route, so you can enjoy a comfortable trip. Cabin prices start at around €90.

Tip: we recommend booking a cabin well in advance, as they sell out fast especially during Easter or high-season.

Pet travel

You can bring your pet on Rhodes - Athens (Piraeus) ferries free of charge, as long as you fill out the appropriate information when booking your tickets.

Pets travel in designated pet cabins or in specially designed kennels on the ferry deck, which, due to their limited number, should be reserved in advance. They are allowed to walk on open passenger decks, but must wear a leash and a muzzle at all times. They are not allowed in passenger cabins or other indoor areas.

Make sure to check the company’s pet policy before your trip, and bring along your pet’s health certificates and necessary supplies.

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