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Ferry from Ios to Athens (Piraeus)

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 14 weekly sailings between Ios and Athens (Piraeus). 5 ferry operators sail between Ios to Athens (Piraeus), these include Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries. Ios Athens (Piraeus) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Ios to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Ios to Athens (Piraeus) typically departs Ios at about 08:10. The average sailing time of a Ios Athens (Piraeus) ferry is approximately 5h 49m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 3h 45m.

Ios Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Ios Athens (Piraeus) ferries typically range between €51* and €270*. The average price is around €134*. The cheapest ferry prices from Ios to Athens (Piraeus) start from €38*. The average price for a foot passenger is €129*. The average price for a car ferry is €337*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Ios and Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between Ios to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 136.5 miles (219.7km), or 118.6 nautical miles.

Is there a Ios Athens (Piraeus) car ferry?

Yes, Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets, Zante Ferries offer a car ferry from Ios to Athens (Piraeus). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Ios and Athens (Piraeus).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Ios Athens (Piraeus) ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Ios to Athens (Piraeus) with Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets, Zante Ferries.

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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 170 €*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 14
Average Sailing Duration 5h 49m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 45m
First Ferry 08:10
Last Ferry 16:40
Distance 118 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Ios to Piraeus?

The approximate duration for ferries from Ios to Piraeus is 6h 55m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Ios to Piraeus?

Ios to Piraeus is approximately 157 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Piraeus?

5 popular ferry companies travel from Ios to Piraeus. These ferry companies are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • SeaJets
  • Zante Ferries
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Aegean Sea Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Piraeus?

Book Ios to Piraeus tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

How far is Piraeus from Ios?

Ios to Piraeus is approximately 118 nautical miles distance apart.

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

Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Zante Ferries 09:05 19:50 10 hours 45 minutes Wed, Fri
SeaJets 10:10 14:50 4 hours 40 minutes Mon
Zante Ferries 10:35 19:05 8 hours 30 minutes Mon
Cyclades Fast Ferries 10:45 16:35 5 hours 50 minutes Tue, Fri, Sun
SeaJets 11:15 16:50 5 hours 35 minutes Mon, Sat
SeaJets 11:55 18:15 6 hours 20 minutes Wed
SeaJets 12:40 16:50 4 hours 10 minutes Sun
SeaJets 13:20 18:15 4 hours 55 minutes Tue, Fri
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
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