There is at least one weekly ferry sailing from Andros to Syros island in Greece, and the journey takes around 3 hours.
Syros island in Greece
Syros island is a beautiful place to visit, with plenty of stunning beaches and interesting historical sites. The capital city, Ermoupoli, is a great place to explore, with its neoclassical architecture and lively atmosphere.
There are also plenty of restaurants and bars in the city, as well as a few nightclubs, making it the perfect place to enjoy a night out.
As Syros is the capital of the Cyclades, there are year round ferry connections with Andros.
Andros Syros ferry Route
The only way to go to from Andros to Syros is to take a ferry. During the high season there is one regular ferry per week (usually Thursday) crossing from Andros to Syros.
This conventional ferry to Syros from Andros is operated by Blue Star Ferries, and the travel time is about 3 hours. Expect ticket prices for passenger to be around the 7.50 euro mark.
Other ferry companies may add direct ferries from Andros to Syros according to seasonal demand. SeaJets would be the most likely ferry company to add a connection. It would be a more expensive ferry ticket though.
The simplest place to look at schedules for Greek ferries is at the Ferryhopper website.
Indirect Ferries To Syros
A once a week direct ferry doesn’t leave you much flexibility when it comes to planning your holiday. If you’re not able to take that sailing, or if you want to visit some of the other islands in the Cyclades on your way to Syros, there are a few indirect options available.
One option is to take a ferry from Andros to Mykonos. From there, you could then take a boat from Mykonos to Syros.
To look at alternative routes, and to book ferry tickets for the Cyclades islands online, use Ferryhopper.
Syros Island Travel Tips
A few travel tips for visiting the island of Syros:
- Ferry services depart from Gavrio port in Andros. Be at the ferry port of Andros at least a half hour before the departure time.
- Arriving ferries dock at Ermoupoli port in Syros.
- Arriving ferries dock at Ermoupoli port in Syros. Tourists staying for just a night or two may find Ermoupoli to be the best area. Take a look at my guide on where to stay in Syros for more insights.
- For some quality beach time, head to these beaches in Syros: Delfini, Azolimnos, Komito, Galissas, and Grammata. Use this guide to plan your itinerary: The best things to do in Syros, Greece
- The best place to look at Greek ferries online is Ferryhopper. I think it’s better that you book your Andros to Syros ferry tickets in advance, especially during the height of summer.
How to take a trip from Andros to Syros FAQ
Readers sometimes ask these questions when making trips to Syros from Andros:
How do I get to Syros from Andros?
The only way to make the journey from Andros to Syros is to take a ferry. There is one regular ferry per week (usually Thursday) sailing to Syros island from Andros. Crossing times take about 3 hours.
Is there an airport on Syros?
Syros has a small domestic airport with flights to Athens throughout the year.
How many hours is the ferry from Andros to Syros?
Most ferry connections between Andros and Syros take about 3 hours. Ferry operators on the Andros Syros route may include Blue Star Ferries, and Seajets.
Where do I buy ferry tickets to Syros?
You can find the latest ferry schedule and the price for a fare at Ferryhopper – a recommended site where you can search for more ferry connections in Greece.
Ferries are a popular and common way to travel between the Greek islands. There is usually at least one ferry per week connecting Andros with Syros, and the crossing time is about 3 hours. You can find schedules and fares for passengers on the Ferryhopper website. If you’re looking for other options, or want to visit some of the other islands in the Cyclades on your way to Syros, there are a few indirect routes available. One option is to take a ferry from Andros to Mykonos, then take a boat from Mykonos to Syros. For more information and tips about traveling in Greece, please sign up for my newsletter.
Dave is a travel writer originally from the UK, and now living in Greece. As well as writing this travel guide about ferries from Andros to Syros, he’s created many other Greek island travel guides.Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond: