Ferry from Thessaloniki to Ikaria

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Thessaloniki and the island of Ikaria in the North Aegean are active during most months of the year. Find updated info, compare timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Thessaloniki to Ikaria (Evdilos port)

Thessaloniki Ikaria (Evdilos port) Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 21:00 Last trip: 21:00 Average duration: 19h 30m Price range: 47.00 € - 94.50 €
Ikaria (Evdilos port) Thessaloniki Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 22:20 Last trip: 22:20 Average duration: 19h 30m Price range: 47.00 € - 94.50 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Thessaloniki to Ikaria?

You can normally catch a ferry from Thessaloniki to Ikaria (port of Evdilos) from mid-September to early June. 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 - Ikaria route on Ferryhopper.

What’s the ferry schedule from Thessaloniki to Ikaria?

There is usually 1 weekly departure from Thessaloniki to Ikaria most of the year, except in the summer months.

The ferry to Ikaria usually departs from the port of Thessaloniki at 21:00 on Saturdays, arriving on the island at around 16:30 the next day.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Thessaloniki to Ikaria?

Thessaloniki - Ikaria ferry tickets start at around €47.

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


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Traveling from Thessaloniki to Ikaria by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can book lower-cost ferry tickets on Ferryhopper 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 Ikaria?

The ferry crossing from Thessaloniki to Ikaria usually takes 19.5 hr.

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

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

No, the Thessaloniki - Ikaria route is served only by standard vessels.

What’s the distance between Thessaloniki and Ikaria?

The distance between the port of Thessaloniki and the port of Ikaria is 244 nautical miles (452 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Ikaria from Thessaloniki

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

  • 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 Ikaria is a perfect way to bring along your vehicle to the island and explore its secret spots. Indicatively, vehicle tickets are around €27 for a motorcycle and around €133 for a car.
  • You can find more information and details about your vacation in Ikaria in our dedicated travel guide.
  • For the latest information on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Greece, you can check our relevant post. Note that, for the time being, all restrictions have been lifted.

Where to take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Ikaria?

You can take the ferry to Ikaria 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 near the port, there is a parking lot 500 m from the port gate.

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

Yes, you can bring your car, as ferries that travel to Ikaria have car decks.

However, if you travel without a vehicle, you can hire a car in Ikaria to get around the island at your own pace.

Ferry luggage

On Blue Star Ferries, each passenger is entitled to 1 piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 50 kg at no extra cost.


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

Pet travel

On Thessaloniki - Ikaria 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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