Does anyone have any information about the ferries that run between Athens to the Greek Islands and within?
I am going to Athens in June, and I am interested in taking a ferry from Athens to Ios, staying there for a couple nights, then taking a ferry to Mykonos. I can't find any information on the ferry schedules from Athens to the Greek Islands, and ferries between the islands. Could someone please help me out, possibly offering a schedule of the ferries in the summer, or any other advice? Thank you!
Question answered by dvatwork
If you google "greek ferries" you will find a number of sites that have the info you need. Keep in mind that Athens does not have a port.....u will be departing from Piraeus or Rafina.
Not sure if summer schedules are ready yet...
What is the best way to travel from Seattle to Anchorage and back if not flying? Ferries?
I'm looking for alternative means to travel from Seattle to Anchorage. Are there passenger boats/ferries? How expensive are they? How long do they take?
Question answered by Fester Frump
Alaska ferry system info at the link below.
I've taken this trip, it's wonderful. As good a cruise, for less than a 1/4 of the money. Takes 4 days to get to Skagway, at least it did when I took the trip.
Deal on ferries to England if i carry a Eurail pass?
I need to get from Amsterdam to Cardiff, Whales. Ferries seem pretty expensive but i do have a Eurail Global pass, will that reduce the price at all? Or am I best to go with a cheap airline?
Question answered by Willeke
The cheapest way to travel with an Eurail pass from Amsterdam to the UK is going to Calais and take the ferry from there, the train travel in the Netherlands, Belgium and France is covered if you have a global pass or a pass including the Benelux and France.
The ferry from Calais to Dover is about €20 as foot passenger.
But then start the cost, traveling in the UK is NOT covered by Eurail, not in any way.
The other ferries between the continent and the UK also leave you with quite a distance to travel in the UK.
The cheaper options for travel in the UK will arrive on the south coast of England, like Le Havre or Caen to Portsmouth.
That would reduce your travel distance in the UK and thereby the cost of the travel, even when you have to pay a bit more for the ferry.
So I think it is the best to fly.
Amsterdam-Bristol by EasyJet, for instance, which is not too far from Cardiff.
There might be other flights that work out well for you, maybe from Brussels or Eindhoven, as you can travel on your rail pass on this end.
I just checked the Eurail site, they still do not have the UK in their global pass, so I assume it is still not valid there:
A good site for information on travel to and from England is the site of the man in seat sixty-one:
And I just found the list with ferries from France on which you get a reduction, non of which is useful for travel between Amsterdam and Cardiff:
A good site to find timetable information is the German rail planner in English:
I still think that flying is the better option, certainly if you can book early enough to find a good price.
It just came to me, if you travel from Amsterdam to France, from there with one of the ferries on which you get a deal to Ireland, through Ireland by train, covered on your Eurail pass, you can get a second ferry to Wales, arriving not to far from Cardiff. This can be a fun way, but it is only economic if you really get a good deal on the ferries, and have so much time to spend that you can travel with the slower, free, trains. As soon as you start paying surcharges for the fast trains, your financial advantages will disappear. Expect about 48 hours to travel this way, including some time to enjoy the trip.
Do you need to take Dramamime on the ferries between the Greek Isles?
Ferry service between the Greek Isles can be as short as 2 hours to almost 7 hours. Don't know the size of the ferries and afraid will get sea sick.
Question answered by katerina c
I agree that greek ferries are very confortable and safe and probably you will not need the dramamine!
Anyway, if you are very sensitive take them with you.
As a pharmacist, I give consultation at this subject quite frequently every summer, so allow me to be a little longer than the others.
In Greece, it is available in the pharmacies in 2 forms: pills (it is called Drimen)and chewing gums (under the name Travel gum).
If you decide to take the pill, take it about 1 hour before your trip. Besides, you will chew the chewing gum when you will start feeling bad.Take care not to drink any orange juice or acid things, or coffee that would upset your stomach. Don't eat any potatoe chips or bicuits during the trip because they will increase the acidity in your stomach. It is preferable to take with you a sandwich with cheese, without ham, to eat.
What are the options for a ferry crossing from Igoumenitsa in Greece to Italy?
We are driving from the UK to Thessalonika in Greece via Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia and Macedonia. We want to come back using the ferries from Igoumenitsa in Greece to either Bari or Brindisi in Italy and would like to stop of for a few days in Corfu, which we think some of the ferries let you do. We are 2 adults and a car.
Question answered by
The following operate from Igoumenitsa:
ANEK Ferries, Minoan Lines and Superfast Ferries to Ancona
Ventouris Ferries, Blue Star Ferries and Superfast Ferries to Bari
Agoudimos Lines & Endevour Lines to Brindisi
ANEK Ferries and Minoan Lines to Venice
The following operate from Corfu:
ANEK Ferries, Minoan Lines to Venice
Minoan Lines to Ancona
Ventouris Ferries to Bari
SNAV Ferries, Agoudimos Lines & Endevour Lines to Brindisi
Connections between Igoumenitsa and Corfu are maintained by ANEK Ferries and Endevour Lines using short-sea vessels.
