Ferry to Piraeus

Mikrolimano Harbour And Yacht Marina in Piraeus
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The port of Piraeus is the biggest and busiest one and serves ferries to the Saronic Islands, to Crete, to the Cyclades, to the Dodecanese, and to North Aegean Islands.
There are 10 gates in the port of Piraeus and each gate serves a different destination.

There is a choice of modern regular and High-speed catamaran ferries running frequently to Piraeus with stops along the way. Cars are allowed on most ferries running to Piraeus, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!

How to get to Piraeus port

From Athens Int. Airport to Piraeus

  • Piraeus port is 37 km west of Athens International Airport. The port is well connected all year round by public transportation.

Here-under some suggestions for getting to Piraeus Port by landing in Athens airport.

By Metro from Airport to Piraeus

  • Take Metro Line 3 from the airport terminal to Monastiraki Sq. (city center), go up and take the Green Line 1 to Piraeus station exactly out of the Piraeus port. The trip from the Airport to Monastiraki station and to Piraeus harbor lasts 60 to 70 minutes.
  • Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

By Public Bus from Athens airport to the port

  • Take the public Bus X96 from the airport terminal (between doors 4 and 5) to Karaiskaki Sq. in Piraeus, right outside the ferry harbor.
  • The bus leaves every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes at night and the trip takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to one hour and a half.

Taxi from the Airport to the embarkation gate

  • Book a taxi online in advance and let your driver be waiting for you upon your arrival. The drive takes 45 to 60 minutes and costs approx. 55 to 60 Euros.
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From Athens City Centre to Piraeus

  • Piraeus port is 10km from Athens city center. The port is well connected all year round by public transportation.

From Athens to Piraeus by Metro

  • The Green Line goes to Piraeus station exactly out of Piraeus port.
  • If you’re coming from Syntagma, Plaka, or Omonia you’ll need to switch trains at Monastiraki station to get on the Green Line 1. The metro runs from 5 am to midnight and the trip takes approx. 20-25 minutes.

From Athens to Piraeus by Public Bus

  • Take the bus nr. 040 from Syntagma Square or nr. 049 from Omonia Sq. to Piraeus Port (Karaiskaki Sq.), right outside the ferry harbor.
  • The bus runs every 15 minutes, 7 days/24 hours and the trip takes about 25 to 35 minutes. A one-way ticket (2018): 1,40 Euro.

Tip: Take the free shuttle bus inside the Port that run from the Terminal Station (gate 5), around the north side of the port and to the most departure gates!

Taxi from Athens downtown to Piraeus port

  • A taxi will normally take about 20 minutes to drive from Omonoia or Syntagma area to the port of Piraeus. The distance is about 10 km and the cost (2018) is approx. 15-20 Euro. The best is to pre-arrange the taxi drive to Piraeus with your hotel receptionist.
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How to get out of the Piraeus port area

From Piraeus to Athens Int. Airport

  • Piraeus port is approx. 40 km west of Athens International Airport and well connected by public transportation.

By Metro from Piraeus to the Airport

  • Take the free bus from your arrival gate to gate 5. Cross the street and purchase your metro tickets either at the cashier of the station or in the automatic machines.
  • You get the metro direction KIFISSIA (Green Line 1) and in 20 minutes ride, you reach the MONASTIRAKI metro station. Change into Line 3, direction AIRPORT and be there in 40 minutes. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

From Piraeus to Athens airport by Public Bus

  • Take the public Bus X96 from Piraeus/Karaiskaki Sq. (right outside the ferry harbor, Gate 4-5) to Athens Airport Terminal.
  • The bus leaves every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes at night and the trip takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to one hour and a half.

Take a Taxi to the Airport

  • Book a taxi online in advance and let your driver be waiting for you upon your arrival at the harbor. The drive takes 45 to 60 minutes and costs approx. 55 to 60 Euros.
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Note: All above information for Piraeus was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.

Schedules, prices and availability to Piraeus

Book your ferry to Piraeus with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your ferry journey in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ferry ticket to or from Piraeus.

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Book in advance your ferry to Piraeus

Arrange your ferry journey to Piraeus in advance

It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Piraeus in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want anything to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the ferry tickets to or from Piraeus you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.

There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry to Piraeus. Here are some of the most important:

Pay for Hotel in Piraeus without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Piraeus, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on a Greek island without having booked the ferry tickets to or from Piraeus. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Piraeus!

Save time in Piraeus!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to or from Piraeus, this allows you not only to secure your tickets from/to Piraeus but also to save time in Greece; besides receiving a service and attention of first.

Have a bigger choice of Piraeus ferry tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to or from Piraeus, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to or from Piraeus is interrupted by not finding available ferry tickets, but it is possible.

Find more Piraeus ferry routes!
If you want to organize your trip to Piraeus, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Piraeus and the Islands as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Piraeus.

Get the best deal by Piraeus ferry prices!
Ferry tickets to or from Piraeus can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking tickets to or from Piraeus up to 3-6 months in advance.

Feeling Great having Piraeus ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry ticket confirmation to or from Piraeus in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your tickets to/from Piraeus, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or in your smartphone!

Accommodation options on the ferry to Piraeus

Book your ideal accommodation options on the ferry to Piraeus and arrive fresh and rested to your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry to and from Piraeus.

