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The cheapest ferries from Crete to Athens

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap ferry ticket from Crete to Athens is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Blue Star Ferries
09:00PM9h15
Crete
06:15AMAthens
$471One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
09:00PM9h30
Crete
06:30AMAthens
$541One-way
0 transfers
Seajets
08:00AM5h50
Crete
01:50PMAthens
$631One-way
0 transfers
Blue Star Ferries
10:00PM8h30
Crete
06:30AMAthens
$631One-way
0 transfers
Fast Ferries
07:30AM9h05
Crete
04:35PMAthens
$1101One-way
0 transfers

Crete to Athens Ferry Timetables

OperatorDeparture TimeArrival TimeDurationSailing Days
Operator
Seajets
Departure Time
08:00AM
Arrival Time
01:50PM
Duration
5h50
Sailing Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Operator
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
Departure Time
09:30AM
Arrival Time
06:45PM
Duration
9h15
Sailing Days
Tue, Thu, Sun
Operator
Blue Star Ferries
Departure Time
10:00AM
Arrival Time
06:00PM
Duration
8h00
Sailing Days
Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Operator
Blue Star Ferries
Departure Time
09:00AM
Arrival Time
05:45PM
Duration
8h45
Sailing Days
Wed, Sat, Sun
Operator
Blue Star Ferries
Departure Time
09:00PM
Arrival Time
06:15AM
Duration
9h15
Sailing Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Operator
Blue Star Ferries
Departure Time
10:00PM
Arrival Time
06:30AM
Duration
8h30
Sailing Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Operator
Fast Ferries
Departure Time
07:30AM
Arrival Time
04:35PM
Duration
9h05
Sailing Days
Mon, Thu, Sat
Operator
Blue Star Ferries
Departure Time
08:20PM
Arrival Time
10:30AM
Duration
14h10
Sailing Days
Sun
Operator
Seajets
Departure Time
08:15AM
Arrival Time
07:30PM
Duration
11h15
Sailing Days
Thu
Operator
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
Departure Time
09:00PM
Arrival Time
06:30AM
Duration
9h30
Sailing Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Operator
Blue Star Ferries
Departure Time
11:30PM
Arrival Time
10:30AM
Duration
11h00
Sailing Days
Sun

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Fastest ferry times from Crete to Athens

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

5 h 50 m

Average

16 h 18 m

Ferries per day

8

Distance

320 km

Of the 8 ferries that leave Crete for Athens every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Seajets
08:00AM5h50
Crete
01:50PMAthens
$631One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Blue Star Ferries
10:00PM8h30
Crete
06:30AMAthens
$631One-way
0 transfers
Fast Ferries
07:30AM9h05
Crete
04:35PMAthens
$1101One-way
0 transfers
Blue Star Ferries
09:00PM9h15
Crete
06:15AMAthens
$471One-way
0 transfers
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
09:00PM9h30
Crete
06:30AMAthens
$541One-way
0 transfers

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Offers and deals from Crete to Athens

Discover the offers available on trains covering the route from Crete to Athens and choose the solutions that best suit your needs. Below, you will find a selection of the most popular offers proposed by Golden Star Ferries, Seajets

Up to 30% off
30% off return with Golden Star Ferries
Golden Star Ferries runs regular crossings between Rafina on the mainland and the Cyclades along with inter-island crossings. Get 30% off the return trip when booking a same-day return trip to any of Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Andros, Tinos or Ios. Let the island hopping commence!
Up to 30% off
30% off with Seajets
SeaJets helps you explore Greek islands including: Sporades archipelago: 20% off your 2024 return tickets on superfast ferries from mainland Greece to Alonissos, Skopelos and Skiathos - as well as on many inter-island crossings. Book by 15th of June 2024. Discover Crete: Foot passengers can get 30% off on their 2024 return tickets between Athens (Piraeus) and Chania. Valid until further notice.

Overview: Ferry from Crete to Athens

distanceDistance198 miles (319 km)
durationAverage ferry duration8 h 15 min
priceAverage ferry ticket price$44 (€38)
frequencyFerry frequency2 a day
changesDirect ferryYes, there are 2 direct ferries a day
carriersFerry operatorsAnek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Bus, Anek Superfast, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Mediterranea Pitiusa, Aegeon Pelagos, Golden Star Ferries or European Seaways
cabinsCabins:Yes
vehiclesVehicles:Yes
footPassengersFoot passengers:Yes

Ferries from Crete to Athens cover the 198 miles (319 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 15 min with our travel partners like Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Bus, Anek Superfast, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Mediterranea Pitiusa, Aegeon Pelagos, Golden Star Ferries or European Seaways. Normally, there are 2 ferries operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest ferry tickets for this route for as low as $27 (€23), but the average price of ferry tickets is $44 (€38).

Ferry operators: Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) and Blue Star Ferries from Crete to Athens

Travel to Athens from Crete from $27 (€23) with Omio’s ferry partners Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) and Blue Star Ferries! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Seajets is a Greek ferry company that operates a fleet of high-speed catamaran ferries that provide transportation services for passengers and vehicles across the Aegean Sea. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Piraeus, Greece. Seajets operates ferry services between the Greek mainland and the Cyclades, Dodecanese, and Northern Aegean islands. They offer frequent daily departures and a wide range of routes, making it a convenient and efficient way to travel between the islands.

Ferry information from Crete to Athens with Seajets:

  • Average Duration: 11 h
  • Cheapest Price: $27
  • Seajets frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Ferry from Crete to Athens

FAQs: Take the ferry to Athens easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Crete to Athens.
FAQs
Cheap ferry tickets from Crete to Athens can start from as little as $27 (€23) when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Crete to Athens is $44 (€38); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by ferry from Crete to Athens is 8 h 15 min   to travel the 198 mile (319 km) long journey, with around there are 2 ferries per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Crete to Athens leaves at 5: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Crete to Athens leaves at 7: 00 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Crete to Athens without having to change trains with Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) or Fast Ferries. There are 2 direct ferries from Crete to Athens each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can book a cabin on sailings from Crete to Athens with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries or European Seaways
Yes, travelling with a vehicle from Crete to Athens is possible with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Aegeon Pelagos, Golden Star Ferries or European Seaways.
Yes, travelling as a foot passenger from Crete to Athens is possible with with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Mediterranea Pitiusa, Aegeon Pelagos, Golden Star Ferries or European Seaways. We recommend arriving at least one hour before the trip if you are travelling on foot but please check specific times for each route. If you need book your travel to the departure port check our trains, buses and flight options on Omio.
For the route from Crete to Athens you can take a ferry with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Bus, Anek Superfast, Fast Ferries, Seajets, Mediterranea Pitiusa, Aegeon Pelagos, Golden Star Ferries or European Seaways. Be sure to check out all possible ferry operators that offer services to Athens from Crete on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
The cheapest month to travel from Crete to Athens by ferry is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Crete and Athens including taking a ferry or flight.

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