How to get to Mykonos from Athens

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How to get to Mykonos from Athens by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Athens to Mykonos is by taking a ferry because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Mykonos from Athens

distanceDistance95 miles
modeAvailable travel modesFerry or flight
priceTicket price range£23 - £59
cheapestCheapest modeFerry • £23 • 4 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £59 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFast Ferries or Volotea

Travel 95 miles by ferry or flight between Athens and Mykonos. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Fast Ferries or Volotea among others. Travellers can even take a direct ferry or flight from Athens to Mykonos.

How to Travel from Athens to Mykonos

You can travel from Athens to Mykonos with ease, with there being regular flight and ferry services. There are two direct flights each day between these two locations, which tend to take on average about 40min. You can also take regular ferries from between these locations, with there being up to three direct boats leaving each day from Piraeus to Mykonos, which is a port city in the Athens urban area. You can also get direct ferries from Port of Rafina to Mykonos too, with up to three leaving on a daily basis, but this is about an 1h drive from Athens. Ferry journeys can take anything between 2h 55min and 5h 15min to complete the journey. With Mykonos being a great place to visit for some sun and sea, you’ll find the travel options easy and reliable from Athens.


What is the Cheapest Way to travel from Athens to Mykonos

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Mykonos tends to be by ferry. You will be able to get cheap tickets from Athens to Mykonos with ease. The Athens to Mykonos cheapest way tends to take longer than if you took a flight, but it still can get you to the island of Mykonos in as quick as 2h 55min. So you will have a choice of whether you prefer a lower Athens to Mykonos cost or a faster Athens to Mykonos travel time. To make sure you get Athens to Mykonos cheap tickets, it’s a good idea to book your trip as early as possible so that you get the best Athens to Mykonos price. Ferries tend to leave from either Port of Rafina or Piraeus and arrive into Mykonos New Port.

What is the Fastest Way To Get from Athens to Mykonos?

The fastest travel time from Athens to Mykonos is by flight, which has an average journey duration of 40min. This option tends to be the more expensive way to travel too. There tends to be two flights per day throughout the week, so you should be able to find a flight which matches your schedule. Flights tend to depart from Athens International Airport (ATH) and arrive into Mykonos Island National Airport (JMK).

Mykonos Cityscape Family Kid Beach. Source: Shutterstock

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Flights from Athens to Mykonos

One of the best ways to travel from Athens to Mykonos is by train, which happens to be a fast and efficient mode of transport. Taking about 40min to arrive at the island, you can fly with Olympic from Athens Airport to Mykonos with ease. With there being two flights each day, you’ll find it easy to find a flight that matches your schedule.

Flying from Athens to Mykonos with Olympic

You can get direct Olympic Athens to Mykonos flights, making this a convenient route to fly. With two flights departing each day, you can pick which one suits your schedule the best. Flights depart between Mondays and Thursdays, as well as Saturdays, at 9:45 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., whilst on Fridays and Sundays they leave at 9:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. The journey time tends to take no longer than 40min, so you’ll be touching down in no time at all. If you’re travelling with a disability, you can make the journey more comfortable for yourself by calling up the airline before you fly so that they can arrange for special assistance for you.

Ferries from Athens to Mykonos

You can also get ferries from Athens to Mykonos, which are a cheaper way to make this journey. You can get a ferry with SeaJets, which tend to take about 2h 55min in total, Fast Ferries, which take around 4h 20min, Blue Star Ferries, which has a total journey time of approximately 5h 15min, or Golden Star Ferries, which takes about 4h 30min. There tends to be about six ferries departing on a daily basis, depending on which day of the week you decide to travel.

Travelling by ferry from Athens to Mykonos with SeaJets, Fast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries and Golden Star Ferries

You can catch a SeaJets Athens to Mykonos ferry with ease, with it being one the fastest ways to complete this journey by sea. There are around seven departures each week, all leaving in the early morning. The ferry tends to depart at 7:00 a.m. from Piraeus and takes approximately 2h 55min. With the ferry being direct, you can just sit back and enjoy the ride. If you are disabled or have trouble with mobility, you should call ahead and the provider will ensure a member of staff is on hand to help. You can also get a Fast Ferries Athens to Mykonos boat, which departs from Port of Rafina twice a day throughout the week. The ferry duration tends to take about 4h 30min on average, with there being a departure in the morning and evening. The ferry tends to depart at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. every day, with the exception of Sundays, when they depart at 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. As the ferries are direct, you will be able to enjoy the journey without the need to change. For those that are disabled, you should call up in advance to ensure that the provider has a staff member on hand to provide you with any assistance, should you need it.

Blue Star Ferries Athens to Mykonos service operates throughout the week too, with boats departing from Piraeus. There is a ferry that departs at 7:30 a.m. every day of the week. There is also another ferry departing at 4:00 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. Journeys are direct and tend to take between 4h 35min and 5h 15min, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the view. If you need assistance boarding the boat, you should call up at least 48h before your arrival to ensure that there is a member of staff on hand to help you. Golden Star Ferries Athens to Mykonos is another route you can take, with boats departing from Port of Rafina. There tends to be seven direct departures each week, all of which leave at 7:50 a.m. Monday to Sunday. The total journey time for this route is about 4h 30min, which gives you time to enjoy the beautiful scenery. If you are disabled or have mobility issues the you can call up prior to your trip to request assistance upon your arrival.

Mykonos Windmill Tourist Selfie. Source: Shutterstock

To Mykonos by flight and ferry – travel tips

Mykonos is a great place to go to for some sun and sea, with it being a popular tourist destination for travellers from across Europe and beyond. If you are looking for a quiet beach to relax at then you should head to Kapari Beach, which is great for families.

For those that are seeking a beach with more atmosphere, then Agrari Beach is close by. With music, bars, food outlets and water sports aplenty, you’ll love the vibe. Little Venice is also a great place to visit, which is a beautiful traditional park in Mykonos.

A trip to Greece wouldn’t be the same without some local Greek cuisine. so, check out some of the local restaurants, before heading over to the Mykonos Brewing Company, where you can learn about the history of brewing and how it’s done.

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All travel companies: All Airlines Companies from Athens to Mykonos

You can travel by travel between Athens and Mykonos with Volotea and Aegean Airlines. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Aegean Airlines is Greece’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy and Business tickets for your next travel between Athens and Mykonos.

    FAQs: Athens to Mykonos

    FAQs: Travel to Mykonos 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 Athens to Mykonos.

    There are 2 travel options between Athens and Mykonos. You can take a ferry or flight.

    The cheapest way to get from Athens to Mykonos is by taking a ferry with average ticket prices of £23 compared to other travel options to Mykonos:

    Taking a ferry costs £36 less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of £59.

    The fastest way from Athens to Mykonos is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Mykonos that take longer:

    Taking a ferry requires on average 4 h 20 min of travel time.

    The distance from Athens to Mykonos is approximately 95 miles.

    The average frequency per day from Athens to Mykonos is:

    • Around 1 ferry per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Athens to Mykonos as scheduled services by ferry or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Athens to Mykonos:

    • Most travellers take a flight from Athens International Airport to Mykonos Island National Airport.

    The following travel companies offer services from Athens to Mykonos:

    • Fast Ferries, Seajets, Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines (Greece domestic), Bluestar Ferries, VIA Rail, Mediterranea Pitiusa, European Seaways, Saos Ferries or Anek - Superfast can take you to Mykonos by ferry. If searching for a good deal on ferries, you can find tickets for Saos Ferries from Athens to Mykonos for £23.
    • Volotea, Aegean Airlines or Olympic Air can get you to Mykonos by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Volotea from Athens to Mykonos for £40 on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Athens to Mykonos with the following travel companies:

    • You can find 1 direct ferry per day to take to Mykonos with Fast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries or Minoan Lines (Greece domestic).

    Direct services to Mykonos tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Athens to Mykonos often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Santorini, Paros, Naxos or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Athens and Mykonos itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Mykonos and any of these top destinations today!

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