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Rhodes to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry

The Rhodes to Athens ferry route is provided by 2 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Rhodes to Athens is approximately 12 hours and 15 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Rhodes to Athens ferry duration can range between 12 hours 15 minutes and 31 hours 40 minutes depending on the operator you are sailing with.

Rhodes to Athens Ferry Schedule

On average there are 11 ferry sailings weekly from Rhodes to Athens. Blue Star Ferries provide up to 10 weekly sailings and Anek Lines provide 1 weekly sailing. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Rhodes to Athens Ferry Time

The first ferry departs Rhodes at around 09:00 and the last ferry departs at around 18:15. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Rhodes to Athens

The fastest ferry from Rhodes to Athens is with Blue Star Ferries in 12 hours and 15 minutes.

Rhodes Ferry Port

The Rhodes ferry port is located right outside the ramparts of the old town and is easily accessible by car and public transport. There is a shuttle bus service departing every hour from the local airport, which leads directly to the passenger terminals. Alternatively, you can book a taxi, but these services can get very busy during the high season. For more information on places to stay in Rhodes, please visit our accommodation page.

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

You can book cabins on ferries from Rhodes to Athens with Anek Lines and Blue Star Ferries.

Can I bring pets on the Rhodes to Athens ferry?

Yes, Blue Star Ferries and Anek Lines welcome pets onboard their ferries from Rhodes to Athens. Please be advised that pets are not permitted in public areas of the ship. They should also remain on a leash and muzzled when walking on the open deck. Pets require a valid EU Pet Passport and must be fully vaccinated before travelling. There is an additional fee depending on the size of your pet, ranging from $10 for smaller pets and $20 for larger pets.

How much luggage can I bring on the Rhodes Athens ferry?

Those travelling with Blue Star Ferries can take a maximum of 50 kilograms per passenger at no additional cost.

Rhodes to Athens Ferry Cost

Ferry price from Rhodes – Piraeus can range between $81 and $421 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $162, prices can range between $81 and $319. The average price with a car is $425. Car prices can range between $325 and $538. 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.

Cheap ferry to Athens

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is recommended to book in advance for the best possible prices and availability.

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Athens page.
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Rhodes - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price $261*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 11
Average Sailing Duration 17h 29m
Fastest Sailing Duration 12h 15m
First Ferry 02:30
Last Ferry 20:00
Distance 287 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 Rhodes to Piraeus?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Rhodes to Piraeus is approximately 21h 57m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Piraeus?

    The average price of a ferry from Rhodes to Piraeus is approximately $125. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Rhodes to Piraeus can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Rhodes to Piraeus?

    There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Rhodes to Piraeus. The following operators that provide this service are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Rhodes to Piraeus?

    Ferries from Rhodes to Piraeus 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 Rhodes to Piraeus?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Rhodes to Piraeus with
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Rhodes to Piraeus?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Rhodes to Piraeus with the following operators
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Rhodes to Piraeus?

    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
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
  • How far is Piraeus from Rhodes?

    Rhodes to Piraeus is approximately 287 nautical miles distance apart.

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, to the north east of the island of Crete and south east of Athens. The island is also a short distance off the coast of Turkey. Rhodes Town is the island's capital and main town and its Old Town is a rich tapestry made up of different civilisations and cultures. The city's medieval walls, its fortress like buildings, the gates, bastions, narrow alleys, old houses, fountains and busy squares combine to make all visitors feel as though they have stepped back thousands of years. Outside of Rhodes Town the island has a number of small villages and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. The main ones are Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Pefkos, Archangelos, Haraki, Koskinou, Afantou, Paradisi, Trianta and Embona.

From the island's port, ferry services depart to Piraeus by both conventional and high speed ferry. The island is also connected to the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands and to Crete during the summer months.

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.

Rhodes to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 4/8/2024 and 4/14/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 14:00 12:30 22 hours 30 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 15:00 09:10 18 hours 10 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 16:00 09:35 17 hours 35 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 16:00 10:40 18 hours 40 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 17:00 08:15 15 hours 15 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 17:00 08:25 15 hours 25 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 17:00 08:35 15 hours 35 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 18:00 14:20 20 hours 20 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 18:15 12:00 17 hours 45 minutes Sat
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