There are two regular Syros to Kythnos ferry services per week during the summer months both operated by Blue Star Ferries. There may also be a SeaJets crossing once a week depending on demand. This travel guide has all the details you need to know about the Syros Kythnos ferry crossing.
How to get from Syros to Kythnos
You can only travel between Syros and Kythnos by ferry, as although Syros has an airport, flying from between Syros and Kythnos is not something you can do. Syros airport only connects with Athens Airport.
Taking the Kythnos ferries is pretty easy though on this route, and there are year round services.
Syros Kythnos Ferry Route
The Greek islands of Syros and Kythnos are connected by three weekly ferries operated by two different companies – Blue Star Ferries and SeaJets.
Blue Star Ferries are the most regular service, and their conventional ferry is also the cheapest. Tickets for passengers start at just 8.00 Euro.
SeaJets tend to have slightly more expensive tickets than Blue Star Ferries as they have a faster ferry crossing by almost one hour. Their schedule is also less regular, but is useful in that it gives you more options for dates to travel.
To check the latest itineraries to see which ferry companies sail on the dates you need, see prices, and to book tickets online, take a look at Ferryscanner.
Ferries to Kythnos from Syros
The fastest Greek ferry from Syros going to Kythnos takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes. The slow ferry sailing to Kythnos from Syros island takes around 2 hours and 25 minutes.
The boats that make this journey are also the same ones that sail from Syros to Kea island. The Blue Star Ferries vessel is the larger of the two that make the journey, and so if you are prone to seasickness it might be better to take this ferry.
Kythnos Island Travel Tips
A few travel tips for visiting Kythnos island after Syros:
- Ferries leave from Ermoupoli port in Syros. Ferries arrive at Merihas port in Kythnos.
- For accommodation in Kythnos, I suggest using Booking. They have a great selection of places to stay in Kythnos and areas to consider staying include Loutra, Merichas, and Chora (Messaria). If you are traveling to Kythnos in the the months of July, August, and September, I advise reserving rooms to rent in Kythnos a month or so in advance.
- Spend time on some of the top rated beach in Kythnos: Agios Stefanos, Kolona, Loutra, Gaidouromantra, Agios Sostis, Apokrousi (where you can hire kayaks), and Aliki. During the spring and autumn months, the hiking in Kythnos is fantastic. Check out the trail from Hora to Kastro Orias!
- The best place to look at Greek ferries online is Ferryscanner. Although I recommend you book your Syros to Kythnos ferry tickets in advance, especially during the peak months of summer, travel agencies also sell Greek ferry tickets.
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- You might also like to read: Ferries from Syros to islands in the Cyclades
How to get from Syros to Kythnos FAQ
A few of the frequently asked questions about traveling to Kythnos from Syros include:
How do you get to Kythnos from Syros?
In order to take a trip from Syros to Kythnos the best way is by ferry boat. There are up to 3 ferries per week sailing to the island of Kythnos from Syros.
Is there an airport in Kythnos?
The Cyclades island of Kythnos does not have an airport so you can not fly to or from the island. Check out my deep-dive guide to Greek islands with airports for more details on which islands in Greece have airports.
How many hours is the ferry from Syros to Kythnos?
The ferries to the Greek island of Kythnos from Syros take between 1 hour and 25 minutes and 2 hours and 25 minutes. Ferry operators on the Syros Kythnos route may include Blue Star Ferries and SeaJets.
Where can I buy tickets for the ferry to Kythnos?
I find that the Ferryhopper website is the best place to book ferry tickets online. Although I recommend you book your Syros to Kythnos ferry tickets in advance, you might also prefer to use a travel agency in Greece when you have arrived.
Syros Kythnos Route Final Thoughts
If you're looking to explore the Cyclades islands by ferry, this guide offers all the information you need on the Syros Kythnos route. The three weekly crossings are operated by Blue Star Ferries and SeaJets, and travel times take between 1 hour 25 minutes and 2 hours 25 minutes. I suggest checking out Ferryscanner for timetables and ticket prices. And, if you're traveling to Kythnos in the high season, make sure to book your accommodation a month or so in advance!
Have you taken the ferry from Syros to Kythnos before? What tips would you add? Let me know by leaving a comment below!
Dave is a travel writer based in Athens, Greece. In addition to writing this blog post about ferries from Syros to Kythnos, he's written hundreds of other insightful travel guides to Greek islands and destinations. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond: