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07:504h30
Athens
12:20Mykonos
$431One-way
0 transfers
Golden Star Ferries
19:003h45
Athens
22:45Mykonos
$431One-way
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07:202h20
Athens
09:40Mykonos
$641One-way
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Booking ferry tickets by Golden Star Ferries with Omio

To benefit from the great customer experience, book your GSF ferry ticket through the Omio website. On Omio, you will compare various ferry schedules to buy an affordable GSF ticket for your route. As our esteemed client, we promise to provide some of the best offers for large families, Greek public university students, and persons with reduced mobility.

acropolis view

Acropilis view. Credit: Shutterstock

About Golden Star Ferries

Golden Star Ferries (GSF) is one of the highly-ranked Greek ferry companies. GSF was founded in 2011 to provide quality, affordable services, and safety to our customers crossing from Rafina to the Cyclades islands. GSF ferry routes include: Rafina - Tinos - Mykonos - Paros - Ios - Santorini or Thira and Rafina - Andros - Tinos – Mykonos. The GSF's fleet consists of 1 high-speed and 1 conventional ferry. On each ferry, you will expect different types of facilities, including comfortable seats and car decks. Some would also contain a shopping area and children's play areas. Its main vessels consist of the Superexpress and the Superferry.

Golden Star Ferries main destinations

Book your ticket with GSF ferries and gain your chance to tour the following two main destinations. First is the Port of Rafina. This can be your departure point if you're connecting to the Cyclades or a destination port if you are connecting from the Cyclades. The Port is surrounded by a rare combination of natural beauty, beaches, and hills, including Ochiro Hill. The Port's neighborhood features the House of Triglia, which is the city's Folklore Museum, and the Vavrona and Porto Rafti towns. The second is Santorini. Your tour of this destination would allow you to witness Thira's impeccable volcano, breathtaking caldera, and the majestic sunset of Ia (Oia).

Most popular Golden Star Ferries connections

Andros to Mykonos is arguably the busiest connection, with about 13 sailings per week. It runs every 2h 15min. The second busiest connection is arguably the Naxos to Rafina, with 12 sailings weekly. Its frequency is about every 3h 15min.

Most popular GSF routes in Greece


Ferries to Santorini by Golden Star Ferries

One of the major destinations for the Golden Star Ferries is Santorini. Rafina to Santorini is the main route that GSF serves. Santorini Island is well-known for its majestic sunset, exotic beaches, luxurious accommodations, and breathtaking caldera. The Island is built on a cliff that is dominated by churches that are painted with dorms. On the Island, you will tour Thira's impeccable volcano, Akrotiri archaeological sites, and the tiny, picturesque town of Imerovigli. You can also tour Perissa Beach, known for its lava sand and dark blue waters. Some of the popular links along this route include:

Ferries to Mykonos by Golden Star Ferries

Mykonos is one of the popular destinations for GSF ferries. It is ranked among the most popular islands in the Cyclades. Commonly known as the Island of the Winds, your ferry ride to Mykonos would allow you to tour key sites such as the row of seven white windmills, the Church of the Panagia Paraportiani, and the beaches, key among them, the Super Paradise. Some of the popular connections on this route are:

Ferry routes by Golden Star Ferries and timetables

Rafina, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Ios, and Thira are among the destinations that GSF services. Currently, the ferry line has more than six different routes to particular locations.

GSF Route Schedule Price
Ferry Rafina-Paros From 09:00 to 17:00 from $40
Ferry Mykonos-Thira From 08:00 to 16:00 From $75
Ferry Mykonos-Paros From 09:00 to 18:00 From $74
Ferry Paros-Thira From 08:35 to 14:30 From $15
Ferry Rafina-Mykonos From 08:00 to 17:00 From $32
Ferry Naxos-Mykonos From 09:20 to 14:40 from $25
Ferry Rafina-Tinos From 10:00 From $30
Ferry Rafina-Andros From 08:40 to 10:20 From $20

Golden Star Ferries Ticket types

Golden Star Ferries will offer you the following types of tickets. The first type is the one-way ticket. This ticket would cover your ferry ride from your departure port to your respective destination. The second type is the roundtrip tickets, covering your journey from departure to back. You can book GSF tickets online. The company doesn't have physical tickets, but requires customers to purchase, download and print them online through the Omio platform. You should also note that your luggage will cost extra, while infants and persons with reduced mobility and their assistants are offered various discounts.

Golden Star Ferries services on board

Golden Star ferries provide various high-quality onboard services, including room accommodations, luggage, pet, and car transportation and comfortable seats for all travelers.

Types of accommodation onboard ships by Golden Star Ferries

To arrive fresh and rested to your main destination harbor, you can make the right choice among the available GSF accommodation options for the day and night. Key among these options are: Golden Star Ferries Business and Airplane Type Seats and the Golden Star Ferries Economy Deck-Seats. With these accommodation options, you can leave your luggage at a specially-designated point near the garage entrance or carry it along. Unlike the economy deck seats, where you can sit on any available spot, the business seats are reserved. You can book a business class seat after purchasing your ticket.

Transporting Vehicles with Golden Star Ferries ships

With your GSF ticket, you can transport any passenger vehicle, such as automobiles, caravans, motorcycles, and campers. However, you should note that your vehicle's ticket price will depend on its size. When booking your ticket, you are expected to specify whether your vehicle is LPG or methane powered. After boarding the ferry, you will park your car, turn off the lights and the engine, unlock the doors and windows, and keep the parking gear and the parking brake engaged. Your car keys should also be inserted into the ignition, and the trunk closed.

Services and events on board Golden Star Ferries ships

When you board GSF as a person with reduced mobility, you may be offered facilities and services for the persons with reduced mobility, such as wheelchairs, adapted seats and ramps, and elevators. While onboard, you will also benefit from other onboard services such as children's play areas suitable for travelers with kids, cabins for travelers traveling with their furry friends, and cafeterias. You will also be entertained by the installed satellite televisions where you may watch your favorite live show or listen to calm music as you browse your phone that is connected to stable onboard Wi-Fi.

Ios Island, Greece

Ios Island, Greece. Credit: Shutterstock

Golden Star Ferries: FAQs

What documents are required for travel with GSF?

To sail with GSF, you must have a current ID or passport on hand. During check in, the ID or passport must be shown.

How does the check in and boarding procedure work on GFS Ferries?

Passengers should pick up their boarding passes at the port's ticket center before going to the check-in spot. It is not possible to check in using an e-ticket. Passengers who are driving must also present a valid ticket when entering. All travelers must present identification at the check-in counter.

How long before boarding do I have to show up?

If you plan to bring your own car, you must show up at least 45 minutes before the departure time.

Can I bring pets with me on GSF ferries?

On GFS ferries, pets are welcome for an additional charge.

Are there options about food intolerances and personalized menus?

There is a bar on board every GFS hydrofoil, making it feasible to buy refreshments while traveling. There are no customized menus available on board to accommodate your dietary requirements, but you can buy beverages and snacks to tide you over.

What number should I contact in case of GSF ferry ticket changes (refund, reservation change) or for general information?

If your ferry is unable to depart due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a reimbursement or have your trip rescheduled. The only price types that enable you to cancel your reservation are refundable ones. Contact Omio Support for help with ticket refunds or reservation changes.

What kind of assistance does GSF provide to passengers with reduced mobility?

Two of the distinctive services that some GSF ferries offer for passengers with reduced mobility are reserved seats and accessible restrooms. We suggest you contact the company in advance to check availability, because not all vessels offer special services for passengers with limited mobility.

Is it possible to travel while pregnant on GSF ferries?

Yes. Expectant passengers can use GSF hydrofoils with confidence because they have comfortable chairs and a variety of ticket classes. We advise you to consult your doctor prior to traveling to ensure that it will be safe for both you and the unborn child.

Is there a medical service on board GSF Ferries?

Unfortunately, there is no medical service on board GSF ferries.

Popular Golden Star Ferries routes

Athens to Santorini ferry

from $52
Direct ferries available
5h40 average duration
Served by
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Seajets
  • Aegeon Pelagos
  • Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
  • Zante Ferries
  • Anek Superfast
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Mediterranea Pitiusa
  • Fast Ferries
  • European Seaways
  • Bluestar Ferries
  • Gnv
  • Deutsche Bahn Pst
  • Anek - Superfast

Ios to Santorini ferry

from $7
Direct ferries available
0h40 average duration
Served by
  • Seajets
  • Zante Ferries
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Maistros Santorini
  • Deutsche Bahn Pst
  • Fast Ferries
  • Saos Ferries
  • European Seaways

Mykonos to Ios ferry

from $27
Direct ferries available
0h40 average duration
1ferry per day
Served by
  • Seajets
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Fast Ferries
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
  • Zante Ferries
  • European Seaways

Mykonos to Paros ferry

from $27
Direct ferries available
0h39 average duration
3ferries per day
Served by
  • Seajets
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Fast Ferries
  • Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • European Seaways

Athens to Mykonos ferry

from $29
Direct ferries available
2h25 average duration
2ferries per day
Served by
  • Fast Ferries
  • Seajets
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
  • Bluestar Ferries
  • Mediterranea Pitiusa
  • European Seaways
  • Saos Ferries
  • Anek - Superfast

Santorini to Mykonos ferry

from $40
Direct ferries available
1h55 average duration
Served by
  • Seajets
  • Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Fast Ferries
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • European Seaways
  • Zante Ferries
  • Aegeon Pelagos
  • Saos Ferries

Mykonos to Athens ferry

from $43
Direct ferries available
3h05 average duration
1ferry per day
Served by
  • Fast Ferries
  • Seajets
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
  • Bluestar Ferries
  • Mediterranea Pitiusa
  • European Seaways

Paros to Mykonos ferry

from $27
Direct ferries available
0h40 average duration
4ferries per day
Served by
  • Seajets
  • Fast Ferries
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • European Seaways

Santorini to Ios ferry

from $7
Direct ferries available
0h30 average duration
Served by
  • Seajets
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Zante Ferries
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Small Cyclades Lines
  • Maistros Santorini
  • Fast Ferries
  • Bluestar Ferries
  • Mediterranea Pitiusa
  • European Seaways
  • Saos Ferries

Mykonos to Santorini ferry

from $40
Direct ferries available
1h50 average duration
Served by
  • Seajets
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Fast Ferries
  • European Seaways
  • Zante Ferries
  • Aegeon Pelagos
  • Saos Ferries

Golden Star Ferries destinations

Not sure where to begin your Golden Star Ferries adventure? Check out these popular Golden Star Ferries destinations for travel details and nearby attractions:

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