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The cheapest ferries from Heraklion to Athens

Showing times and prices for Jun 17

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap ferry ticket from Heraklion 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
Heraklion
06:15AMAthens
$421One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
09:00PM9h30
Heraklion
06:30AMAthens
$481One-way
0 transfers
Blue Star Ferries
02:00AM11h00
Heraklion
01:00PMAthens
$661One-way
0 transfers
Fast Ferries
07:30AM8h55
Heraklion
04:25PMAthens
$981One-way
0 transfers

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Fastest ferry times from Heraklion to Athens

Showing times and prices for Jun 17

Fastest Journey

8 h 55 m

Average

9 h 40 m

Ferries per day

4

Distance

321 km

Of the 4 ferries that leave Heraklion for Athens every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Fast Ferries
07:30AM8h55
Heraklion
04:25PMAthens
$981One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Blue Star Ferries
09:00PM9h15
Heraklion
06:15AMAthens
$421One-way
0 transfers
Minoan Lines (Greece domestic)
09:00PM9h30
Heraklion
06:30AMAthens
$481One-way
0 transfers
Blue Star Ferries
02:00AM11h00
Heraklion
01:00PMAthens
$661One-way
0 transfers

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Offers and deals from Heraklion to Athens

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

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 Heraklion to Athens

distanceDistance199 miles (321 km)
durationAverage ferry duration8 h 15 min
priceAverage ferry ticket price$46 (€40)
frequencyFerry frequency2 a day
changesDirect ferryYes, there are 2 direct ferries a day
carriersFerry operatorsAnek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries, Bus, Fast Ferries, Mediterranea Pitiusa or Seajets
cabinsCabins:Yes
vehiclesVehicles:Yes
footPassengersFoot passengers:Yes

Ferries from Heraklion to Athens cover the 199 miles (321 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 15 min with our travel partners like Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries, Bus, Fast Ferries, Mediterranea Pitiusa or Seajets. 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 $42 (€37), but the average price of ferry tickets is $46 (€40).

Ferry operators: Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) and Anek Superfast from Heraklion to Athens

For as little as $41 (€36) you can travel by ferry between Heraklion and Athens with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) and Anek Superfast. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Blue Star Ferries is a Greek ferry company that operates a fleet of ferries that provide transportation services for passengers and vehicles across the Aegean Sea and the Adriatic Sea. The company was founded in 1965 and is based in Piraeus, Greece. Blue Star Ferries operates ferry services between the Greek mainland and the Cyclades, Dodecanese, and Northern Aegean islands, as well as between the Greek mainland and Italy.

Blue Star Ferries from Heraklion to Athens ferry information:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: $66

FAQs: Ferry from Heraklion 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 Heraklion to Athens.
FAQs
Cheap ferry tickets from Heraklion to Athens can start from as little as $42 (€37) when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Heraklion to Athens is $46 (€40); 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 Heraklion to Athens is 8 h 15 min   to travel the 199 mile (321 km) long trip, with around there are 2 ferries per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Heraklion to Athens leaves at 5: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Heraklion to Athens leaves at 7: 00 PM.
Yes, there are 2 direct ferries a day from Heraklion to Athens with Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries or Fast Ferries. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct ferries.
Yes, you can book a cabin on sailings from Heraklion to Athens with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic) or Blue Star Ferries
Yes, travelling with a vehicle from Heraklion to Athens is possible with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries or Seajets.
Yes, travelling as a foot passenger from Heraklion to Athens is possible with with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Mediterranea Pitiusa or Seajets. 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 best Heraklion to Athens ferry to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries, Bus, Fast Ferries, Mediterranea Pitiusa or Seajets. However, it's always good to check all possible ferry operators with services between Heraklion and Athens to compare what amenities they may offer.

Passengers board the ferry most frequently from Heraklion Port Passenger Station, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the ferry at Port of Piraeus, located 6 miles (9.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a ferry from Heraklion to Athens is June.
You have options as you can travel between Heraklion and Athens 2 different ways: ferry or flight.

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