Ferries from Athens to Paros (and return)

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The Paros to Athens ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

The second largest island of the Cyclades, Paros is particularly known for its beaches . It has the advantage of being located close to Naxos, Ios, Sifnos and Syros so if you plan to check out the area, Paros can be a very good start point.

With the fastest ferry from Athens taking only 3 hours to get to Paros, the island can be a great weekend getaway when visiting he chaotic Greek capital.

Although this article focuses only on the ferries from Piraeus to Paros, there are also ferries departing from Rafina (and the journey is 30 min longer on the high speed ferry).

Port of Piraeus

The Port of Piraeus (or Pireas*) is large and can be rather overwhelming for the first time visitor. Make sure to allow enough time to get from the city center to the port and to find the gate (which is written on your ticket) . Make sure to check this interactive map.

All ferries to Paros (the Eastern Cyclades ) depart from Port Gate Ε7.

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

The journey between Athens (Piraeus) and Paros takes between 3 h and 5 h, depending on the type of ferry you are taking.

Is there a high speed ferry between Athens and Paros?

Yes, there are several high speed ferries during the high season (start operating in mid-June). During the low season, there’s a high speed ferry as well but doesn’t run daily.

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

The ticket depends on the company, type of seat and type of ferry.

On a regular ferry, operated by Blue Star Ferries, a ticket in the economy class costs €34.50 per person, one way , while the seat in the air lounge costs €39.50 per person, one way.

On the high speed ferry, operated by Hellenic Seaways, the economy non smoking single fare is €49.50.

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

During the low season 2017 (September -October), there are the following ferries connecting Athens (Piraeus) to Paros:

Tue, Thu, Sat 6:45 am, Jun 25 – Sep 3
Daily, 7:02 am, Jul 7 – Sep 3
Daily, 7:15 am, until Sep 24
Daily 7:25 am, until Sep 17, Sep 18-Oct 31
Sun, 8 am, until Sep 3
Fri, 2 pm, until Sep 29
Mon, 2 pm, until Sep 25
Mon 4:30 pm, Sep 11 – Oct 30
Wed, Thu, 4:30 pm, Sep 13 – Sep 28
Fri, 4:30 pm, Sep 15 – Oct 27
Wed 4:30 pm, Oct 4 – Oct 25
Sat 5:30 pm, until Sep 2
Mon 5:30 pm, Jun 26 – Sep 4
Fri, 5:30 pm, Jun 30 – Sep 1, Sep 8 – Oct 27
Wed 5:30 pm, Sep 6 – Oct 25
Sat 5:30 pm, Sep 9 , Sep 16 – Oct 28
Mon 5:30 pm, Sep 11 – Oct 30
Tue, Sun, 5:30 pm, Jun 25 – Sep 3
Tue, 5:30 pm, Sep 5 – Oct 24, Oct 31 (schedule not officially approved yet).
Thu 5:30 pm, Sep 7 – Oct 26
Sat 5:30 pm, Sep 10 – Oct 29
Daily 11:55 pm, until Sep 9

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

The following ferries are available between Athens and Paros during the 2017 high season (June to August):

Tue, Thu, Sat 6:45 am, Jun 25 – Sep 3
Tue, Thu, 6:56 am, Jun 25 – Sep 3
Daily 7:02 am, Jul 7 – Sep 3
Daily, 7:15 am, until Sep 24
Daily, 7:25 am, until Sep 17
Sun 8 am, Jun 25 – Sep 3
Thu 8:30 am, Aug 3 – Aug 10, Aug 17-Aug 24
Sat 9 am, Jul 15 – Aug 12
Fri 2 pm, until Sep 25
Mon 2 pm, until Sep 25
Tue, 3 pm, Jun 27 – Aug 29
Thu 3 pm, Jul 6- Aug 10
Sat 5:20 pm, until Sep 2
Tue, Sun, 5:30 pm, Jun 25 – Sep 3
Mon 5:30 pm, Jun 26 – Sep 4
Wed 5:30 pm, Jun 28 – Aug 30
Fri 5:30 pm, Jun 30 – Sep 1
Thu 5:30 pm, Jun 29 – Aug 31
Fri 9 pm, Jul 14 – Aug 11
Daily 11:55 pm, until Sep 9

Are there any overnight journeys between Athens and Paros ?

Yes, there is a regular ferry that gets to Paros at 4:45 am.

How about the ferries from Paros to Athens ?

