Athens (Piraeus)
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Athens to Ios Ferry

The Athens to Ios ferry route runs all year round is provided by 4 operators. The ferry crossing from Athens to Ios takes approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes on most ferries operating this route. Athens to Ios ferry duration can vary between 4 hours 5 minutes and 10 hours 15 minutes depending on weather conditions and the operator that you choose to travel with.

Athens to Ios Ferry Schedule

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

Fast Ferry Athens to Ios

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

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

Yes, passengers can book cabins on Athens to Ios ferry with SeaJets, Blue Star Ferries and Zante Ferries.

Athens to Ios Ferry Time

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

Can I bring pets on the Athens to Ios Ferry?

Yes, pets are welcome onboard the Athens to Ios ferry with Blue Star Ferries, SeaJets and Zante Ferries. SeaJets provide designated kennels onboard each of their ferries, which are supervised throughout your journey.

How much luggage can I take on the ferry from Athens to Ios?

Each passenger travelling with SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries can bring up to 50 kilograms of luggage onboard at no additional cost. Alternatively, if you are travelling with Zante Ferries, you are only allowed up to 40 kilograms of luggage per passenger at no additional cost.

Athens to Ios Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Athens to Ios can vary between $92 and $619 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $24, prices can range from $9 and $28. The average price with a car is $555. Car prices can range from $246 and $1,086. 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.

Cheap Ferry Athens to Ios

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. We strongly recommend that you book in advance to guarantee yourself the best possible prices and availability.

How to get a ferry to Ios

With 2 sailings running per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your journey. However, there are alternative ferries to Ios if you require additional flexibility including the Santorini to Ios ferry.

Can I travel in first class from Athens to Ios?

First class is available on ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios with Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets and Zante Ferries.

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 $223*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 14
Average Sailing Duration 5h 39m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 0m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 17:30
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 Piraeus to Ios?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Ios is approximately 6h 31m. 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 Ios?

The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Ios is approximately $224. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Piraeus to Ios can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Ios?

There are currently 5 popular ferry operators travelling from Piraeus to Ios. The following operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • SeaJets
  • Zante Ferries
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Aegean Sea Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Ios?

Ferries from Piraeus to Ios 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.

How far is Ios from Piraeus?

Piraeus to Ios is approximately 118 nautical miles distance apart.

Piraeus 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 Pireaus

Despite being the busiest passenger port in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Piraeus ferry port is easily accessible from Athens city centre by car and public transport. The 040 bus departing from Syntagma Square operates regularly and drops passengers within walking distance of the port. Alternatively, you can follow Line 1 (Green Line) on the metro for 30 minutes until you reach Monastiraki station. All ferries leaving for the Greek Islands depart from gates E1 to E10. This will be clearly signposted upon arrival.

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

Timetables between 5/13/2024 and 5/19/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 07:00 11:05 4 hours 5 minutes Mon, Sat
SeaJets 07:00 11:50 4 hours 50 minutes Wed
SeaJets 07:00 12:30 5 hours 30 minutes Fri, Sun
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
Cyclades Fast Ferries 09:00 14:45 5 hours 45 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
Zante Ferries 14:15 00:30 10 hours 15 minutes Tue
Zante Ferries 14:15 01:00 10 hours 45 minutes Thu
Zante Ferries 14:55 23:55 9 hours Sat
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