Ios
Athens (Piraeus)
Ferry to Athens
Open Ticket??

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Open Ticket?

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Trip Details
Outbound
Return Trip

Latest offers for Ios - Athens (Piraeus)

Ios to Athens Ferry

The Ios Athens (Piraeus) ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Athens and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 7 times per week, SeaJets 6 times per week, Zante Ferries 2 times per week & the Golden Star Ferries service is available up to 7 times per week.

There are a combined 22 sailings available per week on the Ios Athens (Piraeus) crossing with 4 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Can you travel by high-speed ferry from Ios to Athens?


Yes, you can take a fast ferry from Ios to Athens. Fast ferry duration ranges between 4 and 6 hours. SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries are popular ferry operators offering high speed ferries to Athens from Ios.

The fastest ferry from Ios to Athens is with SeaJets in 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Ios to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Athens page.
Why use Direct Ferries?
category
Ferries from 4412 routes and 901 ports worldwide
category
Trusted by over 2.5 million customers
category
We arrange over 1.2 million ferry crossings / year
category
We check up to 1 million prices for our customers daily
Ios - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 5
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries
Average Price £133*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 16
Average Sailing Duration 6h 40m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 0m
First Ferry 08:00
Last Ferry 21:50
Distance 118 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Ios to Piraeus?

    The ferry crossing time from Ios to Piraeus is approximately 7h 19m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Ios to Piraeus?

    Ios to Piraeus ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Ios to Piraeus is £94. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Piraeus?

    There are 5 popular ferry operators for Ios to Piraeus. These are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • SeaJets
    • Zante Ferries
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Aegean Sea Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Piraeus?

    Book ferries from Ios to Piraeus through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • How far is Piraeus from Ios?

    The distance between Ios to Piraeus is approximately 118 nautical Miles.

Ios Athens (Piraeus) Ferry reviews

  • "Efficient transportation"

    Thanks to Blue Star Ferries my family enjoyed a very smooth return trip between Santorini and Naxos. The ferry was clean. Staff very friendly and helpful and journey a wonderful part of a magical week in Greece. Thank you 👌

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

    Read More Read Less
  • "SupersonicTonic"

    Plaindailing

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

    Read More Read Less
  • "Good experience"

    Great experience in terms of travel. Ship was well equipped and timely. Only negative was that there was no instruction at all on where to go on either port. No signage towards where to wait or people instructing you. We just followed a crowd which luckily was the right place to wait. 

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

    Read More Read Less
  • "Brilliant"

    Absolutely brilliant service

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

    Read More Read Less

Ios Guide

Forming one of the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Ios is located in the Aegean Sea and lies around mid way between the island of Naxos and the island of Santorini. The island's terrain is characterised by hills and cliffs that lead down to the sea on most sides of the island. Located on the north west coast is the island's port which is only a short distance from the village of Chora. The trip between Chora and the port can be made on foot which will take you along a steep donkey path, and takes around 15 minutes. The village is characterised by narrow paths and streets most of which have now been taken over by bars, restaurants, shops and night clubs to cater for tourists.

There are ferries from the island's port to Piraeus and Rafina with a crossing time of between 4 1/2 hours and 8 hours, depending on ferry type, route and destination. During the summer months Ios is also connected by ferry to the other islands of the Cyclades.


Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.


Ios to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Zante Ferries 09:05 19:45 10 hours 40 minutes Wed
Zante Ferries 09:05 20:20 11 hours 15 minutes Fri
Zante Ferries 09:35 20:50 11 hours 15 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 14:20 23:20 9 hours Mon, Wed, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 16:40 23:20 6 hours 40 minutes Thu, Sat
The quickest way to make & manage your booking

Download the Direct Ferries app or manage your booking online through My Account

App

Customer Service

Visit our customer service page to find useful information on travelling by ferry, our FAQs, and how to contact us for help with your booking