Ferry to Paros: Routes and schedules

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Important note: Schedules for summer routes of some companies are officially announced around March.

In brief, Paros has an airport, but most travelers prefer to reach the island by taking a ferry. Ferry is the only option if you want to travel to Paros from another island, though.
Routes to Paros are numerous during summer.

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Paros is an island of the Cyclades located almost in the center of the complex. In particular, it lies 86 nautical miles (160 km) from Athens.
Its port lies in Parikia, the capital town of the island and the center of life and activities. All ferries to/from Paros arrive or depart from there. The island also has an airport, but the most common way to reach it is by ferry.


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Paros is one of the most easily accessible islands in Greece when it comes to ferries. It is an island of moderate size located in the heart of the Aegean Sea. Many routes to/from Paros are available all year round.
You can approach Paros by ferry from Athens, in particular from the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. You can also reach it from other islands such as Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini, Antiparos, Ios, Amorgos, Milos, Tinos, Syros, Koufonisia, Astypalaia, Anafi, Donousa, Schinoussa, Iraklia, Crete and more.

Important notice: Ferry schedules may vary every year. The itineraries for the summer season are announced by the companies in March. As soon as the schedules are officially announced they automatically appear on our booking engine so you will be able to proceed to your booking or check departure times and rates.

Ferry Athens Paros

From Athens

Most of the travelers visiting Paros leave from Athens. Ferries to Paros depart from Piraeus, which is the main and biggest port of the Greek Capital, situated only 12km away from the city center. The port of Rafina is the eastern port of Athens, located near the Airport.
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• How long is the trip?
The duration varies from a minimum of 2h50m to a maximum of 6h20m, whereas the average time is around 4 hours. That depends on the type of vessel (conventional or high-speed), the port of departure (Piraeus or Rafina), the in-between stops to other islands, and, on some rare occasions, the weather/wind conditions.

• How much do the tickets cost?
Prices depend on the vessel (conventional or high-speed) and the port of departure (Piraeus or Rafina). Some indicative prices are:

  • €40.5 for the conventional Blue Star from Piraeus with a trip duration of around 4 hours.
  • €70.9 for the high-speed ferry with Seajets from Piraeus with the trip lasting 2 hours and 50 minutes.
  • €68 or the high-speed Golden Star from Rafina with the trip lasting around 4 hours.

• What ferries are operating from Athens to Paros?
There are two types of vessels operating this route: the conventional ones run by the Blue Star company and high-speed ones run by Seajets, Minoan Lines, Golden Star, and Fast Ferries companies.

> Conventional ferries
The conventional type of ferry is a big vessel with several indoor and outdoor spaces and a garage. If you are traveling with a dog, an organized kennel is available. However, depending on the vessel, you may be able to keep your dog with you on the deck. Restaurants, fast food eateries, cafeterias, small shops with magazines, and more run on the ship. All interior spaces are air-conditioned. Crossing with a conventional Blue Star Ferry is the most popular option. Challenging weather conditions like strong winds, do not affect those vessels much, and, in most cases, they arrive and depart on time. Additionally, the trip is much more pleasant because of their size and areas, since you can enjoy the beautiful sea views while having lunch or a coffee. Last but not least, another advantage of this ferry type is that for an extra fee, you can take your car with you to Paros.
Types of seats: Deck/Economy, Airline seat/Economy, Airline seat/Business, Cabins with/without a porthole.
Price range: €40.5 - €71
Vehicle: €32 - €60 (Moto), €116 (Car)
Timetable: During the summer season, there are at least 2 itineraries per day for this type of vessel from Piraeus to Paros and vice versa.

> High-speed ferries
The high-speed ferries are smaller and reach higher velocities. Passengers sit in the air-conditioned indoor area since no outdoor spaces are available. Seats are exclusively numbered airline-type seats. You can buy coffee, refreshments, or snacks from the coffee shop that lies within the ferry. Most vessels have a garage and you can transfer your car or motorbike from Athens to Paros. The big advantage of choosing high-speed ferries is that they go faster and the price is similar to the conventional ferries'. On the other hand, because of the vessels' small size, bad weather conditions affect them and it has been noticed that delays may occur.
Types of seats: Airline seat/Economy, Airline seat/Business, Airline seat/VIP.
Price range: €59 - €70.9
Vehicle: €34.5 - €45 (moto) - €115.9 - €144.7 (Car)
Timetable: During the summer season, there are 4 itineraries per day for this type of vessel from Rafina to Paros and vice versa.

