Eurail benefits in Greece

The Acropolis in Athens Greece

If your Eurail pass is valid in Greece, you are entitled to discounts on ferry crossings and other benefits offered by our partners.

To take advantage of these offers just show your Eurail pass or contact the company, that offers the benefit, directly. Free travel offers are only valid during travel days, whereas other benefits apply during the entire validity of your pass.

Transport

 
Ferry in Greek bay
Ferry in Greek bay

Travel between Greece and Italy with Superfast Ferries International

With a Eurail pass valid in Greece and Italy, you can travel on the routes:

  • Patras – Ancona (Italy) (Operated by Anek Superfast)

  • Patras – Bari (Italy)

  • Igoumenitsa – Ancona (Italy)

  • Igoumenitsa – Bari (Italy)

  • Corfu – Bari (Italy) (sailings during summer period only)

 

Eurail pass holders with a pass valid in Greece AND Italy are entitled to free deck passage. Holders of a 1st class pass are entitled to travel for free in dormitories* or air type seats. If your pass is valid in Greece OR Italy you'll get a 30% discount on full fare rates.

 

* Dormitories are not available on the ferries that operate on the routes:

  • Patras (Greece) – Igoumenitsa / Corfu (Greece) – Bari (Italy)

  • Bari (Italy) – Igoumenitsa / Corfu (Greece) – Patras (Greece)

 

At the moment it's not possible to book ferries online between Patras, Igoumenitsa and Bari. For reservations please contact the Attica Group's help desk by email: helpdesk@attica-group.com

 

Please note that passholders do have to pay seasonal surcharges, port taxes and fuel surcharges.


Booking information

Reservations can be made on the day of travel at the port where you depart. You can also book online at the Superfast Ferries website. Please note that there are special instructions for Eurail travelers on how to obtain discounts. You can also call + 30 210 89 19 130 or + 30 210 89 19 700.

 

For more information, e-mail the Attica Group.

 

Additional charges and conditions

  • Seasonal surcharge:
    - June and September €10 per person
    - July and August €20 per person

  • Port taxes: €7 per passenger, per embarkation

  • A fuel surcharge may apply

  • Check-in time: 2 hours before departure

 

Patras can be reached by train from Athens in about 3.5 hours. The ferry docks are in walking distance of Patras’ main train station. Igoumenitsa can be reached by bus from Thesaloniki in about 4 hours.

Ferry between Greece and Italy
Ferry between Greece and Italy

Free and discounted ferry travel on international routes with Minoan Lines

With a Eurail pass valid in Greece and Italy, you can travel for free on the route:

  • Patras – Igoumenitsa – Ancona (Italy)

 

2nd class pass holders travel for free on the deck and 1st class pass holders get free airline-type seats between Italy and Greece.

 

Eurail pass holders with a pass that is valid in Greece or Italy receive a 30% discount on this route.


Booking information

For booking information visit the Minoan Lines website or e-mail the Minoan Line port office of Ancona (Italy), Venice (Italy) or Piraeus. You can also call the offices at +39 071 201708, +39 041 5041201 or +30 210 4145700.

 

Additional charges and conditions

  • Seasonal surcharge:
    - June and September €10 per person
    - July and August €20 per person

  • Port Taxes: €7

  • Fuel surcharge: €15 (excl. infants)

  • Upgrades available with reduced fares upon embarkation

  • Check-in time: 2 hours

 

Patras can be reached by train from Athens in about 3.5 hours. The ferry docks are in walking distance of Patras’ main train station.

Ferry to Corfu
Ferry to Corfu

Special fares on Hellenic Mediterranean Lines

Eurail pass holders get discounts of up to 50% on the ferry route Patras – Brindisi (Italy) (with extra stops at Corfu & Cefalonia in the summer). These are the offers:

  • 30% discount on all categories (except the luxury cabin) in high season (June 15 - September 15)

  • 50% discount on all categories (except the luxury cabin) outside the high season


Booking information
For reservations you can e-mail the HML port offices in Brindisi and Rome or call +39 0831 528 531 or +39 06 4740141.
 
Visit the HML website for more information.
 

Patras can be reached by train from Athens in about 3.5 hours. The ferry docks are in walking distance of Patras’ main train station.

Blue Star ferry sailing on the Aedean Sea, Greece
Blue Star ferry

Discounted travel on the domestic routes of Blue Star Ferries & Superfast Ferries

Eurail pass holders receive a 30% discount provided that you've already reserved a crossing in the Adriatic Sea with Superfast Ferries.

The discount is valid on these routes:

  • Piraeus – Heraklion, Crete (operated by Anek Superfast)

  • Piraeus – Cyclades islands (Syros – Tinos – Mykonos – Paros – Naxos –  Ios –  Santorini –  Amorgos – Iraklia – Schinoussa – Koufonissi – Donoussa)

  • Piraeus – Dodecanese islands (Astypalaia – Kalymnos – Nisyros – Tilos – Lipsi – Symi – Kastellorizo – Patmos – Leros – Kos – Rhodes)

  • Piraeus – Chios – Lesbos

  • Rafina – Cyclades islands (Andros – Tinos – Mykonos – Syros – Paros – Naxos)


Booking information
For reservations you can call +30 210 891 9800 or e-mail the

Attica helpdesk.


Visit the Blue Star Ferries website or the Superfast Ferries website for more information.

 

Minoan Lines domestic ferry, Greece
Minoan Lines ferry

Special fares on the domestic ferry routes of Minoan Lines

Eurail pass holders receive a 30% discount on the route:

  • Heraklion – Piraeus

  • Igoumenitsa – Patras


Booking information
To get the discount just show the ticket for Minoan Lines.
Reservations can be made on the Minoan Lines website or you can call +30 210 4145700.

 

Please note that the discount only applies when you have already made an Adriatic crossing with Minoan Lines.

 

Additional charges and conditions

  • Season surcharge:
    - Middle season: €10 per person
    - High Season: €20 per person

  • Port Taxes: €7

  • Fuel surcharge

Set sail for Italy with Grimaldi Line ferries

Eurail passholders receive a 20% discount on official fares (port taxes and fixed dues excluded) on the routes listed below. Besides that you'll get a 10% discount on your accomodation (pullman seats, berths or cabins). During low season (September 15 to Decemeber 21,  2014) a 40% discount applies to official fares.

  • Corfu – Brindisi (Italy)

  • Igoumenitsa/Patras – Brindisi


Booking information
Reservations can be made by phone ((+39) 081 496 444 or (+34) 902.531.333) or by email ( info@grimaldi.napoli.it or reservas@grimaldilogistica.com). Please note that  when you make your reservations you'll have to send Grimaldi Lines a copy of your Eurail pass.

 

You can also visit one of the Grimaldi Lines Travel Agencies in Italy:

  • Grimaldi Tours Napoli, Via Marchese Campodisola 13

  • Grimaldi Tours Roma, Via Boncompagni 43

  • Grimaldi Tours Palermo, Via Emerico Amari 8

Additional charges and conditions

  • Fixes due: €25 per person   

 

For more information about this benefit, visit the Grimaldi Lines website.

Trainose bus and lounges

Eurail pass holders travel for free on the Trainose bus, going from Kiato to Patras.

Holders of a 1st class Eurail pass have free access to the Trainose lounges located at the central train station in Athens. 


Attractions

 

Visit the Athens Railway Museum

Eurail pass holders get free admission to the Athens Railway Museum when presenting their passes.


Visiting address

 4, Siokou Street, Athens.

Opening hours: daily from 09:00 – 13:00 (except Mondays) and Wednesday from 17:00 – 20:00

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