Ferries from Athens to Aegina (and return)

by Cristina on May 15, 2013

by Cristina | May 15th, 2013  

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aegina-ferryThe Aegina to Athens ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

Aegina is located very close to Athens and is one of the most popular islands to take a day trip from Athens . Whether you want to buy pistachio directly from where it’s grown, or want to experience the island life without having to go to Mykonos or Rhodes, Aegina is a great vacation destination close to the capital.

The ferries are the only way to get there, so if you are planning to visit the island during the weekend right in the middle of the high season, make sure to book your ticket couple of days in advance.

Port of Piraeus

The port of Piraeus (or Pireas*) is large and can be a little confusing at first. Make sure to download the map available on the Ministry of Mercantile Marine page . Make sure to allow some time to find the gate once you get to the port.

All the ferries to Aegina depart from Port Gate Ε8 (the gate always appears printed on your ticket).

>>more information on Getting from Athens to Piraeus

Aegina or Egina ?

You’ll find the port on the island of Aegina spelled both as Aegina and Egina.

How long does it take to get from Athens to Aegina?

The journey between the port of Piraeus (Athens) and Aegina takes between 40 min and 1 h 5 min.

Is there a high speed ferry between Athens and Aegina?

Yes. The majority of ferries only take 40 min to get to Aegina.

How much does it cost to get from Athens to Aegina by ferry?

On the high speed ferry (40 min) operated by Hellenic Seaways, the economy single fare is €13.50.

How many ferries per day depart from Athens to Aegina during the low season?

During the low season 2013 (up to end of May / early June), the following ferries run between Athens (Piraeus) and Aegina:

Mon-Sat 7 a.m., until May 30
Fri 7:40 a.m., May 17
Mon-Fri 7:50 a.m., until Jun 13
Mon-Sat 8:20 a.m., until Jun 22
Daily 8:50 a.m., until Jun 7
Fri 9:45 a.m., until May 24
Mon-Fri 10 a.m., until Jun 13
Mon-Sat 10:45 a.m., until May 29
Daily 11 a.m., until Jun 7
Mon-Fri 11:15 a.m., until May 24
Mon-Fri 12:15 p.m., until Jun 21
Daily 12:50 p.m., until Jun 7
Fri 1:25 p.m., until May 24
Daily 2 p.m., until Jun 13
Mon-Fri 2:30 p.m., until May 29
Daily 3 p.m., until Jun 7
Mon, Wed-Fri 3:25 p.m., until May 24
Daily 3:50 p.m., until Jul 31
Mon-Fri 4:15 p.m., until Jun 7
Daily 4:50 p.m., until Jun 7
Fri 5:30 p.m., until May 24
Fri, Sat 6 p.m., until Jun 8
Fri 6:15 p.m., until May 24

How many ferries per day depart from Athens to Aegina during the high season?

The following daily ferries depart from Athens to Aegina during the 2013 high season (June –September):

Mon-Fri 7 a.m., May 31 – Jun 7, Jun 10- Sept 9
Sun 7:05 a.m., Jun 9 – Sept 8
Mon-Fri 7:50 a.m., until Jun 13
Daily 7:50 a.m., Jun 14 – Jul 31
Mon-Sat 8:20 a.m., until Jun 22, Jun 25- Sept 13
Sun 8:20 a.m., until Jun 2
Daily 8:50 a.m., until Jun 7
Sat, Sun 9:50 a.m., until Jun 9
Daily 9:50 a.m., Jun 14 – Jul 31
Mon-Fri 10 a.m., until Jun 13
Sun 11:20 a.m., Jun 9 – Sept 8
Mon 11:30 a.m., Jun 24
Sun 11:50 a.m. , Jun 16 – Jul 28
Sat, Sun 12 p.m., until Jun 9
Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat 12 p.m., Jun 14 – Jul 30
Mon-Fri 12:15 p.m., until Jun 21
Mon-Fri 12:15 p.m., Jun 25 – Sept 13
Sat 12:30 p.m., until Sept 7
Sun 12:30 p.m., until Jun 2
Daily 12:50 p.m., until Jun 7
Daily 2 p.m., until Jun 13
Daily except on Wed, 2 p.m., Jun 14 – Jul 30
Sun 2:45 p.m., Jun 2
Daily 3 p.m., until Jun 7
Mon 3 p.m., Jun 24
Daily 3:50 p.m., until Jul 31
Mon-Thu 4 p.m., Jun 10-20, Jun 25 – Sept 12
Mon-Fri 4:15 p.m., until Jun 7
Sat 4:15 p.m., until Jun 1
Fri 4:15 p.m., Jun 14 – Sept 13
Sun 4:30 p.m., until Jun 2
Sat 4:30 p.m., Jun 8 – Sept 7
Daily 4:50 p.m., until Jun 7
Daily 5:50 p.m., Jun 14 – Jul 31
Mon-Thu, Sun 6 p.m., until Jun 13
Fri, Sat 6 p.m., until Jun 8
Sun 6:45 p.m., Jun 9 – Sept 8
Mon-Sat 8:10 p.m., Jun 14 – Jul 31
Sun 8:15 p.m., May 25 – Jun 2

