The ferry port of Volos has ferry connections with the Sporades islands of Greece such as Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alonissos.
The ferry port at Volos on mainland Greece serves as the gateway to the Sporades islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alonissos. The port of Volos is located just a few minutes’ walk from the city center, making it easy to get to and from your ferry. You can see the port here on Google maps.
Volos port serves both commercial and passenger traffic, but only one of the piers is used for passenger ferries. See the photo below for what the passenger terminal entrance to Volos Port looks like.
If you are driving a vehicle, it’s simple to follow the signs. Foot passengers can expect to walk for a few minutes to reach the pier where ferries depart from. Luggage with wheels is highly recommended when island hopping in Greece!
Travel Tips For Your Ferry Trip From Volos
These insights should help your ferry ride from Volos to popular destinations in the Sporades islands go more smoothly:
- There’s currently no ticket office at Volos Port. We recommend you book ferry tickets online at: Ferryscanner
- Passengers should be at the port of Volos at least a half an hour before the scheduled departure.
- Volos ferries may leave within 10 or 15 minutes of one another for the Greek islands. Make sure you get on the right one!
- If you are planning a ferry trip from Volos to Skopelos, keep in mind that there are two ferry ports on Skopelos! (Most people will want to go to Skopelos Town).
Volos Ferry Routes And Ferry Companies
Greek ferries are operated by a number of different companies. Ferry operators who connect Volos with the Sporades islands include Hellenic Seaways, SeaJets, Anes Ferries, and Aegean Flying Dolphins.
They use vessels which included conventional ferries as well as high speed ferries. All the vessels can take a car or other vehicle on board apart from the Flying Dolphins which is for foot passengers only.
You can find the following ferry routes during the summer months leaving Volos:
Volos to Skiathos: In the summer, there are 5 or 6 daily crossings between Volos and Skiathos. Ferries are operated by Hellenic Seaways (sometimes called Blue Star ferries), SeaJets, Anes ferries and Aegean Flying Dolphins. The journey to Skiathos ferry port lasts between 1.5 and 2.5 hours depending on the ferry company. More here: How to get from Volos to Skiathos
Volos to Skopelos Glossa: There are 4 or 5 direct ferries between Volos and Glossa port in Skopelos. The ferry operators are the same as above, apart from SeaJets who do not sail this ferry route.
Volos to Skopelos Town: During the summer tourist season, 4 ferries sail between Volos and Skopelos Town. These ferries are operated by Hellenic Seaways, SeaJets, and Aegean Flying Dolphins. Anes Ferries do not sail this route. More here: Volos to Skopelos by ferry
Volos to Alonissos: The ferry companies sailing between Volos and Alonissos are the same as above. There is only one ferry port in Alonissos. Travel times are between 3 and 5 hours. More here: How to get from Volos to Alonissos
There is currently no direct ferry from Volos to the island of Skyros, one of the lesser visited islands in the Sporades group.
For the latest timetables and ferry ticket prices, check Ferryscanner
How to Reach Volos Port
If you are staying in Volos, you can most likely walk to the port or take a taxi.
If you are traveling to Volos from Athens or Thessaloniki (two popular routes) you have these options:
Athens to Volos: The distance is 325 km and if you’re traveling by car, the trip will take you around 3.5 hours. KTEL Magnesias operate the public buses on this route, with journeys taking about 4 hours.
Thessaloniki – Volos: The distance of 207 km can be covered by car in around 2 hours. KTEL Magnesias also operate the Thessaloniki to Volos bus service, with travel times of around 2.5 hours.
Volos bus station is located about 1.5 kms from Volos ferry port. You can walk it in around 20 minutes or take a taxi.
If you have extra time to visit Volos:
Volos is a lovely city to spend a few days, and there’s plenty to see and do. Even if you only have a few hours to spare while you are waiting for your ferry from Volos to one of the Sporades islands, consider some of the following:
- A walk along Volos promenade
- Visit the Rooftile and Brickworks museum (much more interesting than it sounds!)
- Visit the Archaeological Museum of Volos
- A relaxed meal in an ouzeri
Volos is an attractive harbor town backed by Mount Pelion. With extra time you could visit the mountain villages and explore the nearby beaches.
City of Volos Ferry Port FAQ
Some of the most commonly asked questions about ferry travel to and from Volos on the Greek mainland are answered here:
Is there a ferry from Volos to Athens?
There is currently no direct ferry from Volos to Athens. It would be better to take a bus from Volos into Athens.
How long is the ferry ride from Volos to Skiathos?
The ferry ride from Volos to Skiathos lasts between 1.5 and 2.5 hours depending on the ferry company and the type of vessel.
How long is ferry from Volos to Skopelos?
Skopelos has two ferry ports. The journey takes between 2 and 4 hours depending on destination and the type of ferry.
How much is the ferry from Volos to Skopelos?
The best prices for passengers are to Glossa port, which costs around 28 Euro. The ferry ride from Volos to Skopelos Town costs around 30 Euro.
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