Athens (Piraeus)
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Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chios

The Athens to Chios ferry route is provided by 1 operators and runs during the high season. The ferry crossing from Athens to Chios is approximately 7 hours and 40 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Athens to Chios ferry duration can range between 7 hours 40 minutes and 8 hours depending on the weather conditions and the operator you are sailing with.

Athens to Chios Ferry Schedule

On average there are 10 ferry sailings weekly from Athens to Chios. Hellenic Seaways provide up to 10 sailings per week. Please note that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Athens to Chios Ferry Time

The first ferry departs Piraeus port around 10:00 and the last ferry departs at around 23:59. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Athens to Chios

The fastest ferry from Athens to Chios is with Hellenic Seaways in 8 hours and 15 minutes.

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

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Athens to Chios with Hellenic Seaways.

Can I bring pets on the Athens Chios ferry?

Yes, Hellenic Seaways allow pets on their ferries from Athens to Chios. Your pet can either stay on the outside deck or stay in one of the onboard kennels provided. Dogs must remain muzzled and on a leash whenever moving around the ferry.

How much luggage can I bring on the ferry from Athens to Chios?

Those travelling with Hellenic Seaways can take up to 50 kilograms of luggage per passenger at no additional cost.

Athens to Chios Ferry Price

Ferry price from Piraeus – Chios can range between $83 and $548 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $106, prices can range between $52 and $212. The average price with a car is $347. Car prices can range between $226 and $600. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can vary from season to season.

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

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

Athens (Piraeus) to Chios Ferry Alternatives

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Athens (Piraeus) - Chios Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Hellenic Seaways
Average Price $313*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 9h 26m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 15m
First Ferry 10:00
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 151 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 Chios?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Chios is approximately 8h 15m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Chios?

    The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Chios is approximately $146. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Piraeus to Chios can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Chios?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Piraeus to Chios and this is
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Chios?

    Ferries from Piraeus to Chios are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus to Chios?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Piraeus to Chios with
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Piraeus to Chios?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Piraeus to Chios with the following operators
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Chios?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • How far is Chios from Piraeus?

    Piraeus to Chios is approximately 151 nautical miles distance apart.

Athens (Piraeus) 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.

Chios Guide

The Greek island of Chios lies in the north east Aegean Sea and is located close to the coast of Turkey and is opposite the Erithrea Peninsular, from which it is separated by the Chios Strait. The island has a land area of around 840 sq. km and a population of roughly 54,000 people. The island's capital city is also called Chios and is home to approximately half of the island's population. Popular visitor attractions on the island include the Byzantine Museum which is located in a former Ottoman mosque and is where you can see a perfect copy of the famous painting "Massacre at Chios" by Delacroix. Also on the island is the famous library named after Adamantios Korais and contains his personal collection of 1,300 historical volumes and the Naval Museum where you can see replicas of sailing ships and steam boats.

Alternatively, take a stroll through the pretty and narrow streets of Kaloplitis and take in the splendour of the former ship owners' mansions that stretch all the way to Tampakika. Here you will find Ioustiniani Palace and the mills that once belonged to the old tanneries.

From Chios, ferry services operate to Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Rhodes, Samos, Lemnos, Mytilene, Oinousses, Psara, and Cesme.

Piraeus to Chios Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2/26/2024 and 3/3/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Hellenic Seaways 16:00 06:15 14 hours 15 minutes Wed
Hellenic Seaways 20:00 04:15 8 hours 15 minutes Tue
Hellenic Seaways 20:00 05:00 9 hours Mon, Wed, Fri
Hellenic Seaways 20:00 05:50 9 hours 50 minutes Sat
Hellenic Seaways 23:59 08:15 8 hours 16 minutes Thu

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