About Piraeus

Piraeus has constantly assumed a urgent job for Athens, considered the city's primary port since the eighth century BC through the fifth and fourth hundreds of years BC and up to the development of the Roman Empire. Its three normal inlets were utilized for business and military purposes, lodging the once intense Athenian task force.

By and by, Piraeus is the most vital port in Greece, with around 26 million travelers for every year. The port likewise associates the landmass with most Greek islands, and all journey ships visiting the Aegean Sea stop at Piraeus for no less than one day.

Representative of the ability and distinction of Hellenic nautical history, the port of Piraeus isn't just the core of Greece's delivery industry yet one of the busiest traveler ports in Europe and has been since relic. Today, where containers waiting up to be transferred over the world, lies the port from which Themistocles propelled his armada to vanquish the Persians. Regardless of whether Piraeus is a short stop on your journey or multi day of experience amid your stay in Athens, this memorable setting, with its varied blend of present day and old, has a bit of something for everybody.

What to see in Piraeus

Marina Zea

Zea, also called Pasalimani, is where you can catch one of the Flying Dolphins to the islands in the Saronic Gulf, and there are also the most fantastic yachts moored there in the marina, which is one of the largest in Europe. There are lots of restaurants, shops, and taverns along the shore; if you like boat-watching, sit outside a café and watch the activity in the beautiful harbor.

Hellenic Maritime Museum

This nautical and naval museum has many exhibits showing Greek ships, both modern and ancient. There are paintings, ship models, flags, maps, and all sorts of equipment used on ships. A section of the wall built around Piraeus by Themistocles in ancient times is here, and so are some items from Aristotle Onassis’s yacht. There are some weird little objects in this museum, such as ship models that prisoners carved from bone, and many very interesting exhibits for those interested in naval history.

Archeological Museum

The archeological museum has exhibits from ancient times, such as statues that date back to the 4th century BC. There is a very large funeral monument, grave markers, and important bronze statues of Apollo, Athena, and Artemis. Sculptures from both the Classical and Roman periods are on display, as are many treasures excavated in Piraeus; there are also ruins of an ancient theater nearby.

Kastella Hill

From this hill you will have a spectacular view of the sea and the traditional Greek houses built there; they look like they’re about to fall into the sea. There are many restaurants, cafeneons, ice cream shops, coffeehouses, and bars to refresh you. At night, especially in summer, many people hang out in the clubs here, where you can get a taste of Greek music and dance the night away.

Watch The Ships

For those who are interested in ships, Piraeus is a great place to watch cargo being loaded and unloaded on the massive ships, see ships from many different countries, and watch boats of all kinds going in and out of the harbor. There are huge cruise ships, yachts, cargo ships, and boats of all descriptions, and there’s always a lot of activity around the docks. I love to see the tiny little trucks that are loaded with huge piles of luggage from the cruise ships; they look as though they will tip over any minute.

Attend a Theatrical Performance

During the summer, concerts and theatrical performances are held at the Veakeio Outdoor Theater; check the Athens newspaper to see what’s going on there. The Municipal Theater of Piraeus, in Korai Square, hosts plays, concerts, dance performances, and lectures, and is quite beautiful, dating back to the 1880s.


Piraeus has numerous shops of all kinds and sizes, from antiques and high fashion to hardware and food, and there are several main shopping streets. There’s a huge flea market that is held around Hippodameian Square every Sunday morning, and you can find all sorts of treasures if you get there early enough.

Eat & drink

There are many restaurants, fish taverns, and bars in Piraeus where you can eat and drink some of the traditional Greek favorites. For appetizers, have some grilled octopus, Greek salad, hundreds of different kinds of olives, or fresh sardines. Have some moussaka, a ground meat and eggplant dish, or a gyro, meat that is sliced off a huge chunk that has been spit-roasted and served in pita bread with cucumber and yogurt sauce. Baklava, a multi-layered pastry with nuts and honey, is delicious for dessert, and you can get quite a kick from a shot of ouzo, a strong licorice-flavored drink; be sure to eat some snacks, or mezedes, with the ouzo or you will fall off your seat.

Get on a boat

If you are going to take a cruise around the Aegean Sea or go to a Greek island, you will probably be leaving from Piraeus. You can take a ferry to one of the many islands, or if you want to go twice as fast, take a hydrofoil Dolphin, or “the fly,” as the Greeks call it. You can leave from Piraeus on cruises going all over the Mediterranean; some of the most popular Greek stop-overs are Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, Crete, Santorini, Patmos, and Kusadasi (Ephesus) in Turkey. Needless to say, cruises must be booked in advance, and if you are going to an island that takes hours of travel time, cabins should also be booked ahead of time. If you are going somewhere just for a day, it’s wise to call for a schedule of departures before going to the harbor, or get there quite early

Useful information

Municipality: 210 4194000, 210 4199799
Port authority (O.L.P): 210 4550 000, 210 4550 100

1. Agios Pandeleimon: 2104252850
2. Markomiielakeio Therapeutirio: 2109302002
3. Metaxa: 2104284444
4. Tzaneio - Regional General Hospital Piraeus: 210459291

Vehicle assistance
INTERAMERICAN: 210 9405000
INTERASSISTANCE: 210 6204676-7
ΕΛΠΑ: 10400

Port gates

One day excursions/cruises from Piraeus

While in Piraeus, don't miss the chance to visit the famous island of Mykonos or Hydra!
Take one of our full-day excursions/Cruises to the treasures of the Aegean Sea, get the chance to take a taste of the life on a Greek island and enjoy it!

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