Piraeus to Chania Ferry

The Piraeus Chania ferry route connects Athens in mainland Greece with Crete and is readily available with 2 ferry companies throughout the year. Anek Superfast provide up to 7 sailings per week and Minoan Lines provide 2 sailings per week. It takes approximately 7 hours and 45 minutes for Minoan Lines to travel the 150 nautical miles (277km) between the Piraeus port and the Chania port. This crossing time can vary depending on weather conditions.

Alternatively, you can book a ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion if it’s more convenient for your journey. This route is operated by Anek Superfast and Minoan Lines, with a similar crossing time as Athens to Chania by ferry.

Choose between 9 ferries from Athens to Chania every week, with up to 2 sailings available per day. Both ferry operators welcome both foot passengers and cars onboard their service to Chania. However, please keep in mind that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

Prices for this ferry route are subject to change depending on which season you decide to travel. In the meantime, please visit our offers page for all the best prices on ferries from Chania to Athens.

Piraeus - Chania Ferry Operators

Piraeus Chania Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piraeus Chania route is a car and 2 passengers.

Piraeus to Chania Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for the Piraeus to Chania ferry can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, ferry operators, and destinations, so there cannot be one single ferry timetable. Indeed, whilst there are on average around 19 ferries that run per week across this route, this is across the 2 operators that provide ferries on this route, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always provide you with the most relevant information when you are making your booking, so you can find the best ferry for you.

How long does the Ferry to Chania from Piraeus take?

Ferry sail durations on this route can vary between 6 and a half hours, to 9 hours, and this is due to a number of different reasons. This can be due to ferry operators, changes to the route, as well as external factors, such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so be sure to check before you book what your expected sail time will be.

Piraeus to Chania Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Chania from Piraeus costs is defined by countless aspects, from time of year, to ferry operators you are travelling with, to how you are travelling, and so on, so there are many different ferry fares available. Instead, we recommend looking at the above graph to see our monthly average fares, check out our handy fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Chania from Piraeus?

You are currently able to take your car with you on the ferry to Chania from Piraeus.