Ferry from Mykonos to Athens

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Mykonos, the Greek island known for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife, is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. While many visitors fly directly into Mykonos, others prefer to take the ferry from Athens to Mykonos.

How to get from Mykonos to Athens by ferry?

Find sensible information on the ferry route from Mykonos to Athens, including transit options to reach your hotel, port addresses plus embarkation offices, ferry timetables, prices, as well as real-time departures together with arrivals.

  1. Select your ferry company: Between Mykonos and Athens, a variety of ferry carriers operate routes, such as SeaJets, Hellenic Seaways as well as Blue Star Ferries. It is necessary to compare the timetables and ticket prices provided by each carrier by utilizing our reservation system to select which ideal fits your preferences and budget
  2. Reserve your ferry tickets: Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways and SeaJets are simply a few of the carriers that run between Mykonos and Athens. To find the most effective option for your trip days and price range, compare the routes and ticket prices of each provider
  3. Arrive at the ferry port in Mykonos: Make sure to arrive in Mykonos Port a minimum of an hour in advance of the time of your departure. You'll have enough time for the check in and embarkation procedure
  4. Board the ferry: When it's time for boarding, follow the staff's guidelines and the notifices posted. Before boarding, you will need to present your ticket and any kind of identification (usually ID card/passport)
  5. Take pleasure in the ferry ride: The trip takes in between 3-6 hours, depending on the carrier along with the route chosen from Mykonos to Athens. You'll have enough of time to relax and appreciate the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea throughout the trip
  6. Disembark at the port in Athens: Once you've gotten to Athens' ferry terminal (Piraeus or Rafina), follow the guidelines to leave the docks in order to reach your location. To visit your hotel or any area in Athens, you can make use of the city buses or taxis

In conclusion, taking a ferry from Mykonos to Athens is a convenient and enjoyable way to travel between the two destinations. Just be sure to choose your ferry company and book your ferry tickets from Mykonos to Athens in advance, arrive at the ferry port on time, and enjoy the ride!

What are the ferry schedules from Mykonos to Athens?

  • Dep. at 07:35 and arr. in 4 hours and 35 min. to Athens/Rafina port (Regular ferry)
  • At 10:40 from Mykonos, at 13:35 in Athens/Rafina port
  • From Mykonos at 11:55, in Athens/Rafina port 14:10
  • Depart 12:25 and arrive in Athens in 3 hours
  • Dep. at 14:15 and arr. in 5 hours and 30 min. to Athens (Regular ferry)
  • At 14:50 from Mykonos, at 17:20 in Athens
  • Going at 15:30 from Mykonos, arrive at 17:40 in Athens
  • Depart 15:15 and arrive in Athens in 2 hours and 50 min. (at 18:05)
  • From Mykonos at 18:45, in Athens/Rafina port at 21:20
  • At 19:35 from Mykonos, at 23:55 in Athens (Regular ferry)
  • Dep. at 22:30 and arr. in 4 hours to Athens/Rafina port (Regular ferry)

Note: Timetables were accurate when they were published, but can change without notice.

Give a date and click on "search" to view the updated timetables for the ferry from Mykonos to Athens!

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

How do I get around in Mykonos?

Useful suggestions on how to reach the port of Mykonos with tips for ground services and public transportation options.

The ports of Mykonos

  • Mykonos has 2 seaports that serve not only ferries and cruise ships but also yachts and fishing boats
  • The old port in Chora serves small boats
  • The NEW port is in TOURLOS and about 1.5 km from the town (Chora)
  • The harbor in Tourlos consist of main cruise boat quay and quay for the regular and speedboats
  • All ferry operators dock and depart from this harbor

Public bus service on Mykonos

  • Mykonos has a good bus network service that connects the most villages and beaches with Chora/City
  • During the tourist season (April to October) there is a frequent public bus service from Mykonos Town (Fabrika Sq. station) to the new port in Tourlos and back

Additional directions

  • From Agios Stefanos to Tourlos New Port
  • From Elia beach, Platis Yalos, Ornos, Ai Yannis, Paradise beach, Paranga beach and Airport to the Fabrika station in Mykonos city
  • From Kalafati, Elia beach, Kalo Livadi beach and Ano Mera village to the Old Port station in Mykonos city
  • From Agios Stefanos and Tourlos to the NEW port in Tourlos

Bus Terminals and contacts

  • The main station in Mykonos Town (Fabrika): Fabrika sq. (Axioti str.), Tel. +30 2289023360, +30 2289026797
  • Old Port station in Mykonos city (Polikandrioti str.; Behind the archaeological museum & Remezzo, north part of Town and next to OTE building)), Tel. +30 2289023360, +30 2289026797
  • Old Town Port (very close to SeaBus station, north part of Town)

Taxis in Mykonos

  • There are about 35 taxis, which mean you need great patience until you find one! You have to wait in line and sometimes you can wait for hours in the taxi queue and especially in the evening!