• Indicative Timetables
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  • From Piraeus
  • 07:00 Seajets (2h50m)
  • 07:25 Blue Star (4h)
  • 08:45 Seajets (3h40m)
  • 09:00 Blue Star (3h)
  • 09:00 Fast Ferry (4h30m)
  • 17:30 Blue Star (4h10m)
  • To Piraeus
  • 10:45 Blue Star (4h)
  • 13:05 Minoan Lines (4h25m)
  • 16:25 Seajets (2h55m)
  • 17:35 Blue Star (3h)
  • 19:10 Seajets (2h50m)
  • 19:15 Blue Star Ferry (4h)
  • From Rafina
  • 07:15 Golden Star (4h5m)
  • 14:50 Seajets (3h55m)
  • To Rafina
  • 10:00 Seajets (4h)
  • 14:15 Fast Ferry (6h45m)
  • 16:35 Golden Star (3h45m)
Ferry Santorini Paros

From Santorini

Paros is connected to Santorini by ferry and is very easily accessible.
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• How long is the trip?
The distance between the two islands can be from 1h40m to 4h, depending on the ferry type.

• How much do the tickets cost?
The ticket costs €32.5- €55.7, depending on the company.

• What ferries are operating from Santorini to Paros?
Conventional Blue Star ferries and Seajets high-speed vessels are operating this route among others.

• Indicative Timetable
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  • From Santorini
  • 06:45 Blue Star (3h35m)
  • 08:45 Seajets (1h40m)
  • 10:10 Seajets (3h15m)
  • 10:50am Seajets (1h40m)
  • 11:10 Minoan Lines (1h45m)
  • 14:15 Golden Star (2h10m)
  • 15:20 Seajets (4h)
  • 15:30 Blue Star (3h15m)
  • To Santorini
  • 10:25 Seajets (1h35m)
  • 11:30 Golden Star (1h55m)
  • 11:45 Blue Star (3h5m)
  • 13:20 Seajets (1h45m)
  • 13:45 Fast Ferry (2h)
  • 14:55 Seajets (1h40m)
  • 23:05 Blue Star (3h40m)
Ferry Naxos Paros

From Naxos

Naxos is the nearest island to Paros. The two islands are connected to each other via numerous routes every day.
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• How long is the trip?
The time it takes to get from Naxos to Paros ranges from 30 minutes to 1h35m, depending on the type of vessel and its route.

• How much do the tickets cost?
A one-way ticket costs from €15 to €33

• What ferries are operating from Naxos to Paros?
There are several itineraries between the two destinations every day. The most popular is the conventional Blue Star Ferry.

• Indicative Timetable
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  • From Naxos
  • 09:30 Blue Star (50m)
  • 11:50 Seajets (1h35m)
  • 13:00 Minoan Lines (35m)
  • 14:50 Seajets (30m)
  • 15:35 Blue Star (35m)
  • 17:30 Seajets (30m)
  • 18:00 Blue Star (45m)
  • 18:15 Seajets (30m)
  • To Naxos
  • 10:00 Seajets (30m)
  • 10:00 Seajets (1h55m)
  • 11:45 Blue Star (45m)
  • 12:20 Blue Star (35m)
  • 12:45 Seajets (30m)
  • 13:40 Seajets (25m)
  • 14:10 Minoan Lines (35m)
  • 22:00 Blue Star (50m)
Ferry Mykonos Paros

From Mykonos

Mykonos is connected with Paros by ferry with numerous daily crossings.
> Book your ferry tickets from Mykonos.

• How long is the trip?
The trip duration starts from 35 minutes and can reach 1h30m, depending on the vessel.

• How much do the tickets cost?
The ticket costs from €36 to €59.7, depending on the company.

• What ferries are operating from Mykonos to Paros?
High-speed vessels by Seajets, Golden Star, and Fast Ferries connect the two islands.

• Indicative Timetable
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  • From Mykonos
  • 09:45 Seajets (45m)
  • 10:30 Golden Star (50m)
  • 11:50 Seajets (35m)
  • 12:20 Fast Ferry (1h30m)
  • 12:25 Seajets (40m)
  • 12:45 Seajets (40m)
  • 12:45 Fast Ferry (45m)
  • 14:00 Seajets (45m)
  • 16:40 Seajets (1h20m)
  • 17:15 Seajets (1h30m)
  • To Mykonos
  • 08:10 Seajets (50m)
  • 10:00 Seajets (45m)
  • 10:00 Seajets (1h25m)
  • 10:35 Seajets (40m)
  • 12:45 Seajets (40m)
  • 13:05 Minoan Lines (50m)
  • 16:35 Golden Star (1h)
Ferry islands to Paros

From other islands

Paros is a meeting point and is connected with many islands of the Cyclades, the Eastern Aegean, the Dodecanese, and Crete via ferry. Conventional and high-speed vessels conduct daily ferry crossings. Note that Antiparos, which lies adjacent to Paros, is only connected with it by boats with several crossings per day (from Parikia and Pounda port).

