The high-speed ferry Thunder arriving at the new port of Mykonos, from Athens
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Athens Mykonos Ferry Route

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Discover the best ferries from Athens to Mykonos, travel tips, prices and many more. Here we go!

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In brief, going from Athens to Mykonos by ferry is easy! Ferries operate daily throughout the year.
The main ports of Athens that serve the route to Mykonos and vice versa are Piraeus and Rafina.
Tickets cost '38' 'EUR' (38 Euros) - '85' 'EUR' (85 Euros) for an economy seat, depending on the type of ferry your are travelling with.
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Available ferry boats

 
Superexpress Ferry by Golden Star arriving in Mykonos New port from the port of Rafina in Athens

Super Express by Golden Star arriving at Tourlos port

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Ferries operate every day all year round. However, during the peak season (May to September) multiple vessels per day depart in the morning and the evening.
From Piraeus port: The first ferry from Piraeus departs at 7.00 and the last at 9:00. Routes are frequent (at least 4 per day in the peak season).
From Rafina port: Ferries from Rafina also operate daily all year round. In the peak season, there are 4-5 routes per day, while in the low season, there are 1-2 routes per day. The first ferry from Rafina departs at 7:00 and the last one at 18:45.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Piraeus & Rafina ports*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
Earliest boat 07:00
Latest boat 18:45
Average duration 03h39m
*Based on data from 2021-2022

ferry ATHENS, PIRAEUS - MYKONOS

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DURATION
Price
Duration 05h15m
Price €52.00 - €123.50
Company SEA JETS
Duration 02h35m
Price €84.70 - €145.70

ferry ATHENS, RAFINA - MYKONOS

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DURATION
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Company FAST FERRIES
Duration 04h20m
Price €38.00 - €53.00
Duration 03h05m
Price €70.00 - €88.00
Duration 04h30m
Price €38.00 - €53.00
Company SEA JETS
Duration 02h10m
Price €76.70 - €99.70
 

Types of ferries operating

 
Blue Star Mykonos leaving the port of Piraeus in Athens

Blue Star leaving the port of Piraeus (Athens)

The types of ferries are the conventional ones and the high-speed/catamaran options.
Conventional ferries are slower while high-speed/catamarans are faster.
A conventional ferry is a better option if you’re not in a hurry and get seasick easily.
A high-speed/catamaran ferry would be preferable if you want to reach your destination faster, but note that those kinds of ferries can be affected by strong winds, which are no rare in the Cyclades. Subsequently, delays occur. In combination with the traffic at the port, a high-speed ferry is rarely on time.

View our video presentation with some of the ferries operating between Athens and Mykonos.

 

Distance & Duration of the trip

 

The distance between Piraeus port and Mykonos (Tourlos) is 86 nautical miles (98 miles or 160 kilometers).
The duration of the trip is 2 to 5 hours, depending on the type of ferry.
A high-speed or catamaran vessel will get you there in 2-3 hours, while a conventional ferry needs around 4-5 hours to arrive in Mykonos. Ferries arrive only at the New Port in the Tourlos area.
The quickest ferry is the World Champion Jet by Seajets which is also the best option of all.

 

Prices & Tickets

 

For a standard (economy) seat, a ticket from Athens to Mykonos costs from '38' 'EUR' (38 Euros) - '52' 'EUR' (52 Euros) for conventional vessels and ~'85' 'EUR' (85 Euros) for high-speed vessels. The price for VIP seats may be up to '146' 'EUR' (146 Euros).
Discounts are available for certain categories of passengers, depending on the company: 100% for children under 4 years old, 50% for children up to 10 years old, ISIC card holders and more.

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Types of seats

 
Airplane seat type in World Champion Jet Ferry

Airplane seating area in the World Champion Jet

The type of seat you choose for your trip will also determine the price of your ticket.
Standard/economy lounge seats are the most affordable option. Seats in conventional vessels are not numbered and you will be responsible for getting and keeping your seat during the whole trip. If you opt for this type of seat, it is recommended to go onboard as early as possible.
Another type of seat is the airplane type. Those are numbered seats, more comfortable than the simple ones. They are located in assigned indoor lounges.
The best option for luxury traveling is the VIP or business seats. These are also numbered and can be found in a separate lounge that is more comfortable and less crowded.

How to find your ferry in the ports of Athens (Piraeus & Rafina)

 
Aerial view of the port of Piraeus, near Athens

Piraeus Port, the closest port to Athens' center

Athens has two ports serving Mykonos.
For Piraeus port, ferries heading to Mykonos and other Cycladic islands depart from Gates E6, E7, E9 and E10. The gate of departure will be indicated on your ferry ticket (printed or electronic).
Rafina port is much smaller and doesn’t boast any gate. You will be able to see your vessel easily.
Don't get lost! Get our Piraeus port map and Rafina port map.

As for Mykonos, the new port (Tourlos) serves all passenger ferries. The port is located a couple of kilometers away from Chora, the main town. Find more info, photos, and a map of Mykonos port.

In any case, make sure to arrive at the port at least 1 hour in advance since there is a lot of traffic. Especially if you are traveling in high season, keep in mind that both in Athens and in Mykonos, you will encounter traffic congestion around the port and you should make sure you get there on time.
Do you need a transfer? We got you covered! Check our Transfer service in Athens & Mykonos!

Luggage storage

 
Luggage storage near the garage area

Luggage storage in one of the vessels

Ferries offer a designated area for luggage storage, but alternatively, you may bring your luggage with you on the vessel. It is advised to keep valuable items with you during the trip.
Keep in mind that the holder of a full ticket is allowed to carry luggage up to 40 kilos or 1 cubic meter free of charge. Over this limit, though, you might be asked to pay an extra fee.

Traveling with a car

 
Vehicle garage in the World Champion Jet

On-board Garage

You can bring your car or motorbike if you are traveling with a conventional ferry. Many high-speed ferries also have the capacity to carry a limited number of vehicles. In any case, it is necessary to purchase a car ticket in advance.

Alternative ways

 

Instead of taking a ferry, you can travel from Athens or abroad to Mykonos by plane, since the island has an international airport that receives flights on a daily basis.
Another option is to get a flight to Santorini and then get to Mykonos by ferry. If you don't find flight availabilities directly from Athens, an alternative is to get to Paros or Naxos and take a ferry to Mykonos from there.

About Mykonos

 
The windmills of Mykonos town

The windmills of Chora, the landmark of the island

Mykonos is the most popular island in Greece, after Santorini. We have created a mini guide of Mykonos, which features the best things to see & do on the island.

Where to go next?

 

The most popular destination after Mykonos is Santorini. Discover the best ferries operating the Mykonos - Santorini ferry route.
Other popular destinations are Naxos, Paros and Heraklion (Crete)

Photos of ferry vessels

Athens Mykonos Ferry Route
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