Athens (Piraeus)
Ferry to Cyclades Islands
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Athens to Ios Ferry

The Athens to Ios ferry route is provided by 4 operators and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Athens to Ios takes approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes on ferries servicing this route. The ferry duration for Athens to Ios can range between 4 hours 5 minutes and 10 hours 15 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Athens to Ios Ferry Schedule

There are around 20 weekly sailings from Athens to Ios. Blue Star Ferries provide up to 5 weekly sailings, SeaJets provide up to 10 weekly sailings, Zante Ferries provide 2 weekly sailings and Cyclades Fast Ferries provide 3 weekly sailings. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Athens to Ios Ferry Time

The first ferry departs Piraeus port at approximately 07:00 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 22:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Athens to Ios

The fastest ferry from Athens to Ios is with SeaJets.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Athens to Ios?

Yes, you can book cabins on ferries that sail from Athens to Ios.

Athens to Ios Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Athens to Ios can vary between £76 and £516 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £20, prices can range from £7 and £23. The average price with a car is £465. Car prices can range from £204 and £902. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Athens Ios Ferry Tickets

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability on the Athens ferry to Ios.

With 2 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative routes to explore if you require additional flexibility.

How to get from Athens to Ios

As the island of Ios does not have an airport, the most convenient way of travelling from Athens to Ios is by taking a high-speed ferry from Piraeus to Ios. Alternatively, you can also depart from Rafina port and Lavrio port if that's easier for your journey.

Athens (Piraeus) to Ios Ferry Alternatives

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Athens (Piraeus) - Ios 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 £169*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 16
Average Sailing Duration 6h 19m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 0m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 22:30
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 Piraeus to Ios?

    The ferry crossing time from Piraeus to Ios is approximately 6h 52m. 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 Piraeus to Ios?

    Piraeus to Ios ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Ios is £128.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Ios?

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

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

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

Athens (Piraeus) Ios 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

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  • "SupersonicTonic"


    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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  • "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

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  • "Brilliant"

    Absolutely brilliant service

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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Athens to Ios Guide

Piraeus Port Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.

How to get to the port of Piraeus

Piraeus ferry port is easily accessible via public transport. There are a number of bus routes which transport passengers to the port. The 040 bus which departs from Syntagma Square in Athens city centre. This takes approximately 50 minutes. Alternatively, the 049 bus from Omonoia Square operates 24/7. Please keep in mind that the closest bus stop to the ferry terminal is signposted 'Gouva'.

Ios Port Guide

The Greek island of Ios is part of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea between the islands of Santorini and Naxos. The island has a popular night economy, lovely beaches and a number of historical monuments which are popular with visitors. The island has been popular with tourists from around the world for many years and is definitely one of the most popular of the Cyclades islands. Chora is a typical Greek village on the island with traditional whitewashed buildings, winding streets and many colourful flowers. However, at night the sleepy village comes alive with many places to socialise.

Around the island there are many beaches with soft white sand just waiting to be explored, all of which are blessed with crystal clear waters. Perhaps the island's most popular beach is Mylopotas which is lined with bars, restaurants and places to hire water sport related equipment, and is over 1 km long. However, if you require a more secluded beach experience then Valmas or Kolitsani beaches are a good choice.

Piraeus to Ios Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/11/2023 and 03/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 14:10 6 hours 45 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 16:30 9 hours 5 minutes Thu, Sat
Blue Star Ferries 09:00 18:00 9 hours Thu
Zante Ferries 14:55 02:10 11 hours 15 minutes Tue, Sat
Zante Ferries 17:00 04:15 11 hours 15 minutes Thu
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