Ferries from Mykonos to Ios (and return)

by Cristina on July 13, 2009

by Cristina | July 13th, 2009  

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iosThe Ios to Mykonos ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

Mykonos is a lovely Greek island and a great base to start exploring the area. If you plan to take a day trip, Ios should be on your radar. This small island is famous for the incredible beaches, traditional villages and lively nightlife (but totally different than the one in Mykonos). The island is also home to Homer’s tomb and a lovely old castle.

How long does it take to get from Mykonos to Ios?

The ferry ride between Mykonos and Ios takes between 1h 30 min and 2 hours, depending on the company and vessel.

Is there a high speed ferry between Mykonos and Ios?

Yes, the fastest ferry takes only 1h 30 min to get between the two islands, although the 2 hours connection is provided by a high speed ferry (no vehicles).

How much does it cost to get from Mykonos to Ios by ferry?

The price depends on the company and type of seat you choose. On the ferry operated by Sea Jets, the economy single fare is €35.50. On the ferry operated by Hellenic Seaways, the economy single fare is €36 and the business single fare is €43.50.

How many ferries per day depart from Mykonos to Ios during the low season?

During the 2012 low season, the following ferries connect Mykonos to Ios:

  • daily except on Tue, 2:15 p.m., May 9 to Jun 14
  • Tue, 2:15 p.m.,May 22
  • daily except on Wed, 2:55 p.m., May 1 to Jun 14
  • Wed, 2:55 pm, May 2, 16, 30

How many ferries per day depart from Mykonos to Ios during the high season?

During the 2012 high season, the following ferries connect the two islands:

  • daily except on Wed, 9:50 a.m., Jun 15 to Sept 9
  • Sat, 10:40 am., Jun 30 to Sept 8
  • Tue, 10:40 a.m., Jul 3 to Sept 4
  • Fri, 1:35 p.m., Jun 29 to Sept 7
  • Thu, Sat, Sat, 2:50 p.m., Jun 16 to Sept 16
  • Tue 2:50 p.m., Jul 3 to 10, 24

Are there any overnight journeys between Mykonos and Ios ?

No.

How about the ferries from Ios to Mykonos ?

During the 2012 high season, the following ferries connect Ios to Mykonos:

  • Sat, 11:15 a.m., Jun 30 to Sept 8
  • Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:15 p.m., Jun 15 to Sept 17
  • Sun, 1:10 p.m., Jul 1 to Sept 9
  • daily except on Wed, 5:10 pm., Jun 15 to Sept 9

During the 2012 low season, the following ferries connect Ios to Mykonos:

  • daily except on Tue, 12:15 p.m, May 5 to Jun 14
  • Tue, 12:15 pm., May 22
  • daily except on Wed, 12:45 p.m., May 1 to Jun 14
  • Wed, 12:45 p.m., May 2, 16, 30

Where can I buy tickets from?

There are several ways to get tickets: online right here, from the ferry companies’ website and even from travel agencies. However, the simplest way is to get the tickets directly from the port. Just remember that if you plan to travel during the high season (July & August), make sure to buy the tickets several days in advance.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

The prices are the same, no matter where you get the tickets from.

Important note:

Please not that the ferry companies submit their schedules every Friday to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine and in some cases the schedules for July & August become available on online booking sites only several days before the vessels start operating on that route.

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 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 Crete to Gavdos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Santorini to Paros
>> 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: The article was first published in 2009; latest low season schedule and price update was made as of April 2012.

Photo credit: Daniel Skoog on Flickr

{ 12 comments }

Axelwyman July 13, 2009 at 9:24 am
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Good to here about the trip and schedule. Eagerly waiting to buy tickets. The island is very nice to see. Thank you for sharing information about the tickets and other packages.

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Gabrielle March 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm
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Hello, could you tell me where I can find the schedules for 2010 for ferrys between Ios and Mykonos in July. Thank you verymuch.
Gabrielle

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Cristina March 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm
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@Gabrielle: please check your email. Thank you.

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Sandra April 8, 2010 at 3:43 am
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the site you gave for the ferries from mykonos to ios indicates that there are no ferries, if im planing to go during this month of august how can i get from mykonos to ios?

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Cristina April 8, 2010 at 4:54 am
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@Sandra: you cannot book so far in advance. at most 2 month so wait until June to book for August.

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Ioana May 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm
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I’ll be in Greece in mid-august. I keep trying to look for ferry tickets from Mykonos to Ios but i can’t seem to find any. I’ve found from Athens to Mykonos but nothing from Mykonos to Ios. Could there be that there are no ferries that go to Ios? Can anyone tell me where I can find a ferry to book?

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Cristina May 13, 2010 at 2:09 am
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@Ioana: on most routes you cannot book so far in advance – only about 2 months in advance. This is one of the routes you cannot book so far in advance. Wait until mid-June or so

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Carolina May 18, 2010 at 7:08 am
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Hi

I’m struggling to book my ticket to Greece because me and my friends are planning to go in September and we cant find ferries from Mykonos- Ios then Ios-Santorini.
I read above that the low season schedule is not yet available so can you tell me when(more or less) you will show those avaible days from Mykonos to Ios???
Also if you know if there is ferry from Ios to Santorini?

Thanks

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Carolina May 18, 2010 at 7:11 am
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Hi Cristina

Is Carolina again.
After sending the msg i read the others msg above,just realised that i asked the same question,sorry…..;)
So i need to wait till mid-jun,rite?
Is for Ios to Santorini the same?

Thanks

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Cristina May 18, 2010 at 7:38 am
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@Carolina: yup, you’ve got to wait a bit more. I just updated the 2010 summer schedule BUT you can only book a ticket abt 2 months in advance. So if you plan to travel in September, try to book your ticket in June or even July. Yup, both Mykonos to Ios and Ios to Santorini routes fall under the same rule. If you have more questions email me at greece [at] logueit.com

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BJ May 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm
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Hi – I want to go from Mykonos to Ios on 2 July, but can’t make the daily ferry (as I am flying into Mykonos at midday).

Are there any other ferries available?

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Cristina May 27, 2010 at 2:06 am
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@BJ: on 2 Jul there’s a ferry at 08:45 a.m. from Mykonos to Ios. The next one is the next day at the same hour.

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