The Saronic islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos are linked with a reasonable numbers of ferry services. The airport at Skiathos makes getting to Skopelos comparatively easy.
The sea journey from Skiathos to Skopelos takes about 15 minutes by hydrofoil or fast ferry to Loutraki and 40 minutes to Skopelos Town. Conventional ferry boats take longer but they are cheaper. In poor weather, ferries may smetimes be diverted from Skopelos Town to the small, but sheltered harbour at Agnontas, where taxi telephone numbers are posted in the waiting room.
Hellenic Seaways runs high speed and conventional ferries daily from Volos to Alonissos, calling at Skiathos and Skopelos, a journey time from Volos of over four hours. The company also runs flying cats on the same route with a journey time of about three hours from Volos.
Anes Ferries also operates the Proteus car ferry on the same Volos to Alonissos route daily, calling at Skopelos every day except Wednesday. The company has also recently started a daily route from Mantoudi on the island of Evia to Skopelos and Skiathos.
Three car ferry services a week operate in summer between Skopelos and Skyros, via the mainland port of Kymi, run by Skyros Shipping.
To get to Volos, KTEL runs nine buses daily from Athens from Terminal 260 on Liossion St, four services daily from Thessaloniki (031 543087) and four daily from Patras (061 222164).
OSE also runs five Athens to Volos buses daily from Larissa Station (018 231514) and three daily from Thessaloniki (031 517517). Trains to Volos leave Athens seven times daily (015 240646) and there are three daily trains from Thessaloniki (013 517517)
Hellenic Seaways also operates seven sailings weekly from Agios Konstantinos on the mainland east coast, with a crossing time of around three hours.
Caiques leave Skopelos town for various beaches including Glysteri and tourist offices in the main harbour often organise excursions to the more popular beaches. From the small port at Agnondas visitors can also get a boat to Limnonari each day as well as to Glyfada, Kanaritsa and Amouditsa.