The Mykonos to Athens ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.
One of the best ways to save some money when getting from Athens to an island is by catching a ferry rather than flying. And Mykonos makes no exception. It is the perfect opportunity to see the beauty of the sea and enjoy making some friends along the way.
Port of Piraeus
The port of Piraeus (or Pireas*) is large and can be a little confusing at first. There’s a map available on the Ministry of Mercantile Marine page . Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to find the terminal and your ferry.
All the ferries to Mykonos depart from Port Gate Ε7 (at Karaiskaki square ,Akti Tzelepi). The gate is both for passengers and vehicles.
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How long does it take to get from Athens to Mykonos?
The journey between the port of Piraeus (Athens) and Mykonos takes between 4 h 30 min and 5 h 15 min , depending on the type of ferry you are taking.
Is there a high speed ferry between Athens and Mykonos?
How much does it cost to get from Athens to Mykonos by ferry?
The price depends on the type of ferry, the company and the class of your seat.
On a slow ferry operated by Blue Star Ferries, a seat in the economy class costs €34 one way while if you choose the air seat in any of the lounges , the ticket costs €39 one way. The business class seat costs €47.50 one way.
On the high speed ferry operated by Sea Jets, economy seats cost €47.80 one way, while on the high speed ferry operated by Hellenic Seaways , the economy seat costs €52.50 one way and the business seat is €67 one way.
How many ferries per day depart from Athens to Mykonos during the low season?
In 2013, during the low season, you can get from Athens (Piraeus) to Mykonos :
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 7 a.m., May 10-29
Mon- Fri 7:35 a.m., Mar 18 – Mar 29
Sat 7:35 a.m., until Mar 30, May 4
Mon- Fri 7:35 a.m. Feb 21 – Mar 15
Mon-Thu , Sat-Sun 7:35 a.m., Apr 27 – May 2
Daily 7:35 a.m., Apr 1 – Apr 26 , May 6- May 13, May 14 – Jun 21
Fri 9 a.m., May 3
How many ferries per day depart from Athens to Mykonos during the high season?
The following ferries are available during the high season 2013 between Athens (Piraeus) and Mykonos :
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 7 a.m., Sept 30 – Oct 20
Mon 7 a.m., Jun 3
Daily 7:35 a.m., Jun 22 – Jun 30, May 14- Jun 21, Jul 1 – Sept 15
Mon-Fri 7:35 a.m., Sept 16-Oct 31
Sat 7:35 a.m., Sept 21 – Oct 26
Are there any overnight journeys between Athens and Mykonos?
Where can I buy tickets from?
You can book your tickets online from here at most two months before departure. You can also book your tickets via a travel agent but the same restrictions apply. However, your local agent will have to book via a Greek Travel Agent so might as well do it yourself.
There’s always the possibility to buy the tickets directly from the port of Piraeus (Port Gate E1), whether you do it several days before departure or on the same day. During the busy time of the year (July and August) it’s advisable to buy your ticket 4-7 days prior to departure especially if you want to use a cabin. The deck seats are usually easily available even during the high season.
Does everyone charge the same prices?
If you buy the ticket directly from Athens it might cost little less than if you choose to book it online. But the difference is not significant.
How about the ferries between Mykonos and Athens?
During the high season 2013, there are the following ferries between Mykonos and Athens:
Daily 2:15 p.m., Jun 22 – Jun 30, May 14- Jun 21, Jul 1 – Sept 15
Mon-Fri 2:15 p.m., Sept 16 – Oct 31
Mon 4 p.m., Jun 3
Sun 2:15 p.m., Sept 22 – Oct 27
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 4 p.m., Sept 30 – Oct 20
During the low season in 2013, you can travel from Mykonos to Athens (Piraeus):
Mon-Fri 2:15 p.m., Mar 18 – Mar 29, Feb 21 – Mar 15
Sun 2:15 p.m., until Mar 31
Sat 2:15 p.m., May 4
Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun, 2:15 p.m., Apr 27- May 2
Daily 2:15 p.m., Apr 1- Apr 26, May 6-13, May 14 – Jun 21
Fri 1:55 p.m., May 3
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 4 p.m., May 10-29
The ferry schedules available on line are not very accurate. It’s not the websites’ fault at all. But the ferry companies submit their schedule to the Ministry of Merchant Marine weekly so the info you see today online might not be accurate next month.
The weekly ferry schedule comes out each Friday in the Athens News (in English) so make sure to get your hands on a copy as soon as you get to Athens.
Read more information about:
>>Ferries in Greece
>>Ferries from Athens: Dealing with the Port of Piraeus
>>Ferries from Mykonos to Syros
>>Ferries from Athens to Aegina
>>Ferries from Athens to Santorini
>>Ferries from Athens to Rhodes
>>Ferries from Athens to Crete
>>Ferries from Rafina to Mykonos
>>Ferries from Athens to Hydra
>>Ferries from Athens to Patmos
>>Ferries from Athens to Karpathos
>>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
* 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; latest schedule and price update was made as of February 2013.