Ferry from Thessaloniki to Samos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Thessaloniki and Samos run all year round with 1-2 weekly crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.

Ferry schedules from Thessaloniki to Samos

Thessaloniki Samos Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 16:00 Last trip: 21:00 Average duration: 18h 35m Price range: 41.00 € - 88.00 €
Samos Thessaloniki Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 00:30 Last trip: 17:45 Average duration: 18h 37m Price range: 41.00 € - 88.00 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Thessaloniki to Samos?

You can find 1-2 weekly ferry routes that connect Thessaloniki to the ports of Vathy and Karlovasi in Samos. The ferry company that currently operates this crossing is Blue Star Ferries.

What's the ferry schedule from Thessaloniki to Samos?

During the summer season, you can find 1 weekly ferry crossing from Thessaloniki to the port of Vathy in Samos, every Sunday. The ferry departs at 16:00 and arrives in Vathy at about 12:30 the next day. 

From September to May, on the other hand, you can find 2 weekly ferry routes every Saturday. The ferry usually departs at 21:00 and arrives at the port in Vathy at about 12:50 the next day. The ferry then continues its journey and arrives at the port of Karlovassi at 14:15.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Thessaloniki to Samos?

The ferry ticket price from Thessaloniki to Samos starts at around €41 for a single ticket. The final ticket cost depends on discounts, offers, seat or cabin type, and vehicle transportation.


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Traveling from Thessaloniki to Samos by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. Some indicative passenger categories that are entitled to discounts of up to 50% are:

  • Children
  • Toddlers
  • Students (Greek public universities and ISIC card holders)
  • People with disabilities

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

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Thessaloniki to Samos?

The ferry ride from the city of Thessaloniki to Vathy in Samos takes around 16 or 20.5 hr and to the port of Karlovasi approximately 17 hr

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

Unfortunately, at this moment there are no fast ferries serving the Thessaloniki - Samos crossing. The fastest ferry to Samos arrives at the port of Vathy in approximately 15 hr 50 min.

What's the distance between Thessaloniki and Samos?

The distance between the ports of Thessaloniki and Samos is roughly 224 nautical miles (483 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Samos from Thessaloniki

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Thessaloniki to Samos:

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Thessaloniki at least 1.5 hr before departure, especially if you’re traveling with a car to Samos.
  • The port of Thessaloniki is located near the city center and reaching it in peak hours can take some time. If you go by car, you are advised to take into account the traffic jam that you may face.
  • Samos is an excellent starting point to organize an island-hopping experience to the islands of the North Aegean, as well as the Turkish coast. Check our Map of Ferries to find all ferry connections from Samos to easily plan your ferry adventure!
  • Samos has 3 ports: Karlovasi, Vathy and Pythagorion. Find more information about the ports, routes and holidays in Samos on our dedicated page.

Where to take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Samos?

You can take the ferry to Samos 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. For those who want to reach the port by car, there is a port parking space 500 m from the port gate.

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

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle in all of the ferries from Thessaloniki to Samos.

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.


All the vessels serving the Thessaloniki to Samos ferry route have cabins with beds that provide a more comfortable journey. Due to the overnight trip and the long ferry ride, we suggest that you book a cabin to have more privacy.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Samos from Thessaloniki. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

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