Additional sailings may be available as soon as they will be officially approved.

Are there any overnight journeys between Athens and Aegina?

No.

Where can I buy tickets from?

You can book your tickets online at most 2 months prior to departure. Apparently you can only book a high speed ferry (40 min). You can also book via a travel agent in your country or directly via a Greek travel agency.

Another good option is to buy your tickets direct from the port (Port Gate Ε1). Unless you plan to travel when everyone else is (weekends during the high season) there isn’t much need to book your tickets in advance.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

According to the web sites the prices you pay via their booking system are the same as the ones in the port. Even if there’s a difference, it’s not significant.

How about the ferries from Aegina to Athens?

The following daily ferries are available between Aegina and Athens during the 2013 high season (June-Sept) :

Mon-Fri 7 a.m., until Jun 14
Tue-Sun 7 a.m., Jun 15 – Aug 1
Mon 7 a.m., Jun 17 – Jul 29
Sat, Sun 9 a.m., until Jun 9
Mon-Fri 9:05 a.m., until Jun13
Daily 9:05 a.m., Jun 14 –Jul 31
Sun 9:15 a.m., Jun 9 – Sept 8
Mon 9:20 a.m., Jun 24
Sun 10 a.m., until Jun 2
Mon-Sat 10 a.m., until Jun 22, Jun 25-Sept 13
Daily 10:10 a.m., until Jun 7
Mon-Fri 11 a.m. until Jun 13
Sat, Sun 11:05 a.m., until Jun 9
Daily 11:05 a.m., Jun 14 – Jul 31
Daily 12 p.m., until Jun 7
Sat, Sun 1 p.m., until Jun 9
Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat 1 p.m., Jun 14 – Jul 30
Sun 1:05 p.m., Jun 16- Jul 28 (Aegean Flying Dolphins), Jun 9 – Sept 8 (ANES-Symi Lines)
Mon 1:15 p.m., Jun 24
Daily 2:10 p.m., until Jul 7
Mon-Fri 2:15 p.m., Jun 10 – Jun 21, Jun 25 – Sept 13
Sat 2:30 p.m., until Sept 7
Fri 2:30 p.m., until Jun 7
Mon-Thu 2:30 p.m., until Jun 6
Sun 2:30 p.m., until Jun 2
Daily 3 p.m., until Jun 13
Daily except on Wed, 3 p.m., Jun 14 – Jul 30
Daily 4 p.m., until Jun 7
Sun 4:45 p.m., Jun 9 – Sept 8
Mon 5 p.m., Jun 24
Daily 5:05 p.m., until Jul 31
Sat 6 p.m., until Jun 1
Daily 6:10 p.m., until Jun 7
Mon-Thu 6:15 p.m., until Jun 6
Tue, Thu, Fri 6:15 p.m., Jun 11 – Sept 13
Fri 6:30 p.m., until Jun 7
Sun 6:30 p.m., until un 2
Sat 6:30 p.m., Jun 8 – Sept7
Mon, Wed 6:30 p.m., Jun 10 – Jun 19, Jun 26 – Sept 11
Daily 7:05 p.m., Jun 14 – Jul 31
Sun 9 p.m., Jun 9 – Sept 8 (ANES-Symi Lines)
Mon 9 p.m., Jun 24
Sun 9:20 p.m. Jun 16 – Jul 28
Sun 10 p.m., jun 2

Additional sailings may be available as soon as they will be officially approved.