Main locations for taxis in Mykonos Town

  • Manto Square (also called Town Square or Taxi Square), on the harbor front near the statue
  • Fabrika square (Axioti str.)
  • Airport

Taxi Contact phone numbers

  • Taxi and radio-taxi Tel.: +30 2289023700 & +30 2289022400
  • Radio taxi service in late hours and out of town (add 5 Euro for this service)
  • Approx. Price: From Chora/City to the new port approx. 12-15 Euros

SeaBus service

  • Mykonos SeaBus is the faster transportation service between the Old Port (Chora) of Mykonos Town and the New Port (Tourlos) and the and vice versa.

SeaBus benefits

  • The SeaBus runs every 30 minutes
  • Luggage and Baby Strollers are carried on board
  • Easy Wheelchair access

SeaBus stations

  • New Port in Tourlos (Marina station)
  • Old Town Port (near Bus station with access to Panormos, Ano Mera, Elia, Kalafatis, Super Paradise, and Paradise beach)
  • Old City Port (near Old Town Hall)
  • Duration from New Port to Old Port or vice versa: 8 minutes
  • Price per person: 2 Euros
  • Tel.: +30 6978830355

Tip: Most of the hotels in Mykonos 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!

Note: All the above information about Mykonos was accurate when published but can be changed without notice.

How to leave the ports of Athens?

Athens has 3 modern ports to serve the large volume of passengers that arrive from the Aegean islands.
Just click the following links, where we have mapped the most common options for easy transportation from the Athenian ports to Athens city center, as well as to Athens airport.

*Currently, there are no ferry connections from Mykonos to the port of Lavrio.

Schedules, prices & availability

Ferry schedules from Mykonos to Athens might alter according to the period, so prior to your travel plans, make sure you get the most up-to-date information. Typically, ships leave from Athens and Mykonos many times per day.

There are much more departures throughout the peak period (June to September), with some companies offering up to 4 or 5 routes daily. There are less itineraries throughout the off-peak season November to March).

Ferry routes

When cruising from Athens to Mykonos, ferry companies may follow different routes. While some make a straight trip between both destinations, some stop by various other islands along the path.

The most popular route is the Piraeus port in Athens to the new port in Mykonos. Depending on the type of ship you use, this journey takes between 2.5 to 5 hours and is provided by many ferry companies.

Taking a ferry from Rafina, a port around thirty kilometers east of Athens, is an additional alternative. Though less well-known than the Piraeus route, this one may be more practical for visitors lodging in Athens' eastern suburbs. The trip takes between 2-4 hours.

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 from Mykonos to Athens by ferry. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best ferry deal at a price that fit your budget.

Give a date and click on "search" to compare the prices of all ferry companies that run from Mykonos to Athens!

Should I book in advance my Mykonos to Athens ferry ticket?

Arrange your ferry ticket in advance

It is very important that you have organized your ferry from Mykonos to Athens 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 boat ticket you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.

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

Pay for Hotel in Athens 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 routes, such as the Ferry Mykonos to Athens if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel in Mykonos or Athens without having booked the ferry pass. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find available tickets to your destination!

Save time!

Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry tickets from Mykonos to Athens, this allows you not only to secure your tickets but also to save time; besides receiving a service and attention of first.

Have a bigger choice of ferry tickets!

Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the Mykonos to Athens ferry ticket, on the vessel you prefer and at the schedule you wish. It does not make sense that your ferry travel is interrupted by not finding available tickets, but it is possible.

Find more Mykonos to Athens ferry routes!

If you want to organize your ferry journey to Athens, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going from Mykonos to Athens by ferry.

Get the best deal!

Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Athens can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It is a common practice to be announced special rates and deep discounts for booking tickets up to 3-6 months in advance.

Feeling Great having your ferry ticket in your pocket!

You will feel a great feeling having the confirmation in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your tickets from Mykonos to Athens; you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or in your smartphone!

Accommodation options on the ferry from Mykonos to Athens

Everything you need to know about ferry types and accommodation options; reserve the ideal accommodation option on the ferry from Mykonos to Athens and get fresh and relaxed at your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day crossing to your destination.

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