Knowing all the operators my suggestion would be to talk to ANEK Ferries and Superfast Ferries as they have the best customer comfort and service ratings.
How to prepare an operating schedule for three ferries?
There are 3 ferries plying between jetty Y and jetty Z each day.Each jetty allows embarkation and disembarkation of only one ferry at a time.The duration of embarkation and disembarkation at each jetty is 20 minutes.Prepare an ideal operating schedule for the three ferries showing the departure time between 0600 hours and 1800 hours at jetty Y and jetty Z.
Help me please! Thank you!!
Question answered by Dan B
The answer is going to depend on how long the trip between the two jetties is. I'll call that variable t. So a complete round trip of one ferry disembarking one jetty, embarking and disembarking from the other jetty, embarking at the original jetty up until the moment it is ready to disembark can be expressed this way:
round trip = t + 20 + t + 20
round trip = 2t + 40
With three ferries operating ideally, the time interval at any given point of the round trip between ferries is the round trip time of one ferry divided by three, which can be expressed this way:
ferry interval = (2t + 40) / 3
So the ideal operating schedule then is going to show the first ferry departing jetty Y at 0600 hours, the second ferry departing jetty Y at 0600 + [(2t + 40)/3] hours, the third ferry departing jetty Y at 0600 + 2[(2t + 40) / 3] hours, and so on.
For jetty Z, the departure schedule will be offset from jetty Y's departure schedule by half of a round trip. So the first departure from jetty Z can occur at 0600 + (t+20) hours. The second departure will be 0600 + (t+20) + [(2t + 40)/3] hours. The third departure will be at 0600 + (t+20) + 2*[(2t + 40)/3] hours, and so on.
So let's say for example's sake that the time it takes to travel between the two jetties is 25 minutes. The departure schedule for jetty Y will be:
The departure schedule for jetty Y will be:
Note that this schedule assumes all ferries begin and end the day at the same jetty, and that no departures are permitted past 1800 hours. If the ferries begin at different jetties, you would tackle the schedule the same way except that the first departure from the second jetty would be a third of a round trip later instead of half of a round trip later.
Hope this helps!
What ferry company can I get from Liverpool to Dublin WITHOUT a car?
I've looked on P&O and Direct Ferries but both are not giving me the option of being without a car...
This seem silly, surely there is a cheap ferry just for passengers?
Question answered by .
Someone else asked this question some time back and I couldn't find a link either.
It maybe the ferries are just used for what you can't get on a plane. Cars wagons caravans etc and unless you can find a spare berth in a car or a friendly wagon driver Flying may be the only option
If it is the link may be useful.
The only other way I can see is Rail & Sail from Liverpool via Holyhead - Dublin
Are there any ferries or anything to Hawaii from US mainland?
My bf and I live in Kansas. We're going down to Hawaii soon and we want to drive down there by motorcycle. Are there any ferries or anything that could carry us, and our bike, from the US mainland to Hawaii?
Any suggestions welcome! Thanks so much!
Question answered by Melissa S
There are no ferries from the mainland to HI as it is a major ocean crossing - but there are cruise ships and you could certainly contact them about shipping your bike.
Or find a place to store the bike and rent one when you get to HI - there are many companies on Oahu alone that rent motorcycles
What is the largest ferry system in the world?
I know that Washington State Ferries is number three, and BC ferries is Number two, but I can't find the number one, intersetingly enough
Question answered by LeafGod
Sydney Ferries Corporation is an agency of the New South Wales Government providing commuter ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia.
Sydney Ferries describes itself as "at the heart of Sydney and its transport network." (AR 5) The network, stretching from Manly in the east to Parramatta in the west, is used primarily by tourists. A significant minority of passenger journeys are made by commuters. Sydney Ferries represent 0.2% of all public transport journeys in Sydney on any given day.
Around 48% of total patronage is commuter travel and 46% is leisure travel.
What is the best car ferry between England and France?
And/or what are the best booking sites? There seem to be loads of ferries between Dover/Folkestone and Calais/Boulogne/Dunkirk, and even more sites on which to book them. I don't care so much about the route, I really just want to find the cheapest ferry.
Question answered by OgPog
The quickest ferry route by far is Dover and Calais operated by P&O and Seafrance, but there are some other options that are generally cheaper - whilst thr crossing time isn't that much slower - Try LD Lines to Boulogne or Norfolkline to Dunkerque. Another low cost operator is Transeuropa from Ramsgate to Ostend. I use http://www.aferry.co.uk/dover-ferry-uk.htm - they have search option that allows you to search the cheapest/fastest option <a>s</a>