The largest and most important port of Greece is Piraeus, about 10 km to the south of Athens center. The port of Piraeus usually covers the schedules to the most popular Greek islands, including the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Eastern Aegean islands and Crete.
Apart from the normal ferries, there are also catamarans, high-speed boats, and flying dolphins to the Saronic islands.
Free shuttle bus for transportation within Piraeus port:
There is a free shuttle bus connecting Gate E7 with the Gates E3, E2, and E1 approximately every 20 minutes when there is a ferry departure from these gates. The free shuttle bus stop is situated inside Gate E7, opposite Piraeus Metro station.
Connected ports to Piraeus
Aegina, Port - Aegina, Souvala - Agistri, Myli - Agistri, Port - Amorgos, Aegiali - Amorgos, Katapola - Anafi - Antikythira - Astypalea - Chalki - Chios, Port - Chios, Mesta - Crete, Chania - Crete, Heraklio - Crete, Rethymno - Crete, Kissamos - Crete, Sitia - Donoussa - Folegandros - Fourni - Hermioni - Hydra - Ikaria, Ag.kirikos - Ikaria, Evdilos - Inousses - Ios - Iraklia - Kalymnos - Karpathos, Diafani - Karpathos, Port - Kastelorizo - Kasos - Kavala - Kimolos - Kos, Port - Koufonissi - Kythira - Kythnos - Leros - Lesvos (Mitilini) - Limnos - Lipsi - Methana - Milos - Mykonos - Naxos - Nisyros - Paros - Patmos - Poros - Porto Heli - Psara - Rhodes - Samos, Karlovassi - Samos, Vathi - Santorini (Thira) - Schinoussa - Serifos - Sifnos - Sigri - Sikinos - Spetses - Symi, Port - Syros - Thirassia - Tilos - Tinos
How to get to Piraeus port from Athens city center
By metro: Piraeus Port is connected with Athens center by the Blue metro line and by the Green metro line. From Syntagma and Omonoia Square, you can get the Metro line 3 (Blue line). From Monastiraki and Omonoia squares in Athens city center, you can get Metro line 1 (Green line). The metro station in Piraeus lies in front of the port, so it’s very easy to navigate. The metro in Athens operates from 05:30 am till midnight. However, on Fridays and Saturdays, it runs till 1.20 am. The journey from Athens city center to Piraeus lasts for about 30 minutes. There are trains to Piraeus from all metro stations every 10 min (maximum). The cost of a Metro ticket is '1.20' 'EUR' (1.20 Euro) and it is valid for 90 minutes.
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By bus: Bus line 049 connects Omonoia with Piraeus and bus line 040 connects Syntagma with Piraeus. Buses to Piraeus depart from Omonoia/Syntagma to Piraeus every 15-20 min. Buses in Athens normally operate from 05:00 am till 23:30 pm, but bus line 040 from Syntagma to Piraeus operates 24/7. Bus tickets cost '1.2' 'EUR' (1.2 Euro) and the journey from Athens city center to Piraeus lasts for 30-40 minutes.
By taxi: You can get from Athens city center (Omonoia/ Syntagma) to Piraeus port by taxi in about 30 minutes. The distance from Athens city center to Piraeus is 10 km. A taxi ride from Athens city center to Piraeus port costs about '20' 'EUR' (20 Euro) during the day and '25' 'EUR' (25 Euro) during the night (24:00-05:00). Do you need a ride? Book your transfer with us and our driver will pick you up you from your hotel or Airbnb host.
How to get to Piraeus port from the Athens International Airport (El. Venizelos)
By metro: You can reach the port of Piraeus by metro from the airport with the blue line. There is a metro station right in front of the airport. The first metro train departs from the airport at 06:10 and the last at 23:34. Trains leave from the airport every half an hour. The journey from the airport to the port lasts for about 1 hour minutes and the cost of the ferry ticket is '9' 'EUR' (9 Euro).
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By suburban railway: You can reach the port directly by the suburban railway (Proastiakos). The suburban railway station lies at the same point as the metro, just outside the airport. The journey from the airport to Piraeus port lasts for about 1 hour. The suburban railway operates daily from 06:07 to 22:07 (last itinerary). The price of a ticket for the suburban railway is '9' 'EUR' (9.00 Euro)
By bus: Bus X96 directly connects the airport with the Piraeus port. Buses operate 24/7 and the journey lasts for about 90 min. Buses leave every 20 minutes from 5:00 to 22:30 and every 40 minutes from 22:30 to 05:00. A bus ticket for this route costs '6' 'EUR' (6 Euro).
By taxi: At the gates of the airport, you’ll find many taxis. A taxi ride from the airport to Piraeus port lasts for 40-60 min, depending on the traffic. A taxi ride from Athens airport to the port of Piraeus costs about '50' 'EUR' (50 Euro) during the day and '65' 'EUR' (65 Euro) during the night (24:00-05:00). Do you need a ride? Book your transfer with us and our driver will be waiting for you with a panel and your name on it at the airport’s arrival gate.
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