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An easy guide for how to get to Ios by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to/from Ios and recommendations for public transportation and services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Ios; Connected Routes with departures and frequency, Accommodation options with real-time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Ios!


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We have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to get to Ios as easily and pleasantly as possible.

Find useful information on how to get to Ios by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Ios, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Ios ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals with the ferry to/from Ios.

All year round there are ferries running to Ios from Athens and Piraeus, while from May to September there are frequent ferries from Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Milos, Crete (Heraklion and Rethymnon), Mykonos, Rhodes, Kos, Astypalaia, and from some other Aegean islands.

Getting to Ios by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry to/from Ios because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!

Cars are allowed on most ferries running to or from Ios, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!

  • There is a choice of Conventional and High-speed catamaran ferries running frequently to/from Ios with stops along the way.

Give a departure port and a date and find all possible ferry to/from Ios destinations!

Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to/from Ios. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Ios by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!


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Ios island is connected daily from Athens/Piraeus harbor and frequently from Rafina port (Athens). The ferries also connect Ios with other islands, including Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Paros and Crete.

The ferry port in Ios

  • The main port of the island is located in Yialos.

Public Bus Service on Ios

  • Ios public buses serve visitors with a variety of routes and vehicles.
  • There are local buses leaving from Ios port to Chora and the famous beach of Mylopotas. The buses are available between 08:00 and 24:00 and runs every 20 minutes.

The main directions of the public bus network:

  • Mylopotas Beach – Chora – Port – Tzamaria – Koumbara and back
    The bus runs once per hour between 11.00 and 23.00.
  • Ios port – Chora – Mylopotas – Maganari Beach and back
    The bus runs once per hour between 11.00 and 23.00.
  • Ios port – Chora – Mylopotas – St. Theodoti Beach – Psathi Beach and back
    The bus runs once per hour between 11.00 and 23.00.

The tickets can be purchased by the bus collector, and the price can vary from 1.80 to 2.50 Euros per person and per route.

  • The main station in the port: Adamopoulou str., close to Akteon hotel
  • The main station in Chora: Near Archeological Museum of Ios
  • Tel.: +30 2286092015, +30 2286091936
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Taxis on Ios
In Ios there are 3 taxis, taking you anywhere on the island. The charge for the distance from the port to Chora is approx. 5-8 Euros.
Taxi stations are located in Chora at the central bus station and in Yialos port right in front of the ferry boat pier.
The phone numbers of the taxi drivers are:

  • Bouzalakos Panagiotis: +30 6977031708
  • Maria: +30 6978734491
  • Moraitis Kostas: +30 2286091745
  • Nikiforos George: +30 2286061606

Tip: Most of the hotels on Ios have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!


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Book your ferry to/from Ios with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your 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 Ios.

With go-Ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of the most Greek shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your Ios ferry confirmation.

Ferry timetables may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates, schedules, prices and availability to/from Ios by ferry. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry to or from Ios at a price that fits your budget.

Complete the under bellow fields and click on SHOW to compare the prices of all operators that run to and from Ios by ferry!


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Arrange your ferry journey to/from Ios in advance

It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Ios in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something 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 boat tickets to or from Ios 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/from Ios. Here are some of the most important:

Pay for Hotel in Ios 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 Ios, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Ios without having booked the ferry pass to/from Ios. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Ios!

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

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

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

Get the best deal by Ios Ferry prices!
Ferry tickets to/from Ios 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 ferry tickets to or from Ios up to 3-6 months in advance.

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


Find out about the ferry types that are running to/from Ios, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to/from Ios and get fresh and relaxed at 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 or from Ios.


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Ios or Nios, as the locals call it, is one of the most beautiful islands in the Cyclades complex. Due to its vivid night life it has an international fame especially among young people. It is located among Santorini, Paros and Naxos and is full of bays and vast sandy beaches. Its coastline is 81.5 km long, 32 km of which are sandy beaches.
According to ancient mythology, Ios was the home place of Homer’s mother and the place where he was buried. A…

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