Ferry from Thessaloniki to Lesbos (Mytilene)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

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

Ferry schedules from Thessaloniki to Lesbos

Thessaloniki Lesbos Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 16:00 Last trip: 21:00 Average duration: 11h 40m Price range: 36.50 € - 53.00 €
Lesbos Thessaloniki Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 01:40 Last trip: 21:00 Average duration: 11h 42m Price range: 36.50 € - 73.00 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Thessaloniki to Lesbos (Mytilene)?

You can find 1-3 weekly ferry crossings from Thessaloniki to Lesbos in the North Aegean, depending on the season.

The ferry companies normally operating on this connection are Seajets and Blue Star Ferries. Seajets travels from Thessaloniki to Mytilene only in July and August, while Blue Star Ferries travels all year round.

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

What’s the ferry schedule from Thessaloniki to Lesbos?

You can find at least 1 weekly departure from Thessaloniki to Lesbos all year round. From July to August, there are usually 3 weekly ferry crossings.

Seajets ferries normally depart at 07:00 (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and arrive at around 14:10. During summer, Blue Star Ferries departs at 16:00 (on Sundays) and reaches Mytilene around 05:00, while during the off-season it departs at 21:00 (on Saturdays), reaching Mytilene at around 07:00 the next morning.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Thessaloniki to Lesbos?

Thessaloniki - Lesbos (Mytilene) ferry tickets start at around €36.50 for the conventional ferry and at about €78 for high-speed vessels.

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


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best offers for the ferry to Lesbos from Thessaloniki. Find 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 Lesbos 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% to 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. Keep in mind that available discounts may vary from one ferry company to another.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Thessaloniki to Lesbos?

The ferry crossing from Thessaloniki to Lesbos takes 7 hr with a high-speed vessel and 10-13 hr with a standard ferry. The trip duration also depends on the ferry company and the weather conditions.

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 Lesbos?

Yes, there are high-speed ferries traveling from Thessaloniki to Lesbos. The fastest ferry to Lesbos arrives in approximately 7 hr.

What’s the distance between Thessaloniki and Lesbos (Mytilene)?

The distance between the port of Thessaloniki and the port of Mytilene is 213 nautical miles (395 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Lesbos from Thessaloniki

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

  • We recommend arriving at the port of Thessaloniki at least 1.5 hr before departure, especially if you’re traveling to Lesbos with a car.
  • The port of Thessaloniki is located near the city center and getting there in peak hours can take some time. If you go by car, bear in mind that you might encounter a bit of a traffic jam.
  • Traveling by ferry from Thessaloniki to Lesbos is a perfect way to transport your vehicle from Northern Greece to the large island and explore every corner. Indicatively, vehicle tickets are around €23.50 for a motorbike and around €118 for a car.
  • You can find more information and details about holidays in Lesbos on our relevant page.

Where to take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Lesbos?

You can take the ferry to Lesbos 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 very easy as there are frequent bus services and taxis available. If you want to reach the port by car, there is a parking lot 500 m from the port gate.

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

Yes, you can bring your vehicle to Lesbos from Thessaloniki on both Seajets and Blue Star Ferries vessels.

However, if you travel without a vehicle, you can find various rental services in Lesbos to easily get around the island.

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies 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: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


Seajets high-speed ferries to Lesbos do not have cabins, but they have airplane-type numbered seats. If you travel with Blue Star Ferries, there are cabins available on board, as well as numbered seats.

Pet travel

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

You can easily book cheap Thessaloniki - Mytilene ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies. Discover all available routes to the North Aegean on our Map of ferries, compare ferry operators and schedules, and organize your trip from Thessaloniki to Lesbos in no time!