Ferry from Zante (Zakynthos) to Athens

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

At the moment, there is no direct ferry connection from Zante (Zakynthos) to Athens. The best way to travel to Athens from Zante is via the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese. Find out how to get to Athens from Zante, compare ferry schedules for the Zante - Kyllini route, and book ferry tickets at the same prices as ferry companies.

Ferry schedules from Zakynthos to Kyllini

Zakynthos Kyllini Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 05:30 Last trip: 19:30 Average duration: 1h 15m Price range: 9.50 € - 12.50 €
Kyllini Zakynthos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:45 Last trip: 23:30 Average duration: 1h 15m Price range: 9.50 € - 12.50 €
Ferry companies LEVANTE FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Zante (Zakynthos) to Athens?

There are no direct ferry routes from Zante to Athens, but you can travel to the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese and continue your trip to Athens from there. In the summer, you can find up to 6 crossings a day from Zante to Kyllini, operated by Levante Ferries.

Am I allowed to travel from Zante (Zakynthos) to Athens?

Yes, traveling from Zante to Athens is possible. Check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry traveling in Greece and get ready for your trip!

What's the ferry schedule from Zante (Zakynthos) to Kyllini?

The Zante - Kyllini ferry connection is served frequently all year round, with up to 6 daily crossings in the summer months.

The first ferry usually departs from the port of Zante at 05:30 and arrives at the port of Kyllini at 06:45. The last ferry usually leaves the port of Zante at 19:30 and reaches Kyllini at 20:45.

Tip: please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. Therefore, make sure to check your travel time before your trip. You can find real-time schedules for your trip from Zante (Zakynthos) to Kyllini on Ferryhopper.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Zante (Zakynthos) to Kyllini?

The Zante - Kyllini ferry ticket is around €12.50. The final ticket cost depends on the season, vehicle transportation, discounts and offers.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Kyllini from Zante. Current offers will be automatically applied when you book your ferry tickets.

Find the lowest ferry prices and book ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper with no extra fees.

For more info on offers, have a look at our relevant blog post about the latest cheap Greek ferry deals.


Traveling from Zante (Zakynthos) to Kyllini is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer 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
  • 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 Zante (Zakynthos) to Kyllini?

The Zante to Kyllini ferry time is around 1 hr 15 min.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Zante (Zakynthos) to Kyllini?

No, the crossing Zante - Kyllini is not served by high-speed ferries. However the ferry trip is short (1 hr 15 min) even with standard ferries.

What’s the distance between Zante and Athens?

The distance between Zante and Athens is 162 nautical miles (approximately 300km), including the ferry trip to Kyllini.

What's the distance between Zante (Zakynthos) and Kyllini?

The distance between Zante and the port of Kyllini is 15 nautical miles (around 28km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your trip from Zante (Zakynthos) to Athens

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Zante (Zakynthos) to Athens:

  • From the port of Kyllini, you can easily drive or take a bus to Athens. The trip from Kyllini to Athens is about 3 hr 30 min long.
  • Buses from Kyllini travel daily to Kifissos intercity bus station (KTEL Kifissou) in Athens. Usually, the bus schedules to Athens correspond to the Zakynthos - Kyllini ferry schedules.
  • The port of Zante can get very busy in the summer months. Make sure you arrive at the port at least 60 min prior to your departure time, especially if you are boarding your car.
  • To check all ports connected to Zante, choose your port of arrival, and visualize your ferry trip, you can use our Map of ferries.
  • In a few cases, ferry schedules may change. Make sure to confirm your ferry’s departure time. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

Where to take the ferry from Zante (Zakynthos) to Kyllini

You can catch the ferry to Kyllini from the port of Zante. It is easily accessible on foot from the Zante town, the capital of the island.

You will find several cafés, restaurants, shops, and ATMs within walking distance from the Zante port

Can I travel on the ferry from Zante (Zakynthos) to Kyllini with a car?

Yes, you can transfer your vehicle on ferries from Zante to Kyllini.

Tip: make sure you book your tickets well in advance, as spaces for vehicles can be limited due to high demand in the summer months.

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 to Kyllini.

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.


There are no cabins available on the ferries that operate the Zante - Kyllini route. There are no numbered seats either, but you can find a seat in the ferry lounge.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on Zante - Kyllini ferries free of charge, as long as you fill out the appropriate information when booking your tickets.

Pets are allowed only on outside passenger decks or in designated pet areas, and must be kept in a carrier. Dogs that can't be transferred in a carrier must wear a muzzle and a leash at all times.

Where can I book ferry tickets from Zante (Zakynthos) to Kyllini?

You can easily book ferry tickets to Kyllini online on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare schedules and prices, and book your ferry to Kyllini from Zante in just a few clicks!