Congratulations on your decision to visit Mykonos this summer! You are in for areal treat! If you need some help planning your transportation to this incredible destination you are in the right place!
We’ve compiled some useful information and tips together with couple of fun facts that will make this process easier for you and contribute to your amazing experience from its very start.
If your starting point is New York, London, Paris, Milan or Rome, you can skip ahead to that specific section, or you can choose to read from the beginning.
If your starting point is not covered below, we would recommend booking a flight to Athens and then arranging for a connecting flight or a ferry transfer as described in the next section. Bon Voyage!
Parthenon is a must-see in Athens, Party-a-ton is a must-do in Mykonos!
No matter how far you are coming from and what your ultimatedestination in Greece might be, Athens is a great stop, both for sightseeing and for facilitating your further travel planning.
For those lucky travellers that are Mykonos-bound, Athens is a great choice for a stop-over as it offers a wide variety of air and sea transportation options.
There are multiple direct flights from Athens (ATH) to Mykonos (JMK) airport on a daily basis. Direct flight takes about 40 minutes and a round-trip fare starts at €70 approximately. Most active airlines on this itinerary include Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Volotea, Sky Express, easyJet, Ryanair, etc. These flights are well spread throughout the entire day, starting in the early morning hours around 5:30am, with the last one leaving Athens airport late in the evening, at around 11pm. Considering that Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) is the only airport in Athens, if you are flying in from another major city, this is a great place to get your connection to Mykonos.
The airport is somewhat smaller than other major European airports such as London’s Heathrow or Paris’ Charles de Gaulle, but it’s always a good idea to leave at least two hours for your connection, to allow for sufficient time to claim your luggage, clear the customs and passport control and enjoy a little bit of duty-free shopping. To find your perfect flight from Athens to Mykonos you can check:
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While direct flights to Mykonos are extremely convenient and time-efficient way of getting to the island, some visitors choose ferry as their preferred way of transportation.
Also make sure to check our article “Best time to visit Mykonos“
There is no surprise here, since ferry ride is a unique experience, that can be relaxing, refreshing and quite convenient as well, since some of the ferries allow you to take your car with you. That’s a luxury not available on commercial flights for sure! In terms of ports, there are two options: Pireus (PIR) and Rafina (RAF).
One of the two main seaports in Athens is located approximately 50km away from the international airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH). There is a multitude of transportation options available, including direct bus transfers, commuting by metro only or a combination of a bus and a metro. In any case, the transfer from the airport to the seaport of Pireus can take up to 1.5 hours, with additional time needed to locate your ferry, load your vehicle etc. Considering the above, allowing for sufficient buffer time is a must in this scenario.
There are around half-dozen ferries departing daily from Pireus heading to Mykonos. Companies such as Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries and Seajets offer ferry transfers fitted for every timeframe and budget. One-way single passenger ticket fare starts at around €20 (Blue Star Ferries), for a trip exceeding 5 hours in duration. As the speed increases, so does the price of the ticket. Therefore, if in a hurry, you might go for a Seajets ferry that will bring you to Mykonos (JMK) in just under 2.5 hours. However, have in mind that faster and smaller the vessel of your choice is, the bumpier ride you are likely to get. Most departures from Pireus are in the morning hours, with limited options available in the evening.
The other major seaport in Athens in located in Rafina, only 16km from the Athens international airport (ATH), a considerably closer option compared to Pireus. Whichever mean of transportation you choose, be it a bus, taxi or driving your own car, and subject to traffic, it should take you no longer than 30min to transfer to this port.
In terms of ferries to Mykonos, there are more options from Rafina (about a dozen) and they cover both morning and evening departures, so you will definitely findthe one that suits your schedule. The ticket prices aresimilar to the ones from Pireus and range from €30 to €50 for a one-way single passenger seat in the economy class.
For more information on available ferries from Athens to Mykonos you can consult websites such as Lets Ferry , Ferries and other similar websites. Couple of things to consider when booking your ferry ride from Athens to Mykonos:
Other options from Athens: If you desire to add a glamourous touch from the very first minute of your trip or your schedule simply doesn’t fit any of the commercial options described above, there are private jet and helicopter charters available as an alternative. Highly customizable, but also limited in the number, private plane charters start at €5000 on the lower end, and increase with the type of jet required, number of passengers, luggage and the time of the year requested.
To get in touch with us to arrange for your private jet or helicopter transfer to Mykonos, please contact us using the contact form here.
We know that “New York is always a good idea”, but Mykonos is even a better one!
Especially in the summer! If you love the energy of New York, the busy-ness, the playfulness of it, it’s active and dynamic lifestyle, but you just need some change of scenery and Hamptons just won’t do it…Mykonos is a fabulous choice! Wouldn’t you rather swap the roof-top pool party in the hot and humid, smoggy New York air, with your own private sea-water pool overviewing the breath-taking sunset over the Mediterranean Sea from where you can plan an unforgettable outing later in the day on one of the most jet-setting scenes in Europe? The question that begs itself now is how do you get there?
