Ferry from Athens to Zakynthos

Ferry to Zakynthos - Aerial view of Navagio Beach.

Organize your journey by ferry from Athens to Zakynthos and get in advance some useful information concerning the sailing options and accommodation choices!

Passengers arriving in Athens can reach the Ionian beautiful island of Zakynthos from the port of Kyllini in Peloponnese, as there is no direct sailing connecting the ports of Athens to Zante. All year round modern and comfortable ferries serve the relevant route with frequent itineraries that may vary according to seasonality.

Athens to Zakynthos trip duration

The Athens to Zakynthos trip duration depends on the way you reach the port of Kyllini. If you drive from the center of Athens, you need a little more than three hours to approach the port plus 1 hour and 15 minutes boat trip, while if you take the bus, the whole trip to Zakynthos is about 5 hours.

Athens Airport to Zakynthos

From the Athens Airport to Zakynthos, you have to take the bus number X93 from the arrivals level of the airport to Kifissos KTEL bus station and from there, the bus directly to Zakynthos.

Kyllini to Zakynthos ferry time and schedule

Kyllini to Zakynthos ferry time is only 1 hour and 15 minutes and is operated by car-passengers conventional ferries sailing 2 or 3 times daily during winter period and 4 times per day in spring and summer seasons. Book your tickets in advance through the isFerry reservation system, select your accommodation type, board on a fully equipped ferry and enjoy the trip!

Tips for your journey to Zakynthos

  • For the bus schedule, please visit the KTEL Athens Zakynthos page. Buses depart from the Bus station in Kifissos to Killini port with final destination Zakynthos
  • It is advisable to be at least one hour before your departure at the port of Killini for check-in and embarkation, especially if you are travelling with your vehicle
  • Do not neglect to book your tickets early, as Zakynthos is a very popular Ionian island and ferries may be fully booked several days in advance
  • Visit our Zakynthos and Kyllini pages and be informed about all the details for your trip and holidays
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