• How do you get from Crete to Paros?
Crete (Heraklion) is also connected with Paros by ferry. High-speed vessels by Seajets operate this route every day, while Minoan Lines and Fast Ferries high-speed ferries can also get you from one island to another depending on the day. The trip duration can be from 3h55m to 5h25m and the ticket costs €79 - €99.7. For more information regarding timetables, please check our up-to-date booking engine.
> Book your ferry tickets from Crete

• How do you get from Milos to Paros?
You can get from Milos to Paros by ferry. The company operating this route is Seajets, with 2 daily ferry crossings. The trip duration is between 1h35m and 1h45m, depending on the company and the type of vessel. For more information regarding itineraries, please check our up-to-date booking engine.
> Book your ferry tickets from Milos

• How do you get from Koufonisia to Paros?
Koufonisia islands are connected with Paros via ferry. The companies operating this route are Seajets and Blue Star and there are at least 3 daily ferry crossings between the two during the high season. The trip duration lasts from 1h30m to 3h20m depending on the company and the type of vessel. For more information regarding itineraries please check our up-to-date booking engine.
> Book your ferry tickets from Koufonisia



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Paros is a crossroad for many ferry routes and an ideal destination for island hopping due to its location at the center of the Cyclades. Apart from the most popular island-hopping destinations that can be combined with Paros, some low-profile Greek islands that can be easily reached from its port are:
Amorgos: The island of the Big Blue is 2.5 - 3.5 hours away from Paros and ferries connect the two islands on a daily basis. The two most popular companies operating this route are Blue Star and Seajets. A one-way ticket costs €48 - €52.70.
Syros: Syros and its captivating town, Ermoupoli, is the Capital of the Cyclades. This charming island has maintained its beautiful neoclassical architecture and is a year-round destination. Fast Ferries' and Minoan Lines' high-speed vessels connect the two islands. The trip duration is less than 2 hours and the ticket costs €39 - €52 depending on the ferry company.
Folegandros: Last but not least an upcoming destination and a great island-hopping option from Paros is Folegandros. Folegandros is characterized by its relaxing ambiance and exuberant inhabitants. It lies 6h10m away from Paros and the ticket costs €82.70. A Seajets high-speed vessel operates this route once a day during the high season.



The perfect day trip from Paros is to Antiparos Island. Antiparos is located just one mile away from Paros. Its size is very small, making it ideal for a day excursion. Due to their proximity, only small boats operate the crossing almost one time per hour. The boats for Antiparos depart from the ports of Parikia and Pounda. The trip from Pounda lasts 7 minutes and the ticket costs €1.50. On the other hand, the trip from Parikia lasts 30 minutes, and the ticket costs €5. Ferries from/to Pounda are available throughout the year, yet itineraries from/to Parikia are only available during summer.
Note: All tickets from/to Antiparos are purchased locally, therefore booking a ticket online is not possible.
Naxos is only a short ferry route away from Paros. It is not considered the ideal day trip since the island is very big with many things to see and do so you shall need more than one day to discover it. Nonetheless, if you just want to take a glimpse of life in Naxos or visit a specific beach or its beautiful Chora, then taking a morning ferry from Paros and returning with an evening one is ideal.



Here are some useful and practical tips to organize your traveling experience efficiently:

  • • A conventional Blue Star ferry departing from Piraeus is the best option if you’re traveling to Paros on a budget.
  • • If you are traveling to/from Paros during high season (June to mid-September), it is strongly recommended to book your tickets in advance as soon as possible since such routes get fully booked quickly.
  • • Paros is very close to Naxos, Santorini and Mykonos, allowing you to island-hop to several Cyclades islands.
  • • Day trips to the neighboring island of Antiparos are strongly recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the port of Paros?
The port where all the ferries arrive and depart in Paros is located in Parikia (Chora), the capital of the island and the center of life. From the Port, you can admire Panagia Ekatontapiliani Monastery, the landmark of Parikia, along with the famous whitewashed Cycladic houses. The port itself is located in a very central part of the town.

How can I get from the port to the beaches?
The Central Bus station (KTEL Buses) of the island is located at the port's entrance. It is the starting and ending point of all bus schedules to the most famous beaches and some villages on the island. Right next to the buses, you will find a taxi rank, too. Note that due to the limited number of taxis on the island, it is hard to find a free cab on the port when the ferry arrives or departs. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to book your transfer in advance.

How can I get from the airport to the port?
The airport is located 10km south of the Port of Paros. There is a taxi rank with a few taxis waiting during the day, but it is more reliable to book your transfer in advance. Moreover, there is a bus stop at the airport and buses can take you to the Port/Town, other villages or the beaches.

What is better? Flying or taking the ferry to Paros?
Although Paros has an airport and flying there is a timesaver, the most common way to travel to the island is by ferry. Due to the limited flights and the high demand, airplane tickets are pricey. Taking the ferry is recommended. Tickets are fixed-priced and available online. Lastly, the whole experience of traveling by ferry across the Aegean Sea is spellbinding and the best start for your summer holidays!