There are about 30 ferries per week sailing between Volos and Skopelos during the summer, operated by 4 different ferry companies.
Volos Skopelos Route
When planning to travel from Volos on the Greek mainland to the island of Skopelos, it’s important to note there are two ferry ports in Skopelos. These are Glosssa and Skopelos Town.
While ferries from Volos to Glossa are cheaper (because the distance is closer), most travelers will want to disembark in Skopelos Town ferry port. This is because the best tourist infrastructure in terms of accommodation and transport can be found in Skopelos Town.
So, when choosing which ferry to take from Volos to Skopelos, first work out which ferry port in Skopelos is the best one for you to use in terms of your hotel!
Ferries from Volos to Glossa Port in Skopelos
Four ferry companies operate ferry crossings from Volos port in mainland Greece to Skopelos Glossa port: Hellenic Seaways (Blue Star Ferries), SeaJets, Anes Ferries, and Aegean Flying Dolphins.
As these ferries may also have a quick stop at Skiathos port along the way, make sure to get off at the right island!
Journey times for the ferry trips from Volos to Skopelos Glossa port vary depending on the ferry company and the type of boat. Aegean Flying Dolphins have the quickest crossing at just 1 hour and 55 minutes. Anes Ferries trundles in at a slow 4 hours on their bigger, conventional ferry.
Check the latest timetables, prices, and book a ferry ticket online at: Ferryscanner
Ferries from Volos to Skopelos Town
Three ferry operators operate sail between Volos port and Skopelos Town port: Hellenic Seaways (Blue Star Ferries), SeaJets, and Aegean Flying Dolphins.
Aegean Flying Dolphins (accepting foot passengers only) once again have the quickest travel times, and in the high season the journey takes 2 hours and 35 minutes.
A ferry trip on a conventional ferry takes longer, but they do have capacity for cars. Expect Hellenic Seaways and SeaJets to take over 4 hours. These bigger vessels are more comfortable on windier crossings though.
For the latest ferry schedule on the Volos Skopelos Town direct ferry route: Ferryscanner
Departing the Port of Volos
Volos is a busy port city, so you should aim to be at the port at least a half an hour before the departure time.
Ferries from Volos travel to other islands in the Sporades as well as Skopelos.
Several ferries may leave at the same time, so make sure you are in the right areas for the ferry company and vessel you need at Volos ferry port!
Arriving in Skopelos
No matter which ferry you get, it will most likely stop at the Greek island of Skiathos along the way. In addition, Skopelos has the two ferry ports.
Announcements are made on the boat saying which ferry port you will arrive at. On most trips from Volos, Skopelos Town ferry port is the third stop.
If you are planning an onward trip to islands near Skopelos after visiting, you’ll again have the choice of leaving from Skopelos Town and Glossa.
Where to buy Volos Skopelos Ferry Tickets
While all the ferry companies have their own websites, it’s easier to look at routes and compare prices in once place such as at Ferryscanner.
Ticket prices will vary depending on the time of year and type of boat sailing.
The best ferry ticket prices for the Volos Glossa ferry route start at around 28 Euro. Volos Skopelos Town crossings are slightly more expensive at just over 30 Euro.
Volos to Skopelos Ferries FAQ
Visitors to the Sporades islands in Greece often ask questions such as these when looking for a ferry ride between Volos and Skopelos:
Which ferry companies sail Volos to Skopelos?
When travelling from Volos on the mainland of Greece to the picturesque island of Skopelos, there are four ferry companies that offer transportation options: Hellenic Seaways (Blue Star Ferries), SeaJets, Anes Ferries, and Aegean Flying Dolphins.
Is there a ferry from Athens to Skopelos?
No you can’t sail from Athens to Skopelos by ferry. The best thing to do would be to first go to Volos and then get a ferry from Volos to Skopelos.
Is there a direct ferry from Volos to Skopelos?
Yes there are up to 30 ferries a week sailing the direct route from Volos to Skopelos island in the Sporades group of islands.
Where was Mama Mia filmed?
The movie Mama Mia, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, was filmed on the idyllic Greek island of Skopelos.