Milos to Mykonos Ferry Route: Travel Tips and Schedules

A Milos Mykonos ferry service runs once a day during the summer months. The Milos to Mykonos ferry takes 3 hours and 10 minutes, and is operated by SeaJets.

A guide to traveling to Mykonos from Milos by ferry

Getting to Mykonos from Milos

As Mykonos has a small international airport, it can be a good choice as a next island to visit after Milos for some people looking for a last Greek island to add to their travel itinerary.

This route might also appeal to anyone that has started their Greek island hopping adventure in Santorini, and wants to work their way through some of the islands.

A typical example of this would be Santorini to Folegandros, Folegandros to Milos, and Milos to Mykonos.

It must be said though, that Mykonos is not exactly the closest island to Milos, and there will need to be an allowance for some travel time by ferry. During the summer, the direct Milos Mykonos ferries takes just over 3 hours.

Note: Although both Milos and Mykonos have airports, flying from between Milos and Mykonos is not possible. 

Ferries from Milos to Mykonos

During the height of summer, you can expect one daily ferry from Milos to Mykonos. These ferries to Mykonos from Milos are operated by SeaJets.

The summer ferry from Milos going to Mykonos takes around 3 hours and 10 minutes. It can be quite an expensive ticket due to the ferry speed, so it might be a route that budget conscious travelers have a think about.

This service is specifically laid on for the summer tourist season, so if you wanted to travel outside that period, you may need to find an indirect route. Typically, this would mean going via another island such as Paros or Naxos first.

If you want to check schedules and book tickets for the ferry online, check out Ferryhopper. They'll have up to date prices as well. Just keep in mind that ferry schedules are sometimes only uploaded a couple of months in advance.

Milos Mykonos Ferry Schedules

From time to time, there does appear to be a second ferry added on to this route leaving from Milos island to Mykonos. There doesn't appear to be any logic to it though – some weeks it's not there at all, other weeks it appears twice!

This is why I recommend using Ferryhopper to check ticket prices and see which ferry operators make trips on this route.

Mykonos Island Travel Tips

A few travel tips for visiting Mykonos:

  • One of the best places to look at Milos Mykonos ferry schedules and to book tickets online is at Ferryhopper. Although I think it's better to book your Milos to Mykonos ferry tickets in advance, especially during the busiest time of summer, you can use local travel agencies once you are traveling around Greece.

How to make the trip from Milos to Mykonos FAQ

A few of the questions readers ask about traveling to Mykonos from Milos include:

How can we get to Mykonos from Milos?

The best way to travel from Milos to Mykonos by using a ferry. There is 1 ferry per day sailing to Mykonos island from Milos.

Do Milos and Mykonos have airports?

Even though both Milos and Mykonos islands have airports, you can not fly between the two. Milos currently only as connections with Athens, whereas Mykonos airport has connections with Athens and some other destinations in Europe.

How long is the ferry crossing from Milos to Mykonos?

The ferries to the Cyclades island of Mykonos from Milos take around 3 hours and 10 minutes on a fast (but relatively expensive) SeaJets vessel.

Where do you get ferry tickets to Mykonos?

I find that the Ferryhopper website is the best place to book Mykonos ferry tickets online. If traveling in August, try to book your tickets as far in advance as you can in case popular routes such as the Milos to Mykonos ferry service sell out.

Milos to Mykonos Greek Island Hopping

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Dave is a travel writer based in Athens, Greece since 2015. As well as creating this guide to ferries from Milos to Mykonos, he's also written many more travel blogs about destinations in Greece. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond:

2 thoughts on “Milos to Mykonos Ferry Route: Travel Tips and Schedules”

  1. Good Day Dave, My wife and I are planning on riding from Milan ultimately to Rhodes. We have a wedding there on the 4th of September. I have a question about our return. We were hoping to Island hop around from Rhodes to Athens. We plan to depart Rhodes around the 6th of September and we have 10 days to catch our flight to Paris. I realize that this is a big jump. I am trying to either get to Crete or some other island Mykonos, Santorini, Milos to get to an area where we can ferry from Island to Island and also return to Athens. Any advice would be appreciated.

    • Hi Don,
      Sounds like a great summer trip!
      When it comes to island hopping, the Cyclades are definitely the easiest chain to travel from island to island.
      The only problem you’ll have, is that getting there from Rhodes is going to eat into your travel time.
      My initial suggestion would be just to go over to Crete and stay there – it’s a huge island, and even within a month you’ll barely scratch the surface.
      If the main aim you have though is to just experience island hopping, I’d suggest taking a boat to Crete, and then getting another one to Santorini. From Santorini, you’d then have a choice of islands to get to. Some suggestions here: Santorini Island Hopping
      A good route might include Santorini – Folegandros – Milos – Athens.
      In terms of travel in 2021 – I’d expect it to be about the same as 2020. What happened was that ferry schedules were changed pretty frequently, and sometimes not put up until a few weeks before.
      Use and put in last year’s dates on the days you want to travel to see what ferries were running last year. You should expect more or less the same to happen in 2021.
      Hope that helps!


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