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There are two ports in Athens that serve the Athens – Mykonos routes. The first one is the Rafina port that lies on the east coast of the Attica region and is near the Athens International airport. There are three ferry companies that operate the Rafina – Mykonos ferry route, Cyclades Fast Ferries 3 times per day, SeaJets 4 times per day and the Golden Star Ferries service up to 3 times per day.

If you are at Athens International Airport and want to travel to Mykonos island, it is preferable to get to Rafina port rather than to Piraeus port, as it is closer to the airport and the trip duration is shorter.

How to get a Ferry From Athens Piraeus Port to Mykonos? 

Before catching the ferry to Mykonos you should get to Piraeus port. According to your location, there are several ways to reach Piraeus port: by metro, by bus, by the suburban railway or on a taxi. 

To learn how to get to Piraeus port from Athens city center or the airport click here.

Insiders' tip

The ferries to Mykonos depart from the E7 gate. This gate is located next to the Karaiskaki square, within walking distance from the Metro and suburban railway station.

The main three ferry companies that operate the Piraeus – Mykonos route are the Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, and SeaJets with more than 3 times daily during summer months, in total.  During winter, only the conventional ferries connect Piraeus with Mykonos island.

We suggest to book early in advance your ferry tickets, especially if you are traveling during summer high season. For ferry schedules, ticket rate options and online booking visit Ferryhopper.com.

How long is the ferry ride from Athens to Mykonos?

To reach Mykonos from Athens port it takes approximately 4-5 hours on a conventional ferry, while it may take up to 2.5 hours on a speedboat. As for the ferry tickets, they cost about €20.00 to €80.00, depending on the ferry type you choose. 

Which ferry company is the cheapest to reach Mykonos from Athens?

The cheapest ferry company is the Blue Star Ferries. The tickets price vary from €20.00 to €97.00 (including a car transfer). Kindly note, the cheaper ferry tickets are most of the times the slow ones. 

Which ferry company is the fastest to reach Mykonos from Athens?

If your time is limited,  the fastest way to get to Mykonos from Athens is by sailing on a high-speed catamaran and reach Mykonos in about 2.5 hours. The ferry tickets vary from €59.70 to  €85.00. High-speed catamarans are operated by both Golden Star Ferries and SeaJets.

Mykonos is the ideal port hub for island-hopping. You can easily get from Mykonos to Tinos, Andros, Paros, Sifnos, Naxos, Milos and Santorini, and vice versa. From Mykonos you have the opportunity to explore to the fullest the charm of the most popular Cycladic islands.

Ferry from Athens to Mykonos Schedule 

This is an indicative schedule of ferries getting to Mykonos from Piraeus Port during summer months.

Route

Depart – Arrive

Ferry Company

Piraeus – Mykonos

07:00 – 09:40

SEAJETS

Piraeus – Mykonos

07:00 – 11:45 

GOLDEN STAR FERRIES

Piraeus – Mykonos

07:01 – 15:10

GOLDEN STAR FERRIES

Piraeus – Mykonos

07:15 – 11:35

BLUE STAR FERRIES

Piraeus – Mykonos

07:30 – 12:45

BLUE STAR FERRIES

Piraeus – Mykonos

16:00 – 21:15

BLUE STAR FERRIES

*Ferries schedule may change and even more ferry routes may be added during the high season.

Ferry From Mykonos to Athens Schedule 

This is an indicative schedule of ferries getting to Piraeus Port from Mykonos during summer months.

Route

Depart – Arrive

Ferry Company

Mykonos – Piraeus

14:15 – 19:45

BLUE STAR FERRIES 

Mykonos – Piraeus

14:25 – 17:00

SEA JETS 

Mykonos – Piraeus

15:20 – 23:45

GOLDEN STAR FERRIES 

Mykonos – Piraeus

18:45 – 23:00

GOLDEN STAR FERRIES 

Mykonos – Piraeus

19:35 – 23:55

BLUE STAR FERRIES 

Tips for booking ferry tickets in Greece

  • Booking ferry tickets online is always more convenient but if your tickets don’t have a barcode, which is usually the case with the most ferry vessels, you have to pick up a real ticket from a ticket kiosk near the ports or travel agency. 
  • It is better to book ferry tickets in advance, at least 2-3 months before traveling (you may find a good deal) compering to buying them at last moments. Tickets rarely are sold out, but it is preferable to be safe.
  • Buying round-trip ferry tickets is cheaper than buying two one-way tickets.

Mykonos Ports

Mykonos has two ports the “Old Port” in the Mykonos town and the “New Port” at Tourlos area,  located 2 km north of Mykonos Town. The bigger ferries usually arrive at and depart from the new one. Keep in mind that there is a possibility of a sudden change of departure or arrival port due to the weather conditions. So, we highly recommend you confirm the departure port before your departure in order to plan your transportation.

Make sure to arrive at the Mykonos port at least one hour before your scheduled departure time, since the port is very busy, especially in July and August.

How to get to Mykonos New Port by bus?

The cheapest and simplest way to get to Mykonos New Port is by bus. From the old port, the bus departs at 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 towards Agios Stefanos, passing by the New Port. There are also frequent bus routes from the Fabrika main bus station in Mykonos town towards the new port. If you want to get to the new port from the Mykonos Airport the bus departs at 09:15, 12:15 and 13:50. Tickets can be bought inside the bus.

How to get to Mykonos New Port on a taxi?

Another way to get to Mykonos new port is on a taxi. Unfortunately, the amount of taxis on Mykonos is limited, so, it is difficult to catch one, especially during the high season. 

How to get from the New Port to Old Port of Mykonos?

There is a Seabus transportation system (water-taxi) that connects the two ports of Mykonos Town. The trip duration is about 8 minutes and it costs €2.00 per person one way. Tickets can be bought on the boat or at the travel agencies near the port. The Seabus runs every 30 minutes when cruise ships arrive. Otherwise, it runs hourly from 09:00 to 22:00.

If you don’t want to worry about your transportation and check all the different alternative choices, we can take care of it and transfer you in the most comfortable way. Just contact us!