How to get from Andros to Kythnos by ferry

There is one ferry a week sailing from Andros to Kythnos island in Greece operated by Blue Star Ferries. Leaving on a Thursday it takes 5 hours and 40 minutes to make the crossing.

Best way to get from Andros to Kythnos

Kythnos island in Greece

Kythnos is a small, picturesque island located in the Aegean Sea. It is known for its tranquil atmosphere, stunning beaches and delicious food. Some of the most popular attractions on the island include the Old Port, Kolona Beach and the Castle.

If you want to go to Kythnos after Andros, the only way to travel is by ferry.

Andros Kythnos Ferry Route

While the two Cyclades islands of Andros and Kythnos might look quite close together on a map, the journey between them by ferry is actually quite long. The trip from Andros to Kythnos takes 5 hours and 40 minutes, so it's best to allow plenty of time if you're planning on making the journey.

The only ferry that travels between Andros and Kythnos is operated by Blue Star Ferries. It departs from Andros on Thursdays at 7am and arrives in Kythnos at 12.40pm.

Tickets for the Andros to Kythnos ferry can be booked online or purchased from the port on the day of travel. Booking online is easiest, and I recommend Ferryhopper as the best place to do this.

Kythnos Island Travel Tips

A few travel tips for visiting Kythnos:

  • Ferry services depart from Gavrio port in Andros, and passengers should aim to be at the ferry port at least a half an hour before the scheduled departure.

  • Ferries arrive at Merihas port in Kythnos. The crossings time for the Andros Kythnos route are about 5 hours and 40 minutes.

  • For rooms to rent in the destination of Kythnos, have a look at Booking. They have a great choice of hotels in Kythnos and areas to consider staying include Loutra, Chora (Messaria), and Merichas.

  • If you are traveling to Kythnos in the height of summer, I advise reserving places to stay in Kythnos a month or so in advance.

  • Spend time on some of the top rated beaches in Kythnos: Gaidouromantra, Kolona, Agios Sostis, Aliki, Loutra, Agios Stefanos, and Apokrousi.

  • The easiest way to check prices, crossing frequency, and get hold of a ferry ticket in Greece is by using Ferryhopper. I think it's better that you book your Andros to Kythnos ferry tickets in advance, especially during the busiest time of summer.

How to travel from Andros to Kythnos FAQ

Some commonly asked questions about routes to Kythnos from Andros include:

How do you get to Kythnos from Andros?

There is only the one ferry a week sailing to the island of Kythnos from Andros. Leaving on a Thursday, the crossing times are approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Is there an airport in Kythnos?

There's no airport on Kythnos island, so the only way to make a journey from Andros to Kythnos is by ferry.

How many hours is the ferry from Andros to Kythnos?

The ferry to the Cyclades island of Kythnos from Andros takes around and 5 hours and 40 minutes. Ferry operators on the Andros Kythnos route may include Blue Star Ferries, and the service can carry cars and other vehicles.

Where can I buy tickets for the ferry to Kythnos?

The easy way to look at ferry schedules and to book tickets online is at Ferryhopper. I think it's better that you book your Andros to Kythnos ferry tickets in advance. You could also use a local travel agency in Greece if you prefer.

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Dave is a travel writer living in and writing about Greece. As well as writing this travel guide about ferries from Andros to Kythnos, he's written many more travel blog posts about destinations in Greece. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond:

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