Ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Thessaloniki and the island of Chios are active all year round with weekly connections. Find updated info, compare timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Thessaloniki to Chios

Thessaloniki Chios Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 16:00 Last trip: 21:00 Average duration: 15h 7m Price range: 36.00 € - 78.00 €
Chios Thessaloniki Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 04:50 Last trip: 21:45 Average duration: 15h 10m Price range: 36.00 € - 78.00 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios?

You can normally find 1 weekly ferry crossing from Thessaloniki to Chios in the North Aegean. The ferry company operating on this connection is Blue Star Ferries.

Bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Thessaloniki - Chios route on Ferryhopper.

What’s the ferry schedule from Thessaloniki to Chios?

There is usually 1 weekly departure from Thessaloniki to Chios all year round.

In the summer months (from mid-June to early-September), the ferry departs on Sundays at 16:00 and reaches Chios around 08:45 or 10:40 the next morning. During the rest of the year, the connection is served on Saturdays and the ferry normally departs at 21:00, arriving in Chios at 09:55.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios?

Thessaloniki - Chios ferry tickets start at around €36.

The final cost of the ticket depends on available discounts and offers, seat type, and vehicle transfer.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best offers for the ferry to Chios from Thessaloniki. Check real-time information about available ferry routes, compare prices, and book cheap ferry tickets on Ferryhopper easily and quickly.

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Traveling from Thessaloniki to Chios by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can book lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. Ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% for certain passenger categories, such as:

  • Children (5-10 years old)
  • Students (Greek public university and ISIC card holders)
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons

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

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Thessaloniki to Chios?

The ferry crossing from Thessaloniki to Chios usually takes 13-18 hr.

Bear in mind that the Thessaloniki - Chios route includes some stopovers in other North Aegean islands. 

Tip: worried that weather conditions might affect your time of departure? You can check any changes and track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App

Is there a high-speed ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios?

No, the Thessaloniki - Chios route is operated only by standard vessels. The fastest ferry takes about 12 hr 55 min to reach the port of Chios.

What’s the distance between Thessaloniki and Chios?

The distance between the port of Thessaloniki and the port of Chios is 224 nautical miles (414 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Chios from Thessaloniki

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Thessaloniki to Chios:

  • We recommend arriving at the port of Thessaloniki at least 1.5 hr before departure, especially if you’re traveling with a car.
  • The port of Thessaloniki is located near the city center and reaching it in peak hours can take some time. If you drive there, bear in mind that you might encounter a bit of a traffic jam.
  • Traveling by ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios is a perfect way to bring along your vehicle to the island and explore its hidden corners. Indicatively, vehicle tickets are around €24 for a motorbike and around €118.50 for a car.
  • You can find more information and details about holidays in Chios in our dedicated travel guide.

Where to take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios?

You can take the ferry to Chios from the port of Thessaloniki near the city center. The port is located approximately 16 km from Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia” and 1 km from the railway station.

Getting to the port of Thessaloniki is easy, as there are frequent bus services and many taxis available. If you want to leave your car at the port, there is a parking lot 500 m from the port gate.

Can I travel on the ferry from Thessaloniki to Chios with a car?

Yes, you can bring your car on the ferry to Chios.

However, if you travel without a vehicle, you can rent a car in Chios to easily get around the island.

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies, such as Blue Star 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.

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

Tip: we recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


On Blue Star Ferries vessels, there are cabins available on board, as well as numbered seats.

Pet travel

On Thessaloniki - Chios ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge.

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

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