Blue Star Ferries
Blue Star Ferries connects mainland Greece to its surrounding islands, including Santorini, Kos and Rhodes. Get discounted travel on these ferries with your Interrail pass. Do a spot of island hopping and spend some time relaxing in paradise.
Blue Star Ferries routes
Aboard Blue Star Ferries you can travel within the following Greek island complexes:
From the port of Piraeus to Paros - Naxos - Santorini - Amorgos - Ios - Iraklia - Schinoussa - Koufonissi - Donousa - Syros - Tinos - Mykonos and Anafi
From the port of Piraeus to Rhodes - Kos - Leros - Patmos - Kalymnos - Astypalea - Tilos - Nisyros - Kastellorizo - Symi - Lipsi and Karpathos
The Northeast Aegean Islands
From the port of Piraeus to Chios - Mytilene - Psara - Oinousses - Samos (Karlovassi & Vathy) - Kos - Rhodes and Karpathos
From the port of Piraeus to Heraklion and Chania (route in partnership with Anek Lines Ferries)
Free passage with an Interrail 4 day and 6 day Greek Island Pass
Holders of an Interrail 4 day or 6 day Greek Islands Pass are entitled to four travel days on domestic ferries.
1st and 2nd class holders are entitled to Economy class.
Additionally, Greek Islands Pass holders are entitled to a 30% discount on any economy class trips that are in addition to their travel days within one month after the first trip.
No surchages and taxes apply when traveling with the 4 or 6 day Greek Island Pass.
Discounted passage with an Interrail Global Pass
Holders of an Interrail Global Pass
get a 30% discount on the passenger fare in Economy class on domestic ferries. Surcharges and taxes apply.
The discount is available on the condition that you've made a crossing or have already booked a crossing between Greece and Italy.
You have to prove this by showing the ticket from that crossing.
Discounted passage with an Interrail Greece or Italy Pass
1st class Pass holders are entitled to travel in dormitories (when available*) or air type seats.
2nd class Pass holders are entitled to deck passage.
On board facilities
Blue Star Ferries vessels are equipped with facilities and entertainment options such as: an a la carte menu* and self service restaurants, bars, a gift store, satellite payphones and an internet corner. All cabin categories (2, 3 or 4 beds inside/outside) have ergonomic design and spacious interior including shower and toilet. Air craft type seats can be readily turned into comfy reclining surfaces. Particular attention is paid to the cabins designed for travelers with special needs.
* not available in all vessels
Check-in time is 1 hour prior to departure.
On the Blue Star Ferries website you'll find a port map of Piraeus and maps of the ferry routes.
How to make a reservation
Reservations are compulsory. You have the following options to make a ferry reservation:
When traveling by night ferry (Superfast, Minoan or Blue Star Ferries) you have to use a travel day and fill in the day of departure in your travel calendar. If you are still on this ferry after midnight, you don't have to use a second travel day, unless you board a second ferry.
If you're travelling on a discounted ferry, you don't have to use a travel day.
Please note that you cannot start your travel before the first day of validity on your Pass.
The Greek Islands Pass
Superfast Ferries (Italy - Greece)
Superfast Ferries operates international services between Italy and Greece. There are no international trips included in the Interrail 4-day Greek Islands Pass. With the Interrail 6-day Greek Islands Pass, you get:
Two international crossings between Italy and Greece. The offered routes are:
Ancona to Corfu*, Igoumenitsa or Patras
Bari to Corfu*, Igoumenitsa or Patras
Venice to Corfu*, Igoumenitsa or Patras
*Via Corfu on specific dates during summer season only
- Italy - Greece routes in partnership with Anek Lines
- A free retour transfer by bus and train from Patras to Pireaus port (near Athens).
Blue Star Ferries (Greek islands)
Blue Star Ferries operates domestic services in Greece. Both the Interrail 4 and 6-day Greek Islands Pass get you 4 domestic travel days from island to island.
An abundance of Greek destinations to choose from, including Crete*, Rhodes and Santorini.
30% discount on any additional domestic trip (to an island).
The Crete* routes are jointly operated with Anek Lines.
Facilities and services
Change of currency
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