There are the following connections between Paros and Athens during the 2017 high season:

Sat 1:30 am, Jul 15 – Aug 12
Sat 10:15 am, Aug 19 – Sep 2
Tue, 10:45 am, Jun 27- Sep 5
Mon, Wed, 10:45 am, Jun 26 – Sep 4
Thu 10:45 am, Jun 29 – Aug 31
Fri 10:45 am, Jun 30 – Sep 1
Sat 10:45 am, Jul 1- Sep 2
Sun 10:45am, Jun 25 – Sep 3
Thu 12:45 pm, Aug 2 – Aug 10
Daily 2:10 pm, Jul 7 – Sep 3
Thu 2:45 pm, Aug 17 – Aug 24
Daily 4:35 pm, until Sep 10
Sat 5 pm, Aug 19 – Aug 26
Daily 6pm, until Sep 24
Daily 7:15 pm, until Sep 17
Tue, Thu, Sun, 11:45 pm, Jun 25 – Sep 3
Sun 11:50 pm, until Oct 1
Thu 11:50 pm, until Sep 28

During the low season 2017, the following ferries are available between Paros and Athens (Piraeus):

Thu, Fri, 9:40 am, Sep 14 – Sep 29
Sat 10:15 am, Aug 19 – Sep 2
Mon, Wed, 10:45 am, Jun 26 – Sep 4
Wed 10:45 am, Sep 6 – Oct 25
Sat 10:45am, Jul 1 – Sep 2, Sep 9- Oct 28
Sun 10:45 am, Jun 25 – Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17 – Oct 29
Mon 10:45 am, Sep 11 – Oct 30
Tue 10:45 am, Jun 27 – Sep 5, Sep 12 – Oct 31
Fri 10:45 am, Jun 30 – Sep 1, Sep 8 – Oct 27
Wed 10:45 am, Sep 6 – Oct 25
Thu 10:45 am, Sep 7 – Oct 26
Wed 12:50 pm, Oct 4
Daily 2:10 pm, Jul 7 – Sep 3
Tue 4:10 pm, Sep 12- Oct 31
Thu 4:10 pm, Oct 5 – Oct 26
Sun 4:10 pm, Sep 17 – Oct 29
Daily 4:35 pm, until Sep 10
Daily 6pm, until Sep 24
Daily 7:15 pm, until Sep 17, Sep 18 – Oct 31
Tue, Thu, Sun 11:50 pm, until Oct 1
Thu 11:50 pm, until Sep 28

Where can I buy tickets from?

125x125You can buy tickets online. You can also buy tickets from travel agents but the best choice is to buy directly from the port. If you plan to travel during the weekends in July & August it is advisable to book the ticket several days in advance.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

The prices are the same, regardless of where you purchase them from. However, if you choose to get your tickets delivered by mail, you will pay an additional fee.

Important note:

The schedules might change from week to week as the companies submit their schedule every Friday to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine. It is advisable to double check the schedule prior to departure.

Read more about:

>> Ferries in Greece
>> Ferries from Athens: How to deal with the Port of Piraeus
>> Ferries from Athens to Aegina
>> 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 Santorini to Crete
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Syros
>> 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 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; latest schedule update was made as of Jun 2017.

6 thoughts on “Ferries from Athens to Paros (and return)

  1. The information you’re guving is very usefull. The only problem is that on your flight reservation
    site, you’re not giving the one way trip option. I would have liked to fly to Paros, since the timing
    wisth the ferries does not sjuit my conveniance, but I would have liked to go to another island by
    ferry, and then return to Athens again by ferry. On your website, you’re not giving that choice.

  2. Hi Cristina,

    Thank you very much for all the travel information, very useful for a novice like myself! I have a couple of questions. Firstly, I am arriving in Athens airport at 2:30am in the morning, can you tell me whether buses going to Port Piraeus run through the early morning? And can you tell me what time the metro opens?

    Also, the ferries that you have listed, are they all standard ferries as opposed to high speed ferries?

    Last question, can I book a return ticket if I am returning on a different day (about 7 days later) or would I need to book two singles?

    I was originally going to get the internal flight, but I think I will opt for the ferry as I’m on a bit of a budget.

    Many thanks,

    Sash

  3. @Sash: glad to have helped. you can book a return ferry ticket or two singles (the price is not lower if you book return ticket); Some are high speed ferries, some are regular ones. Tell me the day when you plan to travel and i can help you wt more details.
    Ref Metro in Athens: it closes at 12 a.m. and re-opens at 5 a.m. There are some buses that run during the night though.

  4. Could you please advise if there is a high speed ferry from Athens to Paros on the 5th of July and what time, as I can only find the slower ferries.
    Thank You

    • Hi Garry,
      there is a ferry departing Piraeus on Friday Jul 5, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. and gets to Paros at 9:45 p.m. Cannot price it yet because it’s too far in advance.

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