The high-speed ferry Aero 1 of Hellenic Seaways in the port of Aegina, arriving from Athens

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In brief, going from Athens to Aegina is untroublesome! Ferries from Piraeus depart daily all year round.
Conventional and high-speed ferries operate this route and the crossing is short, with the longest itinerary lasting less than 1.5 hours.
The cost of the ferry ticket starts from '9.90' 'EUR' (9.90 Euros) for a standard seat.

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Available ferries

The conventional ferry Foivos of Saronic Ferries leaves the port of Piraeus, near Athens

The ferry Foivos leaving from Piraeus port

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Crossings to Aegina depart from Piraeus throughout the year, starting early in the morning.
During the low season, there are usually 3 ferries per day. In the high season, there are numerous departures every day, more than 15 in particular.
In July and August, the earliest ferry leaves the port of Piraeus at 06:30 or 08:20 while the last one at 18:40 or 19:30 (timetables are dependent on the day of the week).
All ferry routes to Aegina are direct.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Athens (Piraeus) to Aegina*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
First boat 06:30
Last boat 19:30
Average duration 01h01m
*Based on data from 2021-2022


Company ANES
Duration 01h15m
Price €9.90 - €9.90
Duration 00h40m
Price €19.00 - €19.00
Duration 01h10m
Price €12.00 - €12.00

Types of ferries operating

The high-speed ferry Aero 2 of Hellenic Seaways arrives at Aegina port

The ferry Aero 2 arrives in Aegina

Both high-speed and conventional ferries travel from Athens to Aegina.
High-speed crafts are small vessels that allow you to reach your destination fast due to their high velocities. Conventional ferries on the other hand are larger, boast garages, and offer less expensive tickets and economy seats on the deck.
The high-speed vessels that serve the route belong to Blue Star Ferries/Hellenic Seaways and Aegean Flying Dlphin, while conventional ferries appertain to Saronic Ferries and ANES Lines.


Distance & Duration of the trip


The distance between Piraeus and Aegina is 15 nautical miles (17 miles or 28 kilometers).
The duration of the trip ranges from 40 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes, depending on the company and type of ferry.
It takes 40 minutes for a high-speed ferry to take passengers to Aegina while conventional ferries need 1 - 1.5 hours to reach the island.
The fastest ferries are Aero1 and Aero2 by Blue Star Ferries/Hellenic Seaways.


Prices & Tickets


The ferry tickets for this route can cost from '9.90' 'EUR' (9.90 Euros) to '19' 'EUR' (19 Euros), depending on the vessel you will select. A one-way ticket is priced at '9.90' 'EUR' (9.90 Euros) or '12' 'EUR' (12 Euros) for conventional ferries and at '19' 'EUR' (19 Euros) for high-speed vessels. All issued tickets correspond to standard seats, as those are the only seats available in all ferries reaching Aegina.

Most ferry companies offer discounts to certain categories of passengers, including people with disabilities, ISIC card holders, and families with 3+ children among others. Individuals need to prove their eligibility by presenting supporting evidence. Each ferry company has its own discount policy.

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Types of seats


All ferries that travel to Aegina only offer standard seats. Standard seats are air-type seats in the case of high-speed crafts and economy/deck seats on conventional ferries.


How to find your ferry in the port of Piraeus

Aerial view of the port of Piraeus, near Athens

Piraeus Port, the closest port to Athens' center

Ferries to Aegina (and the other islands of the Saronic Gulf) depart from Gate E8 at Piraeus port. The gate of departure will also be written in your ticket. As Piraeus is a large port, make sure to figure out where the gate is located in advance.
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The majority of passenger ferries arrive at the port of Aegina, which is located in the island’s capital town. However, a few itineraries to the port of Souvala in southern Aegina are available per week during the high season.
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Greek ferry companies have a flexible luggage policy. The limit is 40 kg or 0.5 cubic meters of luggage per person. All ferries boast a designated luggage area for suitcases and other bulky objects. You are also allowed to keep your luggage next to you during your journey. We recommend taking your valuables (wallet, mobile phone, keys, etc.) with you and leaving bulky baggage at the designated area.


Traveling to Aegina with a car

Car garage in the conventional ferry Achaios of Saronic Ferries

Vehicle garage in a conventional ferry

It is possible to take your car or motorbike to Aegina after booking an additional special ticket for your vehicle. Only conventional ferries allow vehicle transfer, as high-speed vessels reaching Aegina do not boast garages. Drivers are usually asked to be at the port 1 hour before departure, especially during the high season. For safety reasons, entrance to the garage is forbidden throughout the crossing.


About Aegina

View of the town and marina of Aegina

Aegina town

Like all Saronic Islands, Aegina is a very picturesque destination. The island boasts lovely beaches with glimmering waters, charming settlements and several points of historical and cultural interest. Its trademark product is the renowned pistachio and its trademark sight the temple of Aphaea. We have created a mini-guide of Aegina, which presents the best things to see and do on the island.

Where to go next?


The enchanting Agistri is one of the most popular destinations for young people and nature lovers. It is located very close to Aegina and is ideal for daily trips. The picturesque Poros is an equally excellent choice, as it is less than 1.5 hours away.

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