Luckily, there are plenty of major airlines including Alitalia, KLM, Air France, Delta, Emirates and Norwegian offering direct flights from New York (mainly JFK and Newark Airports) to Athens (Eleutherios Venizelos ATH), starting from $750 (US) approximately (for the round-trip in the economy class) and lasting about 10-11hours. For more comfortable flying experience, business class ticket can be yours for around $2,000 (US). That’s just about the right amount of time to get some well-needed beauty rest and catch-up on a great book or a movie.
Non-direct flights with one or more stops will increase your travel time, but also be gentler on your wallet. They could also provide you with an excuse to visit another European city during the same trip.
Once you get to Athens, there are plenty of transportation options at your disposal as described in the section above.
Don’t hide in the Hyde Park, instead be seen in the hidden gem of Aegean see, Mykonos!
While the Greek-themed nights at the London’s trendy The Arts Club are legendary, why not come instead to the chic Mykonos island and experience the authentic Greek charm first-hand? Airlines such as British Airways and easyJet offer convenient direct flights from London (Heathrow, Gatwick, London City Airport) to Mykonos starting from €150 for the round trip in the economy class and €500 in the business class. In just under 4 hours you can swap the picnic by Thames river with the one by the vivid emerald green and turquoise waters of theMediterranean Sea. There is a plethora of more affordable options that can help you find the perfect compromise between the price, the number of connections and the time spent in the clouds. Those would include layover flights in other European cities, including Athens (flights operated by Ryanair, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines etc.). An important thing to consider when flying with low cost carriers are the extra fees often charged for services such as airport check-in, boarding pass printing, carry-on luggage restrictions and fees for checked-in luggage that might be complimentary when flying with regularly priced airlines. For more details on how to get from Athens to Mykonos please see the topsection of this article.
Bar hopping along Tiber is fun, but bar hopping in Mykonos elevates the nightlife to a whole new level.
All roads lead to Rome, for sure…but some of yours should lead away towards Mykonos this summer! By choosing one of many direct flights operated by Iberia, Neo Air, Vueling, Blue Panorama Air and others, in just over 2 hours you can escape the heat of the ancient city and get exposed to the hottest summer destination. Direct return airfares start at €100 and €500 in the economy and business class, respectively,with cheaper options available depending on the number of layovers and the time period chosen.
What’s the best place to be between La Settimanadella Moda di Milano and amfAR – well Mykonos of course!
Milan is one of Europe’s fashion capitals, and rightfully so, but you will be excited to discover the stylish side of Mykonos, too! This Cycladic island is well known for its minimalist architecture, breath-taking sunsets and unique sense of glamour and style. Some of its famous beaches such as Psarou, picturesque boutique-packed streets like Matogianni and the recently launched Nammos Village can often feel like a fashion runway show. Rest assure that the aesthete in you will feel deeply satisfied by this visit. Direct return flights operated by companies such as easyJet will take you to this beautiful island in about 2.5 hours starting at €120.
City of Light or the Island of Winds and Sunshine?
While the pop-up Paris Plages by the Seine might be a fun option to enjoy scorching summer days, even more fun is dancing to your favorite dj’s music on one of Mykonos’ many world-famous sandy beaches. It would take less than 3.5 hours and approximately €180, to get from Paris to Mykonos on a direct flight (round-trip, economy class) offered by airlines such as Air France and Transavia France. Business class fares cost approximately€650. If you would rather save on the transportation so you can splurge on cocktails, there are cheaper options at your disposal including flights with more stops (offered by Swiss, Aegean Airlines and others), direct flight to Athens combined with a ferry ride, etc. The first section of this article addresses transportation options from Athens to Mykonos, so make sure to check it out for more details!
Your most memorable holiday is just about to begin…just one more step left…
You finally got to the island and can’t wait until you dip your toes into the turquoise water of Mykonos you’ve been admiring from your airplane or your ferry.
One last thing you’ll need is a transfer to your hotel. There is a number of different offerings, including bus transfers, shuttle buses operated by your hotel and independent providers, taxi services and private transfers.
We think that you went through enough hurdles to get this far, so we would recommend choosing one of the private transfers arranged by us.
To take a look at our fleet and to make this simple and convenient arrangement with one of our representatives please click here to visit our Mykonos luxury cars service.
No matter where in the world you are, you are just couple of flights away from your most legendary summer yet! Getting to Mykonos is just the first step to making this dream of yours come true.
For all your additional needs during your holiday please review the wide range of service offered by our concierge company THE ACE VIP, including luxury villa rentals, yacht charters, private helicopter and jet charters, car transportation, security services, private chef services, dining and nightlife reservation bookings, party planning and many more.
Check our a comprehensive list of the services we offer that will make your stay in Mykonos a smooth sail!