During the low season 2013 (up to end of May / early June), the following ferries are available from Aegina to Athens (Piraeus):

Mon-Fri 7 a.m., until Jun 14
Fri 7:25 a.m., until May 24
Mon-Sat 8 a.m., until May 30
Mon-Fri 9:05 a.m., until Jun 13
Fri 9:10 a.m., May 17
Mon-Sat 10 a.m., until Jun 22
Daily 10:10 a.m., until Jun 7
Mon-Fri 11 a.m., until Jun 13
Mon-Fri 11:15 a.m. until May 24
Daily 12 p.m., until Jun 7
Fri 12:30 p.m., until May 24
Mon-Fri 1:45 p.m, until May 24
Daily 2:10 p.m., until Jun 7
Fri 2:30 p.m., until Jun 7
Daily 3 p.m., until Jun 13
Fri 3:30 p.m., until May 24
Daily 4 p.m., until Jun 7
Fri 4:15 p.m., until May 24
Daily 5:05 p.m., until Jul 31
Mon, Wed-Fri 5:30 p.m., until May 24
Daily 6:10 p.m., until Jun 7
Fri 6:30 p.m., until Jun 7
Fri 7:45 p.m., until May 24

Important note:

Although the websites do their best to have the schedules updated it’s hard to do that since the ferry companies submit their schedules weekly to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine. Once you arrive in Athens, get a copy of the Athens News (newspaper in English) which prints the ferry schedule each Friday.

Read more about:

>>Ferries in Greece
>>Ferries from Athens: How to deal with the Port of Piraeus
>>Ferries from Athens to Crete
>>Ferries from Athens to Karpathos
>>Ferries from Athens to Hydra
>>Ferries from Athens to Mykonos
>>Ferries from Rafina to Mykonos
>>Ferries from Athens to Patmos
>>Ferries from Athens to Santorini
>>Ferries from Athens to Rhodes
>>Ferries from Mykonos to Syros
>>Ferries from Santorini to Crete
>> Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Naxos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skopelos
>> Ferries from Corfu to Patras
>> Ferries from Rhodes to Kos
>>Ferries to and from Santorini
>> Ferries from Athens to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Crete
>> Ferries from Santorini to Karpathos
>>Ferries from Thessaloniki to Lesvos
>> Ferries to and from Mykonos
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Paros (and return)
>> Ferries from Crete to Gavdos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Santorini to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Ios
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Tinos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Athens to Naxos
>> Ferries from Athens to Thessaloniki
>> Ferries from Santorini to Syros
>> Ferries from Kavala to Thassos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skiathos
>> Ferries from Athens to Lesvos (Lesbos)
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Kos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Chios

Note:
* Pireas and Piraeus are exactly the same place, but you can find them spelled in both ways. All road signs though point to Pireas.
**The article was first published in 2009; the latest schedule and price update has been made as of May 2013

{ 5 comments }

david lewin August 9, 2009 at 5:26 am
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Hello,
Just want to inform you your information is wrong in that ferries do run from Athens-Piraeus to Aegina/Angistri after Sept. 7 th. ,try the booking part of Hellenic Seaways and you’ll see flying dolphin services.

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Cristina August 9, 2009 at 5:48 am
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@david lewin: the information needs updating , yes. As I mentioned in the article, the schedule changes and get updated quite often. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll definitely update the info as soon as I get it :)

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Julie Atkns February 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm
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Very informative.

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Sanda August 1, 2013 at 8:42 am
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Are there any ferries between Hydra and Aegina?

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Cristina August 1, 2013 at 8:49 am
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@Sanda: yes, there are. every Mon morning in August

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