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Chania to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 1 daily and 8 weekly sailings between Chania and Athens (Piraeus). 3 ferry operators provide ferries from Chania to Athens (Piraeus), Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries & Minoan Lines. Chania Athens (Piraeus) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Chania Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

The earliest Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferry typically departs Chania at about 10:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 8h 40m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 8h 0m.

Chania to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus) typically range between $82* and $622*. On average the Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferry is $292*. The cheapest Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferry prices start from $82*. The average price for a foot passenger is $228*. The average price for a Chania Athens (Piraeus) car ferry is $552*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Athens (Piraeus) from Chania?

The distance between Chania and Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 155.6 miles (250.4km), or 135.2 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus) provided by Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Chania and Athens (Piraeus).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferry?

Yes, Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Chania to Athens (Piraeus) with Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines.

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Chania - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries & Minoan Lines
Average Price A$290*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 8
Average Sailing Duration 8h 40m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 0m
First Ferry 10:00
Last Ferry 22:00
Distance 135 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Chania to Piraeus?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Chania to Piraeus is approximately 7h 11m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Chania to Piraeus?

The average price of a ferry from Chania to Piraeus is approximately 178 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Chania to Piraeus?

Chania to Piraeus is operated by 3 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Superfast
  • SeaJets

How can I book ferry tickets from Chania to Piraeus?

Ferries from Chania to Piraeus are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

How far is Piraeus from Chania?

The distance between Chania to Piraeus is approximately 135 nautical miles.

Chania Guide

Chania is a city located on the Greek island of Crete and lies on the north coast of the island, roughly 70 km to the west of Rethymno and 145 km to the west of Heraklion. The city can be regarded as being divided into two sections. The old town is located next to the old harbour and its main square, next to the west end of Kasteli, is the Eleftherios Venizelos Square ("Syntrivani") and is the heart of the old town for tourist activities. The second section of the city is the modern, larger, part of the city and is where most of the locals live and work. The modern city's oldest district, which dates back to the 18th century, is Nea Hora (which means New Town) and is located beyond the west end of the old town.

The island is connected to the port of Piraeus, to the Cycladic islands of Ios, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Amorgos and Milos and also to all of the Dodecanese islands and the east Aegean islands via a third island. Both conventional ferries and high speed ferries travel to and from the island.


Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.


Chania to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 17/6/2024 and 23/6/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 08:00 13:05 5 hours 5 minutes Mon, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 21:00 06:00 9 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 22:00 06:30 8 hours 30 minutes Mon
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