Santorini (Thira)
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Ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira)

The Ios to Santorini ferry route is provided by 5 operators and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Ios to Santorini takes approximately 50 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Ios to Santorini ferry duration can range between 35 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Ios to Santorini Ferry Schedule

There are around 45 weekly sailings from Ios to Santorini. Blue Star Ferries provide up to 9 weekly sailings, SeaJets provide up to 23 weekly sailings, Zante Ferries provide weekly sailings, Golden Star Ferries provide up to 7 weekly sailings, Minoan Lines provide 1 weekly sailings and the Cyclades Fast Ferries service is available up to 3 times per week. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Ios to Santorini Ferry Time

The earliest ferry leaves at approximately 01:00 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 18:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Ios to Santorini

The fastest ferry from Ios to Santorini is with SeaJets in 35 minutes.

What is the price of a fast ferry from Ios to Santorini?

The fastest ferries cost approximately from Ios to Santorini (Thira) usually cost around $157.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Ios to Santorini?

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Ios to Santorini with Blue Star Ferries, SeaJets, Golden Star Ferries, Zante Ferries and Aegean Sea Lines.

Are pets allowed on the ferry from Ios to Santorini?

Yes, pets are allowed on the ferry from Ios to Santorini with SeaJets, Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries and Zante Ferries, SeaJets provide pet friendly cabins which accommodate up to 2 pets with a combined maximum weight of 30kg. Dogs must be muzzled and remain on a leash when walking around the ship. Please make sure that your pet has been fully vaccinated and they have a valid pet passport before travelling.

How much luggage can I bring on the Ios ferry to Santorini?

Those sailing with SeaJets, Cyclades Fast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries can take up to 50 kilograms of luggage per passenger at no additional cost. While those sailing with Zante Ferries can take a maximum of 40 kilograms.

Ios Santorini Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Ios - Santorini can vary between $62 and $278 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $98, prices can range from $59 and $238. The average price with a car is $170. Car prices can range from $138 and $296. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Cheap Ferry Ios to Santorini

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability.

With 4 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there is an alternative ferry to Santorini if you require additional flexibility.

Can I travel in first class from Ios to Santorini?

First class is available on ferries from Ios to Santorini (Thira) with Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets, Zante Ferries.

Overnight Ferries from Ios to Santorini

There are ferries that sail overnight from Ios to Santorini (Thira). The first overnight sailing from Ios usually departs at 01:00.

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Ios - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 8
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines & Zante Ferries
Average Price $132*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 24
Average Sailing Duration 45m
Fastest Sailing Duration 30m
First Ferry 01:00
Last Ferry 17:25
Distance 20 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Ios to Thira?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Ios to Thira is approximately 1h 04m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Ios to Thira?

The average price of a ferry from Ios to Thira is approximately $133. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Ios to Thira can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Thira?

There are currently 6 popular ferry operators travelling from Ios to Thira. The following operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • SeaJets
  • Zante Ferries
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Aegean Sea Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Thira?

Ferries from Ios to Thira are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

How far is Thira from Ios?

Ios to Thira is approximately 20 nautical miles distance apart.

Ios to Santorini Port Guide

Ios Guide

Forming one of the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Ios is located in the Aegean Sea and lies around mid way between the island of Naxos and the island of Santorini. The island's terrain is characterised by hills and cliffs that lead down to the sea on most sides of the island. Located on the north west coast is the island's port which is only a short distance from the village of Chora. The trip between Chora and the port can be made on foot which will take you along a steep donkey path, and takes around 15 minutes. The village is characterised by narrow paths and streets most of which have now been taken over by bars, restaurants, shops and night clubs to cater for tourists.

There are ferries from the island's port to Piraeus and Rafina with a crossing time of between 4 1/2 hours and 8 hours, depending on ferry type, route and destination. During the summer months Ios is also connected by ferry to the other islands of the Cyclades.

Santorini Port Guide

Thira is the official name of the island of Santorini, Greece and is located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece.

Thira is essentially what remained after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.

Santorini ferry port, otherwise known as Athinios ferry port, is situated on the west coast of the island in the region of Ormos Athinios. Passengers can enjoy a wide range of facilities at the port including cafes, restaurants, vending machines, air-conditioned lounge, toilets and ATMs. There is also 2 car parks in Santorini port: one opposite the main passenger terminal and the other close to the pedestrian check-in. These are both free of charge.

How to get from Ios to Santorini

Th best way of travelling from Ios to Santorini is by ferry. You will have a far more pleasant journey on a ferry as you won't have to worry about legroom and can instead roam freely around the wide range of facilities available onboard. You can also bring your car on the Ios to Santorini ferry, allowing you to explore the whole island at your own leisure without having to rent a hire car.

Ios to Thira Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 6/17/2024 and 6/23/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 01:00 02:20 1 hour 20 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 02:00 03:20 1 hour 20 minutes Thu
SeaJets 08:10 08:55 45 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
Zante Ferries 08:35 09:55 1 hour 20 minutes Wed
SeaJets 11:15 11:50 35 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
Golden Star Ferries 11:50 12:40 50 minutes Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 13:55 14:30 35 minutes Mon
Cyclades Fast Ferries 14:55 15:45 50 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
SeaJets 15:10 15:45 35 minutes Mon, Sat
Zante Ferries 15:40 17:00 1 hour 20 minutes Sun
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