The Mykonos Syros ferry crossing runs 2-3 times per day during the summer months. Both SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries operate a ferry from Mykonos to Syros.
Syros island in Greece
Syros is one of the closest islands to Mykonos in the Cyclades of Greece. It also happens to be the capital and administrative center of the Cyclades islands, so as you might expect, Syros is well connected with Mykonos.
In fact, if you were looking at getting from Mykonos to other islands in the Cyclades and couldn't find direct connections, the chances are you would be able to find one from Syros. As a result, the Mykonos Syros route is quite a popular one.
Don't just consider Syros to be a brief stopping point as you wait for another ferry somewhere else though. There's plenty to see and do on the island, which is famous for its neoclassical architecture.
More on all that later though! You're here, because you want to know how to travel between Mykonos and Syros.
How to get from Mykonos to Syros
Although Syros island has an airport, taking a plane between Mykonos and Syros is not an option. If you want to fly from Mykonos to the Greek island of Syros you'd need to go via Athens if there are any flights that look suitable.
This would just add unneeded time onto your journey. The best way to get to Syros from Mykonos is by ferry.
During the height of summer, you may expect up to 2-3 ferries per day from Mykonos to Syros. These ferries to Syros from Mykonos are operated by SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries.
Mykonos to Syros Ferry
Mykonos Syros ferries leave from the New Port in Mykonos. There are public transport options to get you from your hotel in Mykonos down to the port. To be on the safe side you might want to pre-book a taxi. I'd suggest arriving at the port an hour before your boat departs.
The Mykonos to Syros ferry duration is a half an hour for the quickest boat from Mykonos going to Syros (SeaJets). The slowest ferry boat sailing to Syros from Mykonos island takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes (Blue Star Ferries).
Usually, the quicker the Mykonos to Syros ferry time, the more expensive the ticket costs. This is definitely the case with SeaJets. In some situations the time saved is worth the extra cost, but in this case it's probably not worth the difference.
The best place to look at up to date schedules, prices, and book tickets online is Ferryhopper.
Syros Island Travel Tips
A few travel tips for visiting Syros island:
- For hotels in Syros, take a look at Booking. They have a great choice of apartments in Syros that is easy to find. If you are traveling to Syros in the peak months of summer, I advise reserving places to stay in Syros a month or so in advance. Most people will probably find Ermoupoli to be the best area to stay.
- The easiest way to get hold of ferry tickets in Greece is by using Ferryhopper. Although I suggest you book your Mykonos to Syros ferry tickets in advance, especially during the height of the tourist season, you can also use local ticket and travel agencies when Greece. If you are traveling in August, don't leave getting your tickets until the last minute!
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What to see in Syros Greece
If you're planning on staying in Syros for a few days, here's some of the highlights you should consider experiencing:
- Be amazed by the neoclassical beauty of Ermoupoli
- Take a tour of the incredible Apollon Theatre
- Walk around Ano Syros (Upper Syros)
- Go swimming at the beaches
- Check out the Vaporia neighbourhood
That's just a taster. You might also want to read: Best things to do in Syros
Ferries from Mykonos to Syros FAQ
Questions about about traveling to Syros from Mykonos include:
How do you get to Syros from Mykonos?
The best way to make a trip from Mykonos to Syros is by ferry boat. There are up to 2-3 ferries per day sailing directly to Syros from Mykonos.
Is there an airport on Syros?
Even though both the Greek islands of Syros and Mykonos have airports, flying between Mykonos and Syros is not something you can do. In order to fly from Mykonos to the Cyclades island of Syros you'd need to go via Athens if there are suitable flight connections. It's far quicker to take the ferry.
How long is the ferry from Mykonos to Syros?
Ferries to the island of Syros from Mykonos take between half an hour and 1 hour and 15 minutes. The quicker ferry from Mykonos to Syros is generally more expensive. Ferry operators on the Mykonos Syros route may include SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries. On some years, Golden Star ferries may also provide a service.
How can I buy tickets for the ferry to Syros?
Ferryhopper is perhaps the easiest site to use when it comes to booking Mykonos Syros ferry tickets online. Although I suggest you book your Mykonos to Syros ferry tickets in advance, you could also wait until you are in Greece, and use a travel agency.
Dave is a travel writer who spends his time traveling around and writing about Greece. As well as writing this travel guide about taking the ferry from Mykonos to Syros, he's created many other guides about Greek islands and destinations in Greece. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond: