Travelling to Skopelos

How to reach Skopelos

Getting to Skopelos by Plane

How to Get to Skopelos by Plane

The easiest way to reach Skopelos if you’re flying into Athens is to catch a domestic flight to Skiathos

Aegean Airlines and Sky Express are the two companies that handle domestic flights in Greece.

The flight time is only 30 min. and you can then catch the next ferry crossing that departs from Skiathos to Skopelos.

Flights into Skiathos from European Countries

There are no direct flights into Skopelos – which helps maintain the flow of visitors better and keeps the character of the island more in control. Skiathos airport (‘Alexandros Papadiamantis’ – JSI), is our nearest airport. 

You can see all European Destinations that offer direct flights into Skiathos from Skiathos airport’s official website. You can find out all departure cities by clicking on the name of your country on the map. 

The best way to reach Skiathos port from the airport (distance is 3 km) is by getting a taxi (there is a taxi rank outside the arrivals area).

The ride is only 5 minutes and it costs approx. 6-8 euros. 

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Getting to Skopelos by Ferry Boats

There are different types of vessels, crossing our seas:

  • Ferry Boats: with a big capacity for both passengers and cars. 
  • Catamarans (or ‘Cats’), they usually take only passengers and not cars
  • Hydrofoils (or ‘Flying Dolphins), smaller vessels designed for passengers ony.

It is advised to book your ferry tickets in advance to ensure availability. This is a necessity if you’re taking your own car across. 

If you don’t have a car, availability is not usually an issue, even in the heart of the summer. Ferry boats have more flexibility when only passenger tickets are needed. 

Seasonal schedules usually update by late April, sometimes early May – therefore it’s sometimes better if book your passenger tickets around this time. 

Crossings and Durations of Ferry Boats

How to Travel to Skopelos by Ferry

to Skopelos Port – Town (main Port):

  • Ferry Boats: 1 – 1hr 30m 
  • Flying Dolphin: 50m


to Glossa Port (North-West):

  • Ferry Boats: 30 min. appox.
  • Catamarans: 15 min. 

to Skopelos Port – Town:

  • Ferry Boats: 4h 15m
  • Catamarans: 3h 35m
  • Flying Dolphin: 2h 35m


to Glossa Port:

  • Ferry Boats: 3h 15m
  • Catamarans: 2h 10m

to Skopelos Town: 

  • Ferry boats: 1h 45m 


Glossa Port: 

  • Ferry Boats: 2h 15m (Anes Ferry only via Skiathos)

to Skopelos Town-Port:

  • Ferry Boats (only): 3h 20m

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to Skopelos Town-Port:

  • Ferry Boats (only): 3h 40m

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Reaching Skopelos by Sea Cabs from Skiathos

Sea Cabs are another excellent alternative to reach Skopelos, but for the West side of the island only.

You can either catch one every hour on the hour:

From Skiathos to Glossa Port (Loutraki):

  • from 08:00 – 20:30

Travel time: 15 min.

or catch a Sea Cab on-demand (max 8 ppl):

  • from 08:00 – 20:30


The following routes are on-demand only:

  • from Skiathos to Elios Marina – 25 min
  • from Skiathos to Agnondas Port – 35 min.