Patras (Patra) Ferry Port
Patras ferry port and cruise terminal are situated in the Gulf of Patras in northern Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, located within walking distance from the center of the city of Patras. It is a new ferry port with modern facilities and plenty of parking space.
Car ferries to and from Italy, as well as local ferries to and from Corfu, Igoumenitsa, and some Ionian islands, arrive and depart from here on a number of daily routes. From here you can get a direct international overnight crossing to the Italian cities Ancona, Bari, Brindisi, Venice, and Trieste as well as to Ithaca and Sami.
The alternative international ferry ports are in Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Sami, and Zakynthos.
Ferry Crossings to and from Patras
Here is a table with details of all ferry crossings to and from Patras. You can sail from here to Venice, Ancona, Bari, and Brindisi in Italy, and to some Greek islands.
|Ferry Crossings||Country||Ferry Company||Frequency per week||Crossing Duration||Booking|
|Patras – Venice||Italy||Anek Superfast & Minoan Lines||1-2||32-35 hours||get price|
|Patras -Ancona||Italy||Anek Superfast & Minoan Lines||daily||19-22 hours||get price|
|Patras – Bari||Italy||Anek Superfast||5||15 hours||get price|
|Patras – Brindisi||Italy||Grimaldi Lines||3||16 hours||get price|
|Patras – Sami||Greece||Levante Ferries||daily||3 hours||get price|
|Patras – Ithaka||Greece||Levante Ferries||daily||3 hrs 30 minutes||get price|
Getting To Patras Ferry Port
Getting to Patras ferry port and passenger terminal is fairly straightforward as it is located very close to all transport links – the main town bus station and the main train station. The city’s ring road connects passenger terminals for fast and easy car access outside the city center. The nearest airport is Araxos, about 35 km away. A wide road network connects Patras with all the major cities in Greece including Athens (211 km away) and Thessaloniki (460 km away).
How to get from Araxos Airport to Patras ferry port
The nearest airport to Patras is Araxos ( araxos-airport.gr ). It is about 35 km away from the Patras ferry terminal. It will take you about 20 minutes to reach the ferry port by either a bus, shuttle service, or a local taxi (about 50 Euro one way for a taxi up to 4 persons). There is no train connection. The regular bus service is leaving and arriving at Patras main bus station (see below map).
Getting from the bus station to ferry terminal
The bus station (KTEL) is situated in the city center. From there to the ferry terminal, which is about 3.8 km away will take you about 40 minutes to walk, which can be a good idea if you have light luggage.
You can also pick up a taxi to take you there. The taxi ride is about 10 minutes long, about 5.5 km, due to the one-way traffic system around the new port. Get further information about bus timetables and available routes on the local bus website ktelachaias.gr
Withing the passenger terminal there is a free shuttle bus service to and from the ferry to the entrance/ exit of the terminal.
Getting from the train station to the ferry terminal
If you arrive or depart from Patras by train and have luggage, the best option is to take a local taxi.
If you are arriving at the ferry terminal and heading to the bus or train station, there is also a local bus departing just outside the ferry terminal to the bus (KTEL) and main train station. You will be there in 10 minutes. The frequency of this bus line is once an hour.
Luggage Storage in Patras Ferry Port
There are luggage storage/lockers within the ferry terminal itself in the passenger departure terminal. The alternative is to leave your luggage with local cafe/ travel agents that also offer the service.
Check-in, ticket office, ferry boarding
- get to the ferry port at least 2 hrs prior to your departure
- get your boarding pass in the ferry check-in office
- you will pass the immigration procedure just before the boarding
- for an orientation around the area, follow the signs
Parking in Patras ferry port
Parking near the port is easy if you are just dropping or picking up someone. For a longer stay, you can either use off-street parking or within the terminal itself in the long-stay parking lots. The nearest one is within the port itself. Here is a web address: portservices.gr; There are also several parking lots nearby, see the map here.
Port Map – New Ferry Terminal
- address: Ferry Terminal, Akti Dimeon 25 (50), Patra 263 33, Greece patrasport.gr
- GPS Location: 38.226270, 21.718920 (38°13’34.6″N 21°43’08.1″E)
- Check location in the large map
Hotels near Patras ferry port – Where to stay
The nearest and most convenient places to stay with easy access to the port are here.
What to do while waiting for the ferry
- Walk along the waterfront to the city and visit the local cafes and restaurants that are plenty in the city. Depending on how much time you have, you can extend your walk to the city center.
- For architecture buffs and anyone else who likes to enjoy the amazing views, take a taxi or car to the Rion-Antirion Bridge just outside the city (above photo). The bridge, that is one of the longest in Europe ( just under 3 km). It is located about 10 km away from the center and crosses the Gulf of Corinth connecting the Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece. You can walk along the seashore or along the bridge too. Here is a direction map
An aerial video of the port, cruise, and ferry terminal showing with ferries docking in, passenger terminal, border control, parking with additional facilities. The town is in the background. Another video of embarcation and arrival in Patras ferry port is here
- more ferry travel tips
- Check the large map of all Greece – Italy – Greece ferry crossing routes here