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Athens (Piraeus) Chania Ferry

The ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania typically sails 1 times daily and up to 8 times weekly. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania, Anek Superfast & Minoan Lines. Athens (Piraeus) Chania Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Athens (Piraeus) Chania Ferry Times

The earliest Athens (Piraeus) Chania ferry typically departs Athens (Piraeus) at about 10:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania is approximately 8h 41m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 8h 30m.

Athens (Piraeus) to Chania Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Chania typically range between $147* and $679*. On average the Athens (Piraeus) Chania ferry is $358*. The cheapest Athens (Piraeus) Chania ferry prices start from $82*. The average price for a foot passenger is $230*. The average price for a Athens (Piraeus) Chania car ferry is $540*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Chania from Athens (Piraeus)?

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

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

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

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

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

Athens (Piraeus) Chania Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Anek Superfast - 8 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Athens (Piraeus) - Chania Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Superfast & Minoan Lines
Average Price A$340*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 8
Average Sailing Duration 8h 45m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 30m
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 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Chania?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Chania is approximately 7h 22m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Chania?

    The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Chania is approximately 167 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Chania?

    Piraeus to Chania is operated by 4 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Superfast
    • Minoan Lines
    • SeaJets
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Chania?

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

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

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.


Chania Guide

Chania, the second largest city on the Greek island of Crete is a city that has hosted many different civilisations during its history. The city is built on the area of Minoan Kidonia, at the end of the Homonym Gulf between the Akrotiri and Onicha peninsulas, and was the former capital city of Crete between 1847 and 1972. Today it is the second largest city on Crete after Heraklion and is the capital of the Homonym prefecture. The Old Town's maze of alleys and streets are lined with beautiful Venetian mansions, churches, fountains and historical monuments which are all popular with visitors.

The Venetian port lies at the heart of the old town and is where visitors can still see Venetian buildings sit alongside Turkish buildings that were built later. On the east of Palea Poli is Splantzia district which is built on the site of the former Turkish district and is where you will find Aghii Anargiri Church, which is the only Orthodox church which had received permission to operate during the Venetian and Turkish occupations of the island. Also in the area is Sintrivani Square. The Neoria district of the city is where the former port was located and is also where Venetian shipyards were located in the 14th and 16th centuries.

From the port, ferry services connect Chania to the port of Piraeus, the Cycladic Islands and to the Dodecanese Islands.


Piraeus to Chania Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/4/2024 and 21/4/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 21:00 06:00 9 hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 23:00 08:00 9 hours Thu
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