An easy guide for how to take the ferry from Italy to Greece. Ports description and recommendations for local public transportation services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry Italy to Greece; Schedules and prices, Accommodation options with real time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Italy and Greece!
How to get by ferry
In the following lines, we have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to travel as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get from Italy to Greece by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures and arrivals.
Traveling by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are going to visit your holiday destination by car. A lot of visitors are seasoned experts and they prefer to travel by ferry because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
Ferry from Italian ports to Greek ones
Destination, Type of trip, Duration and Frequency
- Ancona to Igoumenitsa, Night ferry, 18 hours, 2-3 dep. per day.
- Ancona to Patras, Night ferry, 24 hours, 2-3 dep. per day.
- Ancona to Corfu, Night ferry, 17 hours, 2 dep. per week.
- Venice to Igoumenitsa, Night ferry, 27 hours, 3-4 dep. per week.
- Venice to Patras, Night ferry, 33 hours, 3-4 dep. per week.
- Bari to Igoumenitsa, Night ferry, 10 hours, 1 dep. per day (2-3 dep. daily from July to September).
- Bari to Patras, Night ferry, 17 hours, 1 dep. per day.
- Bari to Corfu, Night ferry, 9 hours, 1 dep. per week (1-2 dep. daily from June to September).
- Brindisi to Igoumenitsa, Day or Night ferry, 9 hours, 1-2 dep. per day.
- Brindisi to Patras, Night ferry, 17 hours, 1 dep. per day.
Schedules and Timetables
...or give a date and click on search to view the online timetables from Italy to Greece!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections from Italy to Greece by ferry. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules Italy to Greece by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
You can buy a "deck" ticket and camp on the deck or an airplane type seat, or to buy a cabin ticket with a private bathroom.
If you are purchasing a "deck" ticket, you should have the sleeping bag with you.
Although the name "deck" indicates that ticket holders will camp on the open deck, in fact, all ferry companies overlook the multitude of campers sleeping onboard aisles with the exception of bars and lounges (without warranty). The corridors are full of electrical outlets (220v), so if you have tickets on the deck, you can always find a free one to charge your phone.
Alternatively, you can buy air-type seat tickets. The air-type seats are large and comfortable, similar to those found in a business class airplane, with plenty of legroom, but you have to share space with 50 to 100 other passengers and their existing items.
The most convenient way to get to Greece from Italy by boat is to buy cabin tickets.
The cabins are small, but comfortable and clean with private bathrooms, showers and clean towels.
All cabins have one electrical outlet (usually 220V) in the cabin and one (usually 110V) outlet in the bathroom.
Reserve the ideal accommodation option on the ferry from Italy to Greece and get fresh and relaxed at your destination!
Motorhomes and caravans
When getting to Greece from Italy by ferry, it is good if you drive your own motorhome or caravan.
Many ferry operators allow campers to pay for a "camping ticket", where you can park on an open deck (with power supply for your vehicle) and stay in your caravan for the whole journey!
Amenities on board
While sailing from Italy to Greece by ferry, you can start with your suntan!
Most ferries have a small pool at the top of the decks and most of them are filled with seawater as soon as the boat leaves the port and the sea is calm. The pool is usually small but good enough for cooling you down!
Around the pool, there is plenty of open decks where passengers enjoy the sun and a drink at the pool bar. In essence, you can treat sailing time from Italy to Greece as a low-demand cruise.
Most vessels have 2 restaurants open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
One is a "self-service" restaurant and the other is full service. Before entering, read carefully the menu posted at the entrance and note the prices.
The food at the restaurants is of good quality and if the money is not that important, you will probably enjoy the meals, but if you are not careful, you can spend a significant portion of your budget.
Water on board
The water onboard is good but not potable.
It is not a bad idea to drink bottled water. It's a small investment for the peace of your health!
Internet and mobile service
Limited internet is available on ferries to Greece. Some of them have a small shared area where you can use the prepaid internet card, while others offer prepaid WiFi onboard.
Internet access is usually difficult, and speed is usually slow, but if you need to check your email it is more than adequate.
Onboard, the mobile service is not available and you can only communicate when the ship is near the coast of Italy, Albania or Greece.
Ferry Prices from Italy to Greece
With go-ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of most shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your ferry ticket.
Fares change from season to season, so get an up-to-date list through our search engine to get the latest prices and accommodation availability. With so many ticket options, you can find the best offer at a price that suits your budget.
Give a date and click on "search" to compare the fares of all ferry operators!
How to reach the dep. & arriv. ports
Please click on the link you are interested in and find useful suggestions on how to reach each Italy port, tips for ground services and public transportation options by arriving in Greece with the Ferry.
Departure/Arrival ports in Italy
Arrival/Departure ports in Greece
Book much early
If your route is from Italy to Greece, do not forget to book your ferry tickets early enough to avoid last-minute surprises! We are sure that you will not want to ruin your vacation or wait at the port of departure because you will not find accommodation available. How could you feel that you are in the port of departure and you can not board the ferry to Greece because the ship is fully booked?
On the next page, we will mention some reasons that make it necessary to book your ferry Italy